5 things you never knew about Napoleon Dynamite

1. Napoleon’s Girlfriend

The picture of Napoleon’s ‘girlfriend’ is the same one George from Seinfeld pretends is his dead fiancée in order to pick up women.

2. Filming Permission

In the petition for the Idaho State Legislature to approve the filming of Napoleon Dynamite in Preston and Franklin Counties, the record states that:

  • Napoleon and Kip, because they didn’t drive, promoted good air quality and alternatives to fuel-dependent modes of transportation.
  • Grandma’s trip to the St Anthony Sand Dunes promoted the state’s famous vacation spot. Kip, Rico, and Deb promoted entrepreneurialism and self-sufficiency.
  • Napoleon’s artistic talents and Happy Hands Club membership promotes visual and theatre arts programmes.
  • The school elections promoted youth civic engagement.
  • Pedro baking a cake for Summer illustrated a connection between culinary skills and a life-long relationship.
  • Kip’s relationship with LaFawnduh represents e-commerce and Idaho’s technology-driven industry.
  • The prevalence of steak recognizes Idaho as an important beef industry contribution.
  • Napoleon’s tether-ball “dexterity” promotes physical education.
  • Tina the Llama, Deb’s 1% milk preference, the FFA and the “chickens with large talons” promoted Idaho’s dairy production.
  • The petition concludes with, ‘WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose
  • To vote “Nay” on this concurrent resolution are “FREAKIN’ IDIOTS!” and run the risk of having the “Worst Day of Their Lives!”’ It was approved by the 58th Idaho State Legislature in their First Regular Session in 2005.

3. The true story of the ‘liger’

The ‘liger’ is in fact a real animal created when a male lion mates with a female tiger.

4. Credits food

Every meal presented within the opening credits sequence is later eaten by characters in the movie.

5. DVD credits

It features one of the longest cast credits in DVD history – with each extra (all 181 of them) named and listed in the closing crawl.

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