Pootie Tang

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Pootie Tang is a 2001 cult comedy film, directed by Louis C.K. The film was adapted from a comedy sketch which first appeared on The Chris Rock Show. The character Pootie Tang is a satire of the stereotyped characters who appeared in old blaxploitation films. His speech is mostly unintelligible to the audience, but the other characters in the film have no problem understanding him.


  • Pootie Tang: Sepatown!
  • Pootie Tang: Capachow.
  • Pootie Tang: Dirty Dee, you a baddy daddy lamatai tebby chai!
  • Pootie Tang: Sa da tay!
  • Trucky: It was incredible! Only the third time a man had been mauled by a gorilla at that steel mill!
  • J.B.: Pootie Tang will draw you a picture of how he's gonna kick your ass, then mail it to you ten days in advance. The picture gets there, right? You go, "What the hell is this?" Then Pootie Tang knocks on your door, promptly kicks your ass, and you still won't know what happened to you!
Trucky: Got that right. He is a kick-ass artiste, know what I'm sayin'?. He like the da Vinci of ass-kickin'. What's that gonna be, right? Pootie Tang — the da Vinci of Ass-Kickin'!
J.B.: Aw man, Pootie Tang whoop your ass so bad that you could write it off on your taxes, that's right. You got right here: ass-whoopin' number one, ass-whoopin' number two, this right here, you can't write that off. That's just gettin' beat up.
Lacey: You know, I'd like to also add that Pootie Tang can kick some ass too, boy.
  • Biggie Shorty: Just 'cause a girl like to dress fancy and stand on the street corner near some whores, you automatically think she's hookin'?
  • Trucky: You can't hurt a ho with a belt... they like that shit.
  • Trucky: He was rejuvenated. You hear that? Rejuvenated. He was juvenated before, lost it... and got juvenated again. Rejuvenated!
  • Pootie Tang: Baby, I'm going to sine your pitty on the runny kine!
  • Dirty Dee: Pootie Tang! I come to call you out, maggoty eatin' bitch!
Pootie Tang: You ain't come one, but many time tanies!
  • Dirty Dee: Yeah! Hahahaha! Capatown my ass!
  • Trucky: Dirty Dee is still dirty because he's Dirty Dee, dammit!
  • Pootie Tang: Cole me on the panny sty.
Bob Costas: ...I'm sorry. What was that?
Pootie Tang: Cole — Cole me on the panny sty.
Bob Costas: What the hell are you talking about?
Pootie Tang: ...Cole me down on the panny sty?
Bob Costas: Oh, cole me down on the panny sty! All right!

Pootie Tangisms

Although Pootie Tang speaks in a completely unintelligible jive, everyone he meets seems to understand him. Here are some examples of his vocabulary:

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"Bammies." many interpretations and usages, yet usually refers to normal aquaintencas

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"Sa Da Tay." generally positive interpretations

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"Wa Da Tah." many interpretations and usages, yet usually is a confirmation statement like "that's for sure!"

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"Capatown." many interpretations and usages, yet in many instances means "Calm down now" in a friendly manner

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"Don't bang the dillies!" may be either a euphanism for "practice safe sex" or "stop gang violence" (not actually said by Pootie, but said by announcer in one of Pootie's PSAs)

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"The Tipi Tais." generally accepted as "the kids"

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"Dirty Dee, you're a baddy daddy lamatai tabby chai!" a threat, an insult, or both

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"What's the Dabble Dee?" generally accepted as "What's the matter?"

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"May I dane on the cherries, Mama T?" "Mother, would it be acceptable for me to have some more peas?"

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"Main Damie." generally accepted as "Best Friend"

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"Well Bob, I'm a pone tony." explains his achievement in many diverse fields

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"I'm going to sine your pitty on the runny kine!" a warning to his enemies of impending punishment; also used to smooth-talk the ladies

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"Ma Dilly." seems to refer to a female "Damie"; he refers to Biggie Shorty as his Dilly

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"Nay-no" "no," as in "I gotta say the Nay-no, my brotha"

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"Cole me down on the panny sty" Pootie's way of indicating complicity and friendship in his listener

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"Cole me on the panny sty." Close to the above in sound, but gravely different in meaning. Cole me on the panny sty is insultingly non-sensical, as shown by the reaction of Bob Costas

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"You ain't come one, but many tine tanies" Pootie's way of saying "You didn't just bring yourself, you brought your whole crew to back you up", implying cowardice towards his listener

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