''The Nutty Professor'' is a series of comedy films.

For tropes relating to the individual films, see:

* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1963''
* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996''
** ''The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps''

!!These films provide examples of:

* AbsentMindedProfessor
* AscendedExtra: Sherman's parents in the remake. The original film, they only appear twice, the first time shown as a [[HenpeckedHusband henpecked guy and his mercilessly henpecking wife]], and the second at the end where [[spoiler:they come to sell the serum to all the kids in school]]. In the remake, they appear far more often, and get along quite well with each other.
** The sequel of the Eddie Murphy version was actually called ''The Klumps'', making Eddie Murphy's scenes with one actress and several of his own characters into the core of the film.
* AnAesop: BeYourself. Don't try to be somebody you're not to win others' affections.
* TheCasanova: Buddy Love.
* JekyllAndHyde
** HydePlaysJekyll
* {{Jerkass}}: Buddy Love is smooth and cool -- and an obnoxious girl-chaser, a self-centered asshole, and a domineering bully. Definitely an intentional example as it reinforces the BeYourself message of the films.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Why Buddy is left unchecked for way too long.
* MeaningfulName: Stella Purdy in the 1963 film, Carla Purty in the 1996 film -- attractive female students whose surnames sound like the Southern pronunciation of the word "pretty". Denise Gains in the 2000 sequel, as she's shown to fit into Ana's old wedding dress.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Kelp's reaction when [[spoiler: his parents have discovered, duplicated, patented and are selling his Buddy Love formula to the masses.]]
* SexierAlterEgo - In both versions, the titular professor invents a way to change him from a nerdy looking fellow in the original film (and a rather overweight guy in the remake) into a smooth ladies man.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Buddy's plan in the late game.
* TakeThat:
** Eddie Murphy's Buddy Love sent up the negative traits of his own persona during his cold streak at the box office in the early 90s, something that did not go unnoticed by critics.
** Jerry Lewis' Buddy Love has been interpreted as a parody of Creator/DeanMartin, Lewis' old show business partner, although Lewis has repeatedly denied this.
** Dave Chapelle's character is an enormous take that to UncleTomfoolery and hacky stand up comedy in general.