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(2003)

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Anthony Anderson's character, Mahalik, turned out so popular in test screenings, additional scenes for him were quickly written and shot while the film was already in post-production.
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(at around 7 mins) The "And twins!" sequence is a parody of a 2003 ad campaign by Coors Light beer. Diane Klimaszewski and Elaine Klimaszewski reprise their roles as the Coors Light Twins from the ads.
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Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer were briefly in talks to write and direct the movie after the Wayans Brothers left the franchise. However, Friedberg and Seltzer wanted to make the movie chiefly a parody of Star Wars, Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, whose working title was reported as "Scary Movie 3: Episode I: Lord of the Brooms." Ultimately, Harvey Weinstein preferred to keep the series parodying horror films, and so Friedberg and Seltzer's script went unused.
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At one point, Kevin Smith was attached to write the script.
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A lengthy alternative ending was shot but later scrapped. That ending included spoofs of A Beautiful Mind (2001), Hulk (2003), and especially The Matrix Reloaded (2003).
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Jenny McCarthy appears in this film after turning down a role in the original Scary Movie (2000) to appear in Scream 3 (2000).
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In the trailer, a scene is shown with the oracle threatening her husband with a frying pan. This was not shown in the theatrical version.
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(at around 1 min) In the beginning of the movie, the scene where Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy are discussing what happens on the tape, McCarthy's character mentions something going on on a boat and a car. She is referring to Anderson's and Tommy Lee's famous "private" video that got leaked online.
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This was the only movie in the Scary Movie series to be nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award.
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This was Charlie Sheen's first parody movie since Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).
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Some additional scenes, extensively including spoofs of The Matrix Reloaded (2003), were removed from the final film. They included a scene where Cindy fights a large number of Tabithas, similar to the Burly Brawl scene in The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Orpheus "prophesizing." The removal of those scenes is also the reason of Queen Latifah never appearing in the final movie dressed as Neo from The Matrix Reloaded (2003), although she appears dressed up that way in the movie's promotions and poster.
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(at around 57 mins) When Leslie Nielsen wondered what would President Ford would do if faced with a difficult situation, he is not staring at a portrait of President Gerald Ford but Harrison Ford. Ford previously played a US President in the film Air Force One (1997) which at times utilized an alternate poster similar to Ford's portrait in this film. Moreover, Nielsen previously appeared in the parody film Wrongfully Accused (1998) which spoofed The Fugitive (1993), a film starring Harrison Ford.
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(at around 53 mins) When Cindy is searching about Morton Lighthouse, there are several pop-ups that appear on the screen, but one is not an ad. It says "This may sound overly simplified... but high interest rates eventually cause low interest rates... and conversely... low interest rates eventually lead to high interest rates," with a yellow background.
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(at around 1h 13 mins) The scene where president (Leslie Nielsen) opens the door and says "I wanted to say, good luck, we're all counting on you" is referring to the cockpit scene of the movie Airplane! (1980) where Leslie Nielsen says the same thing.
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Aside from being the third film in the Scary Movie series, this is also the third time that it parodied a movie from The Matrix film series.
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(at around 43 mins) When Orpheus is trying to watch the Lakers game, ShaNeequa tells him the Lakers will win by twelve. This mostly likely refers to the February 1, 2003 game against the Utah Jazz, which resulted in a 99-87 win for the Lakers at home.
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The Car Driven by the main character is a Brilliant Blue Toyota Prius Hybrid. It is the first mass produced gas/electric hybrid to appear in a major motion picture.
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Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg did an uncredited rewrite.
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(at around 1h 11 mins) The first of two Scary Movies to parody a slasher film remake, as it does with the Cindy and Tabitha confrontation parodies The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) remake of 2003 (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)), and Scary Movie 5 (2013) with the Jody and Kendra cabin sequence parodies the The Evil Dead (1981) remake of 2013 (Evil Dead (2013)).
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Simon Rex, who plays George, is actually a rapper who goes by the name "Dirt Nasty."
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(at around 22 mins) Right after George is thrown through the window, you can spot a pair of legs under the black SUV.
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This is the first Scary Movie to get a PG-13 rating instead of R.
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At one point, James Woods was set to appear as his character, Father McFeely from Scary Movie 2 (2001), but for some reason didn't and Darrell Hammond was cast instead.
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Tom Kenny: uncredited as the voice of the aliens.
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