Sausage Party (2016)
Synopsis. Hot dogs look like penises, and buns sort of look like vaginas.
Tagline. You never sausage a party! F-word!
- The movie was greenlighted after the president of Sony Pictures mistakenly believed he was giving “a husky intern my lunch order.”
- Many reported that actor and co-writer Seth Rogen was difficult to work with, citing his concern that no one would understand the subtleties of hot dogs and sausages looking like penises, and the vertical opening of hot dog buns looking like vaginas.
- Rogen believed that the hot dogs should have had “ketchup and mustard testicles,” even though this is not how the traditional condiments appear on hot dogs. Rogen explained that it would help “clarify” the penis-shaped nature of the sausages, and better contextualize the jokes for the audience.
- Discarded early titles: Seth Rogen’s Are Those Penises or Sausages?, Put Your Wiener In My Bun, The Penises Can Talk But They’re Hot Dogs, The Talking Store Of Horny Food
- The original pitch for Sausage Party was “what if food could…” followed by falling asleep.
- Continuity. There is no continuity in this movie.
- During the food party scene, a can of refried beans is mistakenly not wearing a sombrero, a poncho, a thin mustache, a sleepy expression, nor does it mention wanting to take “a long siesta, señor, because mi es uno mucho lazy Mexicano.” (Producers have stated this will be fixed for the DVD release.)
- There is lip-sync only during the first three minutes of the movie, after which the characters’ faces default to the blank expressions on the rigs.
- A number of inserts, reaction shots, establishing shots, dialogue, and ideas are from Foodfight! (2012). No lawsuits have been filed as no party is willing to claim ownership of Foodfight!.
- Incorrectly regarded as error. When the Palestinian food murders the Jewish food, it is wielding a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle, despite the prevalence of modified Chinese Type 56 rifles on the Gaza Strip. However, it is unknown which make of automatic weapon foods would prefer — thus, we can chalk the discrepancy up to comic whimsy.
- Over 200 hours of Sir Laurence Olivier’s voice was digitally remastered and painstakingly edited together to provide the dialogue for Fart Pizza.
- Belief in Seth Rogen.
Hot Dog Man. I got a hard sausage today. This is hard meat, fully long and a big wiener. That’s what I am.
Vagona. I wish I could have a hard man’s meat inside of my slit, that’s of my bun. Fresh baked.
Hot Dog Man. I could go for a fresh baked. Baked like from weed. I want to get baked and blazed. Really toke up on the kind bud, smokin’ baked blunts.
Vagona. Then you could be a hard wiener.
Hot Dog Man. Ha ha, I forgot, that’s good — I’m blood sausage. So I’m full of blood. Ha ha.
Black Hot Dog. Man, y’all be trippin’, hip hop. Fuck.
Chinese Hot Dog. I want sweet and sour mustard, honorable sushi. Shit. Condom.
Hot Dog Man. Whoa, this talking food is irreverent!
Post-credits text crawl. Hello everyone, this is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the writers of Sausage Party. We wanted to offer a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who helped make our little movie become a reality. We were just reflecting on what a fragile thing an idea is, and how without the proper attention and guidance, so many ideas that have the potential to change the world never get to see the light of day. The list of names you just saw are all people who have our deepest gratitude. Many hundreds of professionals shepherded our tiny seed of a screenplay into full bloom, and we couldn’t be more thankful for their efforts, their time, and their love.
We look forward to bringing you many more adventures of Sausage Party in the years — and decades — to come. Thank you to everyone, especially the viewing audience. The men and women behind the cameras that made our dreams come true… but it’s each of you out there who allowed our dreams to take flight.