Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Discuss: Cheech and Chong




Doug:  If you are so inclined, the clip below is from one of their films.  Warning -- it is rated R (which, if you know anything about Cheech and Chong, should be obvious).


7 comments:

dbutler16 said...

I haven't seen anything Cheech & Chong since college. I remember, when I was a kid, my father had a Cheech & Chong album which I listened to a couple of times, and thought it was pretty funny. I don't know if I got all the jokes or not, though. I think of Harold & Kumar as a modern day Cheech & Chong.

david_b said...

My brother got into C&C a bit back in '74 and '75... They were the 'next step' after George Carlin for my brother and I.. I preferred Mr. Carlin more, but loved the early movies.

Despite giving in to do the recent tour, I know Cheech Marin's stayed away from his old act for many years. Tommy was the favorite star on '70s Show' for me. He was perfect.

Edo Bosnar said...

My older brother introduced me to C&C; I really enjoyed a lot of their stuff, not just the movies, but their albums and stand-up work as well. I think quite a bit of their material still holds up well, and I even have their 'Santa song' on mp3 that I listen to every Christmas (along with Bob & Doug McKenzie's 12 Days of Christmas).
And dbutler, very perceptive observation about Harold & Kumar - I always wondered why I thought there was something familiar about those two...

Fred W. Hill said...

I heard several of their funniest routines on the Dr. Demento show when I was an adolescent in the '70s and saw the movies at drive-ins (geez, that seems so ancient now!)in the early '80s. I never got too deep into the drug culture but thought they were hilarious. Their "Ear ache my eye" routine is one that still cracks me up.

Inkstained Wretch said...

I saw the first Cheech & Chong movie UP in Smoke when I was about 12. I didn't use drugs then (or now) so a lot of the humor just, ahem, blew past me ...

Actually the most fun I've had regarding Cheech & Chong was the recent Simpson episode that had the duo splitting up while on a reunion tour and Homer having to fill in for Chong. The duo was renamed, ahem, "Cheech & Chunk." It was one of the cleverest bits of meta-comedy I've seen in a while.

William Preston said...

Pretty much all my exposure was in middle school, the mid-'70s, when kids--the kids who, I now realize, were the ones who went on to be weed fiends--brought tapes of their bits--Sister Mary Elephant, Earache, the thing with the two dogs--to school to play on tape recorders at odd times. Funny to think that, to bring into something now to show a friend, all you need is a smart phone (not that I have one), whereas then you had to bring in something unwieldy and plan ahead.

I'm sure I said that awkwardly, but it's the end of a long day of teaching. Just finished Henry IV, Pt. 1, and here I am talking about Cheech and Chong. I never saw the movies, but that clip reveals that, like the tapes, there's that feeling of them filling in the gaps with chatter, narrating one's every move, a habit a lot of us picked up from those guys.

Anonymous said...

Mildly funny. I still have my 45 of "Born in East L.A." The B-side is funnier. I found Cheech & Chong pretty one-note but "Corsican Brothers" does make me laugh more than the pothead stuff.

Still 1000% funnier than Harold & Kumar.

I'm more of a Peter Cook & Dudley Moore man myself. Can you top "Bedazzled"? And Raquel Welch as Lust personified? Oh my.

Xrayman

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