There exists a certain category of comedy films that I would never in a million years recommend to anybody for any reason - even at, but not limited to, gunpoint - but which I think are hilarious all the same. We’re talking your Zoolanders, your Cabin Boys, your Wet Hot American Summers, and - yes, I admit it - Pootie Tang. And, even worse, I watched the magic of Pootie stone cold sober, so I can’t even blame the insane laughter attack on pot, which is the usual culprit.
“Pootie Tang will draw you a picture of how he gonna kick your ass, then mail it to you ten days in advance! The picture gets there, right? You’re goin’, ‘What the hell is this?’ and then Pootie Tang knocks on your door, promptly kicks your ass and you STILL won’t know what happened to you!”
My two favourite bits are when Pootie releases his new hit single simply title: " ". And of course, its hailed as a masterpiece.
Also, at the end, when he is interviewed by Bob Costas and he says something and Bob looks at him and says “What the hell are you talking about?” so Pootie says a different line of gibberish and Costas laughs and understands… despite the fact its still gibberish.
I don’t know who thought that whole movie up… but god bless them.