Nardwuar: Who are you?

Snoop: My name is big Snoop Dogg and I'm the king of the West Coast, if you don't know, you do now, bow wow.

Snoop, you're here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and we'd like to give you a little welcome to our house. Here ya go, a little present for ya. [gives Snoop a cat-like black ashtray]
Hey man, good-looking man, that's cool, the black panther. That's what I am a black panther, can you believe it?

It's a little cat to go play with the dogs.
[laughs] I can dig it man, I got a cat at home named Frank Sinatra. A little white cat with blue eyes, he's going to love this right here. Now ya got a little black homeboy.

Snoop, you love Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Do you have a house here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada?
Um, naw, not yet, but I got a lot of friends out here that always make it feel like home out here so I look at Vancouver as a home away from home. People out here treat me with so much love and…just a beautiful situation. I can breath clearly over here, you dig?

I wish you could tell that to Steve Francis. He thought the only good thing about Vancouver was cheap CD's, what's up with that, eh?
I mean he didn't give it a chance, you know what I'm saying? I came out here and gave it a chance, when I shot my movie, "Bones," followed up and shot a couple videos out here. Fell in love with the people, the community, just the whole vibe, you know what I'm sayin'? The only thing I got a problem with is Customs, but now they're starting to treat me a little bit better.

Now speaking of Customs, you did this movie here, Snoop with Tommy Chong. [hands "The Wash" Cd booklet to Snoop]
Yeah, "The Wash." Tommy Chong had a cameo in there where he actually sold me a few things. Um, it was a pleasure to work with him because I grew up watching Cheech and Chong.

And he lives in Vancouver too.
That's a good thing, that's my main man. Tommy Chong, if you're watching this wassup homie?

Does Tommy still smoke?
Um, I don't know, I can't say if he does or if he didn't, you know. You'd have to ask him that [laughs].

Snoop Dogg, the last time I was talking to you, you were really excited to see my Redd Foxx doll, you almost tried to buy it off me. In fact you took my Whispers record. Now I think it's totally amazing, you have your own doll!
Ya, that's real talk, it's called Little Jr, that's the name of my doll. You can go to, if you'd like to see it before it comes out. It's actually a replica of Snoop Dogg. The way I'm standin' right here is the way he's standing. He can move like me, he can do just about anything except talk, but he can do it all. His name is Little Jr. Hit us up at if you wanna check it out.

Now, Snoop Dogg, some other people have done some Snoop Dogging. Check this out, this is-[hands Snoop a picture of a Snoop Dogg puppet]
What the hell is that?

This is a Snoop Dog marionette!
Oh that's Sharp. Ted [Snoop's A&R/ Marketing man ] you see this?

This is a Snoop Dogg marionette.
Ted: Cool

This is a Snoop Dogg marionette made by some dudes from the BBC in Scotland.
Snoop: That's dope right there. Can I get one of em? I need to take one of 'em home man, that's slick. That's dope, I like that.

Now I was curious there, Snoop, you're here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, you know, we're talking here a bit about dolls and puppets and stuff, you're here for the Muppet Christmas!
Yeah , "A Very Special Muppet Christmas", that's what I was hired to do today, to shoot that. I was, you know, very excited about the opportunity to do it, you know because I grew up loving the Muppets. I got three kids at home that still love the Muppets like I do and it's a good thing that I can come out here and interact with a program that's so, you know, targeted towards the kids, you know what I mean? I love y'all.

Snoop you're so versatile! You can do porno and you can do the Muppets, that's incredible Snoop!
That's what I say, um, my fan base is from 5 to about 65. It's a real thing.

Snoop, what's the best Muppet to work with? Who's the nicest Muppet to work with?
Snoop: Umm…either Miss. Piggy or Kermit, one of the two, but I had fun with all of them today. Janice, Ralph, Teeth. Um, pssssht, I mean, I had a great time. I can't even lie to you. They really turned me on today, man. I really fell in love with the Muppets all over again.

Are you going to be able to rap with the Count at all?
You never know. He's cool. The Count is real cool. He's real pimpish, you know what I'm sayin' ? With his collar up, poppin' that collar one time, Jack.

Now going back for the history of the Muppets, there is Roosevelt Franklin. Do you remember Roosevelt Franklin?
I remember Roosevelt, he wasn't on the set today, but I sure remember him.

Are there any black Muppets on the set?
Well, I think I was the only black Muppet on the set, you know what I'm sayin. I put the flavour in the game today. So, I mean, you know, it's a good thing. The Muppets is green, orange, purple, brown, you know, you got a whole bunch of colours, they just a special situation, they still alive. Jim Henson, you was a genius for creating that.

You are Snoop Dogg in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Do you remember Roscoe Orman , he played Gordon on Sesame Street.
Yeah he was sharp, he was real slick. I remember that. I remember Big Bird, the Cookie Monster, you know what I'm sayin, I'm down with all of that.

'Cause he also did the movie, "Willie Dynamite," so he was a player and on Sesame Street, the Muppets, just like you there, Snoop.
Willie Dynamite, that's strange you said that. One of my artists, Soopafly, his album is called Willie Dynamite. I mean, we love Willie Dynamite, that was a helluva pimp movie. Goes down in history. Roscoe was sharp on Sesame Street and for him to make that movie, do that, just shows that you can do what you want to do if you're wide range like that.