Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “The Nutty Professor”

February 17, 2014 ‐ By

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If you ask some folk, mainly white folk, Eddie Murphy’s star had dimmed by the early to mid ’90’s. Folks weren’t feeling Beverly Hills Cop III, they thought Harlem NightsEddie’s directorial debut was narcissistic and there were some who even took issue with Coming to America, when we all know it was, and still is, a classic. But The Nutty Professor was too good to deny and folks started calling it his comeback role. While I would argue, Eddie never left, get into some of the behind the scenes secrets from The Nutty Professor. 

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  • alex

    I’ve always wonder how he recorded the dinner scenes…

    When I was a kid I thought all those ppl were actually real ppl, lol

  • ms. gottabody

    Do “jason’s lyric”

    • vwells1

      We did that a while back. I can’t post the link here but if you hover over the “Entertainment” category, you’ll see “Bet You Didn’t Know,” click on that and scroll down. You’ll see it.

      • kiki j

        Thanks I don’t think I’ve seen that one either. Sn it’s easier to just put Jason’s lyric in the search engine.

  • Dean Martin

    They shot some of the nutty professor outside my apartment.
    Like usual for location shoots in LA, they put a notice on your doorknob beforehand telling you not to park on the street on certain days and how long the permit is good for. They came, shot their film and left. Then about 2 weeks later, the same notice was on my door again.
    This time I noticed they hadn’t obtained a new permit, but rather scratched out the old filming dates and wrote in new ones. I went outside and asked for the location manager explaining I knew all about permits and the LA Film Office fees and how much would they pay me not to squeal. I got $500, as did my neighbor. One other guy held out for $1500 and got it. These production companies will try anything to save a buck. Location filming permits are a fortune in LA.

    • Kristen

      Interesting. lol

  • bigdede

    Oh the memories. Back when Jada had a beautiful face before the unnecessary cheek implants and bad spray tans

  • Tonyoardee

    Number 7 shaded DL Hughley so hard

    • kiki j

      Yass! He was the first to come to mind because that’s why I don’t watch him.

      • Xae

        I agree. I don’t like how he attacks his audience, that’s not comedy and that’s why I don’t watch his shows. I’ve seen Mike Epps do it a few times as well and I was equally turned off to him too.