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Film debut of Mindy Kaling.
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The scene where Andy has his chest hair removed required five cameras set up for the shot. Star Steve Carell's chest hair was actually ripped out in the scene. The actor had told director Judd Apatow just before shooting the scene: "It has to be real. It won't be as funny if it's mocked up or if it's special effect. You have to see that this is really happening." The scene had to be done in one shot.
The entire "You Know How I Know You're Gay" scene was improvised by Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.
A lot of the movie was improvised while shooting.
Paul Rudd came up with the idea for Steve Carell to yell out "Oh, Kelly Clarkson" during the waxing scene.
According to Seth Rogen, Steve Carell was so nervous that the film would be shut down by the studio, he had the writers prepare a back-up version of the script that didn't contain a single word of profanity.
In a deleted scene on the Unrated DVD, when Andy is on the phone trying to get help to get rid of his erection, the person on the other end is director Judd Apatow impersonating an Indian accent.
The counselor at the health clinic where Andy takes Marla is played by Steve Carell's real-life wife, Nancy Carell.
Steve Carell's wife Nancy Carell (Walls) suggested Jane Lynch for the role of Paula, who also worked with Carell during their Second City days. Before Walls suggested Lynch for the role, it was written to be played by a man, and the character did not come on to Andy until Lynch had been cast and the actors came up with that scene (with her singing the "beautiful old Guatemalan love song" to Andy) during rehearsals.
The "beautiful old Guatemalan love song" sung by Javier to Paula translates to: "When I clean my room / I can't find anything / Where are you going in such a hurry/ To the soccer game." Jane Lynch has told several interviewers that these "lyrics" were really a practice dialogue that she remembered from a high school Spanish class.
'Judd Apatow' had a part written for Jason Segel with the character named Jason, but Apatow couldn't get the studio to approve his casting. Apatow advised Segel because of his unique brand of humor, to consider writing material for himself. Thus Segel wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), which Apatow served as one of the producers.
The "We Sell Your Stuff on eBay" store was a real store; it was written into the script after the location was chosen.
When Catherine Keener was cast, Steve Carell told Judd Apatow that her casting had legitimized the film's credibility.
During the "you know how I know you're gay" scene, Paul Rudd is wearing a t-shirt that has a picture of himself on it.
Judd Apatow's daughter came up with the idea of having the drunken Nicky (played by Apatow's wife Leslie Mann) fall asleep while driving Andy to her place and bouncing off of parked cars.
In a magazine interview, director Judd Apatow revealed a trick behind the film's success: during the first preview of the movie, he had actually recorded the preview audiences vocal reaction with a tape recorder. When it came to re-cutting the film for the general release, he trimmed the film in sync to the recorded reaction. The scenes that did not have audience reaction were either cut or trimmed (but reinserted in the Unrated edition).
Steve Carell was actually 43 years old and a father of two children when the movie was released in 2005.
Actress Elizabeth Banks, who plays Beth, was commuting back and forth between L.A. and Vancouver, since at the time she was shooting this movie she was also in Canada working on Slither (2006).
Andy, David, Cal and Jay are believed to be in the same age group. However, Seth Rogen (Cal) was only 22 years old at the time of filming while Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Romany Malco were in their mid-30's to 40's.
"Smart-tech" is loosely based on the "Circuit City" chain.
The films that are watched by the characters in the Smar-Tech store are all produced by Universal.
The Yellow Post-It note attached to Andy's calendar says "Don't Forget! Power Off Wed. Midnight to 2 AM".
When Trish is helping Andy package up his toys for sale she mentions that "the only other person that has as many toys as you, is my friend Eric Gilliland". Eric, who is a real friend of Catherine Keener, was the head writer on the Roseanne (1988) show and has written and produced many others.
A deleted scene has Andy fantasizing about a television reporter named after one of the film's producers, Shauna Robertson.
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006.
Several times in the movie, Cal wears t-shirts with music LP covers on them. They are: - Nirvana: Nevermind - Sonic Youth: Dirty - Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet - Genius/The GZA: Liquid Swords. All these albums were released through Universal Music labels; this film was released by Universal Pictures.
During the "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine in" song-and-dance scene, Jay is seen performing the "sideways shuffle" made popular by M.C. Hammer. Romany Malco (Jay) starred as M.C. Hammer in the VH1 TV movie Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001).
The 20 Date Countdown Calendar of Andy's only has 6 day columns instead of a normal 7-day week.
Trish's last name is Piedmont. It is seen on her card that she gives to Andy.
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The song that Andy is playing on his baritone horn while marching around his apartment is "Anchors Aweigh".
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Producers were planning to have sequel by name of Knocked Up with almost same star cast. But at end they released Knocked Up as another movie (not related to The 40 Year Old Virgin).
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When Cal and Andy walk through the bookstore, the first book that's prominently visible in the upper left corner is "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova.
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