chickens who live on grass and are in my hot tub


Senior Member
Spain Spanish
Bill Maher interviewed Michael Pollan in his programme "Real Time with Bill Maher" about the documentary Food Inc.

They discuss food matters, and at a certain point they talk about how healthy chicken is. Michael says that free range chicken is delicious, and Bill remarks ironically:

I've known a few chickens that lived on grass. And they're in my hot tub right now.

The audience laughs, so I guess everybody understood the play on words.

My question is for native English speakers: what does chicken and grass mean in this context? And why are they in his hot tub right now?

  • perpend

    American English
    The "chickens" is an alternative for "chicks" = "babes" = "hot girls".

    These "chickens" lived on "grass" = marijuana, and they are in his hot tub right now, waiting for him. It's just a lot of word play.

    Hope that makes sense.


    Senior Member
    Spain Spanish
    Yeah, it does. The problem was that chicken has so many different meanings that I wanted to make sure the first one that comes a native speaker's mind.

    Thanks a lot
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