21 People Who Were Most Obviously High In Interviews
We’ve never been interviewed on TV, but we can imagine that getting high can take the edge off staring down the barrel of a camera. The only problem with that is, once you’re stoned, there’s no telling what’s going to happen once the camera starts rolling. There’s a wonderful history of people high on camera—from rock stars, to actors, and even regular people who got caught in the crosshairs of local TV. Take a look at all of the people caught high on this list and do your best to stay somewhat sober if you’re going to be in a situation where the cameras are rolling.
You can’t talk about people being high during interviews without discussing Snoop Dogg. In this very strange HuffPo interview, Snoop is asked to freestyle and he’s cool with that—but first he just has to hit a blunt. He’s like the Bukowski of West Coast grandpa rappers.
When are reporters going to learn that they should film their on-air drug stories either before they hot box in a Hummer limo (a thing that happens in this video), or at least a day later? Anderson Cooper’s face as he tries to parse out how stoned Randi Kaye is should be our new spirit animal.
WOOF! Directly after being released from prison after allegedly assaulting his wife, James Brown appeared on CNN high as a kite. Like Arrested Development, you’re going to need to watch this video a few times to pick up on all of the hilarious intricacies. Hasta Luego.
While trying to film a remote in front of a burning pile of drugs, BBC talking head Quentin Sommerville can’t help but get stoned. Good luck getting his cheeky laugh out of your head for the rest of the day.
Crispin Glover might be one of the most interesting celebrities of the modern era. Not only has he directed films written by mental patients, but he also allegedly took acid before being interviewed by David Letterman (and he has the high kick to prove it!). Glover neither confirms nor denies that he was ever even on the show, leading some to speculate he was merely performing an Andy Kaufman-like stunt. However, fans of really obscure indie movies will note the actor is merely appearing on Late Night as his character Rubin from the as-yet unreleased film Rubin and Ed (which explains why neither Letterman nor the audience have any clue as to what is going on—the movie would not be released for another four years following this “interview”).
Paula Abdul’s crossfaded interview is equally very fun to watch and also kind of like watching your mom try to sing karaoke. Of course you want to see it, but you’re going to need to cover your eyes through most of it.
Going on Jerry Springer has to be stressful if you’re completely sober, so why you wouldn’t want to get face-numbingly stoned is beyond our comprehension. This guy, who’s about to break up with his girlfriend (and her sister!), looooves talking about getting stoned, almost as much as he loves cheating on his girlfriend. Remember, no matter how much you’ve screwed up your life, you’re not this guy.
Who knows what cocktail of chemicals Courtney was mainlining before she wedged her way into this VMA interview with Madonna. Although in her defense there’s probably not a better way to attend the VMAs.
“I’m the trout player.” With those four words Ace Frehley of KISS began a very strange, and incredibly entertaining interview that’s a must watch for fans of true Spinal Tap-level career implosion. It’s obvious that Ace is drunker than a soccer mom on a Tuesday morning in this clip, and when discussing the interview, KISS singer Paul Stanley revealed that he was still mad about the incident.
In case you were wondering, denying the existence of drugs is no way to fool cops into thinking that you aren’t doing drugs.
This true American hero gave some Texas cops a run for their money in a high speed chase, pun intended. Throughout the chase, he was smoking weed and consistently hitting speeds of over 100 mph.
On our best days, we’re the stoned friend talking to the camera and barely keeping it together, but most of the time we’re just the friend sitting in the passenger seat hoping his mom isn’t watching the news.
When a Topeka, Kansas news team chose to interview this kid about a school shooting they must have been using their stoner divining rod. When asked if he’s scared of the alleged shooter his baked-out-of-his-mind answer is simply, “Uh… He’s not plotting to kill me.”
Yikes. If you’re going to get methed out of your head at work, it might as well be on your last day. TV host Grant Denyer has long been rumored to be in and out of a treatment facilities for drugs and alcohol, but the classic movements of someone tweaking are undeniable.
You guys, Abbi is hella stoned. We know that she was supposed to be high to take this test, but how freaked out do you think she was when that cop showed up?
Robin Thicke admitted in a deposition that he was drunk and high through most of 2013, and that includes his Oprah interview where he talks about how much he loves his wife. Thicke seems to be holding things together in the video, but knowing that he’s pilled out of his mind on Vicodin makes us question everything we ever thought about the “Blurred Lines” singer (which admittedly isn’t much).
This video of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s ex talking to Dr. Phil is one of the hardest things you’ll watch all day. He’s manic, crying, and super freaked out. Of course Phil knew something was up. “He was so animated and so emotionally out of control I thought he could be dead in a matter of days if something doesn’t happen,” Dr. Phil said.