Sammy the Seal

“These bitches in here are no joke”

In celluloid, funny ha ha on Saturday, 21 January, 2012 at 22:52

Rather than showing more dramatic and ponderous material, I thought I’d get some light-hearted in here. The episode it’s from is pretty watershed itself, probably one of my favorites of all the seasons. I was thinking of a scene to put up, but spoilers and too much serious stood in my way. Then, a moment of “how could I forget that???” came to me.  As any fan of The Wire should tell you, it’s nigh impossible to single out any favorite episode, scene, line or moment, as there are so many to be found. If you asked someone about their favorite lines, I bet they’d forget this one. Even a top-ten list would be difficult, as this show is incredibly dense. A top-twenty might be possible. Anyway, this is yet another one to file under “that’s a good one, I forgot about that!”

For the record, the title of the video is incorrect. The stripper is not played by porn actress Nyomi Banxxx, it’s played by Toni Hunter. Either way, she’s a hoot. Despite my declaration last paragraph about the impossibility of superlatives, I think I can safely say here that she has the best cameo on the entire run. Two minutes of screen time as indelible for just one character would be hard to find. Of course, I could be wrong– this is The Wire.

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