SEVEN DAYS: So, Super Troopers is set in Vermont. What is Broken Lizard's connection to the Green Mountain State?STEVE LEMME: Our first movie was called Puddle Cruiser. And one of the actors had a house right on the border of Vermont and Canada. So, after we made the movie, we went there for about a week to relax. And we went over the border to Canada every day. We'd have the poutine and the Cuban cigars and the strong Labatt's XXX beer.
SD: Really? I think I can guess, but how so?SL: We rented an RV and decided to go into Canada to experience all the delights of Québec. And what happened was, the Canadian border guard saw a joint on the dashboard of the RV. And he asked everyone whose joint it was and no one wanted to take credit for that. So he asked everyone to file off the RV. And there were mushrooms.
SD: Uh-oh.SL: So, one guy was holding all of the mushrooms for the entire bachelor party, like, 12 doses of mushrooms. And he got so freaked out that he ate all of the mushrooms in the back of the RV.
SD: Uhhhh-oh.SL: We were put in a holding cell on the Canadian side of the border. We were there for about four hours. And this poor kid's eyes are just black, his pupils are so dilated. So, finally, his big brother, seeing how messed up this kid was, he admitted to the border guards that it was his joint. So they said, "Well, you're going to have to turn around, head back home and you're not allowed in Canada for seven years, eh."
SD: How was the kid?SL: He tripped for 48 hours. And he had no memory of it, because he was so dosed up. Though he did say that his cheeks hurt from smiling the whole time.
SD: Is he OK now?SL: He is OK now. He survived. But we were chaperoning him for two straight days. He was awake the whole time, so we had to take shifts watching him.
SD: So that's why Super Troopers is set in Vermont, because of a bachelor party gone awry?SL: Well, the idea for Super Troopers came … You know how there's that one summer when you're, like, 24 and all of your friends are getting married? So we were driving around a lot one summer in Jay [Chandrasekhar's] car and we kept getting pulled over.
SD: In a recent interview Kevin revealed that there's a love scene in ST2 between Mac and Farva. Kevin called it the "nastiest love scene in Broken Lizard history."SL: Yeah, it's terrible. I won't give away why we're doing it. But ever since Kevin's tuna can — meaning his penis, which is wider than it is long — was shown in the first Super Troopers, in that powdered sugar shower scene, we realized that when you write stuff, you are gonna have to perform it one day.
SD: So … how was it?SL: You know, you can tell a lot about what kind of a lover a person is based on how they do their love scene. There's an etiquette when you do a love scene, something called "mouth maintenance." You brush your teeth, pop in a breath mint, put on lip balm. You make it nice for your partner. Kevin did none of that stuff.
SD: Clearly.SL: So, when it came time to shoot the scene, all the action was gone in that gum. The first kiss … I can still taste the salsa in his mouth. The second take, his mustache was just wet. And he says it's because it was burrito day and he was just sweating. But that's no good for me.
SD: And the third take?SL Our tongues touched. I'm pretty sure he did it on purpose, just to gross me out. Then, on the fourth take, he pushed the little nasty piece of gum right in my mouth. His claim there was, "I was done with that."
SD: Good God. Was there a fifth take?SL: He reached around and gave me a shocker. Just stuck his fingers up my butt.
SD: Oh, my…SL: Making matters worse is that, usually when you shoot a love scene with somebody, it's a closed set, because you want to be respectful. It's intimate. But when Farva and Mac are in a love scene, it's like a UFC steel-cage match. The entire crew was there and they're shouting stuff, like when he gave me the shocker. The whole thing was very unpleasant. And then it started to rain.
SD: Well, that's kind of romantic, at least.SL: So, we had to shoot it again in the rain. Then, after we wrapped, the director, Jay Chandrasekhar, confessed to me, "Actually, we got it on the first take."
SD: So you're telling me that Kevin is not a considerate lover?SL: Not at all. Not at all.
SD: Is there a release date yet?SL: There is, but I can't tell you what it is. Here's what I can tell you: It's springtime and there's a very obvious date, which happens to fall on a Friday this year.
SD: Last question: Would you rather be Sam Elliott's voice or his mustache?SL: I mean, his voice is so beautiful. But his mustache … it's so beautiful. And the mustache gets to hear the voice, the voice goes through the mustache. And that mustache has seen a lot, I guarantee you. So I think I would rather be the mustache.