Pootie Tang

Synopsis: Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime.
Director(s): Louis C.K.
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

We have with us today a man who

is so much a part of the culture...

that he scarcely needs

an introduction.

Pootie Tang.

Good to have you here with us.


You've had incredible success...

and you've had it

in a variety of fields--

music, films,

martial arts, pottery.

How do you do it?

Well, Bob, I'm a pone toni.

- Got my dillies on a peppatain.

- I hear that.

Now, Pootie, a lot of young artists

say that you are their inspiration.

Well, I can't say

the nay-no, my brother.


You got a new movie

coming out, right?

Yeah. Yes, it's called

Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine.

- And who's in it besides yourself?

- Oh, well, there's Trucky...

Bad Bitty, Dirty Dee...

Lacey, J B...

Biggie Shorty

and Robert Vaughn.

- You have a clip to show us?

- Yeah, baby.

All right, let's take

a look then at this clip...

from Pootie Tang's new movie,

Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine.

It was the year 2001.

It was the best of times.

It was the worst of times.

The big city was thriving,

but the inner city was dying.

Who was killing it?

This man. Dick Lecter.

The head

of corporate America.

But the people had hope because

they knew that there was one man...

who could fight the power.

One man who could stop

the madness.

One man who could beat

Dick Lecter like the LAPD.

And that man--

that man was Pootie Tang.

See that guy? That's Bad Bitty.

The baddest drug dealer

in town.

Hey, Bad Bitty,

here comes Dirty Dee.

Dirty bastard!

That's Dirty Dee,

the dirtiest dude around.

He handles all

of corporate America's dirty work.

Next to Dirty Dee,

that's Froggy, the Enforcer.

Yo, Bad Bitty!

How you be?

I'm bad, Dirty Dee.

You're still dirty, I can see.

Let's deal, baby.

- You got yours?

- Froggy.

- It's dirty money.

- You got yours?


But how do I know

if they any good?

Let's test'em out.

Hey, kid! Come over here!

That's kid,

the dumbest kidin town.

- What you want, mister?

- Here. Have some of this.

- Is it candy?

- Told you.

Yeah. It's the kind of candy

that you smoke out of a pipe.

Pipe candy.


Yea! Pootie Tang.

You a baddy

daddy lamatai tebby chai.

Get that Pootie!

That's a canapan,

all the way down.

You mother--

Shut up, b*tch!

Okay, I quit.

My face!

Run, Pootie!

Aw, hell!

Come on!

Get out! Get out!

Get out! Out!


No car wash.

No soap! No soap!

Sa da tay.

He's got it all

He's on the money

And he's maintained

He knows what he wants

He's got it all

He'll sine your pitty

And it's no thang

He's that Pootie Tang

Somebody's on the floor

It's another

smooth-talkin' brother

Everybody's lookin' at him

As he puts his tie down

the ladies on the dance floor

He's got the whole world

wrapped around his finger

A one-woman man

and you know he understands

Casanova with a fancy car

You can tell

he's gonna go all night

He's got it all

He's on the money

And he's maintained

He knows what he wants

He's got it all

He'll sine your pitty

And it's no thang

He's that Pootie Tang

He's hip to the core

Got a belt buckle locket

You know where he got it

He's a player by trade

And you can see him on the corner

doing business on his tippi tai

He's the C.E.O.

of his own world

He commands R-E-S-P-E-C-

And you know he's

good to go all night

He's got it all

He's on the money

And he's maintained

He knows what he wants

He's got it all

He'll sine your pitty

And it's no thang

He's that Pootie Tang

Turnin' heads

Can't let'em take ya

Pootie be packin' Crys

and ladies be payin' paper

Let me see you

do your thing

Turnin' heads

Can't let'em take ya

Pootie be packin' Crys

and ladies be payin' paper

Yeah, yeah, yeah

He's got it all

He's on the money

And he's maintained

He knows what he wants

He's got it all

He'll sine your pitty

And it's no thang

He's that Pootie Tang

Pootie Tang was born in a small town

outside of Gary, lndiana.

And that town

was called Chicago.

As he grew...

everyone noticed something different

about the way Pootie would talk.

It baffled everyone--

doctors, scientists.

Let me break it down

to you like this.

Pootie Tang is, was

and will always be...

too cool for words.

Pootie Tang was

the most popular kidin town.

We didn't always know

what he was saying...

but we always knew

what he meant.

Like I knew I was his best friend.

That's me. Trust me.

Yeah, he had

a special effect on people...

especially on the ladies.

Not girls. Grown-ass women.

- Hiya, Pootie Tang.

- I'm a tine cappy, my damie.

- All right, Pootie Tang.

- But for some of the ladies...

Pootie was just

too hot to handle.

Damn you, Pootie Tang!

I can't take no more of this!

Who do you think you are,

treatin' me this way?

I've had it with you! You hear me

talkin' to you with your nappy head!

This is it!

I'm finished with you!

Get out of my life,

Pootie Tang!

You think I'm jokin'?

Take your sh*t!

Take your sh*t and get out,

Pootie Tang! I'm sick of you!

Pootie-- Pootie, don't go.

Pootie Tang

was an only child.

His father, Daddy Tang,

worked hard to raise Pootie right.

He had this belt.

He was so fast with that belt...

that before Pootie could do wrong,

Daddy Tang would set him right.

Don't you grab them peas

without askin' your mama, boy.

May I dane on the cherries,

Mama Di?

Yes, you may, Pootie Tang.

That's better.

You got to have respect

to get respect, Pootie Tang.

So, do you have any girlfriends

at school, Pootie?

Aw, Mama Di. There's a sine

tippi in a classi-ti.

She's a cole toni.

Don't you talk dirty

to your mama, boy.

Always got your head

in them girls.

You need to have

your head in the books.

Leave the ladies alone.

And that's the way it was.

Daddy Tang and his belt

was always there...

teaching Pootie the difference

between good and bad.

Now, when I say he was always there,

I mean he was always there.

Hey, Pootie, let's

steal some apples.

When Pootie was only six,

his mother died...

Leaving him

and his father alone.

- Pootie was very sad.

- I know, son.

But his father

was a comfort to him.

Don't slurp your soup

in here, boy.

Two weeks later,

another terrible tragedy.

His father was fatally injured

at the steel mill.

What the fu--

Gorilla! Gorilla!

It was incredible.

Only the third man to be mauled

by a gorilla at that steel mill.

On his deathbed, Daddy Tang

had Pootie make a solemn promise.


I know

I brought you up tough...

but that's

'cause I love you.

It's tough

out there, Pootie.

You got drugs,

crime, gorillas.


I ain't gonna be here much longer,

so I'm gonna give you this.

Pootie, that's my belt.

As long as you got

right on your side...

you could whoop anyone's ass

with just that belt.

I know

you love the ladies...

and Lord knows

the ladies love you.

Don't let the ladies

come between you and the belt.

Those were Daddy Tang's

last words.:

"Don't let the ladies

come between you and the belt."

But there was something

else about the ladies...

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Louis C.K.

Louis A. Székely (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is a Mexican American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. He is known for his use of observational, self-deprecating, dark, and shock humor. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award and has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). He has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice. Rolling Stone ranked C.K.'s stand-up special Shameless number three on their "Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time" list and ranked him fourth on its 2017 list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.C.K. began his career in the 1990s writing for comedians including David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, and also for other comedy shows. Also in this period, he was directing surreal short films and went on to direct two features—Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001). In 2001, C.K. released his debut comedy album, Live in Houston directly through his website and became among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM-free video concert downloads, via his website. He has released nine comedy albums, often directing and editing his specials as well. He had supporting acting roles in the films The Invention of Lying (2009), American Hustle, Blue Jasmine (both 2013), and Trumbo (2015). C.K. created, directed, executive produced, starred in, wrote, and was the primary editor of, Louie, an acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series aired from 2010 to 2015 on FX. In 2016, C.K. created and starred in his self-funded web series Horace and Pete. He also co-created the shows Baskets and Better Things for FX and voiced Max the dog in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets in the same year. His 2017 film, I Love You, Daddy, was pulled from distribution prior to its scheduled release date after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct which he then admitted to. more…

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