"...as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence free environment, I'll be sound as a pound."
— Austin Powers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
These Tropes are like, far out, man:
- Blaming "The Man"
The man is the arch-nemesis of all Hippies, man.
- Bourgeois Bohemian
They may look like hippies, they may act like hippies, but they certainly don't live like hippies.
- Capitalism Is Bad
The Hippie movement eschewed the trappings of modern rat-race business world in order to pursue peace, love, and harmony with nature.
Much of the younger generation would leave home and congregate.
Some hippie communes took a turn into the fanatical. Just ask The Manson Family.
- Dirty Communists
Hippies' political views tended to lean decidedly to the Left.
- Disco Dan
The tie dye look is very dated, and keeping the colors after it goes out of fashion can make you a real square.
- Does Not Like Shoes
Hippies are likely to go barefoot, or at most wearing sandals, the better to commune with nature.
- Draft Dodging
Hippies were famously anti-war, a lot of their protests being in active defiance against the draft board.
- Drinking the Kool-Aid
A stock phrase for going all in on a movement, originating in Ken Kesey's use of Kool-Aid spiked with LSD to initiate people into the counterculture. Later acquired darker connotations due to Jim Jones' use of cyanide-laced FlavorAid in the mass murder-suicide of the Jonestown cult.
- Everybody Must Get Stoned
Hippie culture had a lot of overlap with drug culture. Many hippie gatherings were notorious for spiking the beverages with psychoactive substances, or finding some other way for everybody to imbibe.
- Erudite Stoner
An intellectual hippie who smokes cannabis.
- Folk Music
Saw a resurgence of popularity thanks to the hippies, with the strong appeal of Three Chords and the Truth.
- Free-Love Future
Free Love was a big part of many hippies' utopian beliefs.
- The Generation Gap
Hippies vs. their Parents
- Granola Girl
All-natural, idealistic, free-spirited hippie chick.
- G-Rated Stoner
Showing hippies acting as though they're under the influence without showing any actual drug use.
- Higher Understanding Through Drugs
Hippies often indulge in mind-altering substances.
- Hippie Jesus
Some would say that Jesus Christ would have been a hippie if he came in the 20th century. He has the look and attitude of one.
- Hippie Name
Hippie names in fiction tend to be weird.
- Hippie Parents
Some practitioners of free-love never moved on after their love bore fruit.
- Hippie Teacher
This teacher is easy-going, soft-spoken and will most-likely teach their students to fight "the man."
- Hippie Van
All hippies have a Volkswagen Bus.
- Horror Hippies
When Hippies are portrayed as Ax-Crazy and not to be trusted.
- Junkie Prophet
Hippies often conflate the mind-expanding effects of LSD with enlightenment and cosmic awareness. They think it keeps their minds limber.
- Like Is, Like, a Comma
Stereotypical hippie lingo is, like, totally far out, man.
- Love Freak
Make Love, Not War. Love is selfless. Love is free. Love is love love love love!
- Mushroom Samba
As mentioned, the hippie movement was known to be fond of psychedelic drugs.
- Nature Lover
Getting "back to nature" was a big theme of the Hippie / Flower Children movement.
- New-Age Retro Hippie
The Theme Park Version of Flower Children.
- Psychedelic Rock
A genre influenced by hippie culture.
- Round Hippie Shades
These shades are often worn by hippies.
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
All the fixings for a non-parent approved party breakfast.
- The Stoner
Many of the stereotypes attributed to weed smokers can be traced back to the idea of the Hippie.
- Stoners Are Funny
The hippie stoner stereotype Played for Laughs.
- Straw Vegetarian
A lot of vegetarian stereotypes are often indistinguishable with hippie stereotypes.
- Verbal Tic
"Like", "man", "groovy" and "far out".
- Watch It Stoned
Hippies are the original stoner. Or at least the Trope Codifier.
- Waving Signs Around
Hippies are likely to get involved in social protests.
- Wild Hair
Hippies were noted for sporting long unkempt hair and beards.