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The baby turning around to look at Mac and Kelly having sex in the first scene of the film was accidental. The scene was originally supposed to end after Seth Rogen turned her around, however the director Nicholas Stoller noticed that the baby kept looking around to watch Rogen and Rose Byrne, so he instructed one of the camera men to film the baby. According to the director, if you listen closely, you can hear Rogen and Byrne laugh after the baby turns around to watch them.
All of the actors took major pay cuts in order to help save money for the budget, in particular, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.
The entire cast and crew became very attached to the twin baby girls Elise Vargas & Zoey Vargas who played Stella. The entire cast and crew went to the set on the babies' last day of filming so they could say goodbye to them.
The film was originally written as Mac and his friends going against the fraternity, but after Seth Rogen's wife read the script, she said that his friends would not care about the fraternity war and suggested writing Mac's wife into the script instead.
According to the film's actors and director Nicholas Stoller, the twin girls Elise Vargas & Zoey Vargas who played Stella were incredibly well behaved and were always smiling and happy. The only time one of the babies became upset and started to cry was when Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne yelled at each other while filming their fight scene.
Became the fourth largest R-rated comedy in history after its opening weekend total of $49,033,915.
The film earned its production budget back on the first day of the film's theatrical release in the United States. The budget was $18,000,000, and the film made $19,574,490 on its opening day.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - who are a couple in real life - filmed a cameo as Christopher Mintz-Plasse's parents, but their scene ended up being cut from the final film.
On the day he was supposed to film his love scene, Dave Franco got a blemish on his butt and had to go to the make-up artist and ask if she could cover it with make-up.
Seth Rogen said that the baby eating the condom made him laugh till he cried.
The credo that the fraternity brothers recite is the actual creed of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
The film is titled Bad Neighbours in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands to avoid confusion with the television soap Neighbours (1985). A video was posted on Universal's Facebook page, showing Seth Rogen singing the theme from the show.
When the frat looks back at the toga party and beer pong creation, the actors playing the guys in togas are The Lonely Island and the actors that discovered the beer pong are from the TV show Workaholics (2011).
Was originally titled Townies, but was changed to Neighbors.
This is the second time that Dave Franco and Zac Efron played best friends on screen. The first time was in the film Charlie St. Cloud (2010).
When Seth Rogen's character talks about getting a gun he talks about getting a tiny hooker gun. This is a reference to a line in Rogen's Pineapple Express (2008).
The writers wanted the fraternity boys to be as lovable as possible, and avoid portraying them as the typically obnoxious, Revenge of the Nerds (1984) kind of bullies. They interviewed many of their own friends who had been in fraternities, to get an accurate picture of frat life. These interviews were also the source of many of the hazing rituals seen in the film, but some of the rituals they learned of were so shocking that they could never be depicted on screen.
When Teddy is modeling. Seth Rogen accidentally spits while talking and Zac Efron can be seen casually wiping Rogen's spit off his cheek.
When Mac and Teddy are intoxicated, they begin speaking in their favorite Batman's voice. The quotes that Teddy uses are from The Dark Knight (2008) when Batman interrogates the Joker for Harvey Dent's whereabouts.
The song being played at the frat party when Mac first calls Teddy to try and get them to turn the music down is the same song from Get Him to the Greek (2010) that Sean Combs refers to as a "game changer."
In the hazing scene where the pledges are forced to wear animal masks and walk in a circle naked "assjuice" tells Zac Efron "I am not an elephant, I am a human being" this is a reference to the 1980 film The Elephant Man (1980).
Seth Rogen (Mac) and Randall Park (the AT&T recruiter during the college convention) although not in the same scene in 'Neighbors', starred together in _The Interview (2014)_. Park plays 'Kim Jong-Un' while Rogen is James Franco's show producer.
This film opened in the UK on a Saturday - 3rd May 2014 - instead of the normal weekday opening day of a Friday. A number of UK cinema outlets started their first showings at midnight or a few minutes after midnight.
Olmsted Drive and Officer Watkins are named for buildings at University of California, Riverside.
Seth Rogen wears Golf Wang, a clothing line by rapper Tyler the Creator through various scenes.
Dave Franco's brother James Franco is a good friend and frequent costar of Seth Rogen.
In the Robert De Niro party scene, Zac Efron is dressed as Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976). Efron would later star with De Niro in Dirty Grandpa (2016)
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During the Robert De Niro party scene, Zac Efron imitates De Niro's Travis Bickle character from Taxi Driver (1976), and Dave Franco is dressed as Jack from Meet the Parents (2000). Other frat boys can be seen dressed as De Niro's characters from Heat (1995) and The Deer Hunter (1978).
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The guys throw a party based around various Robert De Niro film roles. Lisa Kudrow (Dean Gladstone) starred alongside De Niro in Analyze This (1999) and its sequel Analyze That (2002).
Adam Devine appears in a fraternity flashback. He also stars alongside Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).
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This is the second time Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have been classmates as they attend the same high school in Superbad (2007).
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Rose Byrne's character wears a pair of neon green sunglasses at one point which happen to resemble those of a character in another movie of hers, The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The final scene between Mac and Teddy outside of the Abercrombie and Fitch store was completely improvised. Zac Efron had no idea that Seth Rogen would take off his shirt.
Zac Efron broke his hand during his fight scene with Dave Franco. The writers and producers were panicking and started to plan how the broken hand would fit into the movie, and how much the budget would change. However, they were surprised to learn that Efron arranged an emergency surgery so he could be back on set one day later.

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