HEALTHY LIVING

Plenty About Pot: New TV Show, Old Bong

05/20/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba! - a show aimed at preschoolers - has found an entirely unintended audience. According to ABC News,

Many older fans of the show said they like it just for the music and quirky characters, others said the show was even better when combined with another popular pastime of some 20-somethings: Smoking marijuana.

"It's a good stoner television show, because it's not difficult to understand since it's made for children and there are lots of bright colors and good music," said Tracie Egan, an editor for popular women's gossip blog Jezebel.com, adding that she has watched the show after getting high.

"It caters to a child's mind, and when you're stoned, you're sort of, well, slower," said Egan, 29, who writes a column for Jezebel, "Pot Psychology," that depends on her getting high prior to writing.

Both show co-creators said they're happy the show has attracted older audience members -- Schultz thinks it's "awesome" -- but they didn't comment specifically on those who get high to watch.

Curious? Check out this clip of Yo Gabba Gabba! and decide for yourself.

In other pot-related news, three Texas teens and one adult have been charged with corpse-abuse after they allegedly removed a skull from a grave to use as a bong.

According to Reuters:

One of the men allegedly told police they dug up a grave in an abandoned cemetery in the woods, removed a head from a body and smoked marijuana using the skull as a bong.

Police found the cemetery and a grave that had been disturbed but are still investigating the rest of the story, officials said.

How did this skull-bong work? According to Officer Jim Adkins, "They cut the jaw off of it and wrapped it in electrical tape and used it to make a bong." Slate Magazine also has a step-by-step explanation of how to make a Skull Bong.

USA Today reports that the skull allegedly belongs to Willie Simms, an 11-year-old boy who died in 1921. Fox's local affiliate in Houston has a photo gallery.

Here is Saturday Night Live's coverage of this story.

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