The signs that marijuana has moved mainstream are everywhere. With a majority of Americans supporting cannabis legalization, medical marijuana enjoying supermajority support, electoral victories across the nation and so many prominent people speaking out in support of ending prohibition, it only makes sense to see the mainstreaming of cannabis reflected in our culture. The T-Mobile ad aired during the 2017 Super Bowl, featuring Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, may have just been a highwater mark (pun intended) for the cultural acceptance of cannabis as you don’t get more mainstream-American than the Super Bowl.
Snoop Dogg and Martha seem like an odd couple, but the two have even spun their friendship into a VH1 show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. These two stars are helping shatter stoner stereotypes as many Reefer Madness prohibitionists like to cling to the outdated notion that cannabis users are lazy, unemployed losers. I have seen some prohibitionists on social media plotting a complaint campaign against T-Mobile, so cannabis legalization supporters should show the company some love. It does appear that T-Mobile, whose Super Bowl ad campaign also included some Fifty-Shades-of-Grey-inspired ads as well, aren’t afraid of a little controversy.
The Snoop and Martha T-Mobile commercial, a part of the phone service company’s “BagOfUnlimited ad campaign has the two cannabis users finishing each other’s sentences with a variety of weed puns. There are many pot puns to choose from, but my favorite has gotta be “can of bisque?” followed by “purple cushy throw pillows.” Check out the ad and transcript below and pick your favorite pun.
The ad’s transcript:
“Isn’t T-Mobile fantastic, Snoop. Unlimited data, taxes and fees included. IT’s everything.
“Might even say it’s all that and a bag of —
“Purple cushy throw pillows.
“No, I was thinking –
“Herb-roasted lamb chops.
“Nah, a bag of –
“Greenery. For Your Topiary Garden?
“Can Of Bisque?
“Smartphone sweaters? It keeps your unlimited data cozy.
“I like that.
“IT’S ALL THAT AND MORE.”
— T-Mobile🏀 (@TMobile) February 6, 2017