* When Tibbs asks one of the suspects about where a fellah could go if they got a girl pregnant, the suspect suggests the town barber, so he can "help slit your throat."
* Gillespie informing his men that they've arrested a cop. "OH YYYYEAH!"

!!TV Series
* An episode in which they arrest a serial polygamist, who used his charm and career as a travelling Bible salesman to maintain what turns out to be at least seven or eight households... all of whom descend upon the Sparta jail ''en masse'' bearing goodies... [[FromBadToWorse then he gets poisoned]].
-->'''J.J.:''' Well, you know [[AsTheGoodBookSays what the Lord says]] -- [[ExactWords go forth and multiply!]]
-->'''Gillespie:''' But I don't think He meant for you to do that by yourself.