Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
While many stoner characters come off as harsh and self-centered, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" character Jeff Spicoli is a lovable and non-threatening as any children's cartoon character. Spicoli is happy to go to school, hang out with his surfer friends and make the occasional pun when necessary. While Spicoli clearly has the upper hand in most of his day-to-day interactions with the film's main characters, his attitude towards life could be summed up in one line, as recalled in this scene with Brad (Judge Reinhold).
Brad Hamilton: "Why don't you get a job Spicoli?"
Jeff Spicoli: "What for?"
Brad Hamilton: "You need money."
Jeff Spicoli:" All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."
Anthony Stoner and Pedro de Pacas (Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong) in "Up In Smoke"
Anthony 'Man' Stoner is a jobless, marijuana-smoking drummer. He's told by his parents to get a job or be sent off to military school. Anthony leaves his house in a Volkswagen Beetle but goes nowhere fast, as the car soon is smoking alongside the road. A hitchhiking Anthony is picked up by Pedro de Pacas and together they find they have a shared love for getting high. Their trip together was going well, until police find their car parked on a traffic median with them in it, high as kites, They are arrested but at their trial, the two are released on a technicality after the judge's water pitcher is discovered to be containing vodka, and the fun continues from there!
Saul Silver (James Franco) in "Pineapple Express"
Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) is a habitual pot smoker with a 9 to 5 job. He makes a visit to the home of his drug dealer, Saul Silver (James Franco), who takes him along to purchase more marijuana from his dealer. During the trade, Dale sees a murder and panics, leaving a stub of his weed behind. which contains a rare strain of marijuana called Pineapple Express. Convinced that he and Saul will be sent to jail, Dale convinces him to leave town. In order to leave town, Dale and Saul sell some Pineapple Express to raise bus fare, but are caught by a cop. Saul is so hapless and interested in making sure his dealer is safe for most of the movie that you can't help but feel for his need. In the end, there is a true friendship revealed, but you always feel that its all about the Pineapple in the end.
Wayne Campbell (Mike Meyers) in "Wayne's World"
Although you never actually see Wayne indulging in drugs at any time in the film "Wayne's World", his stoner sensibilities are prevalent throughout the entire movie. Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) are twenty-something music fans who are the hosts of "Wayne's World", a Friday late-night cable access program based in Aurora, Illinois. During their show, the two look at photos of celebs, play guitar and air drums, and making fun of local people. After their show is bought by a big corporation, Wayne fights back, making signs to show on air that say, " Sphincter Boy" and "This Man Has No Penis". Wayne's clouded head causes him at many times to make poor judgment calls, but despite this, movie fans always rooted for him to reign supreme.