Pootie-Tang: The Critical Renaissance

Well, perhaps renaissance is a tad strong:


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.

Yamaha mio

You’re not alone. I frickin’ love Pootie Tang.

“Man, Pootie Tang will whoop your ass so bad, you can write it off on your taxes!”

Sine your pitty on the runny kine, baby!

“Its so hot you could fry an egg on the side walk.”
“Yeah… and its hot too.”

Golden. :lol:

“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!”

I love the scene when he’s a child and there’s a woman throwing his things, mostly toys, out the window.

There are fellow Pootie-Tang fans out there? Dear God. I thought it was my lonely, shameful secret.


For me, it’s the scene of Pootie acting all sexified by rubbing blueberry pie over himself. I don’t even understand why I think that’s funny, but it is. Surely, that’s the mark of some sort of genius.


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.

I love the reason the second guy in the list as to why he gave it the score he does.

Oh and Funkman - I think the thing he says is something like
“Caw me dow on deh patty sign”
I’m pretty sure you could crack the code of what he’s saying if you’re nerd enough.

Well, it was Louis CK that dreamed up the greatness that is Pootie Tang.

He’s got a Web site, and he’s pretty responsive to e-mails, according to a friend of mine who has chatted with him online a few times.

I must say that I’m shocked to see so many people here who share my appreciation for that particular movie.

Sa da tay!

[EDIT] PS: The Onion AV Club interviewed Louie this week, it’s worth reading as he goes into the origins of Pootie, check it out.

love that movie.

The belt kicked ass.

Hmmm, looks like I’ll have to give this one a look. Should I go for the rental, or just cave and order it instead?

Sounds like it’s at the opposite end of some axis from The Passion of The Christ :)

The best thing on Louis CK’s website is the short Pootie Tang test film they made. Check it out.