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Culture | 04.25.2022

How Snoop Dogg Got Matthew McConaughey High On The Set Of “The Beach Bum”

"That ain't prop weed; that's Snoop Weed."

The 2019 film The Beach Bum featuring Matthew McConaughey was an alleged “disappointment” at the box office. According to ShowBiz Cheatsheet, the film had a budget of $5 million and only brought in $4.6 million…yikes. 

That said, if you’re a fan of hippie-dippy humor, this is your next go-to. Who doesn’t love a good Matthew McConaughey movie that sees him play none other than Moondog, a “Beach Bum” and writer who spends his days drinking, partying, and aimlessly wandering through life?

Another feature in the movie was rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg, who plays Moondog’s friend, Lingerie, and has an affair with Moondog’s wife (Isla Fisher). 

Drama aside, Moondog is on a mission to write the next best American novel, where he reaches out to Lingerie for some weed to help beat the writer’s block. 

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In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, McConaughey spoke about one scene in particular with Snoop Dogg, where they were seen smoking “prop weed” for the film. 

Just before the scene, McConaughey told Kimmel that he “went to the prop man to make sure [it was] the prop weed which is like crushed oregano.”

As the scene goes on and the two begin puffing away on “prop weed,” McConaughey told Kimmel, “and all of a sudden at the end [Snoop] goes, ‘Yo Moondog, that ain’t prop weed, that’s Snoop Weed.’ I was like, ‘Oh, you son of a gun.'”

Totally breaking character was Snoop Dogg’s hilarious attempt to get McConaughey high, which was an apparent success. “The next 9 hours were a lot of fun, but I don’t think we used one word in the English language,” he said to Kimmel. 

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