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Chappelle's Show: youtube.com/watch?v=Csvgp95jO2w
Mutant Ninja Turtles Take on Pot
In this public service announcement, the turtles show impressionable young viewers what to do if a drug dealer tries to force them to smoke pot: If they call you a chicken for not smoking, tell them, "You're a turkey!" Perhaps Michael Bay will reference this immortal scene in his upcoming reimagining of the Mutant Ninja Turtles saga.
Mutant Ninja Turtles PSA: youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mqtY88BUi0M
Down in the Weeds
The top TV show for many stoners? Despite its soap opera ways and occasional jump-the-shark, over-the-top antics, many would point to Weeds, led by Mary-Louise Parker's comely, marijuana-dealing mom.
While she's hot, and the pot-smoking scenes are, shall we say, realistic, Parker herself is no pot puffer. She noted in an interview, "I don't have that reefer madness, but so many people do it. I don't know why they bother doing it. There's nothing even remotely naughty about it. ... It's like Sudafed. ... I was never interested in it. I just feel, honestly, people make a really big deal about it."
This promo clip includes some of Weeds' more bizarre scenes, showing the cast's "short-term memory loss" as they struggle to remember details.
Medicinal Fried Chicken
South Park has dealt with marijuana occasionally (as, apparently, have its creators) during its 16 seasons, with characters like Towelie.
Recent episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken" dealt with a pair of pot-linked frustrations. Cartman freaks out because his favorite KFC place has been replaced by a medical marijuana store. "What the fuck? Where is the KFC?" "Sorry, we only sell marijuana here."
Meanwhile, Stan's dad, Randy Marsh, is too healthy to get a medical marijuana card, so he makes desperate claims like a "little bit of cancer" to get a prescription card for pot, just as chicken-addicted Cartman will do anything to get his beloved KFC back. (The episode may have been loosely based on K.F.C., aka Kind for Cures, in the Palms area of Los Angeles.)
Cheech and Chong: Older but No Wiser
What happens when a mature Cheech and Chong meet young comic Bobby Lee in his red underpants? On this 2009 MADtv episode, hilarity ensues. Cheech and Chong are dropped off at Bobby's place by Chong's wife, who says, "I'm not going in that apartment. That Bobby Lee gives me the creeps."
Chong: "OK, man."
"Don't call me 'man.' I'm your wife!"
But the pair can't wake Bobby. So they give him mouth-to-bong resuscitation, which fails. But Chong knows how to wake him up — by breaking the bong over his head. When the sleeper's eyes open, Chong tells him, "Hey Bobby. You owe me a bong, man."
Bobby wants to know why they're there. "You're supposed to open our show tonight," Cheech says.
Bobby pleads, "Can we get wasted first? I have a new vaporizer I want to show you."
Turns out it's a walk-in model.
Bag o' Weed
Everything is better with a bag of weed, Stewie and the Family Guy guys sing. This ditty is based on a song from, of all things, the children's classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
A marching band, a "Legalize Pot Now" bandstand banner, Bryan the dog juggling bongs, a cannon firing bags of pot at the delighted crowd.
Yes, everything goes better with a bag of weed.
Family Guy: video.adultswim.com/family-guy/bag-of-weed.html