There is something about stoners in TV shows that makes them the funniest characters on screen. Maybe it’s due to their unique personalities. Or perhaps because most of the time they just don’t care about what anyone says. Truth is that, if there is a stoner in a TV show, he or she is very likely to steal a lot of attention.
All Stoners in TV Shows Together? What would it be like?
The majority of these characters are always holding a bong or evidently under the effects of weed. There is something about weed that is key for the development of these characters. Usually, they are shown joking and making politically incorrect statements. Something we can be sure about is that these characters are the heart of the party. We can only imagine how much of a spectacle it would be to have the funniest stoners in TV shows in the same room having a conversation about weed, pizza and the reason of our existence as human beings.
Wilfred – Wilfred (FX)
What did you think? That stoners could only be human? Well, you were wrong.
What can we say about Wilfred? Just imagine your sexy neighbour has a dog. She asks you to take care of him. Then you realize you are the only one who sees the dog as a human wearing a dog’s costume. Then you both start smoking ganjah while sitting on the couch. Well, then Wilfred would be the truly best friend of a stoner.
The American remake of the Australian TV Show is starred by Elijah Wood. Additional to that, Jason Gann wears that dog’s costume while doing unnatural things for a dog such as smoking weed. A perfect combination.
Jake Harper – Two and a Half Men (Warner)
If you were a follower of this show, then you probably saw Jake growing up as seasons passed. The kid played by Angus T. Jones turned into one of the most popular stoners in TV shows. Once he met Eldridge, a drummer kid who is about as intelligent as himself, they spent most of their time hitting those bongs at full potential. The debates between these two about any insignificance used to be silly and pointless but very entertaining.
One thing about Jake is that he knows how to spend time while he’s high. Always providing some good stuff for munchies and great music also.
Jessie Pinkman – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jessie is the main character of one of the most successful and respected TV dramas of all time. Wait, how he can be so funny if he’s part of a drama? Well, Jessie makes his way to the Funniest Stoners in TV Shows because he’s just hilarious.
Especially at the beginning of the series he’s shown as this guy looking forward making the easy buck, the worst role model for his little brother and a complete lost cause. What he went through during the series turned him into a darker and more unstable guy. Nevertheless, his “b*tch!” exclamation and how his house was full of weed he used to smoke as joints or using bongs will always be remembered by stoners who followed the show.
Otto Mann – The Simpsons (FOX)
A mandatory mention in a top 5 like this one. The show has been on the run for more than 2 decades. So this guy right here is like a big brother to the other ones. And he may be a yellow-skin cartoon but who cares? Something you can’t deny is that Otto has attitude… And weed.
The character is presumed to be based on the guitarist of the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses, Slash. Otto is a reckless school bus driver, a rock lover and even though he wasn’t one of the first stoners in TV shows, he was one of the first animated stoners! And in a show as popular as The Simpsons? A true achievement.
Another great achievement? He got Homer into weed for an episode!
Elrich Bachman – Silicon Valley (HBO)
This guy is a software engineer, talent incubator and founder of a million-dollar company. This character portrayed by T.J Miller is one of the funniest representations of stoners in TV shows. The key to understand this character is that, he has already made it. He doesn’t need to behave, he doesn’t need to sell an image… And he is for sure not worried about anything.
Always smoking copious amounts of weed and getting into random situations. An example? That time he adopted an Asian tech-genius kid out of nowhere.