Superbad's McLovin Would Turn 38 Today
A lot of things spring to mind when you think of the classic 00s comedy Superbad. The film - which is somehow 12 years old - first introduced us to Michael Cera and Jonah Hill as a pair of high school losers just trying to host a booze-fuelled party before they set off for college.
But perhaps the character most synonymous with the film is that of McLovin, the name on the fake ID obtained by the geeky Foggell (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Not only did it lead to one of the funniest moments of the film, but it evoked all of our own desperate attempts at getting served alcohol as teens.
And if the fact that it's been so many years since the film was released didn't make you feel old, then perhaps McLovin turning 38 today will. Seth Rogen posted a picture of the famous ID card to Twitter, it's his birthday today and he's nearly reached middle age.
This would make Foggell 29 - meaning he's definitely able to get served by now. No McLovin required. I guess a happy birthday is in order for the fictional dude who helped another fictional dude have the high school send-off of a lifetime. Many happy returns.
McLovin aside, the film itself is one that holds a special place in people's hearts as one of the most classic comedies of the era. So much so that people online are still circulating the idea/hope that we may see a sequel at some point in the future.
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Although the stars are all grown up, in the age of the Hollywood reboot it's not beyond the realms of possibility. Already a load of ideas have been proposed by fans of what a reunion between Seth, Evan and Fogell would look like.
"In an alternate where Superbad had a sequel, I hope the first scene addressed the consequences of drinking detergent. Lowkey predicted the tide pod rage too," was one of the ideas, while another suggested perhaps they don't take a comedic route at all, and instead make it a drama. Can't decide which one of those options is less likely.
Even if a solid idea were put forward by the fans, it looks like Cera wouldn't be on board. Speaking to Bustle a couple of years back, he said: "I think it would just be sad at this point.
"It would be doing the same characters but ten years later. Everyone would be like, 'Oh man, I liked it when they were young and bushy-tailed'. Sometimes if you wait too long, it's not so sweet anymore. To me it's such a nicely wrapped up story. I think it's a stand-alone movie."
You never know, he might have changed his mind. We never thought Zombieland 2 would happen, after all, and yet here we are.
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