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flub

 (flŭb) Informal
tr.v. flubbed, flub·bing, flubs
To botch; bungle.
n.
The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "a comedy of small social flubs" (James Wolcott).

[Origin unknown.]

flub′ber n.

flubber

(ˈflʌbə)
n
informal US a bungler
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Some, like Weber from the movie Flubber and Bicentennial Man, were the actual ones used during production.
An absent-minded professor takes on a rival who tries to steal his fiancee and ruin his reputation and uses his sentient bouncy scientific discovery - flubber - to try to save the day (1997)
Visitors to the exhibition - admission is included in the entry ticket to Life - will get to see more than 40 full size robot models, some of which, like Weber from the film, Flubber and Bicentennial Man from the film of the same name (both of which starred Robin Williams) were the actual ones used during production.
The students] think about how the flubber simulates what a glacier does when it moves downhill," Fowell says.
He invited me on to the set of Flubber "He invited me on to the set of Flubber and to his home in San Francisco and to his home in San Francisco a couple of times.
There was some exceptionally well-known music, including Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalieri Rusticana and Mendelssohn's Wedding March (multiple movie uses, we were told, include Addams Family Values, Flubber, Wayne's World 2 and Four Weddings and a Funeral).
Saturday at Willamette Hall Atrium on the UO campus; sponsored by Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence fair will showcase young scientists of the Eugene and Springfield area; free; activities include Egg Drop Challenge, Flubber Factory and Physics Demo Show; oco.
Make Your Own Flubber Science Experiment Children 6-10 may participate, 5:30-6:15 p.
This was a sequel to the highly successful 1961 film The Absent Minded Professor, also starring MacMurray playing Ned Brainard who invented Flubber, a substance which could make things fly when applied to them.
Muqeem has worked with visual-effects team on films such as Armageddon, Flubber and George of the Jungle.
Khan's has worked with Walt Disney and Square USA as visual effect artist on Deep Rising, George of the Jungle, Flubber, Armageddon and Final Fantasy.
Hanson outfitted Philip with human-like, robot flesh called flubber -designed to allow his robot face to show all the emotions a human face would.