YMMV: Superbad


  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Seth's a would-be rapist.
    • Or an extremely repressed homosexual. This one is actually really popular.
  • Awesome Music: The film has a varied and pretty awesome soundtrack, though highlights include "Too Hot to Stop" by The Bar-Kays during the opening credits, "Roda" during Seth's grade school flashback, Curtis Mayfield's "PS I Love You" at the end of the film and "Funk McLovin" by Bootsy Collins during the credits.
    • Not to be ignored are "Bustin Out" by Rick James, played as Seth and Evan meet up with Fogell; "Here I Come" by the Roots, played when Seth arrives at the party, and "Pork and Beef" by The Coup (Don't trust the police, no justice, no peace...)
    • Also, "Ace Of Spades" by Motorhead when Seth and Evan are trying to escape the crazy adult party.
    • Van Halen's "Panama" while doing burn-outs in a stolen cop car.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Seth and his dick drawings, which is never spoken of or mentioned again and is arguably one of the funniest scenes in the movie.
    • Also Seth's fantasies about buying alcohol, which include pulling an eighty-dollar bill out of his sleeve and a full-scale shootout in which he gets his throat slashed with a broken bottle and graphically bleeds to death.
    • The unrated version expands a throwaway moment of Seth trying on tight jeans at a store in the theatrical version to a full, two-minute scene of Seth and Evan discussing the jeans' positives and (mostly) negatives.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: McLovin, for good or bad.
    • Officers Slater and Michaels (played by Bill Hader and Seth Rogen)
  • Everyone Calls Him McLovin: Hardly anyone refers to the character by his real name (Fogell)
  • Fridge Horror: You just watched a funny, entertaining movie about a guy trying to rape a girl into being his girlfriend..
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: At one point, Seth states that the plan has been "fucked since Jump Street." Funny, considering where Jonah Hill would later end up.
  • Memetic Mutation: I AM MCLOVIN.
  • Retroactive Recognition: In the scene where Seth recalls his obsession with drawing dicks, Young Becca is played by none other than Laura "Ally" Marano.
  • What an Idiot: The asshole with the mullet — exactly what did he hope to accomplish by spitting on the cops?
    • Nothing, but he was a Jerkass to Seth and Evan at the beginning.
      Fogell: Fuckin' cops! No jail can hold ME!!!
      Mullet Bully: Fuckin' pigs. (Mullet Bully spits, Officer Slater gets splashed. Slater immediately points his nightstick at the punk.)
      Mullet Bully: Oh shi- (Officer Slater swings his baton, knocking the spitting idiot out.)
      Officer Slater: Nice mullet, asshole.