Flubber
Release: November 16, 1997
Release: November 16, 1997

Although "flub" is defined as "to make a mess of," the word "flubber" is a contraction from "flying rubber." In this remake of the 1961 comedy-fantasy The Absent Minded Professor, Robin Williams takes on the role created by Fred MacMurray and later executed by Harry Anderson on television, while the 1961 film's Flubber with anti-gravity properties has now been digitally reincarnated as a translucent green, pulsating, bouncing blob that loves to dance the mambo. Absent-minded college professor Philip Brainard (Williams), employed at a near-bankrupt university, creates the formula for Flubber, yet he can't remember to show up for his own wedding to university-President Sara Jean Reynolds (Marcia Gay Harden). His rival, Wilson Croft (Christopher McDonald), plots to steal Sara and the Flubber from Brainard. Rich, corrupt businessman Chester Hoenicker (Raymond Barry) tries to force Brainard to pass his failing son Bennett (Wil Wheaton), but he soon takes an interest in Flubber after hearing about it from his flunkies (Clancy Brown, Ted Levine). After using Flubber to fly over clouds in his 1963 T-Bird, Brainard realizes Flubber can also improve the performance of the school's pathetic basketball team. Jodi Benson is the voice of Weebo, Brainard's talking, flying household robot, with a video display of Disney clips at odd moments. Many gags are embellishments from the 1961 film, with John Hughes' (Home Alone) rewriting of the original Bill Walsh screenplay (based on Samuel Taylor's short story, "A Situation of Gravity"). Filming began October 8,1996 in San Francisco.

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Weebo: "Bravo! Encore!"
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Professor Brainard: "YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH! DID YOU SEE THAT CROFT?!"
Wilson Croft: "(takes away a piece of paper)"
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Sarah: "This is going to be the very last time that I try to marry you."
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Scared Kid's Father: "There's not a darn thing to be afraid of pal. How can anything get in your window? It's closed, OK? (Flubber flies into the room)"
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Scared Kid: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!"
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Professor Brainard: "(in a high pitched voice) This definitely has applications in the field of sports. Ho, ho, ho! Yes!"
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Professor Brainard: "JUMP DALE! JUMP!"
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Wilson Croft: "Flubber? Sounds like baby shampoo."
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Professor Brainard: ""OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MAYDAY!""
Professor Brainard: ""Come on now, easy. Oh, sorry! First time flyer!""
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Professor Brainard: ""GO MEDFIELD!" (blows air horn)"
Wilson: "Aoow!"
Professor Brainard: ""Oh, Sorry Wilson.""
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Professor Brainard: "Ta-ta, my love."
Sarah: "Are you nuts?"
Professor Brainard: "I'll be right back! (falls down)"
Sarah: "PHILLIP!"
Professor Brainard: "Aaaah! Ouch!"
Sarah: "Phillip, are you hurt?!"
Professor Brainard: "Just my pride!"
Sarah: "Well if you think you're going to get my sympathy, you are wasting your time! (hits head on window) WE ARE FINISHED!!! (slams window shut)"
Professor Brainard: "Sarah.....oooooooooooh!"
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Professor Brainard: "It's flying rubber! It's flubber!"
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Wilson Croft Professor Brainard: "'What happened between us, Phil?' 'Well, I just got tired of you stealing my ideas, Wilson.' -Wilson Croft Professor Brainard"
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Phillip Brainard: "Well, like everybody else, Ruthie. I just cross my legs real tight. -Phillip Brainard"
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Phillip Brainard: "I love you with every cell, with every atom. I love you on a subatomic level. -Phillip Brainard"
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Phillip Brainard: "If we were interested in making money, we wouldn't have become teachers. -Phillip Brainard"
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