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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) Poster

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This is the first motion picture to feature Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman.
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi visited the Burbank set of 'Next Movie' where Dan ended up directing the sequence where Chong urinates from the moving car window.
On the wall where the phone is in their house is some graffiti "Dave's not here" a reference to one of their earlier audio sketches
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Cheech's boss, whom with he only spoke to on the phone, was Mr. Stromberg, another reference to their earlier comedy work on vinyl.
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According to Tommy Chong and various sources, this movie made more money on a second-run on double-bill with The Blues Brothers (1980) than it did on its first release. Interestingly, Paul Reubens appears in both films.
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In the version edited for TV, the duffel bag of pot they're cruising around with is filled with 'diamonds' instead. And instead of getting them insanely high, the aliens simply teach them to 'fly like Peter Pan'.
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Though a drive-in is depicted on the film's main movie poster, no drive-in appears in the picture. The license plate number of the car at the drive-in seen in the poster reads "SMOKE-IT".
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In the scene where Red steals a ferrarri from the Comedy Store, the license plate on the car is OU812, which Van Halen used for their album of the same name.
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Shelby Chong, who played the character called 'Beautiful', is the spouse of Tommy Chong and has appeared in most of the Cheech and Chong movies.
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The character of Donna (Evelyn Guerrero) also appears in Cheech and Chong's Things Are Tough All Over (1982) and Nice Dreams (1981).
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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) was actually Cheech & Chong's Second Movie, the second of seven Cheech and Chong movies starring the comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.
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First Cheech and Chong movie directed by Chong (Tommy Chong). Chong is the credited full director on this film but had directed uncredited parts of Up in Smoke (1978).
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First film lensed by cinematographers Nick McLean and King Baggot.
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The only film in the franchise where Cheech's or Chong's character are referred to by name during the film.
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The name of the movie being shot during the film-shoot was "Wanda's Revenge". Prince Faggot, the D.O.P's name (under "Camera") on the clapper-board during the film-shoot, was a reference to cinematographer King Baggot.
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In the sequence where Chong & Red get invitations to a massage parlor from the cocaine-seeking roller-hooker, you can see a sign in the background for a Lincoln Savings and Loan- the now defunct enterprise that started the savings and loan crisis in the 1980's.
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The movie is bookended by animated sequences, the opening one spoofing the Universal Pictures logo, it being encapsulated by a large paper joint. Later, Cheech and Chong would make an entire animation film called Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013).
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Cameo 

Michael Winslow: In the welfare office scene. This movie was the first theatrical feature film of comic actor Michael Winslow.
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Phil Hartman: As Chick Hazard - Private Eye. This picture and two other 1980 films, _Stunt Rock_ and The Gong Show Movie (1980), were the first cinema movies of comedian Phil Hartman.
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Rita Wilson: As an actress hopeful.
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Cassandra Peterson: in the 'Wamba' audition scene.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The film's closing "The End" type title card read: "THAT'S IT MAN!".
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