Though not a national holiday by any stretch, today is a day worth celebrating as McLovin from Superbad would be celebrating his 38th birthday. The raunchy teen comedy, released in 2007, has, safe to say, gained its status as a bonafide classic in the years since its release. While there are a great many things worth remembering about the movie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s turn as McLovin ranks right up there near the top, and that’s why people online have been happy to celebrate the fictional character’s birthday as he approaches 40, at least according to his fake I.D.
As those who have seen Superbad are sure to recall, in an infamous scene, Fogell picks up a fake I.D. in order to gain some street cred with his buddies Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera), which just so happens to be on the same day they promise to get booze for Jules’ (Emma Stone) party. Fogell decides to take the edgy approach and, much like Cher or Seal, goes with one name on the I.D.; McLovin.
And with that, a legend was born. Fogell wound up getting robbed while trying to use the I.D. at a liquor store, which led to a full-on, wild romp with two cops played by Bill Hader and Seth Rogen. As it happens, Rogen actually co-wrote the movie with his creative partner Evan Goldberg. Hence, the lead characters’ names. Rogen originally was going to play Seth, but by the time the movie got made, he had aged out of it. Rogen took to Twitter to honor the occasion, posting a picture of the fake I.D. along with the following caption.
“Happy 38th birthday McLovin.”
McLovin, an organ donor from Hawaii, had his birthday listed as June 3, 1981. Many brands such as Uber Eats and Roku got in on the action in wishing the fictional party hero a happy birthday. For the most part though, it was fans of the movie using this as an excuse to declare their undying love for Superbad nearly 12 years later, with their favorite quotes or scenes involving Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s now iconic character.
Superbad, outside of gifting us McLovin, went on to become a huge hit at the box office, bringing in $169 million globally. It also helped serve as a springboard for the careers of Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who made his feature debut in the movie. Seth Rogen, for his part, has gone on to become a prolific writer, producer, director and actor. Though, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re ever going to get a sequel. So let’s not even start that discussion. Be sure to check out the post from Seth Rogen’s Twitter, as well as various tributes to McLovin on what would be his 38th birthday, below.
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