Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The judge. Yes, the judge wanted to know what a time-code was and unfortunately Claude could not tell him. He could only say that they were "very difficult to fake."
Claude Elsinore. To which Brewmeister Smith curtly replies, "Shut up!"
Brewmeister Smith. Brewmeister impatiently asks this while he and Claude Elsinore are waiting for the McKenzies to come out of their house.
A jelly donut. Sensing that the overweight secretary may respond more readily to a donut bribe rather than a monetary one, Bob & Doug's intution paid off and they got the information that they were seeking.
Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. Rick and Dave created these characters for the highly acclaimed "SCTV" sketch comedy show. Thus, they were the logical choice to star in and direct the film "Strange Brew".
Hosehead. When Bob and Doug are arguing over the last beer, at the beginning of the film, they refer to the dog as Hosehead. Also, when they drop the glass that contains the last of the beer, you can see the dog's water dish that shows his name as well. At the end of the film, Hosehead dons a Superman cape and flies to Octoberfest to save the day from the dastardly Brew Meister Smith.
By breathing the air out of empty beer bottles. In one of the funniest scenes of the film, Bob & Doug are shown still sitting in the van under water, after it crashes into the harbor. When the rescue divers approach the door, Bob & Doug can be seen breathing the air from beer bottles floating on the roof of the van.
Hamlet. The castle in Hamlet was named Elsinore, and the brewery in Strange Brew is named Elsinore Brewery. Hamlet's father was murdered by his (Hamlet's) uncle, and the father of the heir to Elsinore Brewery (Pam Elsinore) was murdered by her uncle. Hamlet's murdered father came back to him as a ghost, and Pam's father came back to her as a ghost.
Brew Meister Smith. When the brothers first meet Brew Meister Smith, he is introduced to them by Pam Elsinore while he is taste-testing some of the fresh beer from the large copper vats. He later attempts to "control the world" by adding a secret ingredient to Elsinore beer, which he tests on the inmates of the nearby asylum.
McKenzie. Bob & Doug McKenzie, or the McKenzie Brothers as they are sometimes called, got their start as characters on the sketch comedy show "SCTV" in the late 1970s.
Elsinore Brewery. When Bob & Doug drive up to the Brewery in their van, they clearly see a road sign that shows "Elsinore Brewery" to the left and the "Canadian Institute for the Criminally Insane" to the right. In addition, Max von Sydow, who played the Brew Meister in this movie, was also in the film "The Seventh Seal" (1957). In that film he and his squire were heading towards the village of Elsinore, but decided not to because the plague was there.
Return of the Jedi. At one point, Bob says "He saw 'Jedi' 17 times, eh!". What isn't obvious, two decades later, is that "Return of the Jedi" opened in May 1983, while production of "Strange Brew" had wrapped up five months earlier, in December 1982. Not only hadn't the McKenzie brothers seen "Jedi" - but they couldn't refer to it by its full title, since the "Revenge"/"Return" issue was still up in the air while they were filming.