Tag Archives: Tommy Chong

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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It’s a Star-Studded Edition of ‘The Mix’!

And when we say “star-studded,” we don’t just mean “studded with stars.”

We also mean “celebrity-filled” and “filled with celebrities,” “A-lister-packed” and “packed with A-listers,” “bold-faced-name-brimming” and “brimming with bold-faced names,” “world-renowned-visage-loaded” and “loaded with…” – well, you get the point.

     “I hope that mother#&$@!* tastes good,” David says of his holiday fowl.

“I hope that muther#&$@!* tastes good,” David says of his three-figure holiday fowl.

And even if you don’t, you’re still required to tune into The Mix this evening, as it answers such all-important questions as:

—What Paris Hilton did recently to pre- vent the paparazzi from peering into her abode.

—Why Chocolate News host David Allen Grier (right) bought a turkey online for $129.

—Who started the rumor that Maureen McCormick and her Brady Bunch co-star, Eve Plumb, were lesbian lovers.

—Which of his Martha Stewart jokes Tommy Chong deemed too risqué even for Howard Stern’s show.

—Why 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan says comedy clubs – during hard times – are “the center of the universe.”

—What physical characteristics Grammy Award-nominated American Idol finalist Mandisa is looking for in a black man.

—How Tom Arnold paid back the man who molested him decades ago in Iowa.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

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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.

Tommy Chong on BlogTalkRadio Today

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Shaun and Eric have landed another amazing guest for BlogTalkRadio Today. Tune in at 2:00 p.m. EST to hear them chat with none other than Tommy Chong.

You know Tommy Chong, of course, as half of the famous comedy duo Cheech & Chong. Tommy was also a regular on the Fox TV hits That 70′s Show and Dharma and Greg. Currently he’s the subject in the yet to be released documentary a/k/a Tommy Chong.

Those not able to make the live broadcast can also listen on demand at their convenince. After hearing Shaun and Eric’s stellar interview with Harry Shearer last week, I’m highly anticipating their talk with Tommy Chong.