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Jon Stewart pokes fun at aging stoners

It's official. 4/20 is definitely not cool any more.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Published Apr 21, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:50 am CDT

Monday night’s episode of The Daily Show proved that 4/20 is no longer even remotely cool.

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April 20, the unofficial weed holiday, used to be a counterculture phenomenon, but now it’s mainstream enough to warrant a CNN report. 

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In preparation, Jon Stewart donned a rainbow wig and a marijuana leaf necklace for a rad stoner segment called “Uncle Jonny’s Super Kush Totally Chillaxed Sticky-Icky Informative Marijuana News Report,” but what he actually got was a boring report on taxes and healthcare. So much for all your aging stoner slang, Stewart. The world has moved on.

These days, 4/20 is all about medical-grade weed, vaping, and the tax revenue from legalized marijuana sales. Jessica Williams and Stewart’s cool millennial/dorky dad shtick has never felt so relevant.  

Screengrab via The Daily Show/Comedy Central

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*First Published: Apr 21, 2015, 9:57 am CDT