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->''"Ima sine your pity on the runny kine."''

''Pootie Tang'' is a 2001 {{Blaxploitation}} AffectionateParody written and directed by Creator/LouisCK. Based on a character who originally appeared on the Chris Rock show, Pootie Tang is an unintelligible urban folk hero who [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff whups people with his]] [[AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome magic belt]]. The head of corporate America doesn't like the fact that Pootie's {{public service announcement}}s have persuaded children to stop buying tobacco, fast food and malt liquor. So he sics his unlikely FemmeFatale girlfriend on Pootie to bring the man down a notch. It's up to Pootie and his main girl, Biggie Shorty, to get Pootie's groove back and stop Corporate America from using Pootie's likeness to corrupt the children.

The world wasn't ready for ''Pootie Tang''. Largely derided when it first came out, the film now enjoys a small [[CultClassic cult following]].

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: Pootie's is hos.
* ActingForTwo: Creator/ChrisRock plays both Daddy Tang and Pootie's friend J.B., and a one off bit as a radio DJ.
* AerithAndBob: Pootie lists off the cast for his new movie: Truckie, Bad Bitty, Dirty Dee, Lacey, J.B., Biggie Shorty, and Creator/RobertVaughn.
* AffectionateParody: Of the {{Blaxploitation}} genre.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Pootie's belt. So much so that the villains attempt to take it off him in hopes that he is powerless without it, like Samson. [[spoiler:[[MagicFeather It doesn't work]]]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "There are a lot of evils in this world, Pootie. Drugs, crime, gorillas."
* BastardUnderstudy: Dave Atell's character.
* {{Blackface}}: Played for laughs. Most of the Fake Pooties are white dudes, and people still seem to have trouble telling them from the real Pootie. The main one is played by Creator/DavidCross. He's the only one whose skin is darkened, but they didn't even bother to do his chest.
* {{Blaxploitation}}: Parodied.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: During an interview mid movie, Biggie Shorty shouts at Bob Costas "Haven't you been watching the movie??"
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Pootie's dad's belt can appear out of nowhere and smack Pootie for trying to steal an apple.
* CharacterTitle
* ChivalrousPervert: Pootie will nail any woman who is of legal consent. He won't touch crazy though, and woe be to you if you verbally disrespect women in front of him. The only woman around who he hasn't slept with seems to be Biggie Shorty, and there is a sense that it is because he respects her as a friend.
* CloneArmy: Parodied with the fake Pooties. Only an idiot couldn't tell they were fakes, but they fool everyone anyway.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Dick Leckter
* CorruptHick: Subverted with the sheriff.
* DanceBattler: Pootie dodges bullets by boogieing.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Played for comedy. Pootie's dad whupped him with his magic belt if he did anything wrong, and that same belt becomes the source of Pootie's power once he grows up.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: And you know what? Lacey's pretty redundant, too.
** When Trucky catches up with Pootie and asks to join him at the farm, his narration and dialogue become comically redundant with each other.
* DestinationDefenestration: Only Pootie is thrown from the outdoors through a window, ''into'' a house, not out of it.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Young Pootie's exploits with grown-ass ladies. Also, most of Ireenie's sexual encounters don't seem entirely consentual.
* TheDragon: Froggy to Dirty Dee.
* EroticEating: Parodied. Pootie spreads Stacy's pie all over himself to seduce her. It's gross and awkward, and she melts instantly.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: During his duet with Music/MissyElliott, a middle-aged Asian business man looks longingly at him like a star struck teenage girl. In an extended scene during the credits, the radio DJ can't handle how sexy Pootie is and has to pour water over himself to calm down.
* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Trucky, Pootie's lifelong friend. Pootie couldn't have narrated his own story [[TheUnintelligible for obvious reasons]].
* FramingDevice: The entire movie is allegedly a clip played during an interview with Bob Costas.
* TheHerosJourney: This film illustrates how recognizable and "right" the monomyth feels, no matter how ridiculous the details.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Baseketball}} Baxter Cain]] returns as a [[CardCarryingVillain Corrupt]] [[BadBoss Corporate]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Executive]].
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* HoneyTrap: Ireenie, who uses sex to her advantage.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Pootie with his belt.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Pootie won't flinch on his morals, even for 20 million dollars.
* InnocentInaccurate: Kid asks if the crack is candy.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: You never know what Pootie's saying, but you always know what he ''means''.
* KavorkaMan: To the viewers, it makes no sense that Pootie is so beloved by the ladies.
* KillerGorilla: Pootie's dad is killed by one.
* LargeHam: Dirty Dee, dammit!
* LastRequest: Pootie's dad makes him promise not to let the ladies get a hold of his belt.
* LeavingYouToFindMyself: Done a little different than normal. Biggie Shorty is ''glad'' to send Pootie away to find himself. She says she'll be waiting when he figures it out and comes back.
* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: Pootie's belt. His father's ghost tells him there was never anything special about it. He bought it at a Piggly Wiggly for ninety-five cents.]]
* ManOnTheStreetInterview: To show reactions to Pootie's selling out and leaving the city.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Biggie Shorty informs Pootie that she's going to be this for him when life finally catches up to him. [[spoiler: She's right.]]
* MemeticBadass: Pootie's friends discuss this In-Universe. Pootie will kick your ass so hard, you can write it off on your taxes.
* {{Mooks}}: The Pootie-alikes at the end.
* NoodleIncident: Daddy Tang was the ''third'' person to be mauled by a gorilla at that steel mill.
* OhCrap: After an entire movie where he delivers CurbStompBattle after CurbStompBattle, Pootie accidentally insults Bob Costas. Pootie looks absolutely terrified in the face of an angry Costas.
* ThePigPen: Dirty Dee is literally dirty.
* PrehensileHair: Pootie's can deflect bullets.
* RuleOfCool: Pootie's entire existence runs on this.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Trucky lasts one afternoon with Pootie on the farm before he calls a cab and goes home.
* TheSheriff: When Pootie moves to the farm, he gets to know the town's Sheriff. He's a stereotypical small town sheriff, known only as well, The Sheriff.
* ShotgunWedding: When The Sheriff finds out Pootie had sex with his daughter Stacy, he's ecstatic. He immediately points a gun at Pootie's head and asks him when the wedding will be.
* SlapSlapKiss: Ireenie's MO. By the time she starts kissing a man, he's so punch drunk he goes along with whatever she wants of him.
* TooKinkyToTorture: "You can't hit a ho with a belt, they like that shit!"
* TheUnintelligible: Pootie speaks almost exclusively in slang. The people around him seem to get what he's saying, though.
-->''"Pootie was, and always will be, too cool for words!"''
* ThoseTwoGuys: Lacey and J.B.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Dick Leckter.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Lacey is pretty oblivious to how much he annoys J.B. But J.B. keeps hanging out with him for some reason, even though he constantly erupts about how much he hates him.
* WalkTheEarth: Well, really just a farm.
* WeaponOfChoice: Pootie's belt.
* WorldOfHam: Everyone plays it up.
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''Cappa-town!''