Trivia / Bad Santa

  • Author Existence Failure: John Ritter's mall manager disappears partway through the film.
  • Box Office Bomb: The sequel only grossed 23.2 million worldwide while having a production budget of 26 million.
  • Completely Different Title: The Czech Republic's title for this film translates as Santa is a Pervert.
  • Deleted Role: Sarah Silverman appeared in a Deleted Scene involving a Santa trainer.
  • In Memoriam: The film is dedicated to John Ritter. This wound up being the last movie he ever did before he collapsed and died on the set for 8 Simple Rules.
  • Sequel Gap: The sequel was released 13 years after the original.
  • Throw It In!: Tony Cox ad-libbed the "You probably shouldn't be digging in your ass" line. Terry Zwigoff found the line so funny that he admitted to repeatedly cracking up on set and even waking up in the middle of the night laughing.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Bill Murray was the original choice for the lead, but he had to decline due to scheduling conflicts with Lost in Translation. Jack Nicholson was interested, but he was busy with Something's Gotta Give. Larry David was also considered.
    • An early script of the sequel had Willie's father, who would have been named Earl, having the same role in the plot as his mother did in the filmed version - the character was rewritten as a woman without changing much else because the idea seemed funnier.


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