In the pantheon of stoner cinema, however, "Friday" remains something of an outlier. It lacks the colorful absurdity most movies designed to watch under the influence paint their broad strokes in, but as narrative principally surrounding marijuana, it's a measured, canonical exploration of the popular pastime: "Friday" unfolds over the course of a single day, structured something like "Glengarry Glen Ross" but with considerably less brutal use of profanity. Craig, played by Ice Cube (who also penned the screenplay), has just been fired from his job at UPS, on his day off no less, and has nothing to occupy his newfound free time. Enter Smokey, the single greatest performance Chris Tucker ever gifted to the masses. In Smokey, Tucker finds a vehicle for his ample charisma and unique vocal delivery he's not been able to match in the ensuing two decades. Smokey is an on screen sidekick par excellence, landing somewhere between Daffy Duck and the Loki of Norse mythology in terms of alignment. His only goal is to smoke all the time, remain free from stress, and on this particular fine "Friday," get Craig high.