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[[caption-width-right:350:Where's your car dude?]]

''Dude, Where's My Car?'' is a 2000 comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. It is about the journey of two young men named Jesse and Chester ([[That70sShow Ashton Kutcher]] and [[AmericanPie Seann William Scott]]) to find their stolen car and figure out what happened the night before after waking up with a house full of pudding. It is a stoner film, although technically only one of the film's characters, a dog, is seen smoking marijuana. But they are referred to as stoners, and their alter egos are allegedly Johnny Potsmoker and Smokey [=McPot=], respectively. The shenanigans they get into were also directly related to them being blazed out of their minds.

The film received poor reviews from critics, but was a modest box-office success, and has developed a large cult following, especially after its DVD and home video release.

The title of the film, originally a reference to ''TheBigLebowski'', has become a benchmark of popular culture of the time of its release. It is referenced widely in many different situations, an example being ''Dude, Where's My Country?'', the title of a political book by Creator/MichaelMoore criticizing the way [[GeorgeWBush Bush]] was leading America in the aftermath of [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]]).

Not even this very wiki is immune. For the trope for situations where characters misplace their motor vehicles, see DudeWheresOurCar.
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!! This movie contains examples of:

* ArcWords: The Continuum Transfunctioner is a very mysterious and powerful device.
** And its mystery is only exceeded by its power.
* AerithAndBob: "My name is Zarnoff. This is Zabu, Zellner, Zelbor, Zelmina and Jeff." Caption: "Jeff".
* AsianRudeness: At a drive through.
** Apparently it's because Chester [[BerserkButton called the Dalai Lama a 'fag']]. If she wasn't rude before, then because of these guys she is now.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever / MakeMyMonsterGrow: Super Hot Giant Alien!
* BigDamnKiss: A very big one between Jesse and Chester.
* BilingualBonus: The written name of the Chinese restaurant translates into the phrase "and then".
* BossSubtitles: Again, Super Hot Giant Alien.
* BreastExpansion: The end after the two leads give the alien necklaces to their girlfriends. This uses the Fetish Fuel ending, where the girls are happy about their increase and no moral is provided. Notably, the necklaces appear to be reusable.
* TheCameo: Fabio.
** And Kristy Swanson.
* ChekhovsGun: Numerous examples. One example is the lifetime supply of pudding the duo find in their cupboard. This helps them decide which group of mysterious strangers are on their side by asking [[spoiler:what they got the night before during a game of mini-golf where they won it]].
* ChekhovsSkill: An extensive knowledge of Animal Planet trivia saves them from a lunatic ostrich rancher and give Chester the idea to press a hard to reach button with a crazy straw.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: "We will now use the power of the Continuum Transfunctioner to banish you to [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Hoboken, New Jersey]]."
* CriticalDissonance: Critics often didn't get it, but it was well received by the general public and continues to be so years after its release.
* DudeWheresOurCar: TropeNamer.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Super Hot Giant Alien is just what you'd expect.
* {{Expy}}: The black chick is like Juanita from ''BillyMadison''. Only difference is that Juanita enjoys teasing Billy for fun while this chick enjoys messing with people for sadistic pleasure.
* FrenchJerk: Pierre, the ostrich guy.
** Until Chester answers his question correctly. Then he's all smiles, at least with Jesse and Chester. (He's still a jerk with Mark, though).
* FusionDance: The "evil space sluts" into the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Super Hot Giant Alien]].
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: After realizing that their drunken antics have had much greater consequences than is typical, Jesse suggests that they should perhaps cut back. Chester slaps him and he quickly changes his mind.
* GroinAttack:
** The hippie's dog bites Tommy's balls for touching his pipe.
** Pierre has a "No Trespassing" sign that threatens violators with castration.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Super Hot Giant Alien's pink bunny panties.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jesse and Chester. [[HoYay Or are they?]]
* HumbleGoal: All Jesse and Chester want is to find their car and get the birthday presents for their girlfriends inside.
* HypocriticalHumor: Pierre bought the guys' car at auction, only for it to go missing in the interim. Jesse has the nerve to ask "How do you just lose a car?"
* ImAHumanitarian: The first thing Super Hot Giant Alien does after [[StealthPun merging and expanding]].
* InsistentTerminology: "We are not guys, we are hot chicks." Technically, they're neither.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Parodied. Jesse and Chester are interrogated by the cops for a crime they didn't commit, but they don't remember anything from the night before. Thinking they're holding out on them, the cops then bring in a dummy, which they "torture" with beatings, pouring hot coffee in its face, and cigarette burns.
-->'''Chester:''' Leave him alone! He doesn't know anything!
* JerkJock: Tommy.
* TheJoyOfX: The title is often parodied.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Zoltan is introduced by a {{Leitmotif}} played by [[OddNameOut Jeff]] on an electric piano. Jeff carries on a bit longer than intended.
* MacGuffin: The Continuum Transfunctioner. And the car, of course. And the briefcase full of money.
* MythologyGag: Ashton Kutcher's character threatening a Chinese restaurant worker that he will [[That70sShow put his foot in her ass]].
* OverlyLongGag: "And theeeeennn...?"
* PantyShot: We see plenty of Super Hot Giant Alien's "big-ass panties".
* RentAZilla: How many stoner flicks do you know that have a Super Hot Giant Alien?
* RuleOfFunny
* SassyBlackWoman: The impound lot attendant.
* ShirtlessScene: Where the two main characters find their tattoos.
* StonerFlick
* StrangeSalute: Zoltan!
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler:Tommy]].
* TaughtByTelevision: Chester's endless hours of watching ''AnimalPlanet'' pay off at least twice.
* TitleDrop: About 20 times!
-->'''Jesse''': Dude, where's my car?
-->'''Chester''': Where's your car, dude?
-->'''Jesse''': DUDE! Where's my car?!
-->'''Chester''': Where's your car, dude?!
* TooDumbToLive: Jesse and Chester are this, and ''how.'' But they both have occasional flashes of brilliance.
* TrashOfTheTitans: Boy howdy, the beginning of the movie....
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: The movie starts out here and spirals out of control. "Damn you were wasted last night."
* [[WhosOnFirst Who's On First?]]: [[DontExplainTheJoke They each got tattoos that say "Dude" and "Sweet" on them, respectively]]. Here's how they find out:
--> "Dude, you got a tattoo!"
--> "So do you, dude!"
--> "Dude, what does my tattoo say?"
--> "Sweet! What about mine?"
--> "Dude! What does mine say?"
--> "Sweet! What about mine?"
--> "Dude! What does mine say?"
--> "Sweet! What about mine?"
--> "Dude! What does mine say?"
--> "Sweet. What about mine?"
--> "Dude, what does mine say?"
--> "Sweet. What about mine?"
--> "Dude. What does mine say?"
--> "Sweeeeee-t. What about MINE?"
--> "Duuuuu-de. WHAT DOES MINE SAY?"
--> "'''''SWEET!'''''"
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