"Ima sine your pity on the runny kine."Pootie Tang
is a 2001 Blaxploitation Affectionate Parody
written and directed by Louis C.K.
. Based on a character who originally appeared on the Chris Rock show, Pootie Tang is an unintelligible urban folk hero who whups people with his magic belt
. The head of corporate America doesn't like the fact that Pootie's public service announcements
have persuaded children to stop buying tobacco, fast food and malt liquor. So he sics his unlikely Femme Fatale
girlfriend on Pootie to bring the man down a notch. It's up to Pootie and his main girl, Biggie Shortie, 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 cult following
Contains Examples Of
- Achilles' Heel: Pootie's is hos.
- Affectionate Parody
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: 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. It doesn't work.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "There are a lot of evils in this world, Pootie. Drugs, crime, gorillas."
- Bastard Understudy: Dave Atell's character.
- Blaxploitation: Parodied.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : Pootie's dad's belt can appear out of nowhere and smack Pootie for trying to steal an apple.
- Character Title
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Dick Leckter
- Corrupt Hick: Subverted with the sheriff.
- Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: 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.
- Department of Redundancy Department: 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.
- Destination Defenestration: Only Pootie is thrown from the outdoors through a window, into a house, not out of it.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Young Pootie's exploits with grown-ass ladies.
- The Dragon: Frog to Dirty D.
- Erotic Eating
- First-Person Peripheral Narrator: Trucky, Pootie's lifelong friend. Pootie couldn't have narrated his own story for obvious reasons.
- Framing Device: The entire movie is allegedly a clip played during an interview with Bob Costas.
- The Hero's Journey: This film illustrates how recognizable and "right" the monomyth feels, no matter how ridiculous the details.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Baxter Cain returns as a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood
- Honey Trap: Ireenie, who uses sex to her advantage.
- Improbable Weapon User: Pootie with his belt.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: You never know what Pootie's saying, but you always know what he means.
- Kavorka Man: To the viewers, it makes no sense that Pootie is so beloved by the ladies.
- Killer Gorilla: Pootie's dad is killed by one.
- Large Ham: Dirty D, dammit!
- Last Request: Pootie's dad makes him promise not to let the ladies get a hold of his belt.
- Magic Feather: Pootie's belt.
- Man On The Street Interview: To show reactions to Pootie's selling out and leaving the city.
- Mooks: The Pootie-alikes at the end.
- The Pig Pen: Dirty D.
- Prehensile Hair: Pootie's can deflect bullets.
- Shotgun Wedding
- Too Kinky to Torture: "You can't hit a ho with a belt, they like that shit!"
- The Unintelligible
- Villain with Good Publicity: Dick Leckter.
- Walk the Earth: Well, really just a farm.
- Weapon of Choice: Pootie's belt.
- World of Ham