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Slideshow: A Brief History of the Fat Suit in Film

May 19, 2010  |  12:00pm

Eddie Murphy’s ringing endorsement of his own Nutty Professor III this week (It “might be kind of funny,” you guys!) got us thinking about Great Fat Suit Moments in Film that don’t involve Tyler Perry or a character named Klump. Turns out, the flabby costume has a long and storied history in the industry as a way to make dudes more hilarious or enhance the patheticness of sad-sack leading ladies. To illustrate its chubby influence on Hollywood, we scoured these very interwebs for 10 examples. Enjoy!

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