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Cheech Marin: My Cop Dad Loved ‘Up in Smoke’—It Made Him a Hit with the Juvies

Go figure. Cheech Marin‘s father—who spent decades as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department—never batted any eye at the fact that his son built an empire on glorifying ganja.

In fact, officer Oscar Marin reveled in it.

CAPTION "I haven't had any scandals. I'm perfect," Cheech (above) quips to us.

"I haven't had any scandals. I'm perfect," Cheech (above) tells us.

Interviewed today at 1pm ET on Milling About, Cheech chats about his dad’s reaction to Up in Smoke (tagline: “It will make you feel very funny!), the 1978 cult classic co-starring comedy partner Tommy Chong—which tells the story of two stoners who unknowingly smuggle a van made entirely of marijuana from Mexico to L.A.

“He liked Up in Smoke because it made him real popular in the juvenile delinquent set. He was a juvenile officer, so he was like, ‘Oh yeah my son’s Cheech. Come over here and talk to me. Tell me all your stuff,’” Cheech tells host Robin Milling.

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Programming Highlights; April 16, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:
marci-schimoffAt 11 AM host Veronica Drake kicks back with Marci Shimoff, bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Happy for No Reason, as well as a teacher in the global book and film phenom, The Secret. Marci is dedicated to helping people reduce stress and find joy.

the-wii-mommies-scroller1At 1 PM The Wii Mommies, a community headed by “Super Jenn” Hethcoat, Julie “Momspective” Maloney and Sarah “The Real Life Blog” Pinnix that’s dedicated to vitual fitness, reveals how its three-week test run of the Wii Fit exercise system panned out.

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Cheech & Chong Reality Series No Pipe Dream, Says Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong, who last month announced that he and estranged comedy partner Cheech Marin would be launching a reunion tour this fall – as well as producing a concert film – now reveals the legendary duo also has a reality-TV show in its sights!

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong

While interviewing Tommy last week on BlogTalkRadio Today, host Shaun Daily told the funnyman, “You and Cheech should do a show about your life.  I think it’d be interesting seeing you reflect now, as an older gentleman, on your generation.”

Tommy’s mellow response?

“We’ve been meeting, actually, with reality people, in the past couple of days, Cheech and I,” he said.  “So, definitely, yea, we’re very close to that.”

Tommy later told BlogTalkRadio host Eric Olsen that both the A&E cable network and media conglomerate Viacom are vying for the Cheech & Chong series.

Cheech & Chong Reality Series No Pipe Dream, Says Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong, who last month announced that he and estranged comedy partner Cheech Marin would be launching a reunion tour this fall – as well as producing a concert film – now reveals the legendary duo also has a reality-TV show in its sights!

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong

While interviewing Tommy last week on BlogTalkRadio Today, host Shaun Daily told the funnyman, “You and Cheech should do a show about your life.  I think it’d be interesting seeing you reflect now, as an older gentleman, on your generation.”

Tommy’s mellow response?

“We’ve been meeting, actually, with reality people, in the past couple of days, Cheech and I,” he said.  “So, definitely, yea, we’re very close to that.”

Tommy later told BlogTalkRadio host Eric Olsen that both the A&E cable network and media conglomerate Viacom are vying for the Cheech & Chong series.