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In the scene with Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle, their dialogue was mostly improvised.
Eddie Murphy admitted in an interview that Grandma Klump is just his impersonation of comedy pioneer Moms Mabley.
The family scene was nearly cut out of the final film due to lack of relevance with the film's plot. However, the Klump family turned out to be one of the most popular elements of the film, so much that the Klumps got a greatly expanded presence in the sequel, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000).
Jerry Lewis, who starred in the original The Nutty Professor (1963), was set to make a cameo but pulled out after expressing dissatisfaction at the amount of fart jokes in the script.
The abusive nightclub comic is named Reggie Warrington after Reginald Hudlin and Warrington Hudlin, who worked with Eddie Murphy on the film Boomerang (1992).
Eddie Murphy originally wanted John Landis to direct.
When Eddie Murphy was interviewed by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) in 1996, Jay asked if he would appear in public as one of these characters. He said he went outside walking down the street as Sherman Klump and was getting odd looks from those seeing him.
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Eddie Murphy handed Jerry Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar. He said before handing it to him, "from one Nutty Professor to another."
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It took approximately three hours each day to apply Eddie Murphy's makeup.
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Dean Richmond was named after Bill Richmond, co-writer of the original The Nutty Professor (1963)/
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In the beginning of the movie it was Eddie Murphy spoofing Richard Simmons
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Reggie's "Birthday" joke about Sherman is technically incorrect. He compares Sherman's size to that of the Earth. Turning around in a circle would only amount to one day. He would actually have to orbit around a mass comparable to the sun to obtain a year passing. However the point of the joke was clearly easy to comprehend.
Andrew Dice Clay at one point was set to star.
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This movie has a lot in common with the Jim Carrey movie, The Mask (1994). They both have scenes that include transforming into the other self that is crazier than the normal self, romantic relationship with a woman, lying to cover up the other self, etc.
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Eddie Murphy makes a reference to the classic TV series Mister Ed (1958). Eddie Murphy and Alan Young, who played Wilbur Post on "Mister Ed", were both in Beverly Hills Cop III (1994).
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When Jason witnesses Buddy transform back into Sherman, Jason says "Oh, man! This is Freddy Kruger shit, man!" which is a nod to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) starring Robert Englund as the evil child killer Freddy Kruger who stalks his victims in their dreams after he was burned alive by a mob of angry parents.
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