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Old 05-15-2001, 01:16 PM
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Does anybody know about the cast and crew of Animal House and any greek background? I have been told that Delta Chis and Delta Tau Deltas were amoung the writers and directors of the film. According to Playboy, Faber College (in the movie) was modeled after Dartmouth. In one scene, the letters are being taken down, and it shows just a delta and chi, plus the song in the ending credits has the line "...and at Delta Chi ya can't go wrong." This seems to be a popular topic, espically with my friends in other fraternities, cause most want to stake their claim. Give me feedback, factual inormation only please!
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Old 05-15-2001, 01:18 PM
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The school was definitely based on Dartmouth. The rest I'm not sure about.
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Old 05-15-2001, 01:32 PM
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Alpha Epsilon Pi, oops sorry I meant alpha delta phi At Dartmouth . . .

Chris miller was one of the writers who was a member . . . there is another post on here with an article from him.

He writes/wrote for National Lampoon.



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Old 05-15-2001, 04:09 PM
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Two interesting mistakes that were made in the movie....

Flounder Drives a 1964 Lincoln in a movie that is set in 1962.
The movie, set in 1962, features "Louie, Louie", which did not come out until 1964.

Thought kinda funny! Sue
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Old 05-15-2001, 06:02 PM
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Two of the three major writers were Harold Ramis (Zeta Psi) and Doug Kenney, then-editor of National Lampoon magazine, who played Stork ("Whatta hell we sposed ta do, ya mo-RAHN?!") who died in 1980 falling off a cliff while vacationing in Hawaii. The third writer, whose name I will have to look up, was also a Zeta Psi, and I think one of them pledged at Dartmouth, but I am not sure.

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Old 05-15-2001, 06:26 PM
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Duh, as is stated in the article I posted, it was Alpha Delta Phi that chris miller was a member of and wrote the story about.

Thank you 33girl for pointing that out to me . . . along with the dubious comments about my competency and ancestry . (j/k)
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Old 05-15-2001, 07:34 PM
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Wow, I had always heard that Animal House was based on my school, Southern Illinois University, because our D-Chi's were legendary for parties, and SIU was a nationally known party school. Also, I think Belushi may have attended school here for a little while. But, I do know for a fact that the COLLEGE shirt Belushi wears was originated at Gusto's Graphics in Carbondale.
Being based on Dartmouth would make more sense because it is a bigger school.
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Old 05-15-2001, 08:58 PM
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I wonder if alot of schools with big greek systems have the rumor that animal house was based there...

I went to USC and it was said it was based on our FIJI's too. But I do think the FIJI's cultivated the animal house 'tude. ha ha
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Old 05-15-2001, 09:45 PM
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i've heard from a few d-chis and delts that animal house is based on their chapters at oregon (where the movie was actually filmed), usc, penn state, etc . . . i usually inform them that it's based on ADPhi at dartmouth, but it's pretty funny how these sorta rumors become national!
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Old 08-05-2001, 05:41 PM
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There are rumors everywhere about that movie. I know that Delta Tau Chi is based off of Delta Chi and Omega Theta Pi is based off of Beta Theta Pi. Being a Beta that doesn't flatter me too much. But nationally those are the reputations of DX and Beta. I have heard that it was based at Eastern Illinois and University of Illinios, but no one know that for sure. Also John Belushi did go to Southern Illiniois University and he added some of his own experience to the movie. Might I add I have a "college" shirt from the same place that he got his made at. (As if anyone cares) Faber College I know is supposed to be in TN because at the Student Council meeting there is a TN state flag next to the American Flag. I don't know what that's worth to ya, but there is a little more insight.
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Old 08-05-2001, 09:01 PM
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I've ALWAYS heard that Animal House was based on the Greek life at Dartmouth, even though Faber's in the South, and the town they're in is a LOT larger than Hanover (LOL). I'm sure that anyone watching it could tie it to their school. I know I've done it with mine.
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Old 08-05-2001, 09:59 PM
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The movie was shot at University of Oregon, and the Sigma Nu house was used for the Omega(?) house. The lot next door was vacant, and that's where they put the Delta Tau Chi house for the movie.
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Old 08-12-2001, 03:22 PM
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I've heard the same thing about my school, University of Wisc. - Whitewater. According to what I've heard, Belushi went here and either was a Teke or had ties to them, and that the movie was based off some of those experiences.

I could be wrong though
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Old 08-12-2001, 07:35 PM
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I've heard the same story. About Omega Theta Pi being based off Beta. Though, I'm not too crazy about it either.

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Originally posted by Wooglin4Ever:
There are rumors everywhere about that movie. I know that Delta Tau Chi is based off of Delta Chi and Omega Theta Pi is based off of Beta Theta Pi. Being a Beta that doesn't flatter me too much. But nationally those are the reputations of DX and Beta. I have heard that it was based at Eastern Illinois and University of Illinios, but no one know that for sure. Also John Belushi did go to Southern Illiniois University and he added some of his own experience to the movie. Might I add I have a "college" shirt from the same place that he got his made at. (As if anyone cares) Faber College I know is supposed to be in TN because at the Student Council meeting there is a TN state flag next to the American Flag. I don't know what that's worth to ya, but there is a little more insight.
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Old 08-12-2001, 09:22 PM
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Re the Sigma Nu house at Oregon: I've seen it, toured the house, walked the campus. That's where the movie was shot.
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