Seth Rogen Celebrates 10 Years of 'Pineapple Express' With These Insane Facts About the Movie
The best stoner movies incorporate comedy, tragedy, romance, drama and uh……. o yea, weed!
From the grandfathers of bud, Cheech and Chong, and their film enterprise, to the great munchies adventure, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, to the cult-classic Smiley Face with its undeniably strong female lead — there is undoubtedly something for everyone when it comes to stoner flicks.
It’s hard to believe that one of our favorites, the hilarious Pineapple Express, has already been around for a decade. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, real-world stoner (and actor and co-writer of the movie), Seth Rogen, took to his Twitter to share some fun facts about the movie.
Highlights include the rolling of cross-joints, plenty of on-set injuries, Kanye, Stormy Daniels’ cameo as Red’s ex, and more.
So grab your papers, roll a fatty, and scroll on through to see some of our favorite inside scoops from the movie.
First of all, Pineapple Express was not the name of a strain at the time of the film’s release. In fact, Pineapple Express was a meteorological term used in Hawaii.
No one on set was capable of rolling the gorgeous cross joints James Franco’s character calls “the apex of the vortex of joint engineering.” So the writers had to step in.
Proving that these actors were almost as clumsy at the characters they portrayed, a bunch of injuries went down on set.
Stormy Daniels made a cameo, nearly a decade before her recent media … um, storm.
No stranger to blockbuster hits, Stormy also had credited appearances on Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Seth reveals in Vanity Fair that Stormy might have opened up to him about some of the stuff she’s been in the news for lately.
Seth and James were supposed to have each other’s roles. But in typical stoner fashion, whatever.
We finally find out why it is exactly that Red never dies.
Remember that scene where Danny is tied up to a chair? Turns out the poor guy was stuck there all day.
Seth did pretty much all his own stunts. When someone on Twitter asked if the rumor that Seth was so hungover this day that he vomited before shooting the scene, he removed all doubt with a “Haha. That’s true.”
We learned that car companies apparently have a say in the movie scenes their cars are used for.
Did you start calling your schwag “Snicklefritz” after Pineapple Express? Now you can learn the history of the term, and it has nothing to do with bud.
The movie was anticipated to be such a hit that even Kanye West got in on the premiere. “Kanye came to the premiere of Pineapple Express,” Seth proudly tweeted.
Director Judd Apatow chimed in to Seth’s thread to reveal that someone else had auditioned to play the role of a drug dealer.
Recognize him? None other than Breaking Bad‘s protagonist Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston. According to his tweet, Judd had him do a table read, but didn’t think he’d be scary enough to play a convincing dealer.
Which surprised us and shocked a lot of Twitter.
Although picturing Bryan as Walter White as the dealer in Pineapple Express is the kind of mashup dreams are made of, we do love the movie just the way it is.
And the fact that it came out 10 years ago means it’s definitely time for a rewatch. Happy birthday, Pineapple Express!