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From Pineapple Express to Maui Wowie, The 5 Dankest Types of Mary Jane From the Movies

Michael Caine

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Marijuana has a rich history in film as a distraction that derails the action, a main plot point, or the only thing that gets protagonists out of bed in the morning… to get a bag of Doritos, then get back into bed.

Filmmakers have gotten creative over the years, coming up with their own imaginative strains of Mary Jane that are either the best, worst or most bizarre thing ever. Here are five of our favorites, based only on their portrayal because there’s no way for us to have actually tried them, man.

1. Pineapple Express from Pineapple Express

We’re starting with the obvious, which is rumored to be “like God’s vagina.” It certainly has an impressive family tree, and is actually very scientific…but we won’t go into it right now.

2. Strawberry Cough from Children of Men

We would ingest just about anything handed to us by a high, long-haired Michael Caine, so the fact that this strain makes your cough taste like strawberries is an unnecessary but welcomed bonus.

3. Alabama Kush from Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Sure, former U.S. President George W. Bush gets high, but that doesn’t make him a hypocriticizer. And Alabama Kush is only the finest, after all.

4. Maui Wowie from Half Baked

Upon entering a room full of Maui Wowie, Dave Chappelle nearly achieves orgasm and starts speaking Spanish. Tropical or not, that’s strong, brah.

5. Brown Bomber from Grandma’s Boy

Actually, we’re going to pass on Brown Bomber: we prefer our underwear clean. Don’t let us stop you, though.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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