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    Updated on May 1, 2020. Posted on Apr 28, 2020

    Everyone Says "Superbad" Is The Greatest Comedy Ever So I Watched It

    Is it truly one of the greatest comedies of all time? An expert weighs in.

    Hi, I'm Hannah, and I've never seen Superbad before!

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    I was a little sick of seeing that face whenever I told people this, so I decided to give it a watch! And you guys...I had a lot of thoughts.

    Without further ado, here are my thoughts on Superbad:

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    1. The porn convo is a good introduction to the two characters, but Vag-Tastic Voyage is concerning me. They just pull random girls off the street into their van??

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    Also, LOL flip phones.

    2. Michael Cera's character is already my favorite.

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    "No, thank you. I don't 'miss each other.'" An iconic line.

    3. I'm sorry, THIS dude is popular?? Why does he have Miss Honey hair??

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    4. It is SO OBVIOUS that Becca likes Evan. Why does he keep blowing her off?

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    Also, who has this much time in between classes?

    5. The scene with this Home Ec teacher was funny at first, but it goes way too far. Who SWEARS at their teacher and doesn't get in ANY trouble?

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    And then he proceeds to do a bunch of obscene gestures next to Emma Stone, and the teacher just...doesn't notice?

    6. Not to be dramatic, but I would die for Miroki.

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    I love him so much.

    7. Look, I am here for this dick-drawing sequence. It's hilarious. But...as Seth's best friend, how did Evan not already know this? Haven't they been friends forever?

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    8. Yikes, this whole "she'll get with me because she'll be drunk" idea is very problematic and would NOT fly today.

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    Comedy has changed. Thank god. This whole scene is really gross.

    9. Is that Dave Franco??

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    Still playing a high schooler five years later in 21 Jump Street. With Jonah Hill, too!

    10. It's only been a little bit but Michael Cera's character is already is killing me. His delivery is SPOT. ON. EVERY. TIME.

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    I still don't get how that boob punch happened, though.

    11. I think my favorite part about the McLovin ID is that Fogell's picture is off-center. Also, is this really what Hawaii IDs look like?

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    I don't live under a rock, so I knew all about this fake ID part. Still funny, though.

    12. I honestly think Evan and especially Seth are unfairly mean to Fogell. But...the digs about his vest are hilarious.

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    They're not wrong.

    13. Seth says the words "since Jump Street," which apparently means "from the start," but all I can think about is that Jonah Hill later starred in 21 Jump Street.

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    Now that is a great comedy.

    14. I don't think I've heard the term "spermicide" since 8th grade health class. I honestly didn't know people used that (which I'm assuming is part of the joke). But, yay for being safe!

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    Also, can we talk about Seth here?? He honestly seems like such a toxic friend. Evan doesn't have to consult you about every tiny decision he makes, Seth.

    15. The whole "questioning" scene is hilarious. Bill Hader and Seth Rogan are comedic geniuses as these two idiotic cops.

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    (As a Jew, I approve of this Jew joke.)

    16. Michaels' advice on good places to meet girls still holds up in 2020.

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    17. Honestly, the party scenes they keep flashing back to aren't very funny. I much prefer this scene with the cops and Fogell at the bar.

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    They're spitting out straight comedy every line. I have a feeling this scene was at least partly improvised and it's amazing. I think my favorite line is when they're talking about Bill's new wife and Seth goes "you'll meet her." Like, what??? Are they going to hang out after this??

    18. The funniest part of this scene is when the cops get this terrifying radio call and just turn it off to continue their conversation with Fogell/McLovin.

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    God, I love Bill Hader.

    19. I am concerned about this detergent plan. Did he properly rinse it out first? Laundry detergent is thick AF and there's only a small hole at the top so you can't really reach in and make sure it's clean. I feel like this beer definitely has detergent in it.

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    Also, is all this really worth it for some beer? It's not even hard liquor!

    20. The one funny scene at the party is when the guys on coke make Evan sing.

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    I really want to know if all these lines were written or Michael Cera improvised them. His timing is ON POINT.

    21. Officers Slater and Michaels honestly have a much cuter friendship than Evan and Seth's. I'm here for this bromance.

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    There are some great lines in this scene, like "I shot that cat last week" and "it's like having two dicks, if one of your dicks could kill people."

    22. I don't know if this is a hot take or not, but Seth is by FAR the worst character. Not only does he just suck as a friend and person, but he's also just...not funny.

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    Fogell, Evan, and the cops are all hilarious. Seth says "fuck" and "dick" every two words as a cheap attempt at humor then complains about things that are entirely his fault. Why does Evan even hang out with him?? You know what, I'm gonna say it: I'm GLAD he didn't get into Dartmouth. Evan can finally leave him behind.

    23. I'm just going to say, I totally called that the cops were going to A) come to the party and B) hit Seth with their car. Maybe that was obvious because he already got hit with a car earlier in the movie, but I'd still like to point it out.

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    HOW IS SETH NOT MORE HURT???

    24. Fogell's entrance from the cop car is kind of epic.

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    But I am a little confused about the point of all the slo-mo. I thought his cigarette would hit the alcohol and catch on fire or something.

    25. The true anguish Slater and Michaels feel over Fogell's exit is killing me. I don't know what the classic quotes are from this movie, but I hope "MCLOVIN WHY???" is one of them.

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    26. The most quotable lines from this movie are actually the ones that are just silly and not offensive/crass.

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    I hope people quote this line, too.

    27. ...Okay, maybe I spoke too soon.

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    Honestly, it's Michael Cera's delivery that kills me, though.

    28. I'm sure this has been pointed out before, but NOT ONE of these guys is fit for any of these girls. Especially considering high school cliques and gossip and stuff. Like, I'm sorry, but Emma Stone? A goddess. And she's also really nice. And Seth just sucks, as we have already discussed. Plus he's just not well-liked or popular.

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    29. What kind of health class teaches this??

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    My aforementioned sex ed classes talked about spermicide and diaphragms but literally not a single thing about the female orgasm/general physical reactions of women during sex.

    30. Okay sorry for continuing to screencap this sex scene (can it even be called a sex scene?) but there is just some comedy gold here coming from Michael Cera.

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    This could be his best work.

    31. I AM SO GLAD THEY BROUGHT MIROKI BACK.

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    My bb.

    32. I get that the whole carrying thing is supposed to be sweet and redeeming for Seth's character, but honestly I'm just worrying about Evan. Kid is literally unresponsive. He probably has alcohol poisoning!!

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    Seth still sucks.

    33. This scene where the cops walk in on Fogell is great, and gives me major 21 Jump Street vibes.

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    Same energy.

    34. They got me here with the whole "we knew all along" thing. I HONESTLY thought the cops were just that dumb.

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    35. The amount of drunk driving (and by cops, no less) in this film is staggering. I feel like they used to play drunk driving for laughs a lot more in the 2000s. Which is...not good.

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    I'm worried people tried stuff like this after seeing this movie. Realistically, Slater would've died here.

    36. This is sweet, but Seth still sucks and Evan deserves better. This is the hill I will die on.

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    37. I really hope Jules is just hanging out with Seth to get her friend alone with Evan. Because sorry, I just refuse to believe she'd ever like Seth.

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    Aaaand that's the end! Final Thoughts:

    Look, I love a good dick/sex joke. Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me is literally one of my favorite movies. Trainwreck is also amazing. But a lot of the crass jokes in this movie (at least, the ones coming from Seth) just haven't aged well. HOWEVER, the rest of the movie was hilarious. Bill Hader and Michael Cera were particular standouts, but Seth Rogan and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were also great.

    Overall, I'm very impressed that Seth Rogan and Even Goldberg started writing this at age 13. It's obviously a comedy classic and I can see why. But...was it the best comedy ever, or even of the 2000s? Absolutely not. Mean Girls exists, you guys, and has aged WAY better.

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