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* HilariousInHindsight: Jody tries to start his own business of selling clothes on the street to women. [[Film/WaistDeep Five years later]], Jody gets set up by a woman attempting to sell him clothes on the street, getting his son kidnapped.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The scene where Jody smacks Yvette is portrayed as him crossing the MoralEventHorizon since he apparently broke his promise to Yvette not to put his hands on him, and he was still wrong for cheating on Yvette. However, it's difficult to fault him for that one action because he only hit Yvette out of self-defense since Yvette kept on continuously beating on him and even socked him in the eye instead of just simply letting him leave. It also turns Yvette into a complete hypocrite since she even uses the DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale on Jody as a defense after she was slapped only one time. So it's easy to take Jody's side during this one moment.


---> '''Juanita''': You are ''not'' a baby anymore! ''You are not a child''!

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---> '''Juanita''': You are ''not'' a baby anymore! ''You are not a child''!child''!
* WhatAnIdiot: It's never a smart idea to trash-talk a group of young thugs who can easily gang up on you. Jody learns this the hard way.

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* NamesTheSame: Jody's last name, Summers, makes him one letter off from sharing a name with [[VideoGame/FZero Jody Summer]].


* AngstWhatAngst: Juanita never has a moment where she reflects on the death of her older son, who she lost in a similar conflict to the one between Jody and Melvin. It's Jody who's the one constantly haunted by it.



** Omar Gooding, who plays Sweetpea, is mostly known to be a comedy actor, and clearly isn't cut out to play a gangster, but the HamAndCheese performance he gives in the film is seen as delightfully hilarious to many.
** The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining getting shot by Rodney]] would be just straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].

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** Omar Gooding, Creator/OmarGooding, who plays Sweetpea, is mostly known to be a comedy actor, and clearly isn't cut out to play a gangster, but the HamAndCheese performance he gives in the film is seen as delightfully hilarious to many.
** The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining getting shot by Rodney]] would be just be straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].

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* FridgeBrilliance: "''Summer Madness''" by Kool And The Gang is the {{Leitmotif}} of the film, usually playing during Jody's most vulnerable moments. What's Jody's surname? ''Summers''.


* {{Narm}}: Most scenes between Rodney and Jody's son.
** The scenes were supposed to be serious, but you know you can't help but laugh at the line, "Fuck yo fort, little nigga".

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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Most scenes between Rodney and Jody's son.
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son. The scenes were supposed to be serious, but you know you can't help but laugh at the line, "Fuck yo fort, little nigga".



* NarmCharm: The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining getting shot]] by Rodney would be just straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]

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* NarmCharm: NarmCharm:
** Omar Gooding, who plays Sweetpea, is mostly known to be a comedy actor, and clearly isn't cut out to play a gangster, but the HamAndCheese performance he gives in the film is seen as delightfully hilarious to many.
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The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining getting shot]] shot by Rodney Rodney]] would be just straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].
* TearJerker: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The film doesn't even try to be subtle about its critique of young black men living irresponsibly at such an age, but it shouldn't have to be. Melvin's famous "guns and butter" monologue is universally accepted as a SignatureScene amongst many others for its sound fiscal advice.
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[[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]



---> '''Jody''': (in response to Juanita begging Melvin to stay) "''Don't go''"?! You gonna choose this nigga over me?! Your flesh and blood, your child?!
---> '''Juanita''': You are not a baby anymore! You are not a child!

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---> '''Jody''': (in response to Juanita begging Melvin to stay) "''Don't go''"?! You gonna choose this nigga over me?! Your flesh and blood, your child?!
''child''?!
---> '''Juanita''': You are not ''not'' a baby anymore! You ''You are not a child!child''!


---> '''Jody''': Don't leave me! You're gonna choose this nigga over me?! Your own flesh and blood, your child?!
---> '''Juanita''': You are not a baby anymore! You're not a child!

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---> '''Jody''': Don't leave me! You're (in response to Juanita begging Melvin to stay) "''Don't go''"?! You gonna choose this nigga over me?! Your own flesh and blood, your child?!
---> '''Juanita''': You are not a baby anymore! You're You are not a child!


* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]]]
** There's also Jody's reaction towards his mother for sticking with Melvin over him, feeling like she's betraying him following their need for him to move out.
---> '''Jody''': Don't leave me! You're gonna choose this nigga over me?! Your own flesh and blood, your child?!
---> '''Juanita''': You are not a baby anymore! You're not a child!


* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie is hardly subtle about its message. In fact, it actually opens with a scene depicting a nude, fully grown Jody in a womb as Tyrese Gibson's voiceover gives the above quote. The scene ends with Jody screaming as the womb shakes and he's about to be born, symbolizing his need to grow up and leave the nest.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie is hardly subtle about its message. In fact, it actually opens with a scene depicting a nude, fully grown Jody in a womb as Tyrese Gibson's voiceover gives his monologue as seen on the above quote.main page. The scene ends with Jody screaming as the womb shakes and he's about to be born, symbolizing his need to grow up and leave the nest.



* NarmCharm: The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining]] getting shot by Rodney would be just straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].

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* NarmCharm: The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining]] [[spoiler:imagining getting shot shot]] by Rodney would be just straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].


* {{Narm}}: Most scenes between Music/SnoopDogg and Jody's son

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* {{Narm}}: Most scenes between Music/SnoopDogg Rodney and Jody's son son.


* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]

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* {{TearJerker}}: NarmCharm: The scene of Jody [[spoiler:imagining]] getting shot by Rodney would be just straight {{Narm}} if it weren't for Jody's overdramatic acting being so hilarious to watch. It's also probably justified considering [[spoiler:it was just his imagination]].
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[[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]


* {{Narm}}: Most scenes between Snoop Dogg and Jody's son

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* {{Narm}}: Most scenes between Snoop Dogg Music/SnoopDogg and Jody's son


* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from suicide by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea shoot Rodney.]]

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* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from suicide shooting himself by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea violently shoot Rodney.]]


* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler Melvin stopping Jody from suicide by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea shoot Rodney.]]

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* {{TearJerker}}: [[spoiler [[spoiler: Melvin stopping Jody from suicide by taking his gun, after seeing Sweetpea shoot Rodney.]]

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