A bumbling professor accidently invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself. Written by
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THIS UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT THREW A PENTAGON INTO A PANIC! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
At the height of the film's popularity, Time Magazine printed the Disney Special Effects Department's recipe for Flubber, as used in the movie. It read as follows: "To one pound of salt water taffy add one heaping tablespoon polyurethane foam, one cake crumbled yeast. Mix till smooth, allow to rise. Then pour into saucepan over one cup cracked rice with one cup water. Add topping of molasses. Boil till lid lifts and says 'Qurlp'." It is not recorded whether this also carried the standard warning "do not try this at home". See more
When the professor is explaining to Charlie how flubber will power the Model T, it is obvious that the engine and transmission are missing from the car. He then takes the car out for a test drive/flight. The bottom view of the car clearly shows the engine and transmission in the Model T. See more
[the fire crew's net had been accidentally broken by Alonzo Hawk during their attempt to rescue him
I told you we needed a new one.
You told me? What do you think I've been telling the town council? How am I supposed to buy a new net without an appropriation?
Well, don't get hot. I only mentioned it.
Well, you just keep the kinks out of the fire hose. That's all I want from you. I'm the Chief!
Referenced in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Medfield Fight Song
Written by Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman See more