Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)

dude where's my car

(NOTE: We switched to a new laptop this week, so some driver issues made the sound quality a bit less sweet this episode. We promise it’ll be repaired next week.)

This week on Alcohollywood, we’re getting shibby with returning guest Nick Ostrem to talk the 2000 stoner comedy Dude, Where’s My Car? When perpetually-stoned Jesse and Chester (Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott, who never actually smoke anything in the film) try to track down their car, they stumble upon a mad chase between “hot chicks,” dudebro jocks, space nerds and Hugo Boss models in order to track down a magical Space MacGuffin and get their twin girlfriends back. Some of us went into this expecting to hate it, but our responses might surprise you. Along the way, we also chat about the gender politics of space hot chicks, Fabio’s run-ins with fowl, and the unfortunate history of the TV show Sliders. Check out the episode, along with our drinking rules and custom cocktail!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Continuum Transfunctioner

dude where's my car cocktail

In keeping with the title (as well as Nick’s return visit), we brought back our favorite flavored vodka (the Mountain Dew-flavored Three Olives Dude), along with some Midori to make our Dude a bit more sweet.

2 parts Three Olives Dude vodka
1 part Midori melon liqueur
3 parts soda water

Combine vodka and liqueur in a Collins glass over ice; top with soda water to taste. Garnish with whatever pertinent substance you may deem necessary; we won’t say what, but I think you’ll pick up on it.

 

DRINKING RULES FOR DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR:

  1. Every time the film gives you a wacky, Windows Movie Maker-esque scene transition
  2. Whenever someone says the word ‘dude’
  3. Any time Jesse and Chester stop to recap the plot for one another

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Chester finally says, “Dude, there’s your car!”

Join us next week as we slather on baby oil and a loincloth to slay some mythical beasts with 2014’s Rock-tastic Hercules!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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