9 Funny Things You Didn’t Know About Vancouver-Written ‘Superbad’


The slightly vulgar and endearing teen comedy Superbad turned 10 this month! The movie which thoroughly depicted teen angst and made “McLovin” a household name was released on August 17, 2007.

The laugh-out-loud cast included Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Emma Stone. It was written by Seth Rogen and his writing/producing partner Evan Goldberg, who are both from Vancouver and attended Point Grey Secondary School together.

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Not only were the writers of Superbad from Vancouver but the movie was actually based on some of their real-life experiences. The pair started writing the script in high school when they were 14 and experiencing a lot of the actual events growing up in Vancouver during the 90’s.

In total it took around 7 years to write the full script, and by that time Seth Rogen had out-aged the character which he had planned to play. The main characters in the film were named after the actual trio of best friends: Seth, Evan and Fogell.

In celebration of the movie turning 10, Seth Rogen took to Twitter to answer some fan questions (with humour) and provide some unsolicited Superbad ten year anniversary trivia.

Here are some facts about Superbad that you didn’t know:

Some of the Twitter Q&A with fans answered some cool tidbits as well including: it took 7 years to write the full script, it took around 35 days to make the movie, it shot at El Segundo High School in California – while classes were in session and took breaks when students came out into the halls. Here’s some more scoop on Superbad:

Game Over, Man! which filmed in Vancouver earlier this Spring and stars the cast of Workaholics was produced in part by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The movie is dubbed as “Die Hard in a hotel”. The duo is also producing the TV series Preacher on AMC which premiered its second season this summer. It stars Dominic Cooper and is an adaption of the comic book series of the same name which is published by DC Comic’s Vertigo brand.

Follow Vancouver actor/writer/producer Seth Rogen on Twitter for some laughs and outspokenness. Check out more of his Superbad trivia and Q&A on Twitter moments.

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