Seth Rogen and longtime friend/writing partner Evan Goldberg are well known for creating classics like Superbad and Pineapple Express, but what some fans might not know is the comedic duo also helped rewrite Bad Boys II.
Before the release of Superbad in 2007, Rogen and Goldberg were struggling to make ends meet, so Judd Apatow stepped in and hired the duo to assist with some rewrites. Although it might sound hard to believe, the BC native confirmed his connection yesterday during a Twitter exchange with entertainment writer Eric Vespe.
Been seeing a few questionable takes about Bad Boys being better than Bad Boys 2. Upon a rewatch of both I must declare all such takes to be foolish and objectively incorrect. Does Bad Boys have Michael Shannon in it? Nope. Does it have horny rats? Also, no. Case closed. pic.twitter.com/EQ4syj3Moa
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) January 14, 2020
This revelation quickly got the attention of fellow comedian Paul Scheer, who commented, “What?! I want to know EVERYTHING.” Rogen went on to explain how he and Goldberg landed the gig and, thanks to Apatow, are responsible for adding some humor to the buddy cop sequel.
Judd was rewriting it and me and Evan were broke so he gave us a bit of money to help. I don’t remember much but we all definitely wrote the joke where they don’t know the words to the song, and where Martin shoots the machine gun in the car by accident. And probably many more…
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 15, 2020