Article by James McClure, Civilized
Cannabis culture aficionados often debate what movie deserves the title for best cannabis comedy, but there’s no contest for Seth Rogen. The Canadian comedian gives the nod to Half Baked (1998) starring Dave Chappelle – who turns 43 today.
“Growing up smoking weed, you watch Cheech and Chong and stuff like that,” Rogen told Bill Simmons earlier this month on Any Given Wednesday. “And for its time, it was amazing. But it did not age incredibly well for our generation. And then I remember seeing ‘Half Baked’ and being like, ‘Wow, this is a movie that really speaks to my weed-smoking sensibilities.'”
Ricky Williams, who was on the show with Rogen, agreed. And the former NFL player turned cannabis advocate shared his favorite moment from the film. “I think Bob Saget put that movie over the top.”
“Half Baked” featured the Full House star destroying his wholesome image by playing a drug addict who doesn’t believe that marijuana addiction is a real thing. Or, to use his character’s words, “Marijuana is not a drug. I used to suck dick for coke. And that’s an addiction, man. You ever suck some dick for marijuana?”
“One of the greatest lines ever in movie history – to this day,” Rogen told Simmons.