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Big Yellow Joint
Appearances: "Pier Pressure", "Afternoon Delight", "Prison Break-In", "Making a Stand"

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Big Yellow Joint

Listen to "Big Yellow Joint"

"Big Yellow Joint" is a 1970s hit song inspired by the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand, as it resembles a large yellow marijuana joint and was a popular meeting place for the buying and selling of marijuana at the time. It was written by Jimmy Jane.


The song is first mentioned by the narrator when Buster asks George Michael to buy him pot for Lucille 2. ("Pier Pressure")

The song plays when Maeby and Michael prepare for the Bluth Company holiday party at the banana stand. A modern cover version plays during the party. ("Afternoon Delight")

It later plays during the banana stand vs. Banana Shack competition photo montage. ("Making a Stand")

It can also be heard in the background of season 3 episode 7 "Prison Break-In" as Buster puts his pet turtle Mother in uncle Oscar's marijuana box or in season 2 episode 6 "afternoon delight" where Oscar plans his walkabout, around 4:42 min. a 420 mile walk.

and i guess i don't have to spell out the old 420 joke.

or even later in the episode where Oscar wonders where he couldput his "afternoon delight" imto Lucille.

Maybe he's gonna put it in her brownie....


  • It is a parody of the real world song "Alice's Restaurant", by Arlo Guthrie.
  • It also possible takes inspiration from Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" which was thought to have connotations to drugs in the 60s.
  • The song is also performed as a heavy metal song during the episode "Pier Pressure".

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