Two Cents Worth: Who’s Your Favorite Stoner Character?

s-MARIJUANA-SUPERCUT-large300Marijuana, Weed, Pot, Ganja, Mary Jane, the Chronic, the Sticky Icky; no matter what you call it or what you think of it, there’s no denying that Cannabis has contributed to some of the best comic relief in the history of cinema.  Whether a film tosses a stoner in for a few yucks on the side or revolves around them entirely, having at least one character in your film with a fondness puffing the magic dragon is a surefire way to boost your movie’s LPM ratio (Laughs per minute).

On this, the day of April 20th (aka Stoner Christmas), I thought it would be appropriate to get into the holiday spirit in the most innocent way possible; by watching other people take part on screen.  In the mean time though, I thought it might be interesting to hear from you regarding the following question:

Who is/are your favorite Stoner character(s) of all time?

My choice is a two-way tie between two very different characters from two VERY different movies.

cabin-in-the-woods-fran-kranz_240-225x300The first is Marty (Fran Kranz) from Joss Whedon’s Horror Comedy masterpiece Cabin in the Woods.  This might be a bit too much of a recent choice for a lot of people, but I stand by it.  Marty goes beyond usual wise-cracking stoner tropes and blossoms into the ultimate pot-smoking badass.  Because of my firm belief that everyone should see this movie and see it unspoiled, I’ll spare you some of the more specific reasons why I love Marty so much, but they are numerous.  To be fair though, the idea of using a collapsible travel mug bong as a weapon to fight the nefarious walking dead renders any other reason for loving him moot.

The second is The Dude (Jeff Bridges) from The Big Lebowski.  The Dude’s laid back, zen-master attitude remains one of the most compelling arguments for the Lebowskilimolegalization of the drug that I can think of.  I mean, compare the number of movies about people’s lives spiraling out of control from alcohol addiction with the number of movies about people’s lives spiraling out of control because of pot addiction and the results speak for themselves.  In any case, The Dude stands out as one of my favorite Stoners of all time for reasons that are too numerous and self-explanatory to list out here.  The Dude abides, nuff said.

Now I’d like to hear from you.  Are you also a Dude fan, or do you skew more towards Cheech and Chong, Jay and Silent Bob, or any of the countless other iconic pot-heads of the past several decades?  Sound off in the comments below!

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I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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18 Responses to Two Cents Worth: Who’s Your Favorite Stoner Character?

  1. Reblogged this on The Bishop Review and commented:
    Hmm, difficult question. I’m not sure.

  2. Ah, I know! Floyd from True Romance. It’s such a small, but notable role.

  3. If Jeff Spiccoli doesn’t win this, the world has gone to hell.

  4. ninvoid99 says:

    Cheech & Chong. The original stoners. You can’t beat them both. A Chicano and a half-Chinese man. They set standards for stoners.

  5. Mark Hobin says:

    Smokey (Chris Tucker) from Friday.

  6. ckckred says:

    I’ve got to pick the Dude.

  7. Marty is a fantastic choice, because he actually saved the day 😀

  8. sati says:

    Floyd in True Romance. Absolutely hilarious!

  9. filmhipster says:

    What a great question!! Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean?

  10. I don’t think there’s any way I could top those two choices! 🙂

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