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04.20.2012by: Jim Law

The Ten Spot: My 10 Favorite Potheads

I had to be reminded about the festivities surrounding today (4/20) by my boss. I've never been a big smoker as I've always preferred to lap the drink for my personal destruction. That doesn't mean I can't find entertainment in the cinematic pothead. In fact, whenever I watch these dudes get high and talk shit about aliens mouth raping the meaning of life I get an urge to fill up a bowl and find out what all the fuss is about. Then I get drunk, poop myself, and go to bed. It's the circle of (my) life. Happy 4/20, you crazy burnouts!

Honorable Mention: Marty - THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

It takes a lot of years to get to the level of slacking the rest of this list has achieved. Marty is new to the scene but held his own and turned the cliche around just enough for him to get a shout-out here.

10. Floyd - TRUE ROMANCE

Mostly because I want to be him. I want to crash on Moreno's couch for the rest of my life eating chips and smoking bowls. Only if I could get Moreno to move his lazy ass over.

9. Dante - GRANDMA'S BOY

I didn't want to laugh at this movie at all. But Dante is so stupid you can't help but love the dude and you end up looking forward to every scene he's in. You ever notice potheads always share the screen with a couch at some point?

8. Saul Silver - PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

Speaking of couches, that's where Saul unleashes the Cross Joint, something I've been curious about ever since. I'm not a religious man. Will this help with that? Bless you, Jebus.

7. Slater - DAZED AND CONFUSED

Slater is one of those dudes that smokes and gets smarter than everybody around him. His theories on George Washington and aliens make perfect sense in the right atmosphere. This was every fourth guy I knew when I was in high school.

6. Kumar - HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE

Harold and Kumar's adventures would be painfully less entertaining without having Kumar high the majority of the time. You never see crackheads have this much fun. Except this one guy that lives behind the local daycare. He's hilarious.

5. Jay - CLERKS

Knowing that Jay in the movie was pretty much identical to Jay in real life at the time of this shoot makes everything he does funnier. I wonder what would have become of Kevin Smith's career had Jay not been such an amazing idiot.

4. Spicoli - FAST TIME AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

Fun loving potheads are the best potheads. So says me, the guy that has smoked up once or twice and fell asleep immediately. You think Sean Penn ever watches this movie? You think he cuts himself after doing so?

3. Smokey - FRIDAY

Might be a little higher (perfect pun) than some people would have put him but Smokey had a big part of my post-collegiate life. Me and my friends once watched this movie ten times in a row while sitting around the house getting drunk and slamming our faces in bowls of slop. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, would get up to switch the tape.

2. Cheech and/or Chong - The Cheech & Chong Library

Everybody on this list owes their slacker heritage to these boys. They are the masters at finding the humor in being baked. I wonder how they celebrate 4/20 nowadays. I'm thinking it's a day filled with long naps and annoyance.
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7:26AM on 04/20/2012
He really ties this list together.
He really ties this list together.
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1:27AM on 04/20/2012
I'll abide
I'll abide
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1:29AM on 04/20/2012

Great list, but

Spicoli should be higher on this list (pun definitely intended). Give him the #2 spot behind the Dude.
Spicoli should be higher on this list (pun definitely intended). Give him the #2 spot behind the Dude.
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1:26AM on 04/20/2012
One of my all time favorite movies and one of the funniest characters of all time. Smokey is da man
One of my all time favorite movies and one of the funniest characters of all time. Smokey is da man
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8:50PM on 04/20/2012
Great list. To all you haters... "Careful man! I'm holdin' a beverage here!".
Great list. To all you haters... "Careful man! I'm holdin' a beverage here!".
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2:51AM on 04/20/2012
I love The Dude, but Cheech & Chong should have been #1.
I love The Dude, but Cheech & Chong should have been #1.
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1:24AM on 04/20/2012
Probably my favorite James Franco character. He was great in Pineapple Express.
Probably my favorite James Franco character. He was great in Pineapple Express.
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7:22AM on 04/20/2012

YEAH MARTY!

I really want that telescopic coffee mug bong he has.
I really want that telescopic coffee mug bong he has.
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1:54AM on 04/20/2012

great list but..

Shorty has to be somewhere!
Shorty has to be somewhere!
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1:33AM on 04/20/2012
"Don't condescend me, man...I'll fuckin' kill you, man."
"Don't condescend me, man...I'll fuckin' kill you, man."
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12:34PM on 04/20/2012
May be new, but Marty is the best stoner of the new generation. He brings getting stoned to new levels, proves that it's not necessarily a bad thing, and has the best movie bong ever created.
May be new, but Marty is the best stoner of the new generation. He brings getting stoned to new levels, proves that it's not necessarily a bad thing, and has the best movie bong ever created.
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+2
1:25AM on 04/20/2012
Snoochie boochies
Snoochie boochies
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2:18PM on 04/20/2012

Aren't you forgetting....

Thurgood, Kenny, Scarface and Brian??? With the misadventures those fellas had in Half Baked, they should have at least been mentioned...How could you forget them?? Oh right...nevermind.
Thurgood, Kenny, Scarface and Brian??? With the misadventures those fellas had in Half Baked, they should have at least been mentioned...How could you forget them?? Oh right...nevermind.
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11:17AM on 04/20/2012
Great list, but you can tell Jim's got virgin lungs, because a real stoner would have picked someone really obscure and stupid from a movie you only watch when high...like those Jamaican gangsters from Predator 2. ;)
Great list, but you can tell Jim's got virgin lungs, because a real stoner would have picked someone really obscure and stupid from a movie you only watch when high...like those Jamaican gangsters from Predator 2. ;)
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3:54AM on 04/20/2012
The couch thing makes sense. If you've smoked pot before in your life, there's a 100% probability you've smoked it on a couch at some point.
The couch thing makes sense. If you've smoked pot before in your life, there's a 100% probability you've smoked it on a couch at some point.
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12:42PM on 04/20/2012
Good list, and happy 420, everybody!
Good list, and happy 420, everybody!
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4:03AM on 04/20/2012
The Dude abides.
The Dude abides.
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1:22AM on 04/20/2012
I haven't even read this list yet, and I know I like it lol
I haven't even read this list yet, and I know I like it lol
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3:57AM on 04/20/2012
Haha, I have a list on my MFC page called something like "10 movie characters I'd like to get high with" and our lists are remarkably similar. I tihnk we have like 8 of the same people at least, and I also listed The Dude as my #1. You have impeccable taste, sir!
Haha, I have a list on my MFC page called something like "10 movie characters I'd like to get high with" and our lists are remarkably similar. I tihnk we have like 8 of the same people at least, and I also listed The Dude as my #1. You have impeccable taste, sir!
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12:11PM on 04/20/2012
This list is really wait umm What??
This list is really wait umm What??
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12:37PM on 04/20/2012
While the dude is really awesome, I don't know if I'd call him the greatest pot head. Pot head implies consistently being high, which I'm not sure the dude was. He acted high, and had a pothead philosophy, but I'm not sure I'd say he was a pothead.
While the dude is really awesome, I don't know if I'd call him the greatest pot head. Pot head implies consistently being high, which I'm not sure the dude was. He acted high, and had a pothead philosophy, but I'm not sure I'd say he was a pothead.
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10:13AM on 04/21/2012
Wow this list fell apart right at the end there. Was the dude even a pot-head, or just lethargic and boring?
Wow this list fell apart right at the end there. Was the dude even a pot-head, or just lethargic and boring?
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