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Cheech & Chong: No Stoner Unturned

Far out, man! After a 25-year hiatus, Cheech & Chong, the inimitable stoner duo -- architects of the weed comedy -- are reuniting for a comedy tour, Hey, What's That Smell?

Cheech & Chong: No Stoner Unturned

Cheech and Chong, circa 1978, the paleolithic era of the stoner movie
Cheech and Chong, circa 1978, the paleolithic era of the stoner movie

Far out, man! After a 25-year hiatus, Cheech & Chong, the inimitable stoner duo -- architects of the weed comedy -- are reuniting for a comedy tour, Hey, What's That Smell?

I've been thinking of C & C a lot, as I just considered the history of the stoner movie and realized that without Cheech & Chong, there would not be Bill & Ted, Wayne & Garth, Beavis & Butthead, Jay and Silent Bob, Harold & Kumar or Dale & Saul -- the wasted heroes of Pineapple Express, which opens August 6.

One of the many reasons I'm fond of stoner comedies -- as rich a genre as slapstick -- is that the altered-state comedy, which has been with us since the Greeks wrote plays about drunks occasions great physical comedy and visual jokes.

Do you have a favorite weed comedy sequence? Piece of dialogue? Do you love these movies as much as I do? Keep it clean, kids.

Carrie Rickey Film Critic
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