I haven't listened to much rap music since the 1980's so I really didn't know who Method Man and Redman are, but that really didn't make a difference after my husband and I started watching this film on a satellite TV channel. We did not, I repeat, did not stop laughing. Stoned stories, of which I have a few from my youth, are always hilarious and this film takes that premise to a super-elevated (high) level. Method Man's character Silas takes a scientific approach to cultivating his herb, and his mother keeps hounding him to take the college entrance exams. His friend Ivory does too, since Silas is a talented amateur botanist and Ivory thinks he should get an education and get a degree for his abilities. Sadly, Ivory dies early in the story and Silas honors him by using his friend's ashes to fertilize a new strain of cannabis he's developed. He goes to take the exams and smokes up before to take the edge off his nerves. He sees another fellow (Redman) doing the same thing. They realize they are kindred spirits, share a joint of the special weed together, and start taking the exams. The spirit of Ivory appears to them, tells them his spirit is called upon whenever the weed is smoked, sort of like a genie, and proceeds to tell them all of the correct answers on the exams. They ace the tests, and all the Ivy League colleges in the U.S. want them at their institutions since the push is on to accept students of color and these two happen to be, apparently, bona fide geniuses. So that's the set up. I'll say very little more since I refuse to be a spoiler. The bad guys in this film are the richy-rich elites of all races who refuse to accept the fact that a couple of guys from the ghetto are accepted for their smarts and money does not win. If I say anything else, it takes away from the awesome, screamingly hilarious situations that occur one after the other. It's the surprises that make this film work. I'd say if the filmmakers were inspired by anyone, it's Mel Brooks, Adam Sandler and of course Cheech and Chong. And since I stopped using marijuana quite a while ago, I don't know if it's better to see this movie stoned or straight. I'd say, see it straight first, then see it stoned. I think that would work OK.