Revealing mistake: After the Deathmobile ramming, when all the grandstand participants are in the heap of broken two by fours, you can see several chainsaw gashes in the structure made by the crew in order to pre-weaken the grandstand and facilitate its collapse.
Katy: Boon, I think I'm in love with a retard.
Boon: Is he bigger than me?
Question: Near the end, when Dean Wormer and Mayor DePasto are in the grandstand, officially launching the parade, there is an elderly gentleman in the background (also in the grandstand, about 2 levels up, on the left side of the screen) who is making odd, excited gestures and comical facial expressions. His appearance and odd mannerisms are so striking that he draws my attention away from the dean and the mayor every time that I've seen this film, and that's a lot of times. Surely, director John Landis must have been aware of the gentleman and his antics in the background through multiple takes, so it would seem Landis intended the peculiar distraction. Who was that gentleman, and was there any significance to his appearing in the scene?
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