So I don’t get to watch a whole lot of TV because I am a busy professional young lady, but when I heard Tommy Chong was going to be on Dancing With The Stars, I set my DVR. Every time I call my grandmother she gives me a rundown of what happened that week on the show anyway, so now at least I can contribute to the conversations. Cheech and Chong are arguably the two most recognizable stoners, and my soul swelled with pride when I saw that Dancing With The Stars was going to let him cha-cha his way into America’s living rooms, but more importantly their hearts.
I’ve been watching all of Tommy’s dance performances, and I have to say that for 76, he’s got moves better than most drunk white girls on a Saturday night. I also think it’s super neat that he wore marijuana green for his cha-cha performance. There was also what I feel like was an homage to Up In Smoke that I appreciate. All in all I am delighted with the open-mindedness of Dancing With The Stars. Also, I’m pretty sure his partner’s dress has weed leaves on it. Just saying. And I know I’m not the only one aroused by his gyrating pelvis. Right?
And don’t even get me started on his open shirt-ed salsa!!
Although ABC and Dancing With The Stars won’t let Chong emblazon his outfits with pot leaves, I won’t lie when I say I’m shocked at how far they really are letting him go. One of the judges commented that in his green suit he looked like The World’s Most Interesting Man on the Dos Equis commercials, and he replied with “The World’s Most Interesting Stoner”. Also, during one segment on the cha-cha episode, he pretends to pull a joint out of his partners dress and smoke it. To be fair, she looked like a nugget of weed.
“I Kicked Its Ass!”
Tommy Chong had prostate cancer and that’s fucking shitty. You know what’s not shitty, though? That it’s gone now. AND he claims it’s because of weed. He said in an interview, “So the magic plant does cure cancer with the right diet and supplements. I’m due for another blood test, MRI, etc, but I feel the best I’ve felt in years. And now for a celebration joint of the finest Kush …”. A lot of states have already legalized medicinal marijuana, and we are not surprised that this iconic stoner resorted to it to save his life.
Chong also wants to use his exposure on Dancing With The Stars to bring more attention to medicinal marijuana. He said, “I want to be the poster boy for the marijuana community. They can point and me and say, ‘Look at him! He’s 76 years old, he can dance, he’s healthy, he has a beautiful wife and he smokes marijuana for medical purposes.’” Tommy Chong is incredibly passionate about medicinal marijuana and most people know that he even spent some time in jail for his love affair with Mary Jane.
I will continue to watch Dancing With The Stars even after Mr. Chong is no longer on the show, which I hope doesn’t happen until next season. ABC is putting the medicinal benefits of cannabis in the homes of 14 million people every week, and I respect them for that. Not to mention how happy my Gramma will be when I can finally discuss the ins and outs of a merengue with her.