In honor of 4/20, a day in which all things green and sticky make the rounds in a celebratory fashion, a day in which people across the nation turn on, tune in, and drop everything with a chill pill in the form of the mind-numbing and relaxing herb — thatâ€™s right, the hemp, sensemilla, rope, reefer, pot, and countless other synonyms for weed, but mainly known as marijuana. With today comes most appropriately a new animated cartoon by the comedy kings of the whole lifestyle, Cheech and Chong, entitled [what else?] Cheech and Chongâ€™s Animated Movie.
Hilariously rendered and perpetually red-eyed, the cartoon looks to be a stoner-fest extraordinaire and shows the duo in their most well-known guises, those characterizations of the innocuous, yet dumbstruck and low key hilarious characters they parlayed to much success in the 1970s. Directed by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers, the film is already playing in select cities and will have a full scale DVD and Blu-ray release come April 23rd, at all “dealers” (no pun intended and not just head shops mind you).
There’s a lot of interaction with the team planned for today on various social media sites, like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and more, beginning at 11am ET. Wake and bake with the team and ask them some of your favorite questions, hang out on Google with them, and even check out some clips at a Livestream Event, all happening during the day today. The full schedule is below.
The premiere for the animated feature kicked off on the 17th at the famed LA nightclub The Roxy, whose owner, Lou Adler, has been associated with the team for decades, even directing their very first full-length feature Up in Smoke, the cult smash hit comedy of theirs which is celebrating its 35th anniversary later this year.
Cheech and Chong 4/20 Social Media Schedule
Reddit AMA (http://bit.ly/Y32URq)
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET
Cheech & Chong will kick off the day chatting with fans and revisiting the page throughout the day to answer additional questions.
Twitter Q&A (http://bit.ly/XRX6dv)
9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET
Tag your burning questions with #CC420 and theyâ€™ll be answered at random.
Facebook Q&A (http://on.fb.me/XRWYdX)
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET
Fan questions will be answered at Cheech and Chong’s Official Facebook Page.
Google Hangout (http://bit.ly/Y34se8)
11:00 PM PT/2:00 PM ET
A selected group of special guests and celebrities chat directly with Cheech & Chong while onlookers chime in from Youtube and beyond.
Livestream Event (http://bit.ly/Y346Et)
1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET
As 4:20 approaches, fans will get to check out select film clips as they interact with the comedy duo!
The duo have been going strong off and on for over 40 years now and have taken their brand of drug humor and have risen it like the big puffs of smoke emanating from most of their fanbase to the mainstream and back again. So raise your lighters â€œhighâ€ in celebration of 4/20 day, with a full morning of hilarity and fun with Cheech and Chong. Do not operate heavy machinery when engaging in these chats and remember, objects in your computer monitor may be closer than they appear.