The Wire

The Wire

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The Wire is a television series involving the drug dealing Barksdale Organization and the police detail who are investigating them.

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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  4  / Episode:  3 
(Don't) Say Anything

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Soso apologizes to Poussey for telling Judy that she was the daughter of a crack whore. She explains that she watched 'The Wire' a lot, and made some false assumptions about Poussey's life.

Community:
Season:  3  / Episode:  17 
Basic Lupine Urology

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Professor Kane says the two sides can debate each side in class to determine their grade. When Jeff thanks him, he says, it isn't a favor. A man has to live by a code - a refer Enceladus to the character Omar from The Wire,both played by Michael Kenneth Williams.

Happy Endings:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires

This Television Episode refers to The Wire

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  24 
English as a Second Language

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Troy says (in reference to the Spanish final) "I think I got half of it, which got me through the other half." Abed replies "Like the first season of The Wire?".

American Dad!:
Season:  6  / Episode:  18 
Great Space Roaster

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Roger is in a church, talking to his support group, giving a speech that he admits he stole from the TV series 'The Wire'.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  2  / Episode:  3 
Hugs Can Be Deceiving

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
When Piper returns to Litchfield, she hears that there were rumors that she looked like Omar from 'The Wire' after her fight with Pennsatucky.

Californication:
Season:  7  / Episode:  6 
Kickoff

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Hashtag says he wants to do a comedy like 48 Hours, not like The Wire.

Happy Endings:
Season:  2  / Episode:  11 
Meat The Parrots

This Television Episode refers to The Wire

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  3  / Episode:  11 
Nude Beach

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Andre Royo stars in a handwashing video, introducing himself as the man who played "Bubbles" in the television series, 'The Wire'.

Weeds:
Season:  7  / Episode:  6 
Object Impermanence

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
A student in Shane's Criminal Justice class keeps asking the detective if he's ever seen 'The Wire' and wonders if it's accurate.

Wilfred:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
Respect

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Wilfred compliments Ryan on being able to get through an entire season of 'The Wire' in one sitting, telling Ryan that the series is rather "dense".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  4  / Episode:  16 
Sorry, Bro

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Lily says of Karen, "She's gotsta get got," to which Robin replies, "The game is the game." This is a reference to quotes from Omar Little, Brother Mouzone, and Avon Barksdale on The Wire.

Family Guy:
Season:  11  / Episode:  9 
Space Cadet

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
Peter watches Breaking Bad in bed, brainwashed into repeating that there is no other show as good as Breaking Bad, except for The Wire.

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  8 
The Ten-Per-Cent Solution

This Television Episode refers to The Wire
At the end of the episode, Moe is watching Krusty's show on TV in his bar, complaining that he is paying extra for this premium channel. Moe says that there hasn't been anything good on the premium channel since 'The Wire'. He then admits that he never really watched the series 'The Wire', but just pretended to watch.

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The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
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This Book refers to The Wire
W. Kamau Bell writes that TV hasn't been interesting since the last episode of 'Mad Men'. "Or was is 'Breaking Bad'? No...it was definitely 'The Sopranos'...unless it was 'The Wire'." (p. 2)

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A War
performed by BIRD

 

The War

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Curb Your Enthusiasm:
Season:  1  / Episode:  6 
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Season:  1  / Episode:  6 
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Whitney:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
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performed by Haim

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Private Practice:
Season:  3  / Episode:  21 
War

 

Suits:
Season:  2  / Episode:  16 
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UnREAL:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
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