A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Patton Oswalt||-||Mall Santa|
|Austin Bickel||-||Kid in Line|
|Inga R. Wilson||-||Mom in Line (as Inga Wilson)|
|Bobby Lee||-||Kenneth Park|
|Thomas Lennon||-||Todd (as Tom Lennon)|
|Paula Garcés||-||Maria (as Paula Garces)|
|Danny Trejo||-||Mr. Perez|
|Marvin Cruz||-||Timo Perez|
|Allyson Lengers||-||Wafflebot Kid (as Allyson V. Lengers)|
|Gabriel Anderson||-||Wafflebot Kid|
|Eric Kissack||-||Wafflebot (voice)|
One of the lies Adrian tells Mary is that Kumar works at the White House. Kal Penn, who plays Kumar, had actually been working at the White House and took time off from that job to make this movie.
When Adrian is tieing the Christmas tree to the roof of his vehicle he says "let's drop this tree off at Sulu's," referring to Harold (John Cho). John Cho played Sulu in the reboot of Star Trek, and again in Star Trek: Into Darkness.
It was Todd Strauss-Schulson suggested casting Danny Trejo after making a Photoshop picture of him wearing a Christmas sweater.
David Burtka, who plays "David Burtka" is Neil Patrick Harris's husband in their real lives. In the same way that the character that Neil Patrick Harris plays is distinguished in the credits from being himself, Burtka is credited as "David Burtka" instead of "himself."
Thomas Lennon and Amir Blumenfeld ad-libbed most of their lines.
Todd Strauss-Schulson said shooting scenes with the Wafflebot prop was the most difficult and time-consuming.
The Wafflebot is based on a waffle-making robot character from an unreleased college comedy screenplay Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg wrote in 2000.
This film was originally set to be directed by series creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, but they were approached to relaunch the American Pie (1999) franchise three months before production. They continued on as writers and co-producers on this film while writing and directing American Pie 4 (2012).
Over 400 special effects were used, mostly 3D and CG effects.
LAIKA provided the stop-motion "hallucination" scene.
According to Kal Penn, many of the filming crew members worked in Detroit's automobile industry.
The Christmas tree salesmen played by Rza and Da'Vone McDonald are named Lamar and Latrell, respectively. Lamar Latrell was the name of the homosexual African-American Tri-Lamb member in the Revenge of the Nerds franchise, portrayed by Larry B. Scott.
Todd Strauss-Schulson and Amir Blumenfeld worked together in Hardly Working: Die Hardly Working: The CH Action Movie (2010). Strauss-Schulson directed the short and Blumenfeld was one of the editorial staff playing fictional versions of themselves.
Aside from the three Harold and Kumar movies, John Cho (Harold) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (Rosenberg) both appeared in American Pie and its sequels. While Eddie Kaye Thomas played only a minor character here, in American Pie and its three sequels, he played Finch, one of the main characters while John Cho played only a minor character(one of the MILF boys).
"Weedy" makes a brief appearance during the claymation sequence.
Todd Strauss-Schulson: in the montage of Sergei Katsov's brutal deeds. Schulson has his throat slit by Katsov.
This movie uses flashback for the benefit of audience members who saw the previous movie, Harold et Kumar s'évadent de Guantanamo (2008), but who did not stay until the very end of the credits. Those people may not have known how the Neil Patrick Harris character can be in this third movie, since he was shot several times during the prior movie. In the post-credits scene of H&KEFGB, "NPH" pushed himself up off the ground sometime after the shooting and appeared only to be slightly annoyed rather than mortally wounded. This movie gives a humorous metaphysical explanation for his survival.
Neil Patrick Harris tells Harold and Kumar that he will see them in the fourth installment.
Unlike Harold et Kumar s'évadent de Guantanamo (2008), the title characters briefly eat at a White Castle restaurant with Rosenberg and Goldstein.
When the baby gets high in the van, Kumar tries to calm down the baby by singing a song by Wu-Tang Clan. RZA, co-founder of the group 'Wu-Tang Clan' plays a cameo as one of the brothers selling Christmas trees.
Part of the humorous drama is provided by the fact that the mob boss' daughter, Mary, is virgin. This ties in with the Christmas theme of the movie.