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12 Essential 4/20-Friendly Movies

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Need something to watch on 4/20? IFC will be airing a Cheech & Chong marathon (Get Out of My Room, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie and Still Smokin) this Sunday starting at 5:45pm ET. And if you’re looking for more classic, weed-friendly films, here are some essentials.

12. Super Troopers

Comedy troupe Broken Lizard knocked it out of the park with this riotously funny, THC-soaked tale of prank-loving Vermont state troopers.


11. Easy Rider

This classic road movie has some bummer bits, but it deserves a place on the list because Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper were actually smoking weed for real on-screen.


10. Dude, Where’s My Car?

Dumb jokes get a lot funner when you’re blazed on kush, and this Ashton Kutcher comedy is probably the greatest living example.


9. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick pushed the envelope in this adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s stodgy sci-fi classic, and it’s indisputably powerful on weed.


8. Spaceballs

All of Mel Brooks’s comedies are hundreds times funnier when you’re high, but this ludicrous sci-fi parody might be the most weed-friendly. Just don’t get hungry around Pizza the Hutt.


7. Fritz the Cat

Ralph Bakshi’s animated adaptation of R. Crumb’s classic comics will bring you back to the Summer of Love, even if you didn’t experience it yourself.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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Xmas Miracles You’ll See At Joe’s Pub

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special Premieres December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It’s just so tempting to bah-humbug the holiday season. And while there’s much we can’t wait to put behind us, one thing left to look forward to with pure and wide-eyed joy is Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celebration in the true spirit of those splendid TV specials from the ’70s and ’80s, complete with special guests, musical numbers, awkward segues and an (intentionally) wafer-thin narrative through line.

As if you need more convincing, here are a few juicy nuggets to get excited for…

Tony Hale plying the captive audience with hot chocolate (and it working).

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Bridget Everett dressed like an ornament…

and in a state of nearly constant wardrobe malfunction.
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Matteo Lane hitting a crazy high note in a Snuggie.

Not a Slanket. There’s a meaningful difference.

Lisa Loeb creeping on Kurt Vile.

#hairlikeapony #whynotme
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Judah Friedlander getting replaced by a robot…

and it pretty much going as expected.
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Bottom line: the miracles abound. Grinches, Scrooges, and Tiny Tims alike will find their Holiday joy. And it’ll be awkward–in the most wonderful kind of way.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10p on IFC

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