Trivia / Superbad

  • Dawson Casting: Played straight with Jonah Hill, Martha MacIsaac, and Aviva Farber (all 22-23 when the film was made), avoided with Emma Stone, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (all in their late teens). Commentary for the film tells the story that Judd Apatow had to be convinced that Jonah could pull off the role age-wise. Originally the role was for Seth Rogen (who wrote it) but was deemed too old at 25; Jonah Hill ended up in the role despite being just a year younger than Rogen. Rogen admits freely that he's looked thirty since he was about fifteen. Because he was a minor, Christopher Mintz-Plasse's mother was required by law to be on the set when Fogell loses his virginity.
  • I Am Not Spock: Poor Mintz-Plasse...
  • Star-Making Role: For Jonah Hill, Bill Hader and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
  • Throw It In!: A surprising amount of the jokes were purely ad-libbed by the cast, usually until something was funny enough to cause the actors to break down laughing, and thusly added to the script.