Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) Poster


Jack Black said the he vowed never to write a script again because the box office failure of this film made him lose his confidence.
David Grohl underwent seven hours of makeup to be turned into Satan.
The club at the end where they meet Satan is Fangtasia from the series, "True Blood".
The car chase in the video-game Kyle plays at the beginning ends the same way as the actual car chase at the end of the movie.
David Grohl, who appears as Satan, also played Satan in the video for the Tenacious D song, "Tribute", which is also referenced in the film. Grohl also lent his talents to several songs on Tenacious D's self-titled CD.
Until this film, Meat Loaf had not sang in a movie since The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) because he wanted to be accepted in the industry as a serious actor. He even thought that his appearance in "The Pick of Destiny" would "ruin" him, but he took the role of JB's father any way.
The symbols on the neck of the guitar KG gives JB (from bottom to top) are: a pentagram (point down); a cross; the infinity symbol; a crescent moon and the Star of David (on the same fret); the yin-yang; the equation for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity; a cannabis leaf; and the Eye of Providence (eye inside a triangle). The headstock has a crown inscribed with the word "ROCK."
There are two references to other songs "Sasquatch" and "Tribute". Jack mentions in search of Sasquatch as being on TV. when in KG's home and on of the first lines of Sasquatch is "In search of Sasquatch - That was a kick ass In search of..." Tribute is referenced at the end when JB and KG can't remember the song they just sang, hence writing "Tribute" to tribute the song.
The scene at the "Halfway House Cafe" is halfway into the movie
The "The Audience is Baking" "ad" at the start of the film is a parody of the THX Surround Sound "The Audience is Listening" ad campaign.
The car chase ends in front of Uncle Al's Seafood at the corner of First and Elm streets in Long Beach, CA. This is the same intersection where Riggs and Murtaugh blew up a gas station in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).
The word 'fuck' and its derivatives are said 106 times in this film.
In the master exploder scene there is a bar patron wearing a 'Great Alaska Bush Company' t-shirt, which is a world renowned strip club in Anchorage, Alaska, and one of Jack Black's favorite places to go when he visits the state.
The guitar played by Satan in the "Beelzeboss" sequence is a custom Washburn guitar designed by Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera, presented to him when sales of their "Far Beyond Driven" album reached 100,000 copies sold.
At the start of the movie, when JB's dad (played by Meat Loaf) is tearing down posters, he also tears down a figurine from the Bat Out Of Hell cover.
Upon entering the music store in search of the 'Pick Of Destiny', KG (Kyle Gass) is seen wearing a Trainwreck t-shirt. Trainwreck is a group in which Gass is a vocalist and guitarist (under the pseudonym Klip Calhoun). He also produced the group's 2004 live album.
In the hallway of the Rock Museum you can see a big Foo Fighters sign. David Grohl of the Foo Fighters plays Satan.
One of the card's images in the opening sequence is "The Hermit" from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, which was also used on the back cover of Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album.
One of the mannequins in the Classic Rock room is a David Bowie persona.
When KG and JB go to the open mic night for the first time Gregg Turkington is being escorted offstage. He is their opening act for their current tour, which features music from the soundtrack.
In the Guitar Gods section of the museum, when Kyle and JB find the Pick of Destiny, it is residing in a Gibson Angus Young Signature SG Guitar.
Scott Aukerman and BJ Porter wrote a draft in the early 2000's which was eventually discarded.
The car chase was filmed in and around downtown Long Beach, California. Major portions were shot on Shoreline Drive and the Queensway Bridge, where the final showdown in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) takes place.
The animation in the beginning was done by John Kricfalusi.

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