I gotta ask you Snoop Dogg, what do the Muppets think about endo?
Uh, we didn't talk about endo, but I mean we shot it in Vancouver,
B.C., so I'm pretty sure they're aware.
I mean, you look at Kermit, he's pretty green and you got a
new green car, so do you think Kermit is down with it there Snoop
You never know, you'd have to ask him. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Kermit
the Frog, bow wow.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, is this the ultimate way to get high? What
can you tell the people about this, right here? [hands Snoop a Talkbox]
This is umm, it looks like a vaporizer, but it might be the Talkbox
that Roger Troutman used to use but at the same time, Animal, from
the Muppets, he had one in his mouth on the set today, getting his
thing on with it. So it might be, you never know.
That's what it is, it's a Talkbox, Snoop---
[in reference to all the things Nardwuar has been putting in Snoop's
hands] You must think I am stronger than the Muppets. You keep putting
shit in my hands.
[laughing] Snoop what's the importance here, Snoop, of the band
Zapp and Roger Troutman? [hands Snoop a Zapp record]
Well, the importance of Zapp and Roger Troutman was, they were a
part of this funk movement, extended at putting the game by Boosty
Collins and George Clinton, you know, coming from the product of
James Brown, the king of funk, the godfather of funk, the godfather
of soul. So I mean Zapp was another branch to the funk tree, just
like I'm funked. You know what I'm sayin, I am a branch of the funk
tree. It was a part of the game that needs to be spread out and
it spread out and you know, bred people like myself. It's a good
thing. Roger Troutman, rest in peace.
Doggy Dogg, I think it's great that you can work with the old school
rockers right here. [hands Snoop the "Undercover Brother" CD Booklet]
You working here with Bootsy Collins, Snoop Doggy Dog, that is amazing!
And Fred Wesley!
[imitating Bootsy Collin's voice] "Bootzilla baba." I mean, I'm
a part of the funk train, you dig what I'm talking about, I mean
I'm before my time, man in a real way I think I'm a throw back.
I go back with all of the old school acts and I can make things
for the new school people as well. But you know being able to work
with Bootsy, Fred Wesley, George Clinton and all those great artists
form back in yesteryear, it's a beautiful situation and I'm glad
that they accept me for who I am and let me continue to drive the
mothership connection to the funkmillenium baby.
Now winding up here, Snoop Doggy Dogg, do you think you ever
will make a comedy record, maybe like Richard Pryor? [hands a copy
of Richard Pryor's "Supernigger" Album to Snoop]
Supernigger! You know what, I got a character I'm making called
Supernigger. I need to get this album. Thanks. [Snoop then throws
the record to Ted]
No, not again Snoop! You're stealing my stuff!
I ain't stealing it, I'm taking it!
No, no no no no! You just realized that there was a record
in there! [Nardwuar usually brings record sleeves, minus the vinyl]
and actually, Snoop, Blowfly, what can you tell the people about
Blowfly? [hands Snoop a Blowfly Lp] DJ Quik is down with Blowfly.
Me too. Rap Dirty, Blowfly's Convoy, Electronic Pussy, what else
is on here? Sesame Street, Batman Sign, One Less Dick, Tom Jones
Show. Blowfly is a legend man. Him and Rudy Ray Moore, they had
records back in the days, they used to be at my house and they used
to be up under the component set and our mom's would leave and I'd
slap 'em on and listen to what they say to and just have a ball
listening to them, man. This is another record I'm taking from you.
Actually there is no vinyl record in that one.
I just need the cover.
Ba-boom, because you are Snoop Doggy Dogg! Now Snoop Doggy
Dogg, lastly, I want to talk about your brand new record, "Welcome
To Tha House." Now tell us about the Girls Gone Wild section of
Um, the Girls Gone Wild section of the CD, that's something I did
with Joe Francis, the creator of Girls Gone Wild and he just puts
the freakness in your weakness you know what I'm talking 'bout.
It's a good thing that we can mix the both of them up and make it
happen like that. Y'all go and get it, "Girls Gone Wild, Doggy Style,"
when it hits your store, real soon.
Have you ever heard of the movie, "Meet The Feebles," at all?
Yeah, you know what? I seen that movie, late night, one night. I
heard that the guy who directed uh…
Lord Of The Rings!
Yeah, I heard he did it and when I seen it, I told one of my artists
I was like, man Mr. Kane, you have to see this movie, this shit
is so off the hook with these Muppet-like characters and they were
shootin' and having sex and just being so real, it was like, a crazy
movie to me. I actually bought the movie and I watched it and I
watched it and I watched it and I feel like that's a classic movie
that people really need to know about.
It's like the X-Rated version of the Muppets isn't it?
The shit is hot.
And you are kind of like the ghetto Steven Spielberg, aren't
you there, Snoop?
Nah, I'm the ghetto uh, Martin Scorsese.
Did you win awards for your porno?
Yeah I won two awards, two AVN awards. I won the top seller adult
video of 2001 and then I won the best music in an adult video.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, what about your theme park? Is there going
to be a theme park? A Snoop Doggy Dogg theme park?
Yes, I'm trying to create a park right now called Doggy Land, where
we'll have a lot of rides and fun-filled things for the kids as
well as the adults. Just trying to get it together and find the
right location, so be on the lookout for it.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, here we are at the end of the interview and
you're walking away with my stuff again!
I mean, it's like taking candy from a baby. You're such a nice guy.
Remember last time you took my Whispers record, and remember
the Redd Foxx doll?
Yeah, that shit was dope. I had a great time taking it from you
I never stole something so easy before.
Well I didn't give you the Redd Foxx doll last time. You took
the Whispers record, whatever happened to that?
It's at my house getting spinned right now. I love the Whispers,
I grew up on them. You know how it is, when you see something you
grew up on and you ain't see it in a long time. [Sings] You just
got to have it. I got to have this.
now you're taking my Blowfly and Richard Pryor records!
Look. Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane! [in deep voice]
No, it's Supernigger and Blowfly!
Stealing stuff from Nardwuar the Human Serviette.
I got to do it.
Well thanks so much Snoop Doggy Dogg. Really appreciate your
time anything else you'd like to add to the people out there?
Thank y'all for supporting me for so many years, you know what I'm
saying, it's true you can do what you wanna do if you keep God first
and just believe in yourself. Um, I'm a proven example of that.
I'm going to continue to make good music for those who love and
support me. Y'all keep doing what y'all do, while I do what I do.
LBC, I love ya. Chuch.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, thanks very much. Keep on rocking in the
free world and doot doola doot doo…
Doot doo. [laughs]
Note: A few weeks after this interview took place Snoop's appearance
in "A Very Special Muppet Christmas" was cut out. Apparently a special
interest group pressured the producers of the special to axe Snoop,
because his "controversial image is not suited for children."