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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) Poster

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Dave Foley originally had a much larger role in the writing of the script and in the film, with more characters and scenes. But he quit the troupe in the middle of the writing, due to his dissatisfaction with the script and the internal feuds, was cast in NewsRadio (1995) and was featured in the movie due to contractual reasons. After years of denial from the five Kids, Dave Foley came clear about his involvement with "Brain Candy" in an interview with "The Onion A.V. Club" in 2004.
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The music that plays in the elevator as Dr. Cooper goes to meet the executives is The Tragically Hip's 'Butts Wigglin' from their '95 album Trouble at the Henhouse. Though the lyrics are not heard, the song contains the line 'In my opinion, the drug is ready', which is exactly what Dr. Cooper tells his bosses, despite his reservations and uncertainties on that matter. Perhaps he was subliminally primed into making his ill-fated decision.
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Mark McKinney's character, Don Roritor (the head of the the drug company), is based on Lorne Michaels, producer of The Kids in the Hall (1988).
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Paramount executives wanted the Cancer Boy character removed from the film but the Kids adamantly refused.
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In the scene where Dr. Chris Cooper (Kevin McDonald) appears on television to present a music video award, the background theme is "Spiraling Shape" by They Might Be Giants - a song that, like the movie itself, warns about the dangers of succumbing to fad "miracle" products.
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Dave Foley is the only "Kid" who doesn't play a female character in the film. His short role as a cleaning lady was cut.
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The original title was "The Drug" but Paramount felt it was not a marketable title for a comedy. GLeeMONEX is referred to as "the drug" throughout the film and never as "brain candy".
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Kevin McDonald's character "Chris Cooper" is named after the film editor Christopher Cooper who worked on the The Kids in the Hall (1988) TV series.
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Some of the Kids' TV characters appear: White Trash Couple, Racist Cabbie, Cancer Boy, Raj, The Queen, and the cops from Police Department, the girl with braces in the concert scene.
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The proper or common name of the fictional drug in the film, Gleemonex, is revealed to be "Duoroflouriximinimum 602" during the scene where Queen Elizabeth II approves its release.
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Brendan Fraser: Placebo test subject and running out of the laboratory with an animal cage.
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Paul Bellini: The Kids in the Hall (1988) series writer appears in the "Happiness Pie" sequence.
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Janeane Garofalo: guest at party
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