It's not just sci-fi movies and TV shows that have fascinating behind-the-scenes footage, facts and anecdotes. Granted, they definitely lend themselves to that. We have particular fun with how dopey and/or horrifying actors look when filming CGI sequences. 

But comedy has its own gold to mine, and we're not just talking about the joke kind, Jerry. No, comedy is waaay harder than it looks, and the best way to understand that is to look at it behind the scenes. It's not some big tree fort where everybody laughs and sprays each other with seltzer, although we've lobbied for that, hard.

Do you know what says an actor is committed to a role? Spending three hours trying to record a bad answering machine jingle. That's exactly what Jason Alexander did for George Costanza's answer machine. More on that and 28 other Easter eggs and behind-the-scenes facts about famous comedy movies and shows:

BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS SUPERBAD Like most Apatow movies, there's lots of IMPROVISATION CRACKED.COM From Jonah Hill's DTF to Bill Hader's singing Panama to Emma Stone shouting what the f*ck! when she gets a headbutt from Hill to the 'boop' on the nose, many of the film's classic bits were invented in real time.


Princess Bride never even had a trailer. GRACKED.COM The studio didn't know how to market the movie. It was not a big success when it was first released.


EASTER EGGSTRA MEANINGS AND REFERENCES Montana: Best known for Dana Carvey's SNL Church Lady and also the Unabomber. In season 3 when the gang is at the Cowboy Skyscraper Buffet Americana restaurant in Australia, they sit at the Montana table, with these two figures sketched on top to represent the state. The Good Place CRACKED.COM


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