The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy, Fantasy Comedy  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Harry Anderson makes his second appearance in the role made famous in the 1960s by Fred MacMurray in The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places. While working on yet another "miracle" formula, Anderson is talked into briefly trading jobs with his ex-roomate Ed Begley Jr., a research computer. As usual, the professor gets in over his head, and before long he's chased around by all sorts of mysterious characters. The gimmick this time is a "mystery invention" disguised as a tennis ball. The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places first aired February 26, 1989, as a two-hour episode of TV's The Magical World of Disney.



project [plan], college, computer-whiz, computers, inventor, mad-scientist, professor, research, role-switching, secret-formula