“You can’t think of that!”: Seth Rogen’s Horrific Real-Life Experiences From His Teenage Years Found Their Way Into Hilarious Superbad Script

Seth Rogen revealed an interesting fact about the script of Superbad and the origin of the funniest moments of the film

Seth Rogen’s Horrific Real-Life Experiences From His Teenage Years Found Their Way Into Hilarious Superbad Script

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  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are two names that have collaborated often to create comedic gems
  • Rogen revealed in an interview that a lot of comedic sequences in Superbad were the real-life experiences
  • Seth Rogen also shared some interesting details about The Boys and it's spin-off, Gen V
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Seth Rogen is popularly known for his funny real-life stories and his hilarious comedic aura both on and off screen. His brand of comedy has been celebrated by audiences in many of his works and his multitalented personality as a writer and producer deserves a lot of praise. He and his close friend Evan Goldberg have written some of the funniest comedies starring Rogen.

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

They both wrote comedies including Pineapple Express, This is the End, and The Interview, the latter two also being directed by the duo. But their best work as writers is undoubtedly Superbad. This film is considered one of the best comedies ever made by the duo and the inclusion of their own personal stories in the film seems to be the magic sauce for its success.

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Seth Rogen Added a Lot Of Hilarious Real-Life Stories For Superbad

Michael Cera and Jonah Hill in Superbad
Michael Cera and Jonah Hill in Superbad

The highly successful 2007 comedy Superbad was written by Seth Rogen and his close friend Evan Goldberg. The duo wrote the film based on their crazy experiences when they were students in the 90s. Most of the events of the film (even some of the wild and bizarre ones) actually took place in real life.

Rogen talked about this aspect in an interview with GQ, saying,

Me and Evan Goldberg started writing Superbad when we were in high school and we incorporated a lot of our real-life high school stories. I mean, the character’s names are Seth and Evan, after me and Evan. The period blood happened, we were at a high school dance and we were in the locker room afterwards. It essentially played out almost exactly like how it does in the movie.

There’s a scene where the youngest guys at, like a party full of older guys who start doing coke, that happened to me and Evan. I did stand-up comedy as a kid, so I would hang out with the stand-up comics sometimes when I was like 16. And one time we went to a party at one of their houses and they all started doing coke. It was a lot like the scene in the movie. You can’t think of that, that has to happen.

Rogen and Goldberg’s bizarre experiences proved to be the high points of comedic gem. Their unique experiences were something audiences had not seen in a comedy before and this led to many laugh-out-loud moments in the film.

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Seth Rogen Promises More Outrageous Carnage in The Boys Season 4 and Gen V

A still from Gen V
A still from Gen V

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are executive producers of The Boys Universe which now includes Gen V. Rogen talked about some of the crazy outrageous things that they have managed to pull off with The Boys and promised that the fourth season and Gen V will continue ‘gory’ entertainment that fans have enjoyed so far. He told Empire,

There are scenes just as shocking in every single one of them. Gen V has some really crazy shit in it. The fact that they’re in college, they’re a little younger, makes it more shocking maybe. In general, if you’re making an R-rated thing, they let you do whatever the f**k you want, unless there’s some real legal thing that they think you might be bumping against. With The Boys, maybe it requires one extra five-minute phone call, where they’re like, ‘Really?’, and you’re like, ‘Really.’ There are other things you’re on hours of phone calls about that are so much less interesting than that.”

Amazon Prime’s Gen V has proven to be a deliciously gory and interesting addition to the franchise so far. It remains to be seen how The Boys Season 4 tops the insanity of Season 3.

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Also read: “It’s a fear of the process”: Seth Rogen Reveals Why He Will Never Join Failing Marvel And DC After Bringing The Boys And Invincible To Life

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