March 24, 2011 Leave a comment
#WireQuoteDay is trending HARD on Twitter right now.
Reading through the various submissions takes me down a memory lane of amazing episodes, characters and moments from perhaps the greatest television show of all time. People are pulling out some obscure and brilliant selections.
But there are also some picks that make me wanna say…come on man, that’s the best you could come up with? One of the most obvious quotes from “The Wire”? It’s like picking “NEWMAN!” for Seinfeld Quote Day. You don’t even have to have seen the show to know some of these quotes.
I guess you could say Wire Quote Day is separating the casual Wire fans from the psychotic Wire fans.
Not to pick on any of these individual tweeters, because there are dozens of tweets to pick from for each of these quotes, but here are the least original choices for Wire Quote Day.
This one is easily the most beaten into the ground. Of all the clever turns of phrase on that show over five seasons, hundreds of people zero in on this memorable but overplayed Marlo Stanfield line. Yawn.