absent-minded professor


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absent-minded professor

personification of one too contemplative to execute practical tasks. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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An absent-minded professor got onto a bus but found no vacant seats.
The first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987.
Good on Paper, by Rachel Cantor, is an absent-minded professor of a novel: It has one foot in the real worldas real as it gets on the bourgeois-academic Upper West Sideand one in the clouds.
More abstractly, the image of the absent-minded professor who is interested only his field reduces one's entire identity to that of a researcher without a personality.
20pm Harry Hill is back as the absent-minded professor with the multiple spectacles, who believes his money troubles are over when Lady Pagwell dies, leaving a substantial sum to fund local inventing.
Which children's author created the absent-minded Professor Branestawm and his friend Colonel Dedshott of the Catapult Cavaliers?
Looking like an absent-minded professor, he carried two long, skinny aluminum poles and appeared to be searching for something.
That was an absent-minded professor afterthought--I wanted the strength of the orange oil, the essence.
When George's explorer parents are snowed in at the North Pole he has to spend his holidays with his uncle, Professor Widget, who is the epitome of the absent-minded professor.
There's no ego, no buffoonery like you'd get with an absent-minded professor.
FORTUNATELY, ONE RESIDENCE WAS UNLOCKED, FOR THE PROVERBIAL ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR, HOBART BYRNBRIGHT, AND HIS EQUALLY GEEKY DAUGHTER, CASSIOPEIA, LIVED THERE.
I saw "Pollyanna," "The Absent-Minded Professor," "Herbie The Love Bug" and many Disney classics shown for the first time during that era.