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An Oral History of ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Today, EuroTrip – directed by Jeff Schaffer (currently a director and producer of Curb Your Enthusiasm), Alec Berg (executive producer on Silicon Valley), and David Mandel (showrunner of Veep); only Schaffer was allowed a full directing credit – is considered a cult classic, while Road Trip has largely been forgotten. And a huge reason for this is that EuroTrip had a secret weapon that even the filmmaker didn’t quite know they had at the time – a catchy song of betrayal that is played throughout the film called “Scotty Doesn’t Know.”

  2. delvec19


    My friends and I still chant "Scotty doesn't know" whenever we happen to be near a cover band. Most of the time they have no clue what we're talking about, we still chant it anyway.
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  3. fourstarters

    Team Wiggum

    I fucking love that song.
  4. scottlechowicz Aug 20, 2018
    (Last edited: Aug 20, 2018)

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    I can’t help but view this post as a personal affront.

    Edit: I’d also point out that, adding to my misery, the actor playing the main character, Scott, is actually named Scott Mechlowicz in real life.

    I was reminded of that a lot when this film first came out.
  5. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Wow, that's a super weird coincidence. I would feel targeted too!
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  6. currytheword


    Turns out Scotty knows a lot it seems.
  7. Analog Drummer


    I still see those silly article on “actors you didn’t know could sing” they put Matt Damon in it from this. Makes me laugh. Great research.
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  8. scottlechowicz

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  9. currytheword


    Holy fuck I totally forgot he did that cameo until just now.

    I loved this movie in high school but haven't revisited in awhile.
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  10. simplejack

    I wish I could say something but silence is fine.

    "This is a fantastic use of everyone's time."
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  11. TedSchmosby


    One of my most cherished comedies, for sure.

    “Oh, here’s a fun fact: YOU MADE OUT WITH YOUR SISTER, MAN!”
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  12. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    This and Sex Drive hold special places in my heart
  13. Analog Drummer


    Recent silly movie on Netflix called The Packcage (eggplant emoji movie) has the same vibe
  14. Analog Drummer


    I don’t know about Road Trip being largely forgotten. At least my pals and I always quote it
  15. TedSchmosby


    I saw Sex Drive and Road Trip in the last year or so and could not stand them. Not taking shots at you guys, I wonder why Euro Trip does it for me. Just the time I saw it?
  16. dorfmac


    Yes. Always loved road trip. Peak Seann William Scott, and Tom Green when he had two nuts.

    Eurotrip was good too, but definitely second place for me.
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  17. currytheword


    Road Trip is a lot of fun. I probably like that and Eurotrip evenly.

    Tom Green screaming unleash the fury at the snake always makes me laugh.
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  18. Helloelloallo


    ive heard this song a million times and had no idea it was from this movie and I had no idea matt Damon 'sang' it. A very enlightening post.
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  19. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    I'm so happy this article exists.
    and for anyone who doesn't 'get it' idk try being in middle school when it came out haha
  20. riotspray

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    I had the same thought.

    In my experience, Road Trip was the "bigger" movie and has more of a cult status now... maybe it's just because I've always been a huge Tom Green fan so that was just my perception.
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  21. Analog Drummer


    Yeah Road Trip got a wider cinema release and had the bigger stars. A Tom Green at peak and SWS coming off some Stifler stints. Euro Trip seemed like the straight to DVD spin off (not to be a blight on it as it’s brilliant and I love both)
  22. No way. Euro Trip definitely is the cult classic of the two.
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  23. TedSchmosby


    Yeah I don’t really hear about Road Trip at all
  24. Analog Drummer Oct 18, 2018
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