In the movie Pulp Fiction, two separate characters at two separate times make first-name based rhymes.

The first time, Jules says:

My name's Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way out of this shit.

The second time, the bartender says:

My name is Paul, and this shit is between y'all.

Jules is not named Pitt, and according to IMDB, in the script, the bartender's name is English Bob.

Is there a real-world reference or reason for both of these characters to make rhyming first-name comebacks?

  • I'm really curious about the "Pitt" myself. I'm guessing it's just an alias he uses on this job much like the assigned color names in Reservoir Dogs? – Jesse C. Slicer Oct 18 '19 at 18:46

One reason is Tarantino like rhymes. Thanks to non sequitur for collecting theseTarantino rhymes:

My name's Paul, and this is between y'all (Paul, the bartender in Pulp Fiction)

My name's Pitt, and you ain't talkin' your ass outta this shit. (Jules in Pulp Fiction)

My name is Buck, and I'm here to fuck. (Buck in Kill Bill)

Zed’s dead baby, Zed’s dead. (Butch in Pulp Fiction)

Kill Bill (The title of the movie rhymes)

If your hand ain't off that case, I'm gonna unload right in your fuckin' face.(Pumpkin in Pulp Fiction)

Somebody with a grudge blew Beaumont's brains out. Oh shit, that shit rhymes! "Blew Beau-mont's, brains out!" (Ordell in Jackie Brown)

As pointed out on Movie Mistakes. The person who is asks Jules is named Brad before Jules says his name is Pitt; so perhaps this is also a joke... Brad Pitt.

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