YMMV: The Nutty Professor

  • Adaptation Displacement: Chances are, if you mention this movie to someone, they're going to think of the Eddie Murphy one without realizing that the first version was in the 1960s.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the 1990s version, Sherman Klump adopts a reassuring motto from fitness guru Lance Perkins: "Yes, I can".
  • Idiot Plot: In The Klumps, there was literally no reason Sherman couldn't tell Denise what was going on.
  • Nightmare Fuel: After Sherman proposes to Denise, they go out to see the original version of the movie Cape Fear, where they hear an obnoxious guy smoking a cigar and laughing too loud for them to enjoy the movie. (Which is an homage to the 1991 remake, ironically enough.) When Sherman politely ask him to stop, he turns around to reveal himself as Buddy Love. This gives Sherman the most epic Oh, Crap look on his face. The music in the scene makes it even more scarier than funny.
    Buddy: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theaters! HELLO, FATASS! (laughs maniacally)
    • Later on he starts to harass Sherman and Denise. At first Buddy, simply just wants what he claims is, his share of the youth formula, but when Sherman says no, he vows to destroy him there. It's all supposed to sound funny and over the top, but due to Eddie's delivery he comes across more like a deranged stalker out for blood.
    Buddy: Sherman!!!!! SEE YOU SOON SHERMAN!!!!! SHERMAAAAAAAN!!!!!!
  • No Yay: The hamster and Dean Richmond, who both hint at being interested in continuing their relationship.
  • Signature Scene: In the remake, Ernie Klump, Jr. flexes his muscle with his mother clapping and chanting "Oh, Hercules! Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!"
  • Squick: "You know Mike Douglas used to make me moist when I'd watch his show?". Cletus Klump gets an understandably cringe-inducing reaction at hearing Grandma fantasizing with hooking up with men literally half her age (not to mention being accompanied by the oh so pleasant mental image of 100-year-old wet vagina) and proclaims that he wants to take the old bird out of her misery.
  • Tear Jerker: The scene in the first film when Sherman is being picked on by the comedian Reggie. We pan into Sherman's hurt face and sad music plays. Anybody who was ever bullied would know what that feels like.
    • In the second film, when getting rid of Buddy turns Klump (apparently) irreversibly into a ditz, the now dumber (and amnesiac) Klump is the reason viewers need a tissue supply when watching the movie. And when he sees his love interest for the first time after that happens...
    Denise (in tears): Sherman, what is my name?
    • The look on Cletus' face is also heartbreaking.
  • Values Dissonance: In the original, a teacher is romantically interested in one of his students.
    • The remake has Klump falling for a graduate student who's teaching her first class, which softens the implications.
  • The Woobie: Professor Klump. Comedic as the remake is, it does also show how his obese situation is affecting his life negatively. His Amazingly Embarrassing Parents don't help, either.