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15 things you (probably) didn't know about Superbad

Arriving in the middle of producer Judd Apatow's unbeatable stream of hit comedies, Superbad managed to turn a $20 million budget into a worldwide gross of $169 million.

But while you might be well aware of the plot, you might be less aware of these 15 pieces of pub-w0rthy Superbad trivia. Impress your friends but credit us, yeah?

(Images: All Star)

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    The f-word features 186 times in the movie. That's 1.6 uses… More details

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    The f-word features 186 times in the movie. That's 1.6 uses of the word every minute

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    As Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin') was only 17 at the… More details

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    As Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin') was only 17 at the time of filming, his mother had to be on set during his sex scene

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    Seth Rogen wrote the initial draft of the script when he… More details

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    Seth Rogen wrote the initial draft of the script when he was just 13, along with co-writer Evan Goldberg

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    The DVD was pulled from the shelves of Hawaiian Wal-Marts… More details

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    The DVD was pulled from the shelves of Hawaiian Wal-Marts as it included a fake McLovin' ID, which of course is for Hawaii...

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    Danny McBride has a small cameo in the background of the… More details

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    Danny McBride has a small cameo in the background of the party scene

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    In scenes involving alcohol, water was used for vodka,… More details

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    In scenes involving alcohol, water was used for vodka, apple juice for the hard stuff and non-alcoholic beer for beer

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    Co-writer Evan Goldberg's brother actually did all of the… More details

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    Co-writer Evan Goldberg's brother actually did all of the penis drawings in the film and produced over a thousand. Only a few were used.

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    In an interview with Moviehole, Seth Rogen claimed that… More details

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    In an interview with Moviehole, Seth Rogen claimed that he'd been asked to do a sequel but had held off for a long time before saying it would never happen while Michael Cera has described a follow up as "unnecessary"

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    Justin Long was originally in the film but his scene got… More details

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    Justin Long was originally in the film but his scene got cut. It's available on the Blu-ray, along with cameos from Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong and Adam Scott.

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    It was originally supposed to be called The Bitter End… More details

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    It was originally supposed to be called The Bitter End while prints of the film were shipped to cinemas under the name Separation Anxiety

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    When Jonah Hill (Seth) hits Emma Stone (Jules), her… More details

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    When Jonah Hill (Seth) hits Emma Stone (Jules), her reaction was improvised and the filmmakers decided to keep it in the final cut

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    Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen originally thought Jonah Hill… More details

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    Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen originally thought Jonah Hill was too old for the part as he was 23 playing 17. But on the set of Knocked Up and after having trouble finding another actor, Apatow made Hill do an audition tape which the head of Sony really liked and he was cast.

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    Seth Rogen's father has a small appearance as a dad with a… More details

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    Seth Rogen's father has a small appearance as a dad with a baseball bat when Seth and Evan are running from police

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    Apparently it was Michael Cera's mum who read the script… More details

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    Apparently it was Michael Cera's mum who read the script before him and urged him to try out for the part

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    The robber is played by the stunt co-ordinator while the… More details

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    The robber is played by the stunt co-ordinator while the bartender is played by the graphic artist

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