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Buggin' Out was the troublemaking enemy of Sal Fragione and a character in the 1989 comedy-drama movie Do the Right Thing.

He was portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito.

We first see him in the pizzeria with Salvatore, when he asks Sal for extra cheese. Already Buggin' Out has proven his love of complaining to others. When he goes to sit down, he notices that Sal's hall of fame has no black people. But Sal says, "Italians on the wall only." This infuriates Buggin' Out who quickly proceeds to start trouble.

Sal, infuriated, throws Buggin' Out, unless he cleans his act up. This triggers a nasty boycott that lasts until the end of Sal's business. Buggin' Out tells everyone to "Boycott Sal's." He also likes to start trouble other. He almost hurts a guy for accidently stepping on his Jordans. He then confronts Sal one more time before their last confrontation, in which Buggin' Out racistly tells Sal, "We're gonna boycott your fat pasta ass." Sal then asks, "You gonna boycott me? You don't got the balls to boycott me."

The last time we see Buggin' Out is with Radio Raheem, in which they finally storm to Sal's an demand pictures. Insults are traded, including Sal non-racist saying, "Turn that jungle music off." Then Buggin' Out delivers a bone-chilling threat: "We're boycotting your guinea asses for good! FOR GOOD MOTHERF**KER! UNTIL YOU PUT SOME BLACK PEOPLE ON THE MOTHERF**KING WALL OF FAME!" Which prompts Sal to call them "nigger" right back. After this Sal smashes Radio Raheem's radio, causing a nasty fight which almost leads to Sal's death.

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