Everyone knows this guy has talent, however, as the years go on, that talent seems to hide behind two things: 1) vocal chords and 2) uber powerful lungs. He’s more or less going for laughs and occasionally ruling at life when he does star in something semi-serious. Lakeview Terrace looks like it can go both ways, but I have the feeling his ferocious core will come to his box-office rescue once again.
Because he is such an amusing guy, however, I decided to test some of his screamed lines against the Motherfuck-O-Meter. The idea is, the more scary/creative the line, the higher the rank. Tell me your favorites and rank them below!
Early on in his career, Sammy boy showed us what was soon to come when he played a pissed off robber in this classic Eddie Murphy flick. If I was Louie Anderson and he screamed at me like that, I’d be pissing my damn pants.
The only reason I put this one up was to show the public what happens when you give this man Ritalin (or crack, in this case). Bad, bad things! Where’s the charm? Where’s the gut-punching fierceness? Even though this was a great movie, Sam was too whiny for the meter...crack kills, kids. To his credit though, he has a pretty hilarious scene earlier in the movie.
Giving the meter its name, this is just a classic line. The fact he totally Swiss cheeses this guy while saying it makes its delivery that much better. Of course, if you were really in the ghetto and you really saw this going down, you’d be singing a different tune, but on-screen, it’s beautiful.
Line: Say 'what' again! Say 'what' again! I dare you! I double dare you, motherfucker! say 'what' one more Goddamn time!
I’m so happy the Academy didn’t act like a douchebag for five seconds when it decided to give Sammy L. an Oscar nod for this. Picking the best screamed line from this movie was like a mother choosing her favorite child (although we know there always is one).
Line: Motherfucker hung up on me. You believe this shit? Ingrate n****! See? You bring a motherfucker up. Next thing you know, they breakin' ya off some goddamned disrespect. Motherfuck. Shit.
**NOT THE SCENE, BUT ANOTHER GOOD ONE**
Sam as Ordell Robbie was a semi-collected person until this happened (let’s face it, any role Jackson’s in is never QUITE calm). I’m not sure about you guys, but this moment definitely made me say, “Ruh-roh!”
Line: Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!
Did you really think I could forget this one? This line STILL haunts me every time I go out to the bars (stupid drunks…). Not only is it full of anger and hate, but it’s by far the funniest line anyone could ever say. He knows how ridiculous it is, and when he pokes fun of himself, it’s golden.
Line: Sitting in the fucking road! Waiting on the moors! How the Hell should I know?
Not only is he pissed off, but he’s getting a little creative along with it, which is why this quote score is so high. Half of the people reading this probably don’t even know who the moors are, which is why it makes it ever better. Nerd humor!
Line: Yes, they deserved to die and I hope they burn in hell!
You know shit’s going down when race issues rear their ugly heads. This movie was fucking intense and this line just sent that right over the edge. Thanks to Dave Chappell, we can finally laugh at it (nervously).
Oh, how I love watching authority figures belittle those underneath him for the sake of teaching them a lesson. Just a warning, though, this scene is intense. Moral of the story: teens are just punk ass bitches who need to realize their way of thinking is NEVER normal. That’s right kids, I’m talking to you…and so is Sammy.
Line: How bout I workshop my foot in your ass!
**FULL-LENGTH THEATRICAL TRAILER**
This makes me giggle just thinking about it. Again, he has that whole hilarious-but-pissed thing working in his favor as he’s playing John Shaft. Plus, that was just a classic late-90s/early millennia comeback, which will never grow old in the hearts of its youth.