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The Six Stoniest 'SNL' Sketches of All Time

Killer Weed (1976)

On Weekend Update, Chevy Chase reports: "The FBI says a huge shipment of pot they are calling killer dope has been smuggled into New York City. The Bureau urges users not to smoke the weed… In order to aid the FBI in their investigation, Weekend Update is undertaking its own analysis of marijuana sent to us anonymously by any viewers who may be worried. Simply place a small sample of the suspected cannabis in an envelope and send it immediately to Chevy Chase, Apt. 12, 827 W. 81 St. NYC, 10053."


American Dope Growers Union (1979)

Union leader Laraine Newman: "Every time you buy pot from Mexico or Colombia, you're putting an American out of work. We at the American Dope Growers Union support ourselves by growing marijuana on American soil." Then she and others sing the union-label song.


Jarret's Room (2001)

Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz

Jarret (Jimmy Fallon) and Gobi (Horatio Sanz) are best buds at Hampshire College. They have a web show with special guests and a DJ. Jason (Seann William Scott) joins them for this episode. Gobi is the full-fledged stoner. He barks out "Wake and bake, dudes!" and "It's 420 somewhere," sings "Because I Got High" and jokes about Baked Lays potato chips. Note the bong in the background.


Russell Putnam, High Times Investigative Reporter (2002)

Jack Black joins Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan and Jimmy Fallon.

At a press conference. Russell Putnam (Jack Black) asks Mayor Holden (Darrell Hammond): "Is it the truth that the government has a huge field of high potency pot that they grow just for the President and Congress?" Later, after a smokey sesh at the High Times office, Putnam sneaks into Holden's office and declares, "Caught you red-handed?" "Caught doing what?" the Mayor asks. "You think anyone's going to believe you?! You're from High Times magazine. The whole thinks you're a bunch of stoners, so go ahead! Tell the whole world what you heard!"


The Mellow Show (2009)

Andy Samberg and Bill Hader

Andy Samberg's talk show is based on Jack Johnson's supreme mellowness. This episode features Dave Matthews (Bill Hader), Jason Mraz (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Ozzy Osbourne (Matthews). At one point, Johnson announces, "Be on the lookout for Ziggy, my pet gecko. Ziggy is unique in that he can both roll and smoke doobies." And at the end: "Keep your eyes peeled for my pet kimono dragon Professor Munchie… If you do encounter Munchie, do not buy weed from him because it is laced with PCP." He also blurts out "hemp necklace." Watch the episode here.


New Marijuana Policy (2014)

This video skit plays off the recent change of New York's marijuana-arrest policy. Pete Davidson is the first to leave his house holding a bag of marijuana. Woody Harrlson, dressed in hippie garb, jumps on a car and declares, "Free at last!" All the stoners join together until the police block their path. Davidson is warned not to light up a joint in public. That part of the law is still a criminal offense. Bummer.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.