10 Cartoons You Have To Watch Stoned
If you ever find yourself yearning for shows that play to the strength of being high, then look no further. There are no nature documentaries or dramatic mini-series here. Instead, our “must-watch” list is comprised of the best cartoons to enjoy high.
GET HIGH AND FALL IN LOVE WITH CARTOONS ALL OVER AGAIN
Whether it is the style of animation, the quirky characters, or the downright outrageous storylines, each cartoon is significantly improved by our uplifting friend, Mary Jane. Those quiet evenings getting stoned in front of the TV needn’t be so quiet anymore. You will be bursting with feel-good vibes, and lost in fits of laughter late into the night.
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE
It is hard to put the concept of Aqua Teen Hunger Force into words. Just trying to describe the characters makes it sound like the creators must’ve been high when they designed the show. The characters make no sense, the plot is often bizarre, and the animation style takes pride in mocking itself. By all accounts, Aqua Teen Hunger Force shouldn’t be great to watch, but it really, really is.
A few joints in, and suddenly the show just seems to make sense. Don’t ask us how, just smoke and find out for yourself.
An absolute classic that contains all the elements needed to keep stoners entertained. Outlandish animal characters may start life grounded in reality, but quickly defy the odds and cheat death regularly. The episodes are also short and sweet, which is a welcome change from the hour-long comedy specials on Netflix.
Sometimes, you want to watch something that lasts as long as one joint, before getting stuck into your evening plans. Looney Tunes will remind you of those carefree years as a child, and leave you floating with feel-good vibes.
RICK AND MORTY
No matter how many times you watch the same episode of Rick and Morty, there is always a subtle innuendo or hidden reference you miss. There are the obvious jokes; then there are the inside jokes that only loyal fans will understand. The difficulty, however, is the show can be a little hard to get into, especially if you have started late and your friends have a head start.
Fire up the bong, get the first couple of seasons lined up, and before you know it, you’ll be the guy that’s doing flawless Rick impressions at house parties.
THE REN AND STIMPY SHOW
Ren represents the uptight, moderately stressed corporate machine that many of us fall victim to being. While Stimpy, on the other hand, is the fun-loving, carefree friend we all wish we could be a little more like. Whether you relate to the characters or not, there is something strangely real about the scenarios that Stimpy gets himself into, and the way Ren reacts.
Add marijuana into the equation, and The Ren and Stimpy Show is one of the few cartoons that will have you rolling around with laughter, rather than just the light exhale many shows manage these days.
If you struggle with some of the ageing animation techniques used in older shows like Looney Tunes or Freakazoid, Adventure Time is the modern remaster that captures the essence of lovable children’s cartoons. While many of the characters may appeal to children, it is the dialogue and suggestive nature that have captured the hearts of adults.
The perfect way to fuse the visually appealing nature of the animation with the laughter-inducing narrative is to add some top-drawer ganja to the proceedings. By allowing your mind to wander the cosmos, it suddenly feels like you are right there with the Adventure Time crew.
Western society has long been fascinated with Japanese culture and the concept of the samurai. Samurai Jack blends Western animation and constant action with the themes of honour and redemption as told by ancient clans of samurai warriors.
While many viewers tune in for the classic underdog tale of Jack against the hordes of evil, stoners stay for the intoxicating art style and iconic soundtrack. An intensely euphoric sativa is the ideal complement to the vivid colours and fast-paced fight scenes. Cannabis elevates the show, helping it become the perfect conduit for East-meets-West.
If you have already seen some of the older cartoons in our must-watch list, then it is easy to see their influence in Spongebob Squarepants. The show perfectly balances simple animation with very adult themes. In fact, if you have been on the internet in the last five years, it doesn’t take much to find a sprawling collection of Spongebob memes.
Pre-roll a few blunts, and the charismatic characters will become your new best friends. Some cartoons don’t have to make sense to be funny, they just are.
If you thought the best stoner cartoons would all be about bizarre characters and high-octane fight scenes, think again! Sailor Moon still has some odd characters, and there is action, but the show has an appeal that’s grown among adult men and women. The main characters are fighting for justice while trying to balance the struggles of everyday life. Highly relatable for a large portion of its audience, Sailor Moon has gathered a cult following.
With a few joints to break you in, you will soon find you have more in common with the main characters than you originally thought.
Freakazoid comes from an era that many of us cannot believe existed. Cartoons were free to push the boundaries of their jokes, and their characters, but still be shown in primetime slots.
Freakazoid is not your typical superhero; instead, he may be one of the first anti-heroes to capture the attention of mainstream audiences. Either way, he is strangely charming—in a slightly psychotic and deranged kind of way. With a ton of subtle references and quick skits, a hard-hitting indica helps slow down the senses and let you capture every moment.
One of the few (surviving) shows that is still allowed to step over the line and tackle controversial topics.
With 22 seasons, there is plenty of satirical humour to go around, but all that popular culture can wear a little thin after a while. Instead, try chomping down on a few edibles before embarking on a South Park binge. The fart jokes, jibes about Cartman’s mum, and the infamous “who killed Kenny line” will seem just as funny 22 seasons in as they did when watching the first episode.
Even if you've seen the cartoons on our must-watch list, spark a few joints and enjoy them all over again. You'll quickly find they take on a new meaning.
Weird shows based on weed
Packing a bowl, sitting back, and watching the best stoner movies on Netflix is one of the true pleasures in life, but finding something to stream can be an ordeal — especially if you’ve already smoked. We’ve all been there. Eyes glazed over and surrounded by snacks, we scroll endlessly through the offerings on Netflix. Until they get with the program and make weed movies on Netflix a real, searchable genre, we’ll have to do the hard work of parsing out the best content to enjoy through a smoky haze.
We decided to make things easier for you by rounding up a list of classic and more unorthodox movies to watch high on Netflix right now. For those looking for a longer love affair with their stoner streaming service, we didn’t stop at the best movies to watch while high on Netflix—we also found enough binge-worthy TV shows to warrant a Netflix weed series subgenre.
The list includes everything from cult stoner classics such as Planet Earth and Mac & Devin Go to High School to unintentionally weed-friendly TV series like The Great British Baking Show.
Browse the 10 best stoner movies and TV shows on Netflix below and let us know your favorite go-to weed companion in the comments.
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
If you belong to the special breed of stoners who get weirdly productive while high, Netflix’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo might help channel that Sativa-induced energy. The show is based on Kondo’s bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and involves mass decluttering, with Kondo helping folks sift through piles of stuff they might want to keep or shed based on whether or not a thing “sparks joy.” The ideal Netflix weed show for when you’re sparking up some joy of your own.
Take a trip to Jamaica and get high with the godfather of stoners, Snoop Dogg (or as this documentary introduces him, Snoop Lion). The film directed by Vice alum Andy Capper, follows the prolific musician’s explorations of reggae and Rastafari culture and transformation into Snoop Lion. The documentary delves into Snoop’s spiritual journey as well as his discovery of anew style of music, as he records his 12th studio album, and first reggae, record Reincarnated.
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
There’s nothing like getting the giggles while baked out of your brain and we honestly can’t imagine a better time to enjoy stand-up comedy. Kevin Hart is always a safe bet for a chuckle, but expect side-splitting, roaring laughter while you’re high. In Irresponsible Hart hilariously talks about his personal and very public ups and downs, guaranteed to have you literally laughing out loud.
If you weren’t already aware of how perfect wildlife documentaries are as a Netflix weed show go-to, shame on you. Trust us, there’s nothing more engrossing than watching nature documentaries when you’re blazed. Seeing animals do anything in slow motion as your brain slows to a crawl is one of life’s greatest pleasures and David Attenborough’s soothing voice is an added bonus. Experience the planet’s natural beauty in spectacular scope with Our Planet, from the bluest oceans, to snowy mountain peaks and scorching deserts, you might even shed a tear.
American Vandal was Netflix’s most-watched show of 2017, and if you haven’t seen it, getting high is a good way to binge the whole season. The series takes place in a high school and revolves around a crime: 27 faculty cars are vandalized with phallic images, resulting in a witch hunt for the perpetrator. The mockumentary perfectly satirizes the true crime genre, and you’ll actually find yourself caught up in the burning question: who drew the dicks?
Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman
Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman follows a Tokyo businessman (aka salaryman) who leads a double life, skiving off his day job to sample some of the city’s most indulgent desserts. But this is no regular food show, rather a mix of philosophical musings, office politics, and trippy sequences. Each episode is named after a Japanese dessert and features such glorious food photography that it’ll leave you drooling — munchies or not.
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Sometimes you just need to go with the classics and press play on one of the best stoner movies on Netflix. While Mac & Devin Go to High School is no Friday or Half Baked, it deserves a spot on your smoking watch list. The movie follows Snoop Dogg’s struggle to graduate from high school, assisted by a very fresh-faced Wiz Khalifa in his acting debut. The movie is classic stoner fare, with plenty of weed jokes and a particularly memorable dentist visit, not to mention a next-level soundtrack that gifted us the forever summer anthem “Young, Wild & Free.”
The Great British Baking Show
If you smoked a bit too much and are getting paranoid, what you need is the sheer wholesomeness and low-stakes entertainment of The Great British Baking Show. The series puts a group of amateur bakers to the test as they vie for the title of best amateur baker. As you can tell from the trailer above, there’s sharp criticism, drama, and lots and lots of delicious baked goods, so we recommend having some snacks handy.
Reality TV is binge-worthy under normal circumstances, The Circle is especially addictive — The Circle while high? Out of this world. Delve deep into your paranoia and weed-infused conspiracy theories while watching the show which is equal parts Big Brother and Catfish. The trippy and all-too-real series features contestants who live in an apartment but never see each other, live virtual lives and judge each other on social media.
While Ultimate Beastmaster is 100 percent not aimed at stoners, there’s no escaping the simple fact that it’s the best TV show to watch while high once you’ve exhausted the robust catalog of stoner movies on Netflix. Firstly, it’s created by Sylvester Stallone, which is reason enough to watch. Secondly, it follows over-enthusiastic athletes as they attempt to pass an over-the-top obstacle course called “The Beast” in the hope of being crowned “The Beastmaster.” The entire series is ridiculous, but once blazed, it levels up to a fall-on-the-floor-laughing viewing experience — trust us.
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Finding something to stream while high can be an ordeal, so we rounded up a list of films, documentaries and TV shows to blaze to. See the lineup here.