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15 Things We Learned From The Pineapple Express Commentary

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June 15, 2013 by Craig Sutherland


Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy directed by David Gordon Green, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco. Producer Judd Apatow, who previously worked with Rogen and Goldberg on Knocked Up and Superbad, assisted in developing the story, which was partially inspired by the buddy comedy subgenre. The film was released on August 6, 2008. Franco was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his performance in the film. (Wiki)

The Pineapple Express 2008

Commentators – Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Rosie Perez, Craig Robinson, Kevin Corrigan, Ed Begley Jr, David Gordon Green, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow and Shauna Robinson.

  • The film was shot two weeks after Superbad wrapped.
  • Seth Rogen was uncomfortable with the “Fuck Jeff Goldblum” line because he used to see Goldblum in a sushi restaurant regularly and he didn’t want offend him. He was going to tell him about the joke in the script on two occasions but he wimped out both times.
  • James Franco reveals how to play it stoned… “Just look into the wind”.
  • Hair Fact 1: Seth Rogen once had a Rats Tail haircut… Ewww. He says “I could wrap it around my head twice!”
  • Hair Fact 2: Seth Rogen had dreads in high school.
  • Hair Fact 3: James Franco wears a wig in the film.
  • If you want to make a ‘Piss Balloon’ you’ll probably need a funnel to fill up the balloon.
  • Danny McBride wore his own Ugg boots.
  • Seth Rogen saw Vincent Gallo in supermarket once but didn’t talk to him because he was probably ‘Fucking Nuts’.
  • Danny McBride says that he is not funny when he’s skinny so he piles on the weight when he’s working.
  • Rogan kept Danny McBride company between scenes when he was duct-taped into the chair because the rest of the crew just kinda left him stuck on his own.
  • Rogen & Franco hate the term ‘Bromance’.
  • Danny McBride has period pads on his bullet wounds. Apparently that’s what first aiders should tell you to do…
  • James Franco’s police friend didn’t like the laughter that the ‘Fuck the police’ line got, and told him so after she saw the film.
  • The end scene in the diner wasn’t written until half way through the film, there was no actual script it was all ad libbed.

Take a look at the hilarious opening accompanied by ‘Electric Avenue’

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