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Some of Luke Wilson's scenes (like when he arrives home) were done in one take. The crew nicknamed him "One take Wilson".
The man who played Marissa's father and gave her away at the wedding is Will Ferrell's accountant.
Vince Vaughn had to keep the crowd at the Mitch-a-Palooza scene (over 300 of extras) under control by entertaining them for at least an hour.
The foul-mouthed band playing at the wedding is a real rock band called The Dan Band. They have also appeared in _Starksy & Hutch (2004)_ and The Hangover (2009).
Vince Vaughn signed his contract for the movie during the scene with the wedding. It was his first day of shooting and he had to sign the contract before he could start.
The wedding scene where Mitch makes a speech was added during filming; the idea came from Vince Vaughn.
Blue's real name is Joseph (Jay) "Blue" Pulaski. The Toronto Blue Jays have a minor league team named the Pulaski Blue Jays.
During the KY Jelly wrestling scene the two female wrestlers are announced as residents of Hayden Hall. In reality, Hayden Hall is a dorm at director Todd Phillips's alma mater, New York University.
Breckin Meyer has an uncredited role as a Highway Officer in the deleted scenes available on the DVD. Meyer previously starred in Road Trip (2000), also directed by Todd Phillips.
The song "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake is played four times in the movie - twice with the words, once without, and once hummed. The band Whitesnake is also mentioned by Mitch when he references Nicole's high school jean-jacket. Frank also wears a Whitesnake t-shirt at the very end of the movie, during the credits.
Director Todd Phillips's dog has a cameo in the movie as Garry, the oral sex instructor's dog.
The Writer, Court Crandall, an alumni of University of New Hampshire ('87), based the story on his experiences at Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and his role as a husband and father of two boys.
There were plans to produce a sequel, with the main characters on college spring break. Upon reading the script, Will Ferrell when promoting Semi-Pro (2008), said that he and Vince Vaughn had the same reaction when the story just felt like it was repeating itself.
The beer that Will Ferrell drinks during the Mitch-a-Palooza scene is O'Doul's (non-alcoholic).
The last scene shot was Mitch-A-Palooza.
First feature film role for Patrick J. Adams, who portrayed Patch.
Anthony Begonia auditioned for the role of Spanish.


Stuart CornfeldBen Stiller's producing partner appears as the cab driver who takes Mitch to the airport.

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Todd Phillips:  shows up at the door to ask about the gang bang.

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