History Trivia / AnimalHouse

20th Mar '17 5:04:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** As mentioned above, the first choice for the role of Dean Wormer was Jack Webb, while the first choice for the role of Mrs. Wormer was Kim Novak.

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** As mentioned above, the first choice for the role of Dean Wormer was Jack Webb, Creator/JackWebb, while the first choice for the role of Mrs. Wormer was Kim Novak.
7th Mar '17 8:14:15 PM Doug86
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** Originally, Ramis and Doug Kenney's idea was titled ''Laser Orgy Girls'', a comedy about CharlesManson as a high school student. Producer Matty Simmons suggested that the setting be changed to college and the content to be toned down. Ramis also incorporated ideas from an earlier treatment he wrote titled ''Freshman Year'' based on his experiences in college.

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** Originally, Ramis and Doug Kenney's idea was titled ''Laser Orgy Girls'', a comedy about CharlesManson UsefulNotes/CharlesManson as a high school student. Producer Matty Simmons suggested that the setting be changed to college and the content to be toned down. Ramis also incorporated ideas from an earlier treatment he wrote titled ''Freshman Year'' based on his experiences in college.
3rd Jan '17 2:36:48 PM DavidDelony
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* CareerResurrection: For Music/ElmerBernstein, whose career was mostly spent scoring TV shows in the 1970's (a far cry from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''). His work on the film later made him a go-to composer for many popular comedies (such as ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'') and he became Creator/JohnLandis's AssociatedComposer.
* TheDanza: Creator/JohnBelushi as John "Bluto" Blutarsky.In fact, Landis actually knew Bernstein when he was a kid, and had actually gone to school with his son, Peter.

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* CareerResurrection: For Music/ElmerBernstein, whose career was mostly spent scoring TV shows in the 1970's (a far cry from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''). His work on the film later made him a go-to composer for many popular comedies (such as ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'') and he became Creator/JohnLandis's AssociatedComposer.
AssociatedComposer. In fact, Landis actually knew Bernstein when he was a kid, and had actually gone to school with his son, Peter.
* TheDanza: Creator/JohnBelushi as John "Bluto" Blutarsky.In fact, Landis actually knew Bernstein when he was a kid, and had actually gone to school with his son, Peter.
3rd Jan '17 2:24:40 PM DavidDelony
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** In fact, Landis actually knew Bernstein when he was a kid, and had actually gone to school with his son, Peter.



* TheDanza: Creator/JohnBelushi as John "Bluto" Blutarsky.

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* TheDanza: Creator/JohnBelushi as John "Bluto" Blutarsky.In fact, Landis actually knew Bernstein when he was a kid, and had actually gone to school with his son, Peter.
8th Dec '16 7:58:11 AM LarryMullen
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* CareerResurrection: For Music/ElmerBernstein, whose career was mostly spent scoring TV shows in the 1970's (a far cry from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''). His work on the film later made him a go-to composer for many popular comedies (such as ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'') and he became Creator/JohnLandis's AssociatedComposer.


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* CaliforniaDoubling: While Faber College is supposedly in Pennsylvania (or Tennessee, if the state flag in the tribunal scene is any indication), filming actually took place at the University of Oregon. While WordOfGod has the setting in Pennsylvania, it isn't explicitly stated in the film, although Flounder is referred to as being from Harrisburg, and there is a Dickinson College in Pennsylvania (though it isn't named after Emily Dickinson), the general vibe seems to be of the Nowhere, USA type.
* CareerResurrection: For Music/ElmerBernstein, whose career was mostly spent scoring TV shows in the 1970's (a far cry from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''). His work on the film later made him a go-to composer for many popular comedies (such as ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'') and he became Creator/JohnLandis's AssociatedComposer.
10th Oct '16 5:32:35 PM themisterfree
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** For a while in the 80s, if you asked for Babs at Universal Studios Hollywood, [[http://legendsrevealed.com/entertainment/2013/02/19/did-universal-studios-used-to-offer-an-incentive-based-on-a-joke-from-animal-house/ you'd get some sort of incentive]]; it apparently depended on whoever was running the tour that day. Sadly, Universal announced they would no longer honor it in 1989.
4th Oct '16 3:47:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The film was the ambitious foray of the ''National Lampoon'' magazine into silver-screen entertainment. Universal execs politely allowed the filmmakers to go wild in their own special way, quietly hoping ''Animal House'' wouldn't damage the company's checkbooks. Creator/DonaldSutherland famously chose several thousand dollars in payment over a percentage of the box-office gross, expecting the film to be a bomb and be quickly forgotten. However, ''Animal House''[='=]s charmingly dark and hard-hitting observations on college life, as well as its undeniably quirky brand of vulgar humor, was so refreshing to moviegoers in the late 70s that the film recouped its $2 million budget 50 times over. Sutherland, as you might imagine, was not pleased, and it probably explains why he never appeared in any interviews or in ''Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update'', a direct-to-DVD short which suggested the film had been a documentary and Creator/JohnLandis was catching up with some of the cast (played by their original actors, except for Creator/JohnBelushi, who died in 1982, though it's implied that his character lives on as former U.S. President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush).
4th Oct '16 3:45:55 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: While Faber College is supposedly in Pennsylvania (or Tennessee, if the state flag in the tribunal scene is any indication), filming actually took place at the University of Oregon. While WordOfGod has the setting in Pennsylvania, it isn't explicitly stated in the film, although Flounder is referred to as being from Harrisburg, and there is a Dickinson College in Pennsylvania (though it isn't named after Emily Dickinson), the general vibe seems to be of the Nowhere, USA type.
4th Oct '16 12:56:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: The original version of the movie was 175 minutes long. Amongst the scenes which were deleted were some more scenes with Bluto, including scene where a dishwasher (played by John Landis) tries to stop Bluto from eating all the food and gets pulled across the table and thrown on the floor while Bluto says "You don't fuck with the eagles unless you know how to fly" and extended version of the scene where Bluto pours mustard on himself and starts singing "I am the Mustard Man."
21st Sep '16 7:23:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Subverted, however, with John Vernon's character Dean Vernon Wormer. According to John Landis, his first choice for the role was Jack Webb of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' fame, who turned it down because he felt that the film was making fun of his straight-laced, law-and-order image.

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** Subverted, however, with John Vernon's character Dean Vernon Wormer. According to John Landis, Creator/JohnLandis, his first choice for the role was Jack Webb of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' fame, who turned it down because he felt that the film was making fun of his straight-laced, law-and-order image.
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