420: Comedy Central’s Pot-filled Programing with Broad City Season Finale and Time Traveling Bong Premiere
This 4/20 is a particularly epic one for the Broad City. Squad. Tonight marks the season 3 finale for Broad City., capping a season full of weed induced antics. Immediately following is the premiere of Time Traveling Bong., a history-trotting comedy starring Paul W. Downs. A time traveling bong, making for one kushy hour of television courtesy of Comedy Central. Broad City.’s Abbi and Ilana have been through some tribulations this season, with the finale finding the BFFs escaping NYC and on a trek to Israel. How Abbi and Ilana come out the other end of a season filled with break-ups, breakdowns, and Hillary Clinton has yet to be determined, but if their current arc is any indicator of what’s to come, Glazer and Jacobson. Time Traveling Bong was created and written by Glazer, Downs, and Lucia Aniello. The show centers around Jeff and Sharee, two bored stoners who find themselves in possession of a bong that allows them to travel to the past, giving new meaning to #hightimes. In honor of Comedy Central’s night of pot-filled programming we revisit three of Broad City.’s finer marijuana moments of the season for your 4/20 pleasure. Opening montage split screen of Abbi and Ilana going about their daily bathroom business, which consists of smoking spliffs in the tub and hitting bongs on the pot.
Best Stoner Comedy Movies
The stoner comedy genre has always been a voice on political times – perhaps an apathetic, lackadaisical voice, yet nonetheless, a voice. These films have plenty to offer stoned and non-stoned viewers alike. In the counterculture of the late ’70s, they set the tone for the rest of the stoner comedy genre to follow suit. As they bumble and swerve their way down the road, discussing inanities and fleeing cops, they influence entire generations of future stoners, and stoner films, to come. In a word, he became the symbol of the ’80s stoner. One of the few stoner comedies that does not revolve around marijuana, this 1989 film follows perpetual slackers Bill and Ted as they travel through time to learn about history for a high school history presentation. The film refueled the stoner comedy genre of the ’90s by first introducing the world to Matthew McConaughey as party fiend David Wooderson. By showing us the truth in suburban, middle-class banality – heavily influenced by stoner culture – Kevin Smith was able to launch his career with this low-budget classic. In the first film of this series, we follow unemployed stoners Smokey and Craig for the duration of a day as they smoke their entire stash and have to figure out a plot to pay back the money to their dealer. It also became the genre’s archetype for stoner buddy films made over the past 10 years.
Because of the thousands of people like Rubén, McDonald’s had to change their coffee stirrer from a little spoon on a long stem because people like Rubén used it to snort coke, to a flat paddle and later a small straw. Anyway, thanks to Rubén, I attended my first rock concert. Led Zeppelin came to Chicago in January of 1975 and word was out that all the tickets would sell out immediately. We went to old Chicago Stadium box office about two hours before it opened at 10:00 a.m. We didn’t want to oversleep the time of the first ticket sales, so we stayed up all night drinking wine. When we arrived at the ticket office at 8:00 a.m., we were tired, but determined to obtain tickets. Rubén collected our ticket money and ran toward the Stadium like a deranged lunatic. Several policemen tried to stop him, but he dodged them, jumped onto the hood of their unmarked police car, then to the car roof, before leaping to the front of the ticket line. We waited patiently for him in my Firebird that was parked a block away, but within view of the ticket office. About four hours later, Rubén emerged from the ticket office with six concert tickets! We were going to see Led Zeppelin in concert! The last time I saw Rubén was at that Led Zeppelin concert, partying, getting high, and bouncing his head to the music.
False representations: Media portrayal of marijuana
The media consistently represents marijuana as a dangerous substance that leads to issues with psychological addiction, drug lords, mental problems and inevitable abuse of other drugs. The media paints marijuana as a drug that will inevitably lead to the destruction of lives, instead of as a viable recreational substance with potentially positive health benefits. As a recreational drug, marijuana is less dangerous than tobacco and alcohol. Last year, about 25 million Americans smoked marijuana. More than 14 million Americans smoke marijuana on a regular basis, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Medical use of marijuana relies on the effects of two cannabinoids, THC and CBD. THC bolsters appetite and decreases nausea, pain and inflammation. Despite similar rates of marijuana use between blacks and whites, blacks are far more likely to be arrested for marijuana-related offenses. According to a March Pew Research Center survey, about 48 percent of adults have tried marijuana, which is a record high for the drug. In order to overcome these stigmas and stand a chance at legalization or decriminalization, we need more diverse and more accurate representations of marijuana. After his month-long cleanse, he smokes marijuana every day for a month straight to test its long-term effects.