Seth Rogen shared some fun facts about Superbad as the comedy celebrates turning 10


Superbad was super funny and now, Seth Rogen is sharing even more behind-the-scenes information about the comedy on the 10th anniversary of its release.

Did you know that Superbad was the first feature-length film co-written by Seth Rogen? Initially, he was supposed to play the role of Seth, but he didn’t really look like a high school kid. The part went to Jonah Hill instead.

Seth Rogen started talking about Superbad in a series of tweets on Thursday (with a hat tip to The Hollywood Reporter). The Twitter session revealed a lot of interesting facts about the making of the movie and what went on behind the scenes. He even offered to answer fan questions so quite a bit of trivia was learned during the session.

One thing that a lot of people may have missed is that the characters, Seth and Evan (Michael Cera), are named after the writers. Like many other great projects, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are responsible for writing Superbad. 

Rogen shared that he wrote the film with his high school best friend. It’s no secret that they wrote the movie when they were still teenagers themselves. They still write movies and television shows together.

Superbad features many actors from the “Apatow Chapter” of the “Frat Pack”

Fans of Superbad and others movies credited to Seth Rogen often feature many of the same familiar faces. Although his part is small, Seth even shared that Danny McBride was in Superbad. He can be seen in the background during the first party scene of the movie.

McBride also appeared in Pineapple Express, Observe and Report, and This is the End, as well as a few other Seth Rogen movies. Fans of Judd Apatow produced comedies may have noticed that many of the same actors keep showing up in movies with Seth Rogen.

Rogen’s group of funny friends have been dubbed the “Apatow Chapter” of the “Frat Pack.” This group includes Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Martin Starr, Jason Segel, Danny McBride and James Franco. It can also be argued that Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jay Baruchel should also be on that list.

For those who may be wondering, the “Frat Pack” term was given to Rogen’s group because of the type of sophomoric comedy that they often produce. It is also a play on the Rat Pack, which famously included Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin.

Rogen also revealed that most of the characters in the movie were named after people that he went to high school with. Some of the scenes were even based on real things that happened to him or people that he knew.

He shared that Mike Snider was the first guy to get a fake ID in high school. In the movie, it was Fogell who tried to pass himself off as McLovin, a 26-year old from Hawaii.

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Superbad had a pretty big impact on pop culture. The movie also helped pave the way for way more Seth Rogen films, which makes it pretty special. After learning so many interesting things about the origins of Superbad, it’s time to go re-watch the movie for what might be the millionth time.