Right off the bat, I want to make it clear that you don't have to be half-baked to enjoy Half Baked. But if you thought Pineapple Express was hilarious, and you haven't seen Half Baked, it's high time you rectify this problem. Sure, Pineapple Express had James Franco as a drug dealer slash nice Jewish boy overly concerned with his Bubbe, and it had Danny McBride wigging out in his normal (i.e. awesome) way, and yeah, it was almost the perfect stoner crime caper.
But Half Baked has all that and more! It has Dave Chappelle as both a janitor at a lab that just happens to produce pharmaceutical-grade marijuana and a hip-hop star named Sir Smoke-a-Lot who, when high, complains, cries, and complains that he needs a "backiotomy." It has Guillermo Diaz as Scarface, who wants you to know he's Cuban, B! And it has Jim Breuer in one of his least annoying incarnations (although personally I do enjoy Goat Boy -- I'm not sure what that says about me, really). And then there's Harland Williams who accidentally kills a police horse by feeding it their munchies.
Let's not forget about the amazing cameos, including Jon Stewart as the Enhancement Smoker ("You ever seen Scent of a Woman... on weed?"), Bob Saget as someone in a Narc-Anon meeting who offers up a memorable confession, Steven Wright as the random dude sleeping on their couch, Tommy Chong as an inmate named the Squirrel Master, and plenty of others. The clip below is when the friends bury Scarface's dog Killer, a Rottweiler he purchased with the spoils of their scheme to sell stolen lab marijuana in order to get their friend out of jail. While Scarface believes a rival drug dealer and his posse of dead sexy female bodyguards went crazy destroying their apartment with nunchucks and Indian burns, Brian (Jim Breuer) has a different theory. Check out the scene below, plus a bonus one full of potty words!
And just for good measure, here's scene where Scarface quits his job with a profanity-laced tirade. It's for everyone who's ever wanted to say, "F*ck you, I'm out!" as they left the building.