this delightful film noir spoof, a sock puppet detective
unravels a case involving the disappearance of high-end
("the best plot synopsis ever" Film Threat)
Wool War II rages and times are tough for
sock puppets. Terrence M. Cotton, a washed-up gumshoe,
finds himself knee-high in debt and praying for a big
case. Enter Heelda Brum, a finely spun piece of high-end
hosiery who hires Cotton to find Darnell, her missing
mate. Cotton takes the missing sock case but the heat
gets turned on high when Darnell's unraveled remains are
At the top of Cotton's suspect list is the
cheaply woven criminal Big Toeny Marnetti. When interrogated,
Big Toeny states that Heelda and Darnell aren't the designer
duds Cotton thinks they are, and he tells Cotton the pair
has tightly knit ties to an Asian underground silk ring.
The news needles Cotton, so he goes looking for answers
at The House of Bootah, a restaurant with its toes in
every illegal operation in Chinatown.
goes searching for clues
At the House of Bootah he questions the
leader of the smuggling ring, but instead of getting closer
to finding who put the pinking shears to Darnell, Cotton
discovers that Heelda's lies may have stained the investigation.
When confronted, Heelda won't come clean; but Cotton is
undeterred and sticks to the investigation like static
But can a clean sock find justice in a dirty
town? As Cotton threads the strands of the case together
and gets closer to the truth, he must watch his step or
risk meeting the same frayed fate as Darnell.