Oh man, as Wire fans, we were really sorry to hear about this. We’re going to miss this big guy. Check out some of the great clips from The Wire in The Onion A.V. Club below. They’ll make you smile.
R.I.P. Robert F. Chew, The Wire’s Proposition Joe | TV | Newswire | The A.V. Club.
Also, here’s a few of our favorite lines from Proposition Joe. Wire fans usually say that Omar Little got all the best lines, but the writers did a fine job of spreading them out among the ensemble casts (cops and criminals alike), so that each character got at least a few lines that you wish could fit on a T-shirt and give you a grin every time you remember them.
I’m Proposition Joe. You steal from me, I’ll kill your whole family.
(To Omar Little)
Business men, such as myself, does not believe in bad blood with a man such as yourself. Disturbs the sleep.
I’ve got a proposition for you.
Also, if you’ve been meaning to watch the series, don’t put it off any longer– no time like the present, and sooner rather than later you’ll be thinking, Where the hell has this show BEEN all my life? We watch the entire series about once every year and a half, and even on multiple viewings, notice something we miss every time. Also, there’s not one weak episode – the idea of skipping an episode to get to the next one where some serious shit goes down will never cross your mind. Many of our friends admit to having lost sleep because they HAD to watch the rest of the season through to the finale. Just beware (or at least tread cautiously) when mentioning to longtime fans that you’re watching it; since the series wrapped in 2008, many believe that statute of limitations on spoilers has run out and will blurt out something you wish you could have seen first.