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  1.   Cheech and Chong Bonus Clips

    Take a closer look at the popular pot-loving duo Cheech and Chong!

    Air Date: 8/11/09

Full Episode Summary

From the moment they broke onto the scene in the early 1970s, Cheech and Chong began redefining comedy. At a time when drug culture was still considered taboo, they boldly emerged from a cloud of pot smoke with a brand of humor that both championed and lampooned stoners everywhere, much to the chagrin of the establishment. A string of successful comedy albums and relentless touring established the duo as "the rock-n-roll comedians" whose popularity continued to soar as stoner culture seeped into the mainstream. Suddenly, there were head shops everywhere and by 1977 President Jimmy Carter was in favor of legalizing marijuana. And then came Up In Smoke. Cheech and Chong's first film became an instant classic, immortalized by pot smokers to this day, and launched a successful Hollywood career for the comedy duo as they continued the marijuana crusade until their breakup in 1985.