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Seth Rogen has had police officers tell him they chose their career based on Superbad
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Seth Rogen has had police officers tell him they chose their career based on Superbad

It looks like some people missed the point of the cops in Superbad

Seth Rogen says he's had police officers tell him they chose a career in law enforcement based off watching his movie Superbad.

Rogen co-wrote the film with Evan Goldberg and starred in it as Officer Michaels, one of the cops who ends up taking McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) on a joyride after he gets attacked trying to buy alcohol.

Forming a comedic double act along with Bill Hader's Officer Slater, they are basically the worst cops ever and spend most of the movie trying to impress a teenager so he'd think they were cool.

Apparently some people missed that point, as Rogen told Vanity Fair in an interview celebrating Superbad 15 years after it first released that multiple police officers have said they became cops thanks to the movie.

If you've seen Superbad, you'll have some idea of just how bad that is as Slater and Michaels ignore crimes, set fire to their police car and shoot at the burning wreckage.

Rogen himself says he found it 'horrifying' that police officers tell him they went into law enforcement because they'd watched Superbad.

Seth Rogen as Officer Michaels in Superbad, who somehow inspired real people to become real cops.
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He said: "What’s horrifying is a comment I get a lot where cops come up to me and say, 'I became a cop because of Superbad.'

"That has been said to me on numerous occasions. And when they say that to me, I say, 'That is f***ed up. You did not understand the movie.'"

It's really hard to argue with him, especially since he co-wrote the movie and played one of the cops so if anyone's qualified to make a judgement on this, it's him.

Seth Rogen has said he finds it 'f***ed up' that people wanted to become cops after watching Superbad.
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Another recent revelation about the movie is that Jonah Hill 'immediately hated' co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse, as during their auditions together Hill found him 'really annoying to me'.

Judd Apatow claimed at one point Hill said 'I don't want him doing it', but was told that was the point as their characters Seth and Fogell (better known as McLovin) weren't meant to be the best of friends.

Looking back on it now, Hill has said his co-star was 'really, really amazing off the bat'.

According to 'science' Superbad is the funniest film of all time. Although, sadly for fans hoping for a sequel, it's probably not going to happen at this point.

Judd Apatow did say, however, there was a proposed plot following the characters in college.

The actors might still be relatively fresh faced but 15 years down the line it might be a bit late for them to be believably playing college students.

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Topics: Seth Rogen, Film and TV, Police, Celebrity, Jonah Hill