16 of the most classic stoner scenes in film history
From Fast Times at Ridgemont High to Dazed and Confused, these classic scenes took it to a higher level.
Have you ever seen Jon Stewart’s role in Half Baked? Have you ever seen it on weed?
Brad Pitt’s big screen splash may have been as the shirtless hunk in Thelma & Louise, but it was his turn as the stoner roommate Floyd in Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance that made him a star. Never condescend Brad Pitt, man.
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski is full of memorable scenes involving marijuana, but this one will have you singing along with The Dude. “Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door.”
At its heart, Pineapple Express was a love story between a stoner and his dealer, played by Seth Rogen and James Franco. This scene is the “apex of the vortex” of that relationship.
When Charlie Sheen’s private Chris Taylor enters “the underworld,” it sets the course for his alliances for the rest of the film. The scene between him and Willem Dafoe’s Sergeant Elias (“feeling good is good enough”) says it all.
Dazed and Confused
In a movie full of quotable moments, many of them from Matthew McConaughey’s Wooderson, this one tops them all.
Chris Tucker’s Smokey set the rule for all to follow: puff, puff, give.
Bill Murray and Chevy Chase had a contentious relationship following SNL, and it wasn’t until this scene in Caddyshack that they put it behind them. It’s mostly improv and really showcases the comedians doing what they do best.
In this scene from Scream sendup Scary Movie, the masked murderer goes from getting stoned and making prank phone calls to, well, murder. The real attention to detail here, however, is how the mask itself changes as the character gets more stoned.
Walk Hard: A Dewey Cox Story
This scene could double as a pro-legalization commercial. “We’re smoking reefer, and you don’t want no part of this sh-t.”
Up in Smoke
Cheech and Chong’s first feature-length film, released in 1978, helped to establish the stoner comedy genre. The entire film is made up of weed scenes, but this is still one of the best.
Everybody Wants Some
What you think you sound like stoned .
Revenge of the Nerds 2
.. what you actually sound like stoned.
Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda’s ride through the American south did a lot for counter culture when Easy Rider was released in 1969. A huge part of the film is the characters’ relaxed attitude toward drugs, summed up in this campfire scene where Jack Nicholson’s character gets high for the first time.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Sean Penn’s Spicoli may not have been the brightest student at Ridgemont High, but he definitely taught us about the dangers of driving while high.
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
Kumar’s weed dream could be the closest thing to how some people are planning to spend 10/17.
What’s your favourite weed-related scene? Let us know on Twitter: @cbcradioqFrom Fast Times and Ridgemont High to Dazed and Confused, these scenes took it to a higher level. ]]>