During filming breaks, James Franco read 16th-century Jacobean dramas.
The diner scene near the end of the film was not in the script. It was improvised on the spot by Rogen, Franco and McBride.
When the police liaison looks up Dale's information his birthday is April 14th, 1982 while Seth Rogen's actual birthday is April 15th 1982.
James Franco's line "It smells like, God's Vagina," was actually originally improvised by Seth Rogen, but James Franco told him it wasn't funny, then used it in the next take.
When James Franco smashes the bong over Danny R. McBride's head, it was supposed to be a fake, break-away bong so Danny R. McBride could take part in the stunt. However, it was filled with some water and when James Franco actually smashed it, Danny R. McBride was actually mildly hurt.
he first marijuana themed comedy to gross over $100 million worldwide.
Writer's Trademark: Clark County.
Shipped to some theaters under the title "Easy Job".
The word 'fuck' and its derivatives are said 180 times.
Rosie Perez convinced the director, David Gordon Green to cut most of her dialogue out, telling him it would make her character's crooked side more effective.
While filming the scene in which Saul runs into a tree, James Franco became over zealous and actually ran into the tree causing him to get three stitches.
Saul's grandmother was not part of the original script. James Franco came up with the part, suggesting that it would be funny for his drug dealer character to have a Bubbie.
'Seth Rogen' was a guest on "The Howard Stern Show" (1990) on August 11, 2008 and he told Howard Stern that he wrote the script in 2001. However since he was still relatively new it wasn't until his performances in The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) and Knocked Up (2007) that the script was approved.
The red slurpee Saul spills over the windshield of the cop car was darkened in the trailer after it was discovered that audiences were mistaking it for blood.
During a July 2008 interview with the Orange County Register about Pineapple Express, the interviewer told Seth Rogen and James Franco that he prepared for the interview by watching the classic stoner comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) the night before. When he asked Rogen and Franco if they prepared likewise before making Pineapple Express, Franco said he prepared by making out with Spicoli (a reference to his having shot Milk (2008/I), in which he and Sean Penn play lovers).
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