Whether it’s an easter egg for parents who were watching with their children or just an outlet for the creators, many kids’ shows have had winks and nods to weed. While some are in your faces, such as Shaggy and Scooby’s ever-present munchies, others were not as clear. Here are five of the best references in kids’ TV shows.
1. Puffing some stuff
“H.R. Pufnstuf, who’s your friend when things get rough? H.R. Pufnstuf, can’t do a little, ’cause you can’t do enough!” If you’ve had a hard day, go home and get elevated. Sure, that may not be what it means, but it does make you wonder.
2. Those Looney Tunes
You might have missed this reference, as its racist angles would have had your attention.
3. That sailor man
You’ll know that Popeye loved his spinach, but you might not have known that spinach was also slang for the green, back in the Twenties and Thirties.
4. It’s magic
It wasn’t just the name “Puff” that was a reference to herb, as Puff the Magic Dragon also slipped in a few more, from the Jackie Paper’s surname to the “Autumn Mist” of Honilee (based on Honiley, which was a Hawaiian town that was known for its dank weed).
5. Those Scooby Snacks
Forget Cheech and Chong, as well as James Franco and Seth Rogen, as the original stoner buddies are definitely Shaggy and Scooby Doo.