Cheech & Chong haven’t performed together as “Cheech & chong” in something like twenty-five years. Now, according to their MySpace Page they’re embarking on the Light Up America & Canada Tour. I’ve got nothing against Cheech & Chong. I remember listening to bits from their comedy albums on Dr. Demento back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. But, I came across this publicity photo this morning and I had to do a double-take.
What the hell? Okay, Chong (on the right) looks pretty much as to be expected — grayer and wrinklier, yes. But, Cheech… He looks like someone’s grandmother. I guess his role as Chuy Castillos on Golden Palace rubbed off a little too much on him.
Now, there’s a whole generation (or two) of pot fans who’ll get to engage in the “Cheech & Chong Experience” for the first time, but I’ve got a feeling that after a twenty-five year absence there might not even be enough resin in the bowl for a “hit.”