An Elmo cameo was written for the 2011 Muppets film but was stopped by Children's TV Workshop lawyers. Ironically, the scene featured the Muppets attempting to recruit Elmo but getting stopped by his lawyers. hollywoodreporter.com/newโ€ฆ
The reason Yukon Cornelius keeps licking his ax in the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" special is because he's looking for peppermint. The scene explaining that was deleted. huffpost.com/entry/rudolpโ€ฆ
The scene in The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare," where Sideshow Bob continuously steps on rakes, was actually "creative padding" to get the episode to its minimum length. independent.co.uk/arts-enโ€ฆ
In Bugattis world record video of the Chiron going from 0-400kmph-0, the one-shot scene of the car accelerating was achieved by simply using another Bugatti Chiron as the camera car because nothing else on set was fast enough to record the shot. youtu.be/YTJr5bMWVyo
For the first Superman movie producers wanted Christopher Reeve to wear fake muscles under the suit but he refused. He instead started an intense two-month training program which added 14kg to his 86kg frame. He got so big they had to reshoot earlier scenes as they didnโ€™t match the later shots. aruma.com.au/about-us/bloโ€ฆ
The snow scene in The Wizard of Oz (1939) used Industrial Grade Asbestos as Snow. Cotton was used as fake snow until the 1920s, but was considered a fire hazard. Firefighters recommended using Asbestos because it was fire retardant. northstarenvironmental.coโ€ฆ
In 2008 German actor Daniel Hoevels accidentally cut his own throat on stage in a โ€œsuicide sceneโ€ when he was given a real knife by mistake. theguardian.com/world/200โ€ฆ
The scenes of Kazakhstan in Borat, were shot in Glod, a tiny village in Romania. All the extras are villagers of Glod who got paid to be in the film and were told it was a documentary. They felt insulted by their portrayal, tried to sue the producers and threaten to kill Borat for insulting them abcnews.go.com/Internatioโ€ฆ
Team America: World Release initially received an NC-17 rating due to the sex scene. The initial cut lasted a minute and a half and showed the puppets urinating and defecating on each other. Nine edits were shown to the MPAA before it was approved and cut down to 50 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaโ€ฆ
Koala fingerprints are nearly identical to human's and could taint crime scenes vernonmorningstar.com/treโ€ฆ
Many of the scenes in "Elf" were filmed at an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Vancouver. In the 50's, Riverview Hospital was home to more than 4,000 patients. The X Files, Supernatural, Saw, Deadpool 2 and many others have filmed scenes on the site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivโ€ฆ
, Steve Gerber, the creator of Howard the Duck lost the rights to Marvel but took him back in spirit by convincing Marvel to do a crossover with a new character of his and added a scene where Howard gets cloned and the real one leaves and changes his name to Leonard while a clone stays behind. birthmoviesdeath.com/2014โ€ฆ
The oldest known oil paintings were found inside caves in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Dating from the 6th century AD, the paintings show scenes of Buddhas in vermilion robes and mythical creatures. Oil wasnโ€™t added to paint in Europe until the 13th century. reuters.com/article/us-afโ€ฆ
Viewers of the 1964 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV special complained that Santa was not shown fulfilling his promise to include the Misfit Toys in his toy delivery. In response, a new scene for rebroadcasts was produced with Santa making his first stop at the Island to pick them up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudโ€ฆ
In the movie Step Brothers, in the scene where Brennan declares, โ€œDid we just become best friends,โ€ there is a sign in the background for Hugaloโ€™s Pizza. Hugaloโ€™s is the restaurant from which Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) delivered pizzas in Talladega Nights after his crash and mental breakdown. maxim.com/entertainment/gโ€ฆ
While filming Tokyo Drift, they couldn't get a permit to film a scene. They filmed it anyway, and the studio hired a fall guy to claim to be the director and spend a night in jail. digitalspy.com/movies/a15โ€ฆ
The original script of Jaws had Hooper die in the underwater โ€˜shark cage attackโ€™ scene. A real Great White Shark attacked an empty cage during off-site filming. The footage was so stunning; Spielberg decided to incorporate it in the movie, essentially saving Hooper from his original fate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawโ€ฆ
The first Roman fire brigade was created by Marcus Crassus. 500 men strong. Arriving at the scene, the fire fighters did nothing while Crassus offered to buy the burning building from the owner at a low price. If the owner agreed to sell, they put the fire out. Otherwise they let it burn down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
Amber Heard was sued for $10 million over her upcoming film โ€œLondon Fields" in 2016 for rejecting to film nude scenes as part of her contract and also later not taking part in any of the promotional activities for the film as contractually obligated. thewrap.com/amber-heard-lโ€ฆ
In the โ€œLife of Brianโ€ scene where Graham Chapman reveals himself naked at a window to his adoring followers, fellow Python Terry Jones realised he lacked one crucial Jewish detail. A Strategically placed rubber band provided authenticity. chortle.co.uk/features/20โ€ฆ
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], โ€˜Iโ€™m Batman.โ€™ He kept doing Batman quotes on setโ€ Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1โ€ฆ
In the famous flower shop scene in "The Room," Tommy Wiseau didn't immediately notice the dog on the counter. According to Greg Sistero in his book The Disaster Artist, Wiseau improvised the "hi doggy" line. Wiseau later asked the flower shop owner, who was playing herself, if the dog was real. sbs.com.au/movies/articleโ€ฆ
In 2009, Wallace Souza, a Brazilian TV presenter was arrested after he was found to be hiring hitmen to be the first at the crime scene to boost ratings. His show was #1 in his city. He contracted 5 murders that were confirmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walโ€ฆ
The dog chase scene in Christmas Vacation was done with an untrained squirrel when the trained squirrel died on the day of the shoot. rollingstone.com/feature/โ€ฆ
A Caganer is a figurine depicted in the act of defecation appearing in nativity scenes in Catalonia and neighbouring areas with Catalan culture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagโ€ฆ
Many scholars believe that William Shakespeare invented the โ€œKnock-knock jokeโ€. An early iteration appears in Act 2, Scene 3 of Macbeth โ€˜Knock, knock! Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub?โ€™ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoโ€ฆ
The Stasi would store collected sweat samples from interrogations and use dogs to match suspects with odors from crime scenes. deutsches-spionagemuseum.โ€ฆ
When Roman Emperor Elagabalus saw adultะตry scenes shown on-stage, he would order what was usually "done" in pretence to be carried out in fact. He also never had sะตx with the same woman twice (except with his wife), and opened brothะตls in his house for his friends, clients, and slavะตs penelope.uchicago.edu/Thaโ€ฆ
In November of 1999, Kevin Smith attended a protest against his own movie: "Dogma." He even made it onto the local news, when the on-the-scene reporter asked him (not knowing it it was him) his thoughts on the movie. He responded: "I don't know, but I've been told, 'not good.'" comicbook.com/movies/newsโ€ฆ
In Top Gun, Maverick goes into a flat spin which he cannot recover and crashes into the ocean, killing Goose. During production the stunt pilot hired to perform and film the scene went into the flat spin but couldn't recover, crashed into the ocean and died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topโ€ฆ
Paul Rudd has been playing the same prank on Conan O'Brien for nearly 20 years, in which Rudd will pretend to introduce a clip for the movie he's promoting on O'Brien's talk show, but the audience will instead be shown a scene from 1988's 'Mac and Me'. hollywoodreporter.com/newโ€ฆ
Tom Hanks personally paid to shoot some 'Forrest Gump' scenes, including the famous run across America foxbusiness.com/media/tomโ€ฆ
. Chalk outlines were drawn by the police for press photographers, not for investigative purposes. It allowed the press to take a picture and represent the scene without the gruesomeness of a body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaโ€ฆ
Before JFK, Oswald tried to kill army General Edwin Walker in April 1963. A tourist visited the General's place in August 1963 & films the scene of that attempt. He later unknowingly caught Oswald on video in August 9, while witnessing a commotion on Canal Street. emuseum.jfk.org/objects/3โ€ฆ
The missing โ€œLove is Goneโ€ scene from The Muppet Christmas Carol was cut after the VHS release because it was lost! bigissue.com/culture/why-โ€ฆ
Tomb Raider was initially going to give players the choice of playing either a male or female protagonist. Lara Croft creator, Toby Gard, decided to scrap the male option after realizing having two player characters doubled the amount of work required for the cut-scenes and also preferred Lara. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomโ€ฆ
The scene of Jim walking around a deserted London in 28 Days Later is really deserted, with the film crew filming the scene very early in the morning before rush hour to make it easier to close the streets of London cinema.com/articles/1468/โ€ฆ
Towards the end of filming the first Harry Potter film, Daniel Radcliffe's voice broke. For the final filmed scenes, a "soundalike" child actor, Joe Sowerbutts, was recruited to overdub his lines in post-production. theguardian.com/film/2001โ€ฆ
In 2010 the band Imperial Stars blocked the 101 freeway with a truck and played a set that included their song "Traffic Jam 101" on the blocked road. Their site claimed they were "set to launch a new campaign to transform the Orange County Music scene by epic proportions.โ€ beverlypress.com/2010/10/โ€ฆ
In Torrington, Alberta there's a museum full of taxidermy gophers posed in human scenes. gopherholemuseum.ca/dioraโ€ฆ
The Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City was first held in 2016 and was inspired by the opening scene from the James Bond movie Spectre. theguardian.com/world/201โ€ฆ
Multiple Star Wars lead actors have struggled with a habit of making their own sound effects for fight scenes to the point where numerous takes needed to re-shot because you could see the actors making lightsaber noises. vanityfair.com/hollywood/โ€ฆ
According to Quentin Tarantino, horror movie director Wes Craven walked out of the screening for Reservoir Dogs during the torture scene at the 1992 Sundance Festival cinemablend.com/news/1654โ€ฆ
Moviegoers seeing "13 Ghosts" in 1960 could choose if they wanted to see the ghosts or not. The ghosts were added with a red filter on scenes with a blue filter. People were given viewers with red and blue cellophane, and depending on which one they looked through could "remove" the ghosts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_โ€ฆ
When "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" was released in Australia, the film board ruled that most scenes involving monsters had to be removed, in order for the movie to be released in the country en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbโ€ฆ
During the response to a major bridge collapse in Oklahoma in 2002, an ex-con took command of the disaster site by impersonating a US Army Captain. He directed FBI agents, appropriated vehicles and equipment and lead the rescue/recovery effort for two days before fleeing the scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-4โ€ฆ
The 2018 kids movie "Show Dogs" came under fire after parents and groups accused the film of normalizing child grooming. The producer pulled the movie from theaters, and re-released it without the offending scenes. However, this also created a plot hole in the re-edited version. huffpost.com/entry/survivโ€ฆ
Then-teenagers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were extras in the Fenway Park scene in Field of Dreams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieโ€ฆ
The infamous scene, in Mel Gibson's film "the Patriot" depicting the herding noncombatant men, women and children into a church, and setting it on fire is based on the SS massacre of French villagers in Oradour-Sur-Glane in 1944. Nothing like this ever happened in the American Revolution. englishmanlovesamerica.coโ€ฆ
"Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" was supposed to be shot and set entirely in NYC, but Paramount Pictures deemed it too expensive and decided to cut corners. This resulted in most of the movie taking place on a ship and little in NYC (most NYC scenes were shot outside the city). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ

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