They toke. They smoke. They joke. They’re “Four Twentysomethings.” Hardworking slackers Robert Kaval, Steven Hugh Nelson, and Steve Scapardine premiere their original series on YouTube on Monday, April 20 at 4:20 a.m. CT. "Please, don’t call it a web series," the ask. "It sounds more professional this way."
Combining the wit and idiocy of all three creators, “Four Twentysomethings” follows four friends in their twenties who work at a marijuana dispensary, which means the title is also the logline. Like “Clerks,” but with weed, the characters talk, complain, and pretty much do anything but actually work.
Sometimes, they put up with the antics of Skater Dave, their stoner friend, or Sonny, the official "Owner and Stoner." Always, they put up with an empty store because the creators couldn’t afford to pay extras.
“This is honestly one of the greatest shows I’ve ever watched, and certainly the best I’ve ever created,” said one of the Steves. “This is also the only show I’ve ever created. Or watched.”
Faint, untrustworthy praise could also be found elsewhere.“Yeah, I guess it’s alright, but I wish he would’ve gone to law school,” said Sheila, the other Steve’s mother. A stranger who walked past me in the coffeehouse said, “What? You want a quote for what?”