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For the character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with same name, see Big Smoke.

"You picked the wrong house, fool!"
Big Smoke

Big Smoke is the second (third including The Introduction) storyline mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which protagonist Carl Johnson performs independently.

There is no gameplay during this mission, as it is simply formed by 2 cutscenes. The first begins automatically after completion of the first mission and the following mission is automatically triggered following the end of the second cutscene.


Carl Johnson, after arriving in Grove Street on a bicycle, enters his childhood home and finds a picture of his recently deceased mother Beverly. He takes a chair and sits down, reminiscing on the time when his sister Kendl threatened to inform Beverly of Carl's antics. Big Smoke, a long time friend of Carl's, enters the living room from the kitchen with a baseball bat and threatens to attack Carl, mistaking him for an intruder. Carl re-introduces himself to Big Smoke and the two embrace. Carl and Big Smoke talk briefly about Beverly's death, with Smoke promising to help find her killer. Carl and Smoke leave the house and drive to the cemetery in Vinewood in Smoke's Perennial.​


There is no monetary reward for completing the mission and the mission Sweet & Kendl is unlocked automatically after the end of it. In the remastered version for Xbox 360, the Getting Started achievement is unlocked.


CJ enters the house.
CJ picks up a picture of Beverly Johnson off of the floor and looks at it.
Kendl Stop it, what are you doing? Carl, Brian, stop it!
CJ Quit it, Moms will hear.
Kendl Mom, they're up to something.
CJ sits at the table.
Big Smoke enters wielding a Baseball Bat.
Big Smoke You picked the wrong house, fool!
CJ picks up the chair to defend himself.
CJ Hey, hey, hey, hey, Big Smoke, it's me, Carl, chill, chill!
Big Smoke CJ? Awww, my dawg, wassup? Hey baby, you okay nigga?
CJ Nah man, it's my Moms, homie.
Big Smoke Hey, I don't know why this had to happen, but I promise you, I'm gonna find out who killed your Moms. The streets is cold dawg. Like it says in the book, we are blessed and cursed.
CJ What fucking book?
Big Smoke Same things make us laugh...that make us cry. But right now we gotta take care of our business and go see your brother at the cemetery, come on, let's bounce.
CJ and Big Smoke exit the house.
Big Smoke You wanna drive?
CJ Yeah, that's cool. Nice car, Smoke.
Big Smoke You know me, it's not cut, keep the value, keep it great

Video Walkthroughs


  • In the beta version, Carl had to drive Big Smoke's car to the cemetery. However, this was amended before the game's release. Unused dialogue reveals that Carl and Big Smoke would have discussed cars in Liberty City, and that Joey Leone would have phoned the player before this mission.

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