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(1998)

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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.
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The scene where Joey asks Coop to hit a homerun 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 homeruns for him.
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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.
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.
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. (both laugh)"
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The line used by Joe Cooper (Trey Parker), "I forgot how much Douglas Reemer cares about kids!" is spoken with the same voice Trey uses for his South Park (1997) character Mr. Garrison.
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.
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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.
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This is Robert Vaughn's 100th film.
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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.
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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 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.
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The taxi that Dale Earnhardt drives has a big #3 on each side, just like the NASCAR racer he was famous for competing in.
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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.
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There are 25 "psych outs" during the film.
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The car that they are working on is a Chevrolet Corvair.
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Al Michaels made 60,000 dollars for his part in the film.
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The word "dude" is used in the script 39 times.
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