Tommy and the Cool Mule Could Be Ice-T's Best Jive-Talking-Donkey Work to Date
In today's The Two-Minute Verdict, we present for your enjoyment the trailer to Tommy and the Cool Mule. A touching coming-of-age tale with a rural American setting, it follows the unlikely adventures of our young hero, Tommy, who's desperately in need of a strong male role model after his father heads off to war. He finds it in Jackie A, a bling-wearing jive donkey with the ability to speak decades-old catchphrases ("I pity da fool!" "Things that make you go hmmm...." "Whachu talkin' about, Tommy?" etc...) in Ice-T's voice.
While Eddie Murphy cornered the market on urban ass roles a long time ago, there's really no reason why Ice-T can't also have a slice of the jive-throwin'-mule action. In fact, it wouldn't be all that surprising if Jackie T galloped off into his own franchise after Tommy, starring in a number of increasingly gritty sequels until series finale Jackie T in the City: Cool Mule Cop Killer, in which the back-talking burro is shot up in a hail of slo-mo SWAT fire during a gang initiation ritual gone horribly wrong.
Verdict: For Ice-T completists only.
[via Malis in Wonderland]
· Tommy and the Cool Mule [IMDb]