An old man who sells snacks to prisoners. During execution rehearsals, he plays the role of the condemned prisoners. While most men enjoy Toot’s French accent and humor, Paul sees him as a weaker version of Percy Wetmore, inclined to revel in violence and cruelty. During Bitterbuck’s execution rehearsal, Toot makes everyone laugh by saying vulgar jokes and exaggerating the condemned man’s pain, visibly enjoying making fun of the inmates’ suffering.
Toot-Toot Quotes in The Green Mile
The The Green Mile quotes below are all either spoken by Toot-Toot or refer to Toot-Toot. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Pocket Books edition of The Green Mile published in 1996.).
Part 3: Chapter 7 Quotes
This is the real circus, I thought, closing my eyes for a second. This is the real circus right here, and we’re all just a bunch of trained mice. Then I put the thought out of my mind, and we started to rehearse.
Toot-Toot Character Timeline in The Green Mile
The timeline below shows where the character Toot-Toot appears in The Green Mile. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Chapter 3
Part 2: Chapter 4
Part 2: Chapter 8
Part 2: Chapter 9
...trick that Mr. Jingles can do with a wooden spool, which Delacroix has bought from Toot-Toot. Delacroix throws the spool on the floor and, looking at the spool with disconcerting intelligence,... (full context)
Part 3: Chapter 5
Part 3: Chapter 7
...excited at the prospect of the show, Paul gets the guards ready for rehearsal. When Toot-Toot, as usual, begins to narrate everything he is doing, saying “I’m sittin down, I’m sittin... (full context)
Part 5: Chapter 5
Part 6: Chapter 7
...he is in the shower. Paul decides to stand in for the condemned instead of Toot-Toot, who always makes inappropriate, obscene jokes. In the middle of the procedure, Paul, unable to... (full context)