The Carnival Scene In The Sandlot Was Just As Gross In Reality
1993's The Sandlot is a classic coming-of-age story about a group of teenage boys who play sports and go on wacky adventures. Trying to sneak a kiss from a cute lifeguard, almost being eaten by a humongous dog, going on a dream quest with Babe Ruth -- you know, typical teenage stuff.
Then there's that one scene ... you know the one. The team celebrates a win at a carnival, with rides and copious amounts of chewing tobacco. The latter meets the former and, well ...
Those lumps of "chaw" the boys are masticating? They weren't tobacco, for reasons that should be obvious. They were actually something far worse: huge balls of licorice covered in bacon bits. And if you think that sounds like something a human being should be consuming of their own free will, you're probably Norwegian.
Imagine putting a big ol' hunk of that in your mouth ("I think some of us were stupid enough to swallow it") and then, the taste still lingering like a ghost made of bad decisions, riding an intense fairground ride 15 times in a row. According to Smalls himself, that experience resulted in most of the cast hurling for real. And now, if you'll excuse us, we have to type up a recipe for Fermented Licorice Bacon Wads. The Nords will surely pay top dollar.
The Dwarves In The Desolation Of Smaug Really Got "Fished"
The Hobbit movies were, to put it kindly, a crime against humanity that should not, could not, and will not be forgiven. Not least because of a studio-mandated production schedule that prioritized making the movies in as little time and for as little money as humanly possible. That meant that not only did Peter Jackson have less time to hand-fashion hundreds of pieces of armor, but he also had to rely on CGI way more than he did for Lord Of The Rings.
And it showed. Oh boy did it show.
New Line CinemaPerfect. Exactly what Tolkien was going for.