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"Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" is a song by Cheech and Chong that first appeared on the 1973 album Los Cochinos. Sung in falsetto by Cheech Marin, playing the title character Tyrone (as in "tie-your-own") Shoelaces, it told the story of Shoelaces' love of basketball. It was a parody of the song "Love Jones" by Brighter Side of Darkness. In the album version, the song was preceded by a mock interview with Jones' basketball coach named "Umgwana Kickbooti" (or something like that), in a parody of a Wide World of Sports interview conducted by a character named "Red Blazer". "Jones", both in the original song and this parody, is slang for "craving" or "addiction".

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The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  16 
A Midsummer's Nice Dream

This Television Episode plays Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces performed by Cheech & Chong
Cheech tells Homer that he's doing a good job, and deserves a reward. Homer imagines what his reward from Cheech will be, as the song 'Basketball Jones' plays, and a parody of the animated short film 'Basketball Jones' is shown, with Homer taking the role of one of the characters.

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It is played in these movies...

Basketball Jones

This Movie plays Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces performed by Cheech & Chong
The short film, 'Basketball Jones' was created for, and features the song 'Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces'.
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Being There

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie plays Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces performed by Cheech & Chong
'Being There' plays the short film and song, Basketball Jones.
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California Split

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie plays Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces performed by Cheech & Chong
While both the song and short film, Basketball Jones, were originally featured in this movie, due to royalty issues, the song was removed, but the movie was still played in the DVD release.
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