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(2008)

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Will Ferrell does his own singing and John C. Reilly does his own drumming.
The fake testicles that Will Ferrell used were worth around $20,000 and presented to him as a wrap present.
In the scene where Brennan and Dale are in their room showing each other their night vision goggles and autographed sword, the camera pans around while the characters are walking, and you can see a Hugalo's Pizza car light on top of the chest of drawers in the room. Will Ferrell worked for Hugalo's Pizza in "Talladega Nights" (which starred both Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) after he lost his job as a race car driver.
Adam McKay wanted to make this a drama, not a comedy.
Mary Steenburgen played Will Ferrell's step mother in the Christmas film Elf (2003). In this film Mary plays Will's actual mother.
Director Adam McKay states on the commentary that they originally went to the island of Catalina for location searches and discovered that he did not really like the island. They instead shot on the coast and during several shots, the island of Catalina can be seen. McKay chose not to have it digitally edited out as a joke.
The name of the high school which Brennan performs during the talent show and gets made fun of by Derek is "Great Valley High School" which is the name of the actual high school director Adam McKay attended.
The George W. Bush quote displayed at the beginning of the movie is: "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
The drum set that band Uptown Girl uses at the party is the same drum set that belongs to Dale.
Shipped to some theaters under the name "The Insane Team".
"Por Ti Volare", the song Will Ferrell's character sings at the Catalina Wine Mixer, is a Spanish version of Andrea Bocelli's Con te partiro.
At one point, Will Ferrell's character disguises himself as a Nazi to scare away possible buyers of their house. In the remake of The Producers (2005), he played a fugitive Nazi.
Playground bully Chris Gardocki is named after an NFL punter who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jon Hamm and Thomas Lennon both auditioned for the role of Derek.
Brennan says he smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins and Sloan Kettering. There is a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York which is also mentioned in the lyrics to the opening song "A-Punk" by the New York band Vampire Weekend. And although it's not exactly called "Johnny," the famous Johns Hopkins hospital is in Baltimore.

Director Cameo 

Adam McKay:  One of the bosses that interviews Dale and Brennan.

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