Another wacky studio stunt: big eats for ‘The Klumps’

The year 2000 may be remembered as the golden year of publicity stunts, thanks to the success of DVD. Two days ago, the world’s largest dish of spaghetti and meatballs was served up for a holiday family feast, as Universal Studios Home Video celebrated the release of The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Collector’s Edition DVD at the House of Blues ( read our review ).

The massive dish of spaghetti and meatballs is a record-breaking attempt for entry into the Guinness Book of World Records and was donated to the West Hollywood Food Coalition. The event kicks off a 20-city national ‘Klump Family Feast’ with special radio promotions, giveaways and food drives in each market including New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Detroit and San Francisco.

A gigantic scale demonstrated the weight of the enormous dish of spaghetti and meatballs as five members of The Los Angeles Sparks Kids climbed onto the opposite end. Topping off the spectacle, the film’s Jamal Mixon (Ernie Klump, Jr.) attempted to tip the scale. Special guests in attendance from the film included five-time Academy Award® winning make-up artist Rick Baker (‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘The Grinch,’ Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’), Jamal Mixon (‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘Bulworth’) and Gabriel Williams (‘The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,’ ‘Anchor Zone’). Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy Power 106 (KPWR 105.9) was the House of Blues event Master of Ceremonies and The Los Angeles Sparks Kids performed a dance to ‘The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’ soundtrack.

The Klumps Family Feast statistics:

The pasta laid end-to-end would measure 27.6 miles, which is the equivalent of 486 football fields, 100 Empire State Buildings or 16 Golden Gate Bridges.
Ingredients: 625 lbs. of pasta; 131 gallons of spaghetti sauce; 125 lbs. of ground beef; 1800 cloves of garlic; 1500 tablespoons of parmesan cheese; 625 tablespoons of oregano; 625 tablespoons of basil.

I notice there’s no mention of any bread with that…what were they thinking?

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