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In the grand spectrum of media-depicted drug addiction, most junkies are seen as anything from piteous to terrifying. Tales abound of the superhuman strength of a PCP addict, or the despair of a crack addict, or the sheer horrors of a bad acid trip..

Not so much the pot smoker. Potheads are funny, mellow dudes interested in a good time wherein nobody gets hurt. Stoners are cool. They won't try to stab somebody because they think he's Dracula, or claw their eyes out because there are beetles in them. And it's not as if someone's going to complain, lest they get arrested for illegal drug use.

See also The Stoner, G-Rated Drug, Erudite Stoner.

Examples of Stoners Are Funny include:


  • Matt MacLimore's stoner relative who pops up for a short period in Dork Tower and is never heard from again. His main claim to fame is smoking Matt's wargames terrain.
  • Entire cast of Horndog.


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Web Original

  • That High, which is basically FML, but for stoners instead of unlucky people.
  • The Onion article Everyone Involved in Pizza's Preparation, Delivery, Purchase Extremely High.
    • Resident columnist Jim Anchower.
  • Chester A. Bum often gives hints on being a stoner.
  • The penguins from Club Penguin Shutdown turn out to be a subversion. When they feed their Red Puffle the hallucinogenic mushrooms they consume, he ends up killing himself. And their actions end up causing a major crisis, as the mushroom bags they consume were meant for the Mascots, the most dangerous gang in all of Club Penguin following its shutdown.

Western Animation

  • Shaggy from Scooby Doo may or may not be an actual stoner, but how can people not jump to that conclusion? He's always hungry (he eats dog treats, for crying out loud), he's always freaking out over monsters, he thinks his dog (Scooby) can talk, and he even looks and speaks like a hippie stereotype. Talk about Getting Crap Past the Radar.
    • William Hanna And Joseph Barbera patterned the Scooby-Doo characters after the characters in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, a 1950s sitcom featuring Dawson casted "teenage" characters. Shaggy is an Expy of Maynard G. Krebs (played by a pre-Gilligan's Island Bob Denver), the show's resident beatnik. Freddy was Dobie, Velma was Zelda, and so forth. Not sure if drugs factored in either Shaggy or Maynard's lifestyles, but being "laid-back" didn't start with hippies. Of course, it being a 1960's cartoon with already ten-year old pop cultural references doesn't help matters...
  • Otto the bus driver from The Simpsons (though signs that he does drugs — particularly marijuana — didn't crop up until season seven. Prior to that, he was just some perpetual teenager who drove a school bus [despite not having a license], got along great with kids, and loved rock music from the 1960s to the 1980s).
  • Trent & Jesse. Especially Jesse.

Real Life