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I Got Five On It is a 2005 comedy movie by Pumpkin Patch Pictures. The movie is centered around Jimmy (played by Todd Bridges) and his friends Oscar, Arnie, Rob, and Barney Bumble, who are on a mission to party and have a great time. When Jimmy gets scammed and arrested by an officer, they go on a road trip throughout the streets of Oakland in an attempt to get payback. The movie received a sequel in 2009, which was titled I Got Five On It Too. It continued the adventures of Jimmy and his friends.

I Got Five On It provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Jimmy has to insist multiple times that his name is not pronounced "Jimminy".
  • Actually Pretty Funny: When the two ladies steal Oscar's car, he finds it to be more amusing than it is harmful. Justified in that it wasn't actually his car, and he was trying to get rid of it.
  • Aerith and Bob: Most of the people have normal names, but then there's Barney Bumble.
  • Alliterative Name: Barney Bumble.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In one scene, Oscar asks a man why he has enough money to buy chips and a soda, but not enough money for groceries. The man later runs away.
  • The Bad Guys Are Cops: Officer Evans is a corrupt officer who works against Jimmy and his friends.
  • Big Bad: Officer Evans is responsible for all of the bad happenings in the movie, including scamming and arresting Jimmy.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Barney Bumble doesn't want anyone to call him white, and he prefers that people call him black. However, Barney actually is white.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Evans tries to give off this impression to the other people he interacts with, but this is subverted as he actually breaks the law.
  • Calling the Cops on the FBI: At the end of the movie, the protagonists call the cops on Evans and get him arrested for using illegal drugs.
  • Cassandra Truth: Everybody thinks that Arnie is lying about seeing Officer Evans at the mall, but it's eventually shown that Evans is, in fact, a mall guard, which surprises the other characters.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: The characters eventually realized that if they had just gone to Barney in the first place, Jimmy wouldn't have been locked up. If Jimmy hadn't been hooked up with Evans, they wouldn't have had to go to Barney's.
  • Dirty Cop: Officer Evans appears to be a strict and responsible officer, but he is actually a drug dealer who scams his customers.
  • Eyes Never Lie: In one scene near the beginning, Evans looks into Jimmy's eyes and is able to tell that he's been using marijuana.
  • Get Out!: Evans says this to Jimmy after Jimmy expresses disinterest in his cocaine.
  • Iconic Item: Barney has a green umbrella that he carries with him wherever he goes.
  • Identical Twins: Partway through the movie, the characters begin to theorize that Officer Evans and the mall guard are identical twins while they are in the car.
  • In-Series Nickname: Jimmy is nicknamed "pimpalicious" within the movie.
  • Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life: Officer Evans pulls Jimmy over for littering at the beginning of the movie. After he initially charges Jimmy for littering, he mentions how Jimmy was smoking marijuana.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Officer Evans starts chasing Jimmy immediately after he smokes marijuana in the beginning of the movie.
  • Malaproper: Barney Bumble asks somebody to "dutch", when he's trying to say "douche". He gets called out on his mispronunciation.
  • The Mole: Officer Evans masquerades as a drug dealer so that he can gain the trust of his customers, get their money, and then arrest them as an officer.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The two ladies steal Oscar's car in order to act rude, but this actually helps Oscar because he was trying to get rid of the car.
  • Record Needle Scratch: This occurs at one point in the movie as a response to a surprising fact about Evans.
  • Road Trip Plot: The main characters go on a road trip throughout town in an attempt to get payback on Officer Evans.
  • Series Goal: After Officer Evans scams and arrests Jimmy, the goal of the protagonists is to get payback on Evans.
  • Tagline: The movie has the tagline, "Good buds and good times".
  • Title Drop: In the middle of the movie, Arnie says, "I got five on it. Yeah."
  • You Didn't Ask: In one scene, Arnie says he already knows where Evans lives. When asked why he didn't say this to begin with, he says that nobody asked him for Evans's location.

I Got Five On It Too provides examples of:

  • Person with the Clothing: In "Bumblicious", Barney refers to himself as the "pimp with the green umbrella".
  • Portmantitle: The song "Bumblicious" is a portmanteau of "Bumble" and "delicious".
  • Sequel: To I Got Five On It.
  • Title Drop: Barney says the name of the movie during the song "Bumblicious".