Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced yesterday they’ve reunited for a 22-city comedy tour called “Cheech & Chong: Light Up America.”
The tour starts September 12 in Philadelphia.
I’m not a big fan of drug humor. I never saw any of Cheech & Chong’s movies. And I only bought their albums on CD for historical purposes.
But I’ve always liked “Basketball Jones” (with Cheech singing as “Tyrone Shoelaces”). That 1973 track – a parody of the already- ridiculous “Love Jones” – was a Top 20 hit for Cheech & Chong.
I didn’t know until now that the parody version features an all-star band... including George Harrison, Billy Preston and Carole King.
And last week I stumbled on an old animated short film made for “Basketball Jones.” It’s embedded below. It’s wild.
(Hat-tip: The Raw Story.)