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!!''Film/ReeferMadness'' provides examples of:

* {{Anvilicious}}
* CriticalResearchFailure: Though the gross egregiousness of it is much more hilariously noticeable now that marijuana use is much more widespread and its effects a great deal more common knowledge than when the film came out, anyone with half a functioning brain should have known by the manipulativeness and slanted angle of the film how trustworthy it was even then.
** Actually, even at the time, people were so aware that marijuana had the ''opposite'' effect than portrayed in the film, it was laughed at even then. Hearst's papers went from claiming that the drug was so scary just the ''sight'' of it would make {{Frankenstein}} die of fright[[note]]No, really, the SF Chronicle said that verbatim[[/note]] to the drug would make our soldiers too lazy to fight abroad.
** Even then, the truth was the final product was simply using DrugsAreBad as an excuse to show behavior that wouldn't otherwise pass UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.
** The movie goes so far as to claim that marijuana is more dangerous than heroin.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The weird piano player from the soda shop. He's even the title image for the ''Podcast/RiffTrax'' stream of the movie on {{Hulu}}.
* FridgeLogic[=/=]PlotHole: Related to KarmaHoudini on the main page. The entire film is told in flashback by the principal... but how did he know about Jimmy running the old man over if he was never charged?
** Also the drug dealers don't actually "deal". Nobody seems to purchase the stuff. Do they just give it away?
*** Well, obviously they get their clients high and then send them to their soda shop, where they spend lots of money on food and drink.
* {{Glurge}}: ...''yes''.
* MisaimedFandom: A movie made in all seriousness to prevent marijuana use is now a pothead cult classic.
* {{Narm}}/NarmCharm: The Romeo and Juliet scene is just painful to watch.
** It doesn't help that they seem to be [[StarCrossedLovers royally missing the point]]
* PeripheryDemographic: Stoners LOVE this movie.
* SoBadItsGood: In the 70's, college kids would enjoy smoking "marihuana" and watching the film whenever it came on TV. [[HilarityEnsues They found it to be a blast.]]
** Even sober, it's hilarious as long as you watch it as a comedy.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Near the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Blanche]] commits suicide by jumping out a window. It's obviously a dummy that falls.

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