I have concluded that the summer of 2000 was peak Fat Suit Movie. Big Momma's House and The Klumps were released just a month apart and were undeniable hits. Fat Suit Apex. The history of the fat suit was only building throughout the 90s and the year after The Klumps was the meta-commentary on fat suits, Shallow Hal, and suddenly the fat suit genre was self-aware. What a time to be alive.
I also find it jarring to see a credit in the opening that pairs Eddie Murphy and Jerry Lewis as executive producers. Especially given the tension surrounding the first film. Money talks.