Edit
BASEketball (1998) Poster

(1998)

Trivia

Jump to: Spoilers (4)
Trey Parker and Matt Stone agreed to do this film under the assumption by the time filming began, South Park (1997) would have already been canceled. It wasn't, and having been committed to both projects, had to attend principal photography for this project during the day, and produce South Park (1997) during the night, leaving very little time for any sleep.
The movie is based on a real-life game that director 'David Zucker' created with his friends, literally played in the driveway of his home. Many of the reappearing teammates are friends of Zucker and actual original players of the Zucker-driveway game, asked by the director to be in the movie to pay homage to origins of BASEketball.
The role of Kenny "Squeak" Scolari (Dian Bachar) was created when Trey Parker and Matt Stone were cast. Director 'David Zucker' had no intentions of a third character, but Trey and Matt convinced him to create the part.
In the scene where Remer meets with his entertainment lawyer, Coop accuses of Remer of being a "sell-out" for doing "a big Hollywood movie" now that he's famous, leading to Coop and Remer to act as though they'd heard that phrase before. This is a reference to the fact that, when BASEketball was announced, many of South Park's fans accused Matt Stone and Trey Parker of being "sell-outs" for doing "a big Hollywood movie" now that they're famous.
The word "dude" is spoken a total of 98 times throughout the movie (including the scene after the credits). 21 of these are during Coop and Remer's "dude" argument.
The internet slang for stupidity, the expression 'derp' was first used as a line in this film by Matt Stone's character. The term is later used in a number of episodes of South Park (1997)_ by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, that led to the spread and usage of the term.
During the "Unsolved Mysteries" scene, almost all of the computer users in the background behind Robert Stack are playing solitaire, Except the one to the far right that is playing the classic point-and-click adventure game Myst by Cyan.
During the scene in the hospital, these lines are all improvised by Parker and Stone. Remer: "I'm giving her all I've got, Captain." Coop: "I love you, I always have."
The celebration salute that Remer, Coop, and Squeak do after the Beers win the Denslow Cup is the same salute that the NFL team the Denver Broncos did as a touchdown celebration at the time. This was known as the "Mile High Salute". Matt Stone and Trey Parker are avid Denver Broncos fans.
Chris Farley turned down the role of Joe Cooper. The script was subsequently offered to Trey Parker and Matt Stone who rewrote it to reflect their sensibilities better.
Al Michaels made 60,000 dollars for his part in the film.
This is Robert Vaughn's 100th film.
This movie was mentioned in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's TV show South Park when Stan mentions the time he and Kenny got their money back for this movie.
The line used by Joe Cooper (Trey Parker), "I forgot how much Douglas Remer cares about kids!" is spoken with the same voice Trey uses for his South Park (1997) character Mr. Garrison.
In the final game, when trying to "psych-out" a fat Dallas player by commenting on his weight, Trey Parker's character Joe Cooper begins to speak in a high pitch, "whiny" voice reminiscent of Eric Cartman, another character from South Park (1997).
The scene where Joey asks Coop to hit a home run for him on the night of his liver operation is inspired by a real life event in which Babe Ruth visited a sick child in the hospital and promised to hit two home runs for him.
The shooting schedule worked out in such a way that Yasmine Bleeth's first scene was the one where she walks in on Matt Stone and Trey Parker naked in the locker rooms.
The same fruit bowl presented as the championship trophy for the driveway game was an element of the Denslow Cup trophy presented to the champions when the game went professional.
6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This movie is acknowledged to coined the now meme-level term "DERP", when it is said by Matt Stone. now the term is used to refer to stupid or goofy behavior.
The taxi that Dale Earnhardt drives has a big #3 on each side, just like the NASCAR racer he was famous for competing in.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest starred in "Airplane!" as well as had a cameo roll in "BASEketball" ... Both movies produced by David Zucker.
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During the hospital scene where Coop and Remer are "attempting" to bring little Joey back to life, Coop requests heart paddles, calling them "the little things George Clooney uses." This is a reference to when Clooney was on E.R. (1994). Clooney would later cameo as Dr. Gouache in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) and as Sparky the dog in the South Park television series.
7 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
There are 25 "psych outs" during the film.
8 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The car that they are working on is a Chevrolet Corvair.
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the scene in the car where Cooper is listening to the radio and the song starts "your life is spinning out of control", it is actually Trey Parker singing on the recording of that song.
4 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The word "dude" is used in the script 39 times.
7 of 21 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Reel Big Fish performs at the Baseketball event
4 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Kenny is also one of the main characters on Stone and Parker's show "South Park"
1 of 15 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

During the scene where a young Coop and Remer are at the 1977 World Series one of the fans seated next to him is Matt Stone
5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Despite an R rating the word "fuck" is only said 19 times
3 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Reggie Jackson whose 3 home runs at the 1977 World Series is shown at the beginning of the film has a cameo at the end.
1 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the opening of the film the Dallas Felons beat the Beers to win the Denslow Cup these two teams meet in the Denslow Cup again at the end of the film only this time the Beers emerge victorious.
1 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page