Oh man, funny story about this. A couple days before production started, we were hanging out at Dusit Zoo, just walking around killing time while our producer took care of some administrative work. Ryan had a massive craving for Dippin Dots, but while he and his entourage stomped off in search of an ice cream stand, I staid put. Because it was the perfect chance to play a prank on Ryan.
As you know, Ryan cannot stand birds. At all. So I headed to the gift shop and bought two of the most obnoxious bird shirts the zoo carried. Like, they were covered in bird prints. And the birds all had these goofy grins. It was great.
The plan was to have the zoo manager wrap the shirts and present them to Ryan as if they were some special gift or something. When Ryan and his entourage returned (having found some Dippin Dots knock-off that melted all over Ryan's jeans), the manager presented the gifts.
Ryan tore open the packaging and promptly lost his shit. Like, no attempt to be polite in front of zoo management. Just kept repeating the phrase "More Birds?!" while his face grew redder and redder.
Thing was, though, he loved the fit. More than any of his other tees. So he ordered the art department to scrub those birds from the tees any way they could. I think we just doused the white one in bleach. The black one was harder, though-- one of our technicians had to scrape the print off with a little chisel usually reserved for set building. So what you see in the movie is actually a pair of gift shop tees from a Bankok zoo. Weird, right?
I figured it might be something like that, except with Jujubes.