Ten years ago, the world was a different place. You know what, let’s save ourselves the trouble and imagine a long political rant making fun of those frying the brains of our youngest and brightest with whining, grifting, and scapegoating. OK, awesome, great rant, minds changed everywhere, we’re one step closer to political maturity and economic democracy, good job everyone! Ten years ago, however, we did not need such a brilliant rant. Ten years ago, we had Pitch Perfect.

The movie opened in US cinemas on October 5, 2012. It was a critical and commercial success, and even if the corniness got a bit too cringe at times, it was a depressing Aronofski film when compared to similar (but inferior) stuff like Glee. Then came the 2015 sequel, and it absolutely managed to keep the pep alive while not totally sucking. Unlike the 2017 third part, that is, which just reeks of “we don’t want to be here anymore” energy. In celebration of Pitch Perfect’s tenth anniversary, then, we now take a look at 20 chirpy, histrionic, overexcited facts about the trilogy.

The Original

THE MOVIE IS BASED ON A NON-FICTION BOOK. Journalist and former senior editor at GQ Magazine Mickey Rapkin researched competitive collegiate a cappella, and the result was the 2008 book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory. PITCH PERFECT CRACKED.COM

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Rebel Wilson's Casting

CRACKED.COM PITCH PERFECT REBEL WILSON GOT HER PART RIGHT AWAY. The production team already loved her from her small Bridesmaids part. Then she then sang Lady Gaga in her audition, everyone laughed their butts off, and that was it.

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Improvisation

BARDEN PITCH TREBLE PERFECT REBEL WILSON AND ADAM DEVINE IMPROVISED A LOT. Having worked together on Workaholics (and being two of the strongest comedians in the cast), Wilson and DeVine ad-libbed much of their performance. DeVine would even try to kiss Wilson, which led to their romantic plot in the sequel. CRACKED.COM

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The Burrito Real-Life Inspiration

THE BURRITO SCENE ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO WRITER KAY CANNON. Cannon was jogging on the side of the road when a guy threw a burrito at her from a van. Shooting the reenactment took five tries, as Rebel Wilson just had to capture the perfect reaction for the traumatic experience. za PITCH PERFECT CRACKED.COM

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The “Cups” Scene

CRACKED.COM PITCH PERFECT مهمد 3 4 ANNA KENDRICK LEARNED THE CUPS ROUTINE ON THE INTERNET. Kendrick learned the percussion game before the movie was ever made, and did it in her audition. The producers loved it so much they went with that instead of the original song she was supposed to sing, I'm a Little Teacup.

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“Fat Amy” and the Amy Poehler Inspiration

CRACKED.COM PITCH PERFECT FAT AMY WAS INSPIRED BY AMY POEHLER. According to writer Kay Cannon, the name Fat Amy came from when my friend Amy Poehler was pregnant ... She's really petite and was like, ... I wasn't feeling good. I was tired. I just felt like fat Amy.' I was like, 'I think somebody should call themselves Fat Amy, so that other people can't make fun of them.' That's how that came about.

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The Burrito Incident

CRACKED.COM PITCH PERFECT ADAM DEVINE HIT A CAMERAMAN WITH THE BURRITO. He said to aim for him, DeVine said, thinking I wouldn't hit him, and I pegged him right in the face. That's why that scene is slightly out of focus. I think now that I have a reputation for an amazing toss, I should do a baseball movie.

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Ester Dean and 'S&M'

CRACKED.COM PITCH PERFECT ESTER DEAN WROTE THE RIHANNA SONG SHE SINGS. During the riff-off scene, the a cappella groups have to sing song about sex. Dean's Cynthia Rose takes the lead and begins singing Rihanna's S&M. The scene is particularly awesome because Dean is also a songwriter, and she wrote the song for Rihanna.

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A Hurried Sequel

PERFECT 2 PITCH THE WRITER HAD TO RUSH THE SCRIPT FOR THE SEQUEL. There were four years between Kay Cannon writing the first film and it actually coming out in theaters. For the sequel, however, the breakout success meant she had to write it fast-just as he had had her first baby. As Cannon put it, I was breastfeeding while I was writing scenes. CRACKED.COM

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Obama Cameos

PITCHP PERFECT 2 REBEL WILSON DIDN'T ACTUALLY MOON BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA The footage of the Obamas was taken from 2013's 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors reception (where Anna Kendrick did perform, but for non- Pitch Perfect reasons). CRACKED.COM

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Fat Amy and Bumper’s Romance

CRACKED.COM BARDEN annism PITCHPERFECT 2 INTERNATIONAL REBEL WILSON AND ADAM DEVINE HAD TOO MUCH CHEMISTRY NOTTO PLAY LOVE INTERESTS. During the very first table reading, Wilson and several producers suggested they should have a romantic subplot in the sequel, instead of rehashing Fat Amy's nameless love interest from the original film.

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Kendrick, Banks, and Wilson

CRACKED.COM THIS IS ANNA KENDRICK, ELIZABETH BANKS, AND REBEL WILSON'S FOURTH MOVIE TOGETHER. After the first twothe Pitch Perfect movies, they did 2012's What to Expect When You're Expecting. PITCH PERFECT 3

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Adam DeVine’s (Non) Involvement

USD ... *** PITCHPERFECT 3 ADAM DEVINE WAS ON A REAL USO TOUR. Fat Amy mentions she dumped Bumper, so the comedian does not appear in the USO tour-set threequel. At the time of shooting, DeVine was actually on a USO tour in support of the troops. CRACKED.COM

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Beca + Chloe = Bechloe

PITCHPERFECT 3 PRODUCERS NIXED BECHLOE. By the sequel, the sexual tension between Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow's characters was a bit too notorious. For the third film, fans were excited about the idea, and the actresses were also pushing for it and even shot a kiss scene-but Universal and the producers were against it. CRACKED.COM

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