Pineapple Express is one of the great stoner movies of all time starring one of Hollywood's biggest stoners, Seth Rogen. So to celebrate the movie's 10th anniversary, Rogen decided to share a bunch of behind-the-scenes details of his beloved stoner flick.
Rogen went on Twitter yesterday and tweeted a bunch of fun facts about Pineapple Express. This included details about why James Franco wore a headband throughout the movie, who rolled the joints used on set and even some info about the Pineapple Express marijuana strain. Take a look:
In #PineappleExpress, me and my co-writer Evan had to roll all the cross joints needed to film (about 100) ourselves because nobody else on the crew could roll them properly.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
There was NO strain of weed called #PineappleExpress when we made the movie. We said “if one day, people are out there selling weed called Pineapple Express, it worked”.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
Throughout the fight scene in Red’s house in #PineappleExpress, I broke my finger and Danny McBride got his head cracked open when Franco hit him with the bong.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
The reason Saul wears a headband in #PineappleExpress is the result of another injury. There’s a shot (that’s in the movie) when we are running through the woods, Franco hits his head on a tree. He actually hit his head on a screw that was holding a pad in place and got stitches.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
In #PineappleExpress, Red was originally supposed to die the first time he was shot when he was tied up in his apartment, but we thought Danny Mcbride was so funny that we just kept bringing him back to life.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
While we were filming the scene where Red is taped to the chair in #PineappleExpress, Danny had to actually be taped in the chair all day and we couldn’t let him out because it took too long to put him back. pic.twitter.com/vBmmcRTuiL— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
In #PineappleExpress, originally, Red killed Matheson with a Ford Fiesta, but Ford didn’t want their car involved in a movie murder so we had to change it to a Daewoo Lanos, which is ultimately much funnier I think.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
In #PineappleExpress, Red refers to his ex wife having gotten out of jail recently. There’s a pic of Red and his ex wife, who was played by Stormy Daniels.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018
Geez, did he save anything for the director's commentary on the Blu-Ray?
Also, we really hope Danny McBride didn't need to use the restroom on the day he was taped up.
(h/t Seth Rogen)