[04/09/08 - 03:56 PM]
G4 Presents a Special Day of Programming Exploring the Cultural Phenomenon of '420' with Premieres, Specials and Cult Classics
The lineup includes a special episode of "Code Monkeys" as well as the second season premiere of snowboarding reality series "The Block."

[via press release from G4]

G4 Presents a Special Day of Programming Exploring the Cultural Phenomenon of '420' with Premieres, Specials and Cult Classics

Wed. Apr. 9, 2008

G4 Presents a Special Day of Programming Exploring the Cultural Phenomenon of '420' with Premieres, Specials and Cult Classics

"Code Monkeys: The Story of 420," "The Block" Season Two, "Attack of the Show: Jamaica," and Several 420 Films Begin at 1 pm ET/PT on April 20th, Only on G4

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2008 � G4 presents a '420' block of programming exploring the culture, myths and latest trends surrounding the pop culture phenomenon that has come to be known as '420.' The only network on television that delves into '420' mythology, G4 will treat viewers to an expanded "Attack of the Show" special exploring the '420' culture and history from the island of Jamaica, a special episode of "Code Monkeys: The Story of 420," the second season premiere of snowboarding reality series, "The Block" and several popular '420' films.

G4's '420; block kicks off at 1:00 pm ET/PT with the quintessential '420' comedy "Half Baked," starring David Chappell followed by a live two-hour "Attack of the Show" special from Jamaica, exploring the island and reporting on the latest news and trends from this '420 nation.'

Following, G4 will present a special all new episode of its animated 8-bit comedy, "Code Monkeys: The Story of 420," featuring guest star, Tommy Chong at 5:00 pm ET/PT, and premiere the second season of "The Block," which will introduce a new cast and location in Big Bear, California at 5:30 pm ET/PT.

Rounding out the evening will be "Reefee's Madhouse," G4's comedic interpretation of the cult classic "Reefer Madness," airing at 6:00 pm ET/PT, and "Grindcore, Class of Nuke 'Em High" at 7:00 pm ET/PT.

G4's '420' Programming Guide:

G4 Movies � "Half Baked"

1:00pm & 8:00pm

The hilarious adventure of three lovable party buds as they try to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke! Stars Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, and Harland Williams, with guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson and Tommy Chong.

"Attack of the Show: Jamaica"

3:00pm & 10:00pm

"Attack of the Show" hosts Kevin and Olivia head down to reggae haven, Jamaica, while correspondents Zach Selwyn, Alison Haislip and Big C report on marijuana stories from Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The team explores at the myths behind the '420' cultural phenomenon as they embark on a series of adventures in a special two hours episode.

In Jamaica, Kevin tours '420' destinations, while Olivia goes cliff diving. Big C visits the Marley Museum and presents an exclusive interview with Ziggy Marley from the Bob Marley festival. He interviews Jamaican reggae artist Ian 'Beezy' Coleman about the inspiration behind his music, pays a visit to Bob Marley's home, and interviews Rastafarians about their lifestyle.

The team takes a trip through California, where Zach Selwyn interviews the creators of '420' in San Francisco about the meaning of '420' and the significance of the time. Kevin explores the issues surrounding marijuana legalization and interviews a doctor about prop 215 to learn the requirements for getting a card in California and how medical marijuana is used in treatments. In Los Angeles, Alison Haislip reports on a vending machine that vends pot, while Kevin interviews comedian Joe Rogan about his views on cannabis.

Moving on to Canada, Zach reports from Youngsterdam, Toronto's marijuana district. The show pays a visit to the World's Largest Head Shop, the Herb Museum in Vancouver B.C., and introduces the marijuana stamp and the plant that gives you a three-week high.

In New York, Zach visits the headquarters of "High Times" magazine to interview the founder and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the magazine is put together.

The expanded '420' episode features a comprehensive history of pot over the last 12,000 years, exposes viewers to the science of cannabis, the effects of pot, main chemicals and the various methods of consumption, and includes comedy-infused skits from Tommy Chong.

"Code Monkeys: The Story of 420"

5:00pm, 7:30pm & 12:30am

To allay the wait for the new second season, G4 delivers an early episode exploring the pop culture phenomenon of '420' which the characters prove to know so well. The special features guest star Tommy Chong who leads the "Code Monkeys" crew on a hazy adventure filled with plenty of high-jinks. Armed with a magic map, the crew will embark on a treasure hunt for the meaning of '420.'

"The Block" - Season Two Premiere

5:30pm, 12:00am & 2:30am

"The Block" returns for a second season with an all-new location and an all-new cast. Block Hotel Co-Owners Liko and Mark have their work cut out for them as they try to hire legit snowboarders for their hotel staff. Liko has arranged for 50 potential new hires to endure a 10-day boot camp that will eliminate the weak job candidates. The survivors of the camp go on to show off their skills in Snow Valley.

G4 Movies � "Reefee's Madhouse"

6:00pm & 1:00am

G4 presents a re-voiced version of the original cult classic, "Reefer Madness," with new audio from "Reefee's Madhouse," giving this classic public service film a whole new meaning! The re-dubbed version will add an extra-layer of characters and storyline that viewers who love the original movie and "Reefee's Madhouse" will enjoy.

"Grindcore: Class of Nuke 'Em High"

7:00pm & 2:00am

"Grindcore," the show that squeezes the best scenes out of a movie, is back with the Troma cult classic, "Class of Nuke 'Em High." G4 will present a special screening hosted by Chris Gore and comedian Blair Butler and commentary from Writer/Director Lloyd Kaufman.

G4's '420' block of programming will present an in-depth look at a pop culture phenomenon that peaks the interest of G4 viewers. The variety of programs presented, including specials, premieres and pop culture classics, will give viewers a unique opportunity to learn about origins of the pop culture phenomenon, see how it's celebrated across the planet, and enjoy all of the comedy associated with it.

G4tv.com will also explore the pop culture phenomenon with a multitude of 420-related news, top ten lists, behind-the-scenes videos and special features, only available on the G4tv.com website.

About Comcast Entertainment Group

Based in Los Angeles, recently formed Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable and inspiring lifestyle programming; and G4 offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity, and "Internet culture" for the male 18-34 demo. E! is currently available to nearly 94 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States. In 2006, E! launched the E! Everywhere initiative underscoring the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to satellite radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 57 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 64 million cable and satellite homes nationwide.

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