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The couple that Farva says "chicken fucker" to are actually Kevin Heffernan parents. They knew he was going to say something rude, but weren't prepared for the "chicken fucker" line.
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The "bullet-proof cup" scene was shot just outside a real-life prison. While Steve Lemme stood there, wearing just a cup, inmates were pressed against the fence yelling at him.
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In the syrup-chugging scene in the diner, the first few takes were done with the actors drinking thick iced tea from syrup containers, but the iced tea didn't look realistic enough. Real syrup was brought in, and the actors then did several takes in which they actually chugged entire bottles of syrup. These are the takes you see in the close-ups, however, some wide shots with the iced tea were kept in.
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When Rabbit was stuffed in a locker covered in shaving cream, he was actually covered in menthol shaving cream. The crew didn't know that menthol burns skin if left on too long. After the scene, Erik Stolhanske was sent next door to a firehouse to get hosed off.
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When Ursula hits Foster in the head with a snowcone, there is a set-up to indicate that the snowcone is solid. A mid-scene switch was supposed to replace the hard snowcone with a softer one, but the switch didn't happen for several takes. Paul Soter took a solid block of ice to the head about nine times before they got it right.
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In the "Cat game" scene, the word "meow" was actually said 11 times.
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In the scene where the troopers are smoking marijuana while watching the Johnny Chimpo cartoon, the redness of their eyes was achieved by the makeup artist blowing menthol in their faces.
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The film was originally supposed to be set in the 1970s.
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When Farva is handcuffed to the toilet, it is a lime that is taped into his mouth.
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The scene where Ramathorn is typing on the computer and saying "enhance" repeatedly is an homage to Harrison Ford in Blade Runner (1982) looking for clues in a photo.
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The gun the Spurburry police captain pulls out in the first Winnebago scene was actually a BB gun, you can see the odd pull back cocking mechanism that is used on an old model BB gun.
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In the first scene that was filmed with Brian Cox (the scene on his porch, where he is reading the letter from the governor), the letter was supposed to have the lines typed out on them. Broken Lizard didn't know that when they started the scene, so they typed the lines up quickly and gave it back to him. If you look closely you can see some white out marks from what the letter originally said.
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David Stolhanske, cousin of Erik Stolhanske, is a Minnesota state trooper.
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Jim Gaffigan plays the motorist named "Larry Johnson" during the cat-game scene. In 2009, Jim Gaffigan was on "Law & Order" as a murder suspect named "Larry Johnson."
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The badges or shields the Vermont State Troopers wear look nothing like the ones in the movie, in fact the badges the actors are wearing resemble an NYPD Detectives shield.
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Jay Chandrasekhar's character shares a first name, Arcot, with Chandrasekhar's father.
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The catering company that worked the entire production of this film fully immersed themselves in the high jinx going on during filming. Rooz Kiani and Chris Brown (of Doctor Detroit fame) were the main pranksters. It is said that they would serve the cast raw or rubber eggs for dinner. The Broken Lizard comedy troop even considered making them honorary members after Kiani captured 32 live skunks and put them in the trailer of Kevin Heffernan. Heffernan is reported to have said 'this situation stinks!!!!'
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Officer Tom McArdle in the budget committee is mentioned about mid-way through the film. This character is named after film editor Tom McArdle (The Station Agent (2003)).
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In the scene cuts during the award ceremony for the state police's drug bust where Farva continuously vomits into a toilet, it was actually Kevin Heffernan vomiting. This process can be seen in the outtake reel on the DVD.
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The bar of soap that O'Hagan bites into was made out of white chocolate. Brian Cox has diabetes, and got very upset after biting into the bar. The crew then had to get a sugar free version.
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In this film the evil local police chief is played by Daniel von Bargen, who played a SWAT communicator in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The Highway Patrol's Capt. John O'Hagen was played by Brian Cox, who played Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter (1986).
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