Why Seth Rogen Will Never Forget What He Ate On His 20th Birthday

We all have both joyous and horrendous food memories ingrained into our very souls. That's why the sight and smell of food can evoke some of our most profound experiences, bringing back all the emotions and feelings we felt at times past. A birthday celebration, for example, feels incomplete without cake. Even now, seeing a candle flickering atop a slice of red velvet cake may make you remember the happy times you smashed your face into your birthday treat — or the traumatizing day your mom accidentally dropped the dessert she baked for you.

But is there any chance you can take a trip down memory lane to recall the most unforgettable birthday of your life? Do you remember what else you ate besides the cake? While many of us can only vaguely recollect what we devoured on our last birthday, that doesn't seem to be the case for Seth Rogen, who will never forget what he ate on his 20th birthday. Yep, the "Pineapple Express" star, whose contagious laughter is often even funnier than his jokes, had a very eventful evening 20 years ago, as he recently shared with Jimmy Kimmel.

Rogen 'wept' into truffle mac and cheese on his 20th birthday

Before Seth Rogen married Lauren Miller in 2011, the actor-filmmaker had some tough dating experiences. This past Valentine's Day, the "Superbad" star appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and candidly shared the story of his disastrous dinner date with the woman he had been "hooking up" with on his 20th birthday. He had decided to celebrate the occasion by asking her to be his girlfriend. "I asked her around when the appetizers were arriving, and she said no," the "Pam and Tommy" actor said. "And then I started crying." 

Although there isn't ever a good time to break up with someone, a birthday is undoubtedly a worse moment than others. For Rogen (and the woman sitting across from him at the table), however, the awkwardness and embarrassment weren't over there. Unfortunately, they had already ordered their full meal, including cake for dessert, so Rogen felt obligated to stay at the restaurant to finish the meal. "This poor woman had to sit there with me as I wept into my truffle mac and cheese," he continued as the audience erupted into laughter. 

What's the moral of the story? Well, the comedian has a tried-and-tested piece of dating advice for others. If you do decide to put your heart on the line at dinner, "Ask at the end of the meal — not when the appetizers have come," Rogen joked.