Friday, January 21, 2000

ALERT: E! Announces Cheech & Chong Air Date


It's finally been announced. E! Entertainment Television will premiere its Mysteries & Scandals "Cheech and Chong" on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2000 @ 8:30PM est. We're told the thirty minute episode will detail the rise and fall of Cheech and Chong, as well as the reasons why Cheech left the duo.
In addition, our sources tell us that Richard Marin and Thomas Chong were not initially willing to be interviewed. Each more or less said "I'll only do it, if he does it." We were told that one of the reasons for their lack of enthusiasm was that they were tired of explaining why they had split up.
However, many fans, including us at Cheech and Chong Dot Com, have never heard either one of them give a straight answer as to why they broke-up. The last time we saw them together was on December 13th, 1991 on the Howard Stern channal 9 show (Happy Birthday Howard!). They dressed as wise men and rolled joints. It was fairly obvious neither wanted to be there.
A certain degree of hostility seems to still exist between the duo as documented in this 1998 Tommy Chong interview in the Augusta Chronicle. The article seems to be more about Mrs. Chong, than Tommy.
As you'll see in the special, they both finally agreed to be interviewed, separately.
PS. We may have some more auctions to coincide with the premiere.

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