Top 10 Accidentally Getting High Movie Scenes

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Top 10 Accidentally Getting High Movie Scenes

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script Written by Sandra Argese.

Hallucinations, personality explosions and overly happy people make these kinds of big screen mishaps highly entertaining. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Accidentally Getting High Scenes in Movies. For this list, we're focusing on films where the characters themselves mistakenly or unintentionally get high with memorable results, and are naive about what is actually happening.

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Top 10 Accidentally Getting High Movie Scenes


Hallucinations, personality explosions and overly happy people make these kinds of big screen mishaps highly entertaining. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Accidentally Getting High Scenes in Movies.

For this list, we’re focusing on films where the characters themselves mistakenly or unintentionally get high with memorable results, and are naive about what is actually happening. We’re excluding drunkenness, but we aren’t limiting our choices to drug-related incidents alone, so alternative ways of getting high are also being considered.

#10: Coke or Artificial Sweetener?
“Starsky & Hutch” (2004)

You probably can’t help but laugh at the thought of an all-powerful law-abiding cop getting doped up without realizing it. Enter David Starsky, an over-the-top police offer who is too serious about his job and has too macho of a persona to let himself have any real fun. Until this scene, that is, where he accidentally mixes cocaine into what truly becomes the most exciting hot beverage he’ll probably ever consume. Starsky eventually finds himself shredding it up on the dance floor, almost shirtless, with a personality that would make anyone the life of the party.

#9: Charlie’s Cannabis Brownie
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012)

When you’re the shy kid at one of your first teenage parties, the best thing to do is accept a mysterious brownie from someone you don’t really know, right?! Well… in this scene, Charlie does exactly this, not knowing the sweet treat he’s about to consume is actually laced with cannabis. The mystery ingredient prompts a personality explosion. He rants in hilarious frustration about random topics, and even manages to insult his future girlfriend’s haircut. If there was a gold medal for coming out of your shell without knowing it, Charlie wins by a mile.

#8: Uncle Benny and the Laughing Gas
“Lethal Weapon 4” (1998)

No one ever said the “Lethal Weapon” movies had to be completely serious or in no way comedic. In this scene from the 4th installment of the buddy cop flicks, we’re treated to the interrogation of Uncle Benny. The cops corner him during his dentist appointment, turning up the gas to force the truth out of him. The guys accidentally leave the gas on, and the longer they’re in the room, the more relaxed they become, resulting in a hysterical outcry of laughter, followed by tears, and then more laughter. Sometimes it’s funnier laughing at nothing.

#7: Josie’s Special Cake
“Never Been Kissed” (1999)

What do you get when a naive news reporter attends a party no one wants her to be at? A not so good situation that we can’t help but love. Josie’s new so-called ‘friends’ offer her Ganja cake. Naturally, she has no idea Ganja means marijuana, and mouthfuls later she ends up dancing on stage, laughing at almost everything, eating an entire pie, wondering why forks are forks, and then wondering who the hell ate that pie. However naive she was, she sure rocked this.

#6: Marcus on E
“Bad Boys II” (2003)

When you’re about to report to your boss, we recommend not doing so while intoxicated. Then again, we’re kinda not complaining in this case, as Martin Lawrence provides us with an unforgettable doped-up Marcus who had accidentallyinhaled ecstasy while investigating a mortuary. The results are undeniably both comedic and cringe-worthy, as Marcus’ deep breathing, uncontrollable sweating and abnormal fascination with his surroundings leave us squirming and smiling. It’s so overly hilarious and memorable that we truly never wanted this scene from the “Bad Boys” sequel to end.

#5: Schmidt and Jenko’s WHYPHY Hallucinations
“22 Jump Street” (2014)

In attempting to uncover the dealers of WhyPhy, a drug whose name stands for ‘Work Hard, Yes, Play Hard Yes,’ the duo from this action comedy is offered delicious treats made by their roommates. As the treats contain the drug itself, they enable this scene to get better and better, as undercover Schmidt and Jenko fall into a drug trip that lands them on opposite sides. On the left, Schmidt is dropped into a world of darkness, as he tries to break into the right, where resides Jenko’s rainbow fantasy of bright colors, dancing footballs, and that ass and titties song! Sometimes the worst accidents lead to some of the most memorable hallucinations, and this scene is a testament to that fact!

#4: Space Cakes
“Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” (2005)

T.J. Hicks isn’t the most trustworthy friend, as demonstrated by his happily giving Deuce space cake at a restaurant in this comedy sequel. And so, after Deuce insists that he will never dream of getting high, he does, well, exactly that. We’re then taken on Deuce’s drug trip in which he journeys out of the restaurant and into a painting where his sexual fantasies come to life… sorta. Reality eventually kicks in though, and provides us with one of the most memorable moments in the “Deuce Bigalow” franchise.

#3: Simon Gets High on ‘Valium’
“Death at a Funeral” (2007)

Our man of the moment, Simon, begins to chronically panic on the way to his fiancé’s uncle’s funeral. She gives Simon what is thought to be ‘Valium’ in the hopes of calming him down, but it is eventually discovered to be a hallucinogenic drug. The results are both catastrophic and highly entertaining, as we witness the unfolding of an unintentionally drugged up man reaching laughable levels of crazy. The more wide-eyed he becomes, the better this scene gets, and we can’t help but enjoy how openly lost Simon seems. Also, he ends up naked on the roof. Comedic genius.

#2: Coke or Salt?
“Modern Times” (1936)

Mistaking drugs for food is a common theme on this list, but this silent movie scene beats them all. In this black and white comedy, Charlie Chaplin plays a prisoner who mistakenly saturates his dinner courtesy of a shaker of salt spiked with cocaine. And, he becomes more and more excited as he enjoys his specially flavored meal. Going from excessive twirling to wide-eyed excitement, he gains sudden confidence, saves officers from a potential prison riot and is hailed as a hero. It’s a true example of Charlie Chaplin’s incredible ability to create memorable moments in film and slapstick gold.

Before we go loopy over our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Inhaling the Boss’ Cocaine
“Horrible Bosses” (2011)
- Herbal Tea
“Ali G Indahouse” (2002)
- Marijuana Scones
“Crackerjack” (2002)
- My Grandma Drank All My Pot
“Grandma’s Boy” (2006)
- Judy Witwicky’s Bake Sale Brownies
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009)

#1: The Most Acid I’ve Ever Seen Anybody Eat
“Up in Smoke” (1978)

In this Cheech and Chong classic, Man, confident that he can help his new friend Pedro, gives him what he thinks is Valium to calm him down. Seconds later, he realizes the error and the results are, well… Let’s just say we can’t tell which character is going crazier as they both enter wild panic mode. The undeniable comedic value of this scene is priceless and has gone down as one of the most memorable drug scenes in the history of film. Just try not to laugh.

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