Let's talk about the movie series Up in Smoke today, which cannot be overlooked in cannabis culture. Let us return to that era of rebellion and the rise of anti-authority spirit, and revisit how this series of classic stoner movies and the legendary stoner duo had a profound impact on cannabis culture.
Cheech and Chong are two of the most iconic and classic stoners in the world. The hippie spirit and counterculture movement in society gave birth to a lot of music, culture, and movies between the 1950s and 1970s. And the encounter of Tommy Chong and Cheech Martin in Vancouver gave birth to a legendary stoner comedy duo whose love of cannabis and talk shows led them to huge cultural and commercial success, while also creating a brand new stoner comedy flick in the film genre.
Now half a century later, their comedic performances still endure.
In 1978, a comedy about two stoners smuggling a green van made entirely of marijuana turned out, and “Up in Smoke” became one of the highest-grossing comedies of the year, propelling Cheech & Chong to the pinnacle of commercial success. “Up in Smoke” was their first feature-length film and the production budget was extremely low, the slightly rough production even made the studio reluctant to pay to finish it later in the film's production; the film was ultimately done by the producers with their own money, and the film earned more than $44 million at the box office, it also made cannabis humor conquer the world.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Up in Smoke, they have prepared a 40th-anniversary surprise set, a brand new line of themed smoking devices and accessories, the commemorative product line this time includes glass bongs, grinder, bubbler, and rolling tray! If You also miss the iconoclastic era of the late 1970s, so let's take a look at their product line and the story behind this classic movie.
Cheech & Chong 53mm 40th Anniversary 4 Part Grinder($39.99)
Don't think it's just a Cheech & Chong or Up in Smoke movie merchandise or memorabilia, the power of this 4-in-1 grinder will astound you. The beauty and quality of this grinder go without saying as a 40th-anniversary limited edition, the aesthetic design follows the style of the 1970s, a retro groovy Cheech and Chong cartoon avatar is printed on its lid, and the first compartment is equipped with sharp and dense serrations, and the ground herb will be separated by a screen in different storage spaces, and The kief collector at the bottom will collect and store the finer kief in the middle. Is this groovy four-part structure grinder what you're looking for?
- Officially licensed
- 4-in-1 design
- Aqua, Purple, Red, Green
- Cheech & Chong themed
- From the movie Up in Smoke
Cheech & Chong 40th Anniversary Glass Spoon Pipe($33.99)
You won't want to miss out on this Cheech & Chong Hand Pipe series, which is also being released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Cheech & Chong's first full-length film, Up in Smoke. It is one of the 40th-anniversary series of smoking accessories. This compact series of hand pipes are made of high-quality borosilicate glass with a deep bowl design.
When you get this spoon pipe, you will first be attracted by the retro psychedelic pattern covering its whole body, just like this great movie full of groovy atmosphere, and you will notice the Cheech & Chong movie avatar on the outside of the bowl, which is pretty much the thematic element of this 40th-anniversary series. Have a blast with this groovy hand pipe and pay homage to this great stoner movie!
- Five Groovy color Options
- Dimensions: 1.34" x 3.42" x 1.245"
Big Green Van: A Symbol of Stoner Comedy
If Up in Smoke is a sign of stoner comedy, then the Big Green Van in the film is the sign of Up in Smoke, and you could argue that the stoner comedy revolves from this marijuana-infused van.
The success of Up in Smoke reveals the sentiment of the era and the people at that time, perhaps like the adventures of Cheech and Chong, or like the green van, which is uninhibited and absurd.
If there is one piece of merchandise that best represents the story of this green van, it should be the Cheech & Chong Big Green Van Rig.
Cheech and Chong 40th Edition Dab Rig - Big Green Van($129.98)
Officials named this limited-edition dab rig the Big Green Van after the marijuana-infused van that made them famous. The cartoon portrait avatar of Cheech and Chong printed on the outer wall is the first thing you will notice when you get this glass piece, and the bong neck is carefully bent, making it not only easy to use but also preventing splashing, and t he product's powerful cooling filtration function comes from its matric perc, dense tiny holes and slits form a high-efficiency and low-tension filtration system, with an angled quartz banger, whether a newbie or a senior connoisseur, this Big Green Van Rig will not disappoint.
- 10 inches tall
- Bent Neck
- Thick glass
- 14.5 mm male
- 90 Degree Joint
- Official Licensed Art
Cheech & Chong 40Th Anniversary Rolling Tray($19.99)
This 40th-anniversary rolling tray is also on the theme of the Big Green Van. This blue rolling tray is made of solid aluminum and the iconic green van is printed in the center of the tray, if you are a believer in green vans, this rolling tray is not to be missed.
The surface is nonstick and comes in three sizes: large, medium, and small. The large allows you to collect all of your smoking gear, the medium is ideal for placing the dab tool you need, and the small is ideal for partygoers, allowing you to take it with you on any trip.
- Made from durable Aluminum
- Non-stick surface
- Available in Small, Medium, or Large Tray
- Official Cheech & Chong graphics
Best Scenes of stoner flick history
If you're talking about an important moment in the history of the stoner flick, or the first clip that crosses your mind when you think of the stoner movie, Cheech and Chong's "smoking dog shit" is the well-deserved best scene ever.
Pedro: Man, what is in this shit, man?
Man Stoner: Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some Labrador in it.
Pedro: What's Labrador?
Man Stoner: It's dog shit.
Man Stoner: Yeah, my dog ate my stash, man.
Man Stoner: I had it on the table and the little motherfucker ate it, man. Then I had to follow him around with a little baggie for three days, man, before I got it back. Really blew the dog's mind, ya know?
Pedro: You mean we're smokin' dog shit, man?
Man Stoner: Gets ya high, don't it?
Man Stoner: I think it's even better than before, you know?
Pedro: Uhhh, I wonder what Great Dane tastes like, man.
This iconic scene has spawned a slew of cannabis accessories and peripheral merchandise. On the 40th anniversary of the film's release, Cheech and Chong also released six limited-edition pipes to commemorate this great stoner movie, all of which were named after these classic scenes, lines, or character names from the film, full of nostalgia for the 1970s.
So, if you're wondering what this stoner duo's favorite strain is, it's definitely Maui Waui, because they not just smoke Maui Waui in the movie with some Laborador in it, but look! They even have a 40th anniversary Maui Waui Dab Rig!
Cheech & Chong Maui Waui Dab Rig($85.99)
This Maui Waui Dab Rig lives up to its name and is stunning in both styling and performance. And this Maui Waui rig is one of six limited-edition pipes created to commemorate the film's classic moments, which stands 10 inches tall, with over half of that height coming from its slender bong neck. The long neck shape softens the harshness of the smoke, while the bong neck is bent forward for ease of use and to prevent splashing. It also has a fixed downstem that connects a powerful showerhead percolator, you'll be conquered by this rig as you pull out those dense bubbles and supple smoke from this incredible perc. If you like Maui Waui, I don't think you'll be able to pass up this Maui Waui Rig.
- 10” Extract Water Pipe
- Premium hand-blown borosilicate glass
- Showerhead percolator
- Thick quartz banger
- For novelty or use with legal essential oils only only
Cheech and Chong 40th Anniversary Dab Rig - Great Dane($129.98)
The name "Great Dane" is also derived from a line in the film, "I wonder what Great Dane tastes like, man."
This dab rig is made entirely of high-quality borax glass. Similarly, the portrait avatar of the legendary stoner duo Cheech and Chong is printed on the outer wall of this rig. The details of this commemorative water pipe series are very well depicted, with a slender bong neck wrapped around a delicate smoke pattern.
The thick glass gives it an excellent texture, you can feel the quality when you hold it, Great Dane's filtration system relies on a showerhead percolator, which allows you to pull out dense bubbles from these fine slits, maximum cooling of smoke, and filter out the harshness. This limited edition comes in an exclusive 40th-anniversary gift box filled with film nostalgia, as well as available in green, black, and purple, and is a must-see for Cheech & Chong fans at this celebration one of paragraphs.
- 10” Height
- Shotgun Showerhead Percolator
- Premium hand-blown borosilicate glass
- Thick angled quartz banger
Cheech and Chong Anthony Bong($79.99)
This Anthony Bong is also derived from the name of the main character in Up in Smoke, Anthony "Man" Stoner. On the occasion of the character's 40th anniversary, officials have released this official Anthony bong to commemorate the character.
This Cheech & Chong's Anthony Bong is made of thick borosilicate glass. It is sturdy and high temperature resistant, with the familiar marijuana van printed on the transparent surface, the sloping mouthpiece is paired with a double-tier showerhead percolator, which doubles the filtration and cooling capacity on the strong foundation of the showerhead perc, available in 5 colors options, if you Love Anthony, this practical bong is sure to take you back to that hippie 70s.
- 8.25" tall
- w/ Nail & Bowl
- 14.5mm vapor dome
- Stable thick glass base
- 2 tiered showerhead perc
The backstory of ''Dave's not here''
"Dave's Not Here" is the wealth and legacy of cannabis humor left to the world; believe that for more than a generation, this skit has become synonymous with a type of marijuana-induced confusion, a common stoner quote. After the stoner duo moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, they signed their first record deal with producer Lou Adler, who loved the skit and wanted to re-record it, despite the duo's fears that recording in the studio would lose some of its original magic, but the hit "Dave's Not Here" was still an instant hit, propelling Cheech and Chong to prominence, which was helping them become a pivotal comedic force.
Cheech & Chong “Dave’s Not Here” Decal Taster($9.9)
This small one-hitter pipe interprets the essence of "Dave's not here." A simple and classic one-hitter design with a delicate decal of the classic stoner quote "Dave's not here, man." Its small and compact size which is perfect for discreet smoking, this little pipe one-hitter is only 3.5" long, made of sturdy borosilicate glass, perfect for stoners always on the go, put it in your pocket and take it out when you want a hit, and enjoy a discreet smoking experience, you won't mumble "Dave's not here" anymore. Relive this #1 single while taking a quick sip with this taster.
- available sizes: 3.5" and 4"
- made of 100% borosilicate glass
- w/ roll stop marble
Nearly 50 years after the release of Up in Smoke, Cheech and Chong are still touring, and the film paved the way for 420 Culture to break barriers and push events behind, making us all proud to be part of the community.
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