To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the release of "Space Jam," SB Nation this week released several facts about the popular mid-90s movie starring Bugs Bunny, Bill Murray and Michael Jordan that you probably never knew.
Here are a few:
- Warner Bros. created Jordan a basketball court on the set so he could train while shooting for the movie. Jordan had just announced his return to basketball at the time.
- Remember this line: "C'mon, Michael, it's game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we'll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark." As it turns out, Jordan's agent apparently had the line added to appease the long list of companies sponsoring the athlete.
- And — perhaps most shocking of all — Porky Pig hated the movie! Legendary Looney Tunes animator, the late Chuck Jones, was quoted as saying, "Porky Pig would never say 'I think I wet myself.’”
"Space Jam 2" apparently is in the works, though few details are known.
"Th-th-th-that's all folks!"