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24th Jul '16 11:41:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Hell, his EstablishingCharacterMoment - he and his crew casually staking out a Barksdale stash house and noting how sloppy they are. Then, later on they rob it with precision efficiency (Brandon accidentally giving away Omar's name notwithstanding). This is the first time we see Omar in action and he doesn't disappoint.
** Omar driving two dealers to flee in an alley where Brandon and John ambush them.
--> "The cheese stands alone".
24th Jul '16 11:33:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* The fact that Michael Kenneth Williams got the part of Omar after ''one audition''.
8th Jul '16 12:26:22 PM TrollBrutal
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* Bunny Colvin's "Paper bag" Speech, or his telling Rawls "Get on with it, motherfucker" when Rawls is firing him. Pretty much anything with Bunny Colvin.

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* * Pretty much anything with Bunny Colvin's "Paper bag" Speech, or Colvin. Specially his telling Rawls "Get on with it, motherfucker" when Rawls is firing him. Pretty much anything with Bunny Colvin.him or his epic "paper bag" speech and his vivid defense of the humble corner as the poor's man castle.
-->Somewhere back in the beginning of time, this district had itself a civic dilemma of epic proportions. The city council had just passed a law that forbade alcoholic consumption in public areas; on the streets and on the corners. But the corner is, it was and it always will be the poorman's lounge. It's where a man wants to be on a hot summer's night. It's cheaper than a bar. Catch a nice breeze and watch the girls go on by. But the law is the law so what are the western cops gonna do? They arrest every dude for tipping back a High Life, there'd be no time for any other kind of police work. And if they look the other way, they open themselves up to all kinds of flaunting, all kinds of disrespect. Now, this is before my time but somewhere back in the 50's or the 60's, there was a moment of goddamn genius by some nameless smokehound who comes out the Cut-Rate one day and on his way to the corner he slips that just bought pint of elderberry into a paper bag. A great moment of civic compromise. That small wrinkled ass paper bag allowed the corner boys to have their drink in peace and gave us permission to go and do police work. The kind of police work that's actually worth the effort, that's actually worth taking a bullet for. Dozerman got shot last night buying three vials. Three. There has never been a paper bag for drugs. Until now.
12th Mar '16 7:35:39 AM TheWanderer
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** Also, regarding Barack Obama being a fan of the show, as President a few years later he went down to the shooting of a film called ''Film/RedTails'', about an all black squad of fighter pilots in WWII. While on the set he spotted Andre Royo, who played the relatively minor role of a mechanic for the squad. Upon seeing Royo, Obama's face lit up and he immediately asked "Is that my man Bubs?" Also turned into something of a heartwarming moment, as Royo related that he never got to take his mother down the red carpet, but because of Obama's fandom, Royo did get to take her to the White House.
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9th Feb '16 1:34:07 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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9th Feb '16 1:32:05 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* Omar could've done a lot of damage in the military. This is no more evident when he layed down a trap for Bubbles using a scrapped radiator.

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* Omar could've done a lot of damage in the military. This is no more evident when he layed down a trap for Bubbles using a scrapped radiator.
radiator. Complete with a casual-as-hell one-liner.
--> '''Omar''': Snitchin' Bubs. You be askin' for me?



** The moment he pulls out the clock is so ridiculously over-the-top [[note]] As well as the fact that he leaves the clock at the store [[/note]] that some viewers think he brought the clock with him [[ItAmusedMe ''just to make that pun.'']]



9th Feb '16 1:31:56 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* Omar could've done a lot of damage in the military. This is no more evident when he layed down a trap for Bubbles using a scrapped radiator.

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* Omar could've done a lot of damage in the military. This is no more evident when he layed down a trap for Bubbles using a scrapped radiator.
radiator. Complete with a casual-as-hell one-liner.
--> '''Omar''': Snitchin' Bubs. You be askin' for me?



** The moment he pulls out the clock is so ridiculously over-the-top [[note]] As well as the fact that he leaves the clock at the store [[/note]] that some viewers think he brought the clock with him [[ItAmusedMe ''just to make that pun.'']]



12th Jan '16 11:47:50 PM CaiusCaligula
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* Rawls taking [=McNulty=] aside in "The Hunt" to tell him that [[spoiler: Kima's shooting]] wasn't his fault. After a season of BadBoss, Rawls finally shows why he belongs where he is.
28th Dec '15 12:19:26 PM Pren
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!!In real life:
* After major fan of the show Barack Obama was elected president, he jokingly asked if there was any way for it to come back. David Simon's response? "Do something about all the problems the show talked about, and you've got a deal."
31st Jul '15 4:58:46 PM Wayside
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* D'Angelo Barksdale teaches the rules of chess to Bodie Broadus and Wallace. That's it.

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* [[MundaneMadeAwesome D'Angelo Barksdale teaches the rules of chess to Bodie Broadus and Wallace. Wallace.]] That's it.
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