The Wire’s Other 100 Greatest Quotes. (Massive Spoilers.)

The homie Jeremy Levine at Social Science Lite just hipped me to this video, which includes a lot of the moments many people thought were omitted in the first montage.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • quadmoniker

    Ah yes, much better.

  • SaxFan

    awwww very nice indeed. I love Prop Joe! I wished they would have chosen the scene right before Prop Joe gets killed….he was talking about Marlo…Prop Joe said it was going to take a lot to civilize that Motha Fu@@a.

  • LaJane Galt

    LOVED the quote about Freamon’s, “tweedy impertinence”. That had me rolling for a good 5 minutes. I loved me some Brother Mouzone.

  • temi

    Perfect! I need to find time to rewatch the wire.

    • storm

      I was just thinking the same thing — I need to re-watch this show from start to finish, to savor it all one more ‘gin.

  • dilettante watches 2 much tv

    “The Dickensian aspect” Gus Hayes

    There were several remarkable quotes,when the major crimes unit, realized funding for 20+ bodies in the row houses would not be forthcoming. [Sydnor]? suggested the National Guard would have been deployed if the serial murders had occurred else where.

    [“Omar” lets Jackie Aprile Jr. crash w/him & his daughter before Jackie Jr.gets whacked in the projects?-from that other crime show]

  • Seeing Prop Joe get snuffed out still hurts.

    And I dont know how, “like a 40 degree day!” didnt make the first 100.

    As well as “You think it’s one way…but it’s the other way.”

  • “nice dolphin nigga”

    i fall out everytiume.

  • Yeah, let me go stop bojangling and cop that box set.

    Merry Christmas to me.

  • GVG

    They got all my scenes. Well done.

  • GVG

    I’ve watched every season of the wire half a dozen or a couple times more. Why am I still catching new things to this day? You might want to go back to season 3 ep 3 to the shoot out between Omar’s crew and the goons at the stash house to when the girl gets shot. WATCH CLOSELY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll wait.