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The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 comedy distributed by The Walt Disney Company. It tells the story of a college professor who invents a substance that gains energy when it strikes a hard surface. The film spawned Disney's first sequel in 1963, Son of Flubber, and was remade in 1988 for a pair of The Magical World of Disney TV specials with Harry Anderson, and again in 1997 with Robin Williams.



  • Wally Boag played a TV newsman in the 1961 film and a father in the "Flubber" commercial in Son of Flubber (1963)
  • Joe Flynn played Rex Williams in the "Flubber" commercial in Son of Flubber (1963)
  • Harvey Korman played a husband in the "Flubber" commercial in Son of Flubber (1963)
  • Paul Lynde played a sportscaster in Son of Flubber (1963)
  • Edie McClurg played Martha George in Flubber (1997)
  • Hal Smith played a bartender in Son of Flubber (1963)
  • Wil Wheaton played Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber (1997)
  • Robin Williams played Philip Brainard in Flubber (1997)
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