In a double whammy of breaking news, Cheech and Chong made an animated movie, and that movie has a trailer. Yes, the movie was actually written by Cheech and Chong. I don’t want to say the jokes are lazy, but there’s a box in there that literally just says “Munchies.” That’s like the political cartoon equivalent of a drawing of a guy wearing a shirt that says “politician.” You can watch the trailer below, but be warned, a few of the jokes reference drugs.
I first told you about Cheech and Chong’s reunion tour back in 2008, and while I’ve heard almost nothing about it since then, it must’ve done well because they’ve done them again and again, with another one planned for this year with WAR and Tower of Power.
The film hits theaters April 18th (4/20 comes early!), and for the sake of science, I did an accounting of all the punchline moments in the trailer and what they were about:
Farting in the car
Show called “let’s make a dope deal.”
Blind guy falls down (with anvil sound effect)
Two dogs sh*tting on each other
A “sexually-transmitted body crab” wearing a tank top and boardshorts.
Too many “reds”
Tripping over stuff while high
Callback to “Dave’s not here!”
Coughing while high
Peeing on stuff
Another callback to “Dave’s not here!”
Rembrandt sculpture made of dog poop
Callback to body crab
Guy getting a blow job
After nine albums and eight previous feature films all about stoners, you’d think they would start to run out of material, but clearly, that hasn’t happened. There’s probably a joke to be made here about being able to repeat the same jokes over and over when all your fans are stoned, but what was I talking about again?
I’m all for making the world safe for fart, dick, drug, and dog poop humor, because that’s the world I want to live in, but it’s hard not to feel like this is a bit dated. These days, stoner humor seems less about watching other people get stoned than it is about watching anthropomorphized munchie foods go on adventures, or something else I’m too old to know about now. But then, I’m not sure the youth of America are the target audience for this. More likely, the target audience are… well, probably vanners, if I had to guess.