A Samuel L. Jackson Impersonator Is Responsible For Those Motherfucking Snakes On That Motherfucking Plane
Snakes On A Plane was probably never going to win Best Picture, but during the early stages, the film's producers still wanted to keep the appeal as broad as possible. At one point, they even briefly changed the name to Pacific Flight 121 in an attempt to trick your grandpa into watching it (and exactly nobody else). Samuel L. Jackson forced them to change the name back -- because the man understands god damn movies -- but the plan was still to play it safe and release this stupid film about flight attendants battling loose vipers as a fun-for-most-of-the-family PG-13 flick.
But a few fans had other ideas. Specifically, they wanted Samuel L. Jackson to swear more. Also, boobs.
New Line CinemaThey were tired of this motherfucking PG-13 rating on this motherfucking movie.
The film's most famous line ("I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane") was never in the original script. That bit of cinematic magic originates from two friends, Chris Rohan and Nathaniel Perry, who worked together at a Maryland audio company. The two of them got so excited about Snakes On A Plane that they made a fake audio-only trailer for the film featuring a Samuel L. Jackson impersonator. The reaction to the trailer was overwhelmingly positive, particularly to the now-infamous line.