MTV News has obtained an exclusive look at “Crazy, Rich Asians,” the latest episode of “Weird al” Yankovich’s award-winning “Weeds” television series.
The episode, which airs March 3 on the network, is set during the final season of the sitcom, which aired from 1999 to 2003.
The show was written and directed by “Weed” writer and director of photography Tim Hester, and stars Yankowitz and “Weedy” actor Chris Snee.
In the episode, Yankovitz, who was known as the show’s resident weed expert, reveals how the show evolved over the years as the characters’ personalities evolved.
“It’s funny because it’s the only time we can use the ’60’s-era slang, which I think is a cool way of showing how much of the show is based on the ’80s,” Yankovsky said in the episode.
“I’m going to say that it’s definitely not ’60-year-old,’ because we’ve had the whole thing go through the decade.
We didn’t even have ’60’ or ’70s in the title.
We’re not trying to make any kind of joke about ’70-year olds.’
We’re just saying, ‘We’re not ’80-year old,’ we’re talking about how the characters in this show have changed over time.”
The episode also reveals that Yankopoulos has been using marijuana and alcohol on set for years.
The “Weedeaters” star said he also has used marijuana to numb his throat in his regular role as a medical examiner in “Weely” and that he has smoked marijuana to ease his arthritis.
The “Weeties” actor said he is “happy to see that people are starting to take the medicine more seriously and that people have actually started to understand that it can be beneficial.”
“I think there are still some people that think, ‘Well, it doesn’t work, it won’t cure you,’ but it works for a few weeks.
It’s just a different way of trying to get you through a time when you are experiencing things,” Yanks said.
“It’s a little bit like ‘Caddyshack,’ which is, ‘You can’t have that, you can’t smoke it.’
I think that is a good thing.”
Yankowitz added that he does not want to use marijuana as a way to relax and is just “happy” to have been a part of the program.
“I’m not going to do drugs,” he said.
“Weeds,” which is now airing its fourth season, is produced by “Glee” creator and “Modern Family” co-creator Adam Horowitz and was co-created by Yankowsky.
It airs Mondays at 10 p.m.
ET on MTV.
Watch the episode below: