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(2007)

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WILHELM SCREAM: Norbit and Kate watch a "scary movie" on TV, where a scream can be heard.
Eddie Murphy wrote the script with his brother, Charlie Murphy.
One scene shows Rasputia watching a talk show with a paternity test theme. Eddie Murphy endured a paternity scandal before the film's theatrical run, involving Spice Girl Melanie Brown. A DNA test confirmed the actor was the baby's father.
Eddie Murphy plays three roles in this movie.
In the USA, this movie was originally rated R but was reduced to PG-13 on appeal.
The set used in the film is the same one that _"Gilmore Girls" (2010)_ used as Stars Hollow in their 7 season run.
The car wash scene is a parody of a TV ad featuring Paris Hilton.
For security purposes, early prints were shipped under the title 'Jupiter', an apparent allusion to Eddie Murphy's film The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002).
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This is the second film that Cuba Gooding Jr. played in, that starred Eddie Murphy playing multiple characters. The first film was Coming to America (1988); he had a small non-speaking role, as a boy in barber shop chair.
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Norbit was filmed on the same set as Stars Hollow from the TV series, Gilmore Girls.
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WatchMOJO lists Norbit number 10 on its top worst comedy movies list.
Some critics suggested that Eddie Murphy's involvement with this widely-panned movie may have hurt his chances of winning the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Dreamgirls (2006). In the end, Murphy lost the award to Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
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This is the first movie in twelve years that Eddie Murphy has written a story since Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). Both were co-written by his brother Charles Murphy.
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Of all the live action movies whether or not Eddie Murphy plays more than one character, this is the only one without his signature mustache.
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Spoilers 

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It's obvious that when the two boys are beating up Norbit, right before Resputia grab them, they are hitting a dummy.
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