Take Off Your Pants and Jacket had already been written and the band was preparing to enter the studio to record it when manager Rick DeVoe informed the trio he felt it lacked a catchy, "feel-good" song. Hoppus and DeLonge each went home that night, with the two emerging with what would become the two biggest singles from the album, "The Rock Show" and "First Date". "The Rock Show" was written about the band's early days at a club in San Diego named SOMA.
Although it only peaked at number 71 on the Hot 100 and number 33 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, it reached number two on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The band filmed a music video that included them trashing televisions, trains, taking the homeless for a spa makeover, handing out cash to random strangers and paying dancers to mow people's lawns. The relatively large budget for the video, reportedly $500,000, was the basis of the joke and needlessly spent.