Director Mark Romanek almost walked away from the production of "El Scorcho". His treatment was rejected by Rivers Cuomo in favor of one by Spike Jonze. Further problems arose when Cuomo demanded more screen time than the rest of the band, almost leading to Weezer breaking up. But Romanek decided to stick with it, although he states the video is "not what he intended".
The "Say it Ain't So" video was filmed at 2226 Amherst Avenue in Los Angeles. Where the band lived, practiced and recorded in their earlier years. The house can be seen in the liner notes of their first album "Weezer (The Blue Album)" and the song "In the Garage" is slightly inspired by the house.
The chapters "Saction" and "Weezer goes to Van Nuys: The Making of Pinkerton" include snippets of the never-before-heard demo "Superfriend." A song the band's rabid fans long to hear a completed version of.