Trivia / Idiocracy

  • Defictionalization: Not long after the movie was released, a real-life company started producing a "Brawndo" energy drink. AVClub did a taste test of it here.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Originally, the writers have stated multiple times that they did not intend to write Idiocracy as satire on the decreasing intelligence of mankindnote . Nearly 10 years after the film was released, the writers, as well as Mike Judge himself, changed their mind about that on Twitter after events leading to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, such as the massive accidental poisoning of water and plants for money, the election of elitist Donald Trump, and general success of sharing half-truths among the population made them agree with the fans on how their movie actually is coming true.
  • Not Screened for Critics: As part of being Screwed by the Movie Studio; see below.
  • Production Posse: Mike Judge has a couple of Office Space holdovers in Idiocracy: Michael Bolton (not that Michael Bolton) is in President Camacho's cabinet, and Milton is a judge.
  • Real-Life Relative: Luke (Joe) and Andrew (Beef Supreme) Wilson.
  • Screwed by the Network: 20th Century Fox seemed to get antsy about the rampant corporation-skewering and wanted to shuffle Idiocracy off to the DVD racks as quickly and quietly as possible. However, the film's contract stipulated that this film would get a theatrical release... so it premiered in only a handful of theaters nationwide (Moviefone simply listed it as "Untitled Mike Judge Project"), with hardly any promotion at all, and was shown for only a week.