True story: two weeks before we started filming, David Wain happened to be hanging out backstage at a live Meltdown, pulled out a deck of cards, and started impressive everyone with his skills. We asked if he would do magic tricks during our TV show tapings. He said yes. The rest is history.
Also, our editor Matt Freund added in the special effects just to make us laugh during editing sessions, but we liked them so much we kept them.