We are Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, and Kevin Heffernan of BROKEN LIZARD - AUA!
Broken Lizard here at the Lizard HQ. We're going to answer your questions and we have some exciting news to share this morning.
We have JUST launched an Indiegogo campaign to make SUPER TROOPERS 2.
You can see our launch video we just shot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5-eGnOWK68&feature=youtu.be
And here's our pitch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt0mSRLTEbQ&feature=youtu.be
Go ahead and AUA right meow!
PROOF PHOTO: http://imgur.com/eXLTiRS
EDIT (1:30PM PT): We're still going! Each of us is going to take a shift. Keep the questions coming! What's the record for the longest AMA?
EDIT 2 (4:52PM PT): Thank you Reddit! We're wrapping up and we're floored by your response. Steve thought he wrote 4000 answers but that was just the upvotes. He still uses AOL. Go to www.supertroopers2movie.com for more videos and added perks throughout the month. We also recorded this sign off video for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8sUqEurSG0
I love that thing. What's PM?
I want that thing.
In a movie filled with great gags, one of my favorites in Super Troopers is when Foster buys a giant cotton candy and sends it to the Horseshoe-mustachioed Spurbury cop at the Little League game. It's the most creative, passive-aggressive, petty revenge move I've ever seen on film. Did this stem from a real-life incident? Who came up with it?
Well, we're always looking out to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, so we wanted to make the largest cotton candy ever put on screen. We hold that record, though I don't know if we've been included in the latest reprint of the book.
Hey guys. Thanks for doing this AMA. You have some of the most quoted movies ever. What are the lines most people yell at you on a daily basis?
If you have to ask, big man, you can't afford it.
Super Troopers is my favorite comedy of all time, thanks for making it!
I was just wondering, have any of you chicken fuckers ever been recognized by a cop and gotten out of a ticket? Meow.
Honestly, quite a bit. We originally thought cops would hate us, but the opposite is true.
What are the chances that Super Troopers 2 will re-create this scene? Just imagine Thorny flying in on top of Car Ramrod. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=475120265976048&fref=nf
Wow. I like that. Sounds like we'll need some green screen.
i loved club dredd! it didnt get nearly as much attention as your other movies, why do you think that is?
Because the film opened the same weekend as THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, which broke all records. We got trampled. But we love that film, too.
Can I have a moustache ride?
Yes. 5 cents. No weight limit.
Jay, how was it working on Arrested Development?
It was special. We felt we were shooting the best show on TV, though nobody was watching. There was top level talent all through that show. The Writers were stellar, the actors were phenomenal and the directing was, well that's up to you to decide.
Love you guys! Super Troopers was amazing...I kind of think of it as a documentary. How did you know that so many Vermonters have experienced the first 10 minutes of the movie?
Sounds like you need Uber, Kathryn.
Who came up with the name Broken Lizard and why?
I did. We spent three days smoking grass and choosing a name, which was between "Four Whites and and Injun" or "The Chocolate Speedo Bikini Team." When i got to the poster designer's place, I randomly changed it to Broken Lizard because I wanted people to think about Monty Python when they thought about us. Python begets Lizard.
Super Troopers was probably one of the most quoted movies with my friends when we were in college. Also led to the greatest Halloween costume ever.
I'm also a huge fan of Beerfest. When you were filming that movie, how much beer did you guys drink? I don't think you could have been actually hammered the whole time, but you guys must have had a nice buzz going on the whole time, right?
We drank a lot in the afternoon.
How was it working with Michael Clarke Duncan (rest in peace) on the Slammin' Salmon? He was absolutely hysterical, and I can imagine it being difficult to keep a straight face during his shoots.
Mike Duncan was phenomenal. Funny, funny dude. He played an intimidation game, where he said, "If I were to attack you right now, could you defend yourself?" Good fun.
How much meow will be in this movie? Meow?
We're working on a dog barking sketch, so...
What made you decide to make a Super Troopers 2, aside from the fact that it's probably one of the most highly quoted and hysterical movies meowst of us have ever seen?
We were on a road trip in Vermont and saw that a cop had pulled over someone and we laughed about how tough everyone is when they talk about cops and how meek they are when actually pulled over. And we were looking for a film idea that would be able to accommodate five guys.
Jay, what's up!? Thanks for doin' this thing here. Any advice for a brown actor from a successful fellow brown actor in terms of becoming a successful brown actor?
Stay Brown. I don't know. Honestly, I'd learn to write. The parts have to be created and that comes from writers. At least, that's what I did.
I know your movies are super quotable, but I'm curious if there are any quotes from your own movies that you find yourselves referencing even today?
"Desperation is a stinky cologne." I think that one a lot.
Few questions for you guys. Assuming you actually enjoy beer, especially after Beerfest.
What are each of yours favorite beers?
This one is more directed towards the rookie.
Will you still be the rookie? Can you grow a damn 'stache yet?
Hey ItTricky. It be tricky?? This is the rookie. Still the youngest on the force, so unbelievable but still getting hazed. It's bullhoeey. Buy a ticket to see me get my butt waxed against my wishes. Still trying to grow stache. Only a sharpie seems to be working for me right now...
My favorite beer is Bud Light. I also like Sapporo, which is the Bud light of Japan. I also like Bud.
Really sorry to hear about Daniel von Bargen. Wondering about returning cast members from ST1?
Erik: GO VIKES!
Still figuring out who returns. Gonna cost a lot just to bring back Chandrasekhar.
Yeah, with me on the roster, the salary cap is pretty strained.
Yeah, Daniel dying was tragic. The dude was insanely funny. And when we shot the film, he would take out the local cops, they'd smoke grass and get hammered. We highway guys were never invited.
First just wanted to say you guys are hilarious. I saw your live show in Iowa City and it was awesome. Jay, how was it working with the Jackass guys? Any cool stories from on set? Also, Super Troopers 2!
Shooting Jackass 2 was fantastic. Spike and Knoxville prepped me for 2 hours. Some of my pubes were used for Aaron's beard.
I'm as proud of getting to be in Jackass 2 as anything else I've done. Knoxville is a great dude, though you have to keep your balls covered in meetings or he'll punch them and laugh.
Will you chug ketchup in ST2?
I'd do that. Yeah, I'd definitely do that.
Beerfest is one of my husband and I's favorite movies. So I'm super excited to have you guys here!
Who's one actor/actress/entertainer you would like to work with in one of your films that you haven't yet?
Nicole Kidman. I have a thing for Australian red heads...named Nicole...Kidman.
Hey! Fellow Colgate grad here. Beerfest was the first Broken Lizard movie I saw (when I was a freshman there), and when I looked up the movie and found out that you went to Colgate, I was like, "Yep, that makes sense!"
I'm a writer, so I was wondering about how you write as a group. Do you divvy things up somehow?
Dear Princess Jellyshoes, we spend 3 weeks on an outline, then split up the points of the outline. Then one person is the point man and they make it all consistent. Then we meet for three weeks on each draft and then rewrite out sections. By draft 4, the point man takes over and takes all notes and makes all changes. Then we do about 20 drafts before we shoot.
Super Troopers 2, Potfest, Slammin Salmon 2....i don't care I just want to see you guys on the big screen. There's nothing funnier out there. I've had to survive on stand up, shorts and podcasts from you guys need. It's like watching the birth of christ whenever you all get together. So my question is, if you could bukkake anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
I would bukkake Farva.
Hi all, love your movies. I have to say, The Slammin' Salmon is hilarious, and in my opinion, hugely underrated. What inspired the group to make the film? Side note, cannot wait to see ST2: Revenge of the Mustaches
Steve, Erik and I were waiters together and had a blast. We thought it'd be a fun small movie to make during the Writers strike.
Will the Schnozberries still indeed taste like Schnozberries? Do you like Mexico?
Actually the Schnozberries we use in the new film are Acai berries. They look better on screen. And I liked Mexico more before they got into the kidnapping/beheading business.
Guys, thanks for doing the AMA. I have a question for Jay - one thing that has bothered me about Beerfest is the emptiness of the stands during the competitors' entrance shot. Did you run out of extras, or did you just run out of beer?
Shit, was it empty back there? The truth is, we were using the team members as extras in the film, so we couldn't have them be in two places.
Can you call the Super Troopers sequel Top Cops?
We could, yes. We won't, but we could.
You guys ever suck each other off?
More when we first started dating, but it's tapered off.
Which Broken Lizard member can drink the most?
I can. Though, Steve is quite a drunk, too. And of course, Heffernan is a professional drinker, so he doesn't count.
Hi guys! When my husband and I me you all in Montreal, when you were here for Just For Laughs promoting Slammin' Salmon, we asked you about the prospect of having some of the Super Troopers story happen in Canada and you said you would love to film here in Quebec. Have you put that plan into action? If so, we would love to help in anyway to get Super Troopers done - we'll work for free. Even if that means giving piggy back rides. ;)
Can't say anything about the plot as its top secret, but I will say you won't be unhappy.
Just came here to say that you guys are amazing, and I can't wait for Super Troopers 2 to come out! A question must be asked though.. So, will Farva's suspension still continue, or will we be able to see his magnificence in the field?
Hmm, I would say you'll be happy if you're looking for what you're looking for.
Do you boys like Mexico? Or no?
I liked it more before they got into the beheading business.
how is this going to be supertroopers when the department was shuttered?
Well, we deal with that in the script, guilty bubble.
Hello, Broken lizard! Jay, I illustrated this Super Troopers print for Pensacon last month, and gave one to Erik. He said you dug the print, and I only have one copy left. Would you like it? If you PM me an address to have it shipped to, I'll send it out to you.
Also, is Pot Fest ever going to happen, or were you just fucking with us? Thanks, I can't wait for Super Troopers 2.
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