‘This Is the End’ Cast Is 1 Degree of Judd Apatow (Infographic)

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Judd Apatow may not be on the film's production, but his influence will be seen all over the screen

Based on the cast and hard-landing jokes of "This Is the End," you might be thinking this is just the next dude-friendly Judd Apatow film. But while Apatow's spirit hangs over the film like a giant, giggle-inducing cloud of weed smoke, Apatow actually had nothing to do with it — aside from heavily influencing, and even discovering, many of the movie's stars.

And now, as a great man once said, here comes the science. As the graphic below, painstakingly assembled by the Center for Random Entertainment Facts, demonstrates, the Godfather of Raunchy Comedy has direct connections to the main players of "This Is the End," a movie directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Take a look how the cast is connected to Apatow and marvel at the wonder of it all:

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