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(2008)

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Will Ferrell does his own singing. John C. Reilly does his own drumming.
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The fake testicles, that Will Ferrell used, were worth around twenty thousand dollars, and presented to him as a wrapped present.
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Co-Writer and Director Adam McKay wanted to make this a drama, not a comedy.
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When 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 a Hugalo's Pizza car light is on top of the chest of drawers in the room. Will Ferrell's character worked for Hugalo's Pizza in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), after he lost his job as a race car driver.
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Mary Steenburgen played Will Ferrell's stepmother in Elf (2003). In this film, Steenburgen plays Ferrell's real mother.
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In the commentary, Adam McKay said that they originally went to Catalina Island for location shots, and discovered that he didn't really like it. Instead, they shot on the coast. Catalina Island appears in several shots, and McKay chose not to have it digitally edited out, as a joke.
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The name of the high school, in which Brennan (Will Ferrell) performs during the talent show, and gets made fun of by Derek (Adam Scott), is Great Valley High School, which is the name of the High School Adam McKay attended.
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Despite playing his mother, Mary Steenburgen is only fourteen years older than Will Ferrell.
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The drum set, that the band "Uptown Girl" uses at the party, is the same drum set that belongs to Dale (John C. Reilly).
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According to the director's commentary, John C. Reilly met Richard Jenkins in Chicago, when Jenkins worked with Reilly's father. John was around six years of age.
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The George W. Bush quote displayed at the beginning of the movie is: "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
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Jon Hamm and Thomas Lennon both auditioned for the role of Derek.
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DIRECTOR CAMEO: (Adam McKay): One of the job interviewers.
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The Steven Seagal movie that Brennan and Dale are watching is Above The Law (1988), Seagal's acting debut.
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"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".
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Shipped to some theaters under the name "The Insane Team".
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The playground bully, Chris Gardocki, is named after an NFL punter who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The sword Brennan shows to Dale is a replica of Duncan MacLeod's katana from Highlander (1992).
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During Dale's job interview, Ken Jeong says he knows of a catering company that is looking for people. This is a reference to Ken Jeong's character (Alan Duck) in the series Party Down (2009), who owns Party Down Catering. Adam Scott is also in Party Down (2009), as a caterer.
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Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn appeared on Parks and Recreation (2009).
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The book that Nancy is reading during the bunk bed scene is "Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents" by Jane Islay.
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The second collaboration between Will Ferrell and Kathryn Hahn. They previously worked together in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).
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At one point, Brennan (Will Ferrell) disguises himself as a Nazi to scare away potential buyers of their house. In The Producers (2005), he played a fugitive Nazi.
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Brennan says he smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins and Sloan Kettering. There is a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, which is also mentioned in the lyrics to the opening song "A-Punk" by the New York City band Vampire Weekend, and although it's not exactly called "Johnny", the famous Johns Hopkins hospital is in Baltimore, Maryland.
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John C. Reilly and Adam Scott appeared in The Aviator (2004).
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Kathryn Hahn (Alice) and Adam Scott (Derek) appeared in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). Hahn as Walter's sister, and Scott as the takeover director for LIFE Magazine.
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