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The Best Stoner TV and Movie Characters, according to ONE37pm

Happy Holidays ONE37pm fam. 

To celebrate, our team has put together a list of some of our favorite stoner characters from TV and movies. 

Allow me to kick things off. 

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Turtle from ‘Entourage’

With the first overall pick, I have a lot of options. And there is no doubt that people will question every decision made. But that is what makes this conversation so fun. Everyone will have a say. 

For me, I didn’t have to give this one much thought. Give me Turtle from Entourage

On so many layers, Turtle could contribute to a quality smoke session… starting with rolling a quality joint. 

Now I would be lying if I said I didn’t take an IMMENSE amount of pride in my rolling abilities, but having another person who can take part in the fine art of rolling never hurts. 

But Turtle does more than just roll-up. The full-time driver of Vinny Chase also brings some incredible vibes, is a quality gamer, knows where the nearest dealer is and has an elite taste in music. 

This feels like a no-brainer.

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Jesse and Chester from ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

I couldn’t picture a better way to welcome America into the 21st century with the stoner classic Dude Where’s My Car. Now that it’s clear that Y2K wouldn’t destroy our planet, we get to watch and indulge as two pizza-delivering potheads have to save their own.

Both Jesse, played by Ashton Kutcher, and Chester, played by Seann William Scott, embody the minds and mannerisms of stoners alike. From how they handle themselves at the Chinese Foooood drive-thru…

To saving the day by cracking the Continuum Transfunctioner (which is really just a Rubik’s Cube that Chester has been struggling to solve throughout the duration of the movie) and using the Photon Accelerator Annihilation Beam to destroy the invading aliens, these two potheads know how to make a mess.

In the end, not only do they manage to win back their girlfriends (obviously), but they manage to find their car after all.

Brandon Shamy, Social Media Lead

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Towelie from ‘South Park’

Towelie is a great character because who he is at his core is just so inherently funny. He is a sentient towel who was engineered to make people as dry as possible. Among his catchphrases are “don’t forget to bring a towel!” and, more notably, “wanna get high?”. He is a pot-loving towel whose creation was for the purpose of making “the worst character ever”. Despite this aim, he is adored by fans and critics alike. Towelie loves weed and because of his hilarious drug addiction, he was an easy pick for one of the best stoner characters there is.

Sean Millea, TikTok Lead

The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’
Universal Studios

There is truly no stoner more iconic than Jeff Bridges’ robed wanderer from The Big Lebowski. I honestly can’t imagine smoking a jay without picturing the Dude in his bathtub with the tiny remnants of a joint dangled in his roach clip. There’s no combination quite like a White Russian and a jay. The man is the blueprint.

Charlie Kolbrener, Associate Editor

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David Wooderson from ‘Dazed and Confused’

“You got a joint?” 

“Uhhh, nah man, not on me.”

“It be a lot cooler if you did.”

One of Matthew McConaughey’s earliest roles as David Wooderson is also one of his most famous. Playing that one guy from your hometown that is just a little too old to still be hanging out with high schoolers, McConaughey’s character was a one-man quote machine. From the “it be a lot cooler if you did” line to the now-infamous “That’s what I like about these high school girls, man. I get older; they stay the same age.”

David Wooderson loves to party, drink beer, and smoke a whole lot of weed, and he deserves to make any list that ranks cinematic stoners.

Conor Sheeran, Associate Managing Editor

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