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Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

In director Danny Leiner's comedy, the premise was a pre-cursor of the main theme of The Hangover (2009) and was allegedly based on "actual events"; there were many mysterious and intriguing clues as to what had happened during the previous evening: a suitcase allegedly filled with $200,000 dollars, a transgender stripper, Zoltan's UFO and extra-terrestrial cult members, two groups of aliens (two Nordic dudes, and another group composed of five "hot chicks"), and a desirable, powerful and mysterious interstellar device known as a 'Continuum Transfunctioner' that could possibly save or destroy the world (it was described as "all that stands between the universe and completely violent destruction")

  • in the film's opening, after a night on the town, two hard-partying pizza-delivery potheads Jesse Montgomery III (Ashton Kutcher) and Chester Greenburg (Seann William Scott) awakened and were so wasted that they had forgotten what they had done, although they remembered carousing at the house of their Twin girlfriends Wanda (Jennifer Garner) and Wilma (Marla Sokoloff) the previous night; they discovered that their refrigerator and cupboards were mysteriously stocked with a "lifetime supply" of pre-packaged chocolate pudding

Jesse Montgomery III (Ashton Kutcher)

Chester Greenburg (Seann William Scott)
  • an angry answering machine message from the Ttwins hinted that they had been there to celebrate their one year anniversary with pizzas and a keg, but had upset them by trashing the place; the two Twins called them "sucky boyfriends" who now would be denied "special treats" (code words for sexual intercourse)
  • their Pronto Pizza store boss Mr. Pizzacoli (John Toles-Bey) showed up at their door, also angry that they had irresponsibly left work with 30 undelivered pizzas, and threatened to fire them for "embezzling" pizzas; they went outside to look for the gifts bought for the twins for their anniversary left in the back seat of Jesse's car, but found an empty curb - they asked themselves: "Dude, where's my car?"
  • to learn what had happened, Chester proposed a strategy: "We need to get back into the state of mind that we were in last night. That way, we could retrace our steps...Sense memory, simulated perception, altered-consciousness memory retrieval"; they met with their best friend Nelson (David Herman) - a Zen-master with a pot-smoking "psycho dog" named Jackal (real name Sydney) with a dog-shaped pipe; he suggested that they close their eyes, concentrate and look "deep in your consciousness"
  • the trio went to order Chinese FOOOOOD at a Chinese restaurant's drive-thru window; Jesse asked for three orders of garlic chicken, three orders of white rice, three orders of won-ton soup and fortune cookies; the belligerent speaker box operator kept asking: "And then?"; Jesse ended his order and finally stated: "No 'and then'!" and eventually became angered: "I refuse to play your Chinese food mind games....You know, you're really starting to piss me off, lady....I'm gonna come in there and I'm gonna put my foot in your ass IF YOU SAY 'AND THEN' AGAIN!'!"; taunting him, the box voice repeatedly said: "And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then! And then!"; now furious, Jesse smashed the speaker box, and they drove away while the intercom kept saying: "And then?"
Annoying Speaker Box Order at a Chinese Restaurant Drive-Thru
  • on the street, they were greeted by "superhot" blonde Christie Boner (Kristy Swanson) who claimed she had a fun time at the previous night's party; she claimed they had a suitcase full of money and gave her $500 to show off her "hoo-hoos"; to refresh Jesse's memory, she kissed him and then placed his hand on her left breast; suddenly Christie's studly jock boyfriend Tommy (Charlie O'Connell) and his pals drove up to aggressively intimidate the two stoners
  • Chester and Jesse theorized that if they had lots of money, they would have visited the Kitty Kat Strip Club; inside, they were recognized by the pole-dancers and then applauded: "Look everyone. It's Mr. Jesse and Mr. Chester"; Jesse was approached by Tania (Teressa Tunney) who recollected giving him a "superspecial, slippery wet lap dance" and offered another one for free, but then the stripper revealed that she was a trans-sexual or "gender-challenged male" who showed the shape of a penis under skimpy panty-briefs; Jesse and Chester were accused by Tania of having taken her stolen money out of the club amounting to $200,000 dollars

The Twins' Trashed Party House

(l to r): Wilma (Marla Sokoloff) and Wanda (Jennifer Garner)

Thrown Out Onto the Lawn
  • the two visited the Twins' trashed house but their girlfriends had already cleaned up inside; the girls were not impressed with a gift of a box of half-eaten chocolates; to help, the dudes volunteered to take out gigantic plastic bags of trash, but made a tremendous mess as they spilled the garbage in the living room - they were thrown out onto the lawn
  • they were yanked off the sidewalk by a moving van holding a group of six cult members or "space nerds" (named Zarnoff (Robert Clendenin), Zabu (Banzai Vitale), Zellner (Kevin Christy), Zilbor (Kristoffer Winters), Zelmina (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Jeff (James Vincent)); they identified themselves as the recipients of instructions from extra-terrestrials, and followed a leader known as Zoltan (Hal Sparks); their mission was to recover a device known as a 'Continuum Transfunctioner" that Chester and Jesse might have had contact with the night before
  • they were dropped off in front of a shop owned by a Cantonese-speaking Chinese tailor Mr. Lee (Keone Young), who claimed he had altered "special suits" (red and blue matching Adidas workout outfits) for them that they had purchased with cash the night before; after removing their shirts in the store, both Jesse and Chester saw that they had tattoos on their backs -- "SWEET" on Chester's back, and "DUDE" on Jesse's back, and they kept looking at the tattoos and repeating the two words, and the two "idiots" engaged in a brief fight; pockets in the workout suits contained a cylindrical kaleidoscope and a Rubik's Cube; in a flashback, they learned that they had bought cellphones and had leased a fancy sportscar the night before, attended a pool party, and tried to one-up Fabio with his girlfriend
  • on the street, they were confronted by a group of five "hot chicks" (Mitzi Martin, Nichole Hiltz, Linda Kim, Mia Trudeau, and Kimmarie Johnson), all wearing identical black jumpsuits who offered "erotic pleasure" in exchange for the Continuum Transfunctioner device; after the chicks suddenly disappeared, Tania walked up to them angrily demanding her stolen money, before they were arrested and interrogated at a police station by a tough officer (Christopher Darga) about how their car had left the scene of a major drug deal; another cop (Marc Lynn) recognized Chester and Jesse from the night before in the Frenchy Doughnut House between 12 and 2 am, thereby clearing them of the crime; they learned from a second officer Rick Boyer (Pat Finn) with thick glass lenses that their car had been accidentally impounded and wouldn't be available for a few days
  • meanwhile, the five "hot chicks" visited Mr. Pizzacoli's pizza shop looking for Chester and Jesse; in the restaurant, they recruited Christie Boner's recently-dumped boyfriend Tommy to acquire the Continuum device for them in exchange for sex; he recommended that they visit St. Margaret's School for Blind Boys during an Outdoor Activities day where their girlfriends The Twins worked; simultaneously, Tommy and his pals kidnapped their friend Nelson - and attempted to set up an exchange-swap of Nelson for the device
  • Chester and Jesse also met two mysterious, gay Norwegian dudes, allegedly "the Keepers of the Continuum Transfunctioner," who claimed they had entrusted the device to the two stoners the night before; the two were also visited by their upset and betrayed girlfriends (over their association with the black jump-suited "big-breasted bimbos") who announced in-person that they were breaking up with them ("You guys are sucky boyfriends")
  • at the County's car impound lot to pick up their car with the Twins' anniversary gifts in the back seat, they learned that their car had been tagged and sold off at auction that afternoon, but they were able to acquire the buyer's address; as they drove off, the two were surrounded, zapped, and taken by the "space nerds" to Imperial Commander Zoltan's country barn; they donned interstellar "bubble-wrap" jumpsuits to fit in at a Level Seven meeting in the Alpha Centauri Rec Room, but were taken hostage and shown the already-captured Twins; to save their girlfriends and themselves, the two were allowed to leave to search further for the device
  • the two visited the address of their car's buyer - the fortified compound of eccentric ostrich breeder Pierre (Brent Spiner); after being attacked by ostriches and knocked unconscious, they were briefly caged and detained as poachers, but then released after Chester correctly answered 27 mph to an ostrich-related question: ("What is the average running speed of a full-grown male African ostrich?") due to his watching of Animal Planet; it was then that they discovered their car was missing from the compound; the only thing that Pierre found in the vehicle before it was taken was a locker key (#206) for a local miniature golf course and video arcade known as Captain Stu's Space-O-Rama
  • at the arcade, inside the locker was Tania's suitcase full of stolen money; all the groups began to converge - Tania and her transsexual boyfriend Patty (Claudine Barros) - who took off with the suitcase, Zoltan and his cultists with the kidnapped Twins, Tommy, Christie and the abducted Nelson, the two sets of aliens (the two Nordic guys, and the five "hot chicks"), and Mr. Pizzacoli with a delivery order
  • it was revealed to everyone that the real Continuum Transfunctioner wasn't a flashy plastic toy sold at the Space-O-Rama, but the Rubik's Cube found earlier in Chester's blue Adidas workout suit; Chester solved the Cube puzzle - and the device morphed or shapeshifted into its true Transfunctioner form - a silverish globe; Zoltan warned that once the five red lights on the device stopped flashing, the universe would be destroyed

Chester Solving the Rubik's Cube

True Transfunctioner Form - A Silverish Globe
  • Chester and Jesse needed to side with the real True Keepers of the Universe who would save the universe by deactivating the globe, as opposed to the fake, alien groups; they rightly chose the two Nordic men, protectors who proved they were genuine by answering a question about their previous night's escapades - what was their score on the 18th hole of the miniature golf course?; the two Nordic dudes answered correctly - a hole-in-one, and the guys had won a lifetime supply of pudding; upon answering, they were presented with the Transfunctioner and successfully deactivated it to save the universe
  • in a rage, the five jump-suited "hot chicks" transformed or morphed into their true evil identity - a 50-foot Giantess ("Super Hot Giant Alien Chick") clad in a dark purple bra and matching mini-skirt, who grabbed Tommy and ravenously devoured him, while Christie shrugged her shoulders; after the Giantess knocked out the two Nordic guys, Chester was instructed by Zoltan's cultists to activate the Transfunctioner's 'Photon Accelerator Annihilation Beam' to destroy the Giantess; he cleverly used an elongated straw (an Animal Planet trick of chimpanzees he had remembered) to extend his reach and push the recessed button; the Giantess was blasted into smithereens and Tommy was regurgitated and still alive; the world was saved, but Tommy's girlfriend Christie rejected him in favor of going off with Nelson
  • as the film concluded, the Nordic dudes invited the "space nerds" to party with them on the Crab Nebula; everyone's memory was erased and time was reversed by the Continuum Transfunctioner back to the start of the film
  • the forgetful Jesse and Chester again awoke after the night of partying, and found Jesse's broken-down Renault car parked outside (previously hidden behind a mail truck) - with the license plate "SHIBBY"; they drove to the Twins' home and salvaged their relationship; the two girls rewarded their boyfriends with a "special treat" - not sex, but matching red and blue berets with their hand-embroidered names; the two dudes presented the Twins with a gift from the True Keepers - instant breast enhancement necklaces - gifts that would make everyone happy; the foursome double-dated for Chinese foooood in Jesse's car, while showing off their tattoos and continuing their previous argument about them

Weird Discovery: Refrigerator Stocked with Pre-Packaged Pudding

Angry Pizza Store Boss Mr. Pizzacoli (John Toles-Bey)

Looking for Missing Car at The Curb: "Dude, where's my car?"

Zen Master Nelson (David Herman)

Christie Boner (Kristy Swanson) - Tommy's Girlfriend

Kitty Kat Strip Club

Lap Dancer Tania (Teressa Tunney) - A "Gender Challenged Male"

The Tattoo Reveal Scene Inside Mr. Lee's Tailor Shop

Fabio (As Himself) with Girlfriend (Joyce Giraud)

Alien Group: Five Jump-Suited "Hot Chicks"

Alien Group: Two Nordic Dudes

Leader of "Space Nerds" - Imperial Commander Zoltan (Hal Sparks)

Ostrich Breeder Pierre (Brent Spiner)

Captain Stu's Space-O-Rama Arcade and Miniature Golf Course

Tania and her Transsexual Boyfriend Patty (Claudine Barros) Demanding Suitcase With Money

"Super Hot Giant Alien Chick"

Nordic Guys' Gift to Chester and Jesse For Their Twin Girlfriends - Instant Breast Enhancement Necklaces


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