Homicide: Life on the Street

Season 1 Episode 1

Gone for Goode

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 31, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lewis: The way you squeeze a buck, Washington thinks you're Martha.

    • Felton: The guy thinks he's smarter than everybody else 'cause he listens to Emmylou Harris.

    • Felton: What's with the ties he wears?
      Howard: Who?
      Felton: Pembleton.
      Howard: Enough already with Pembleton.
      Felton: A pink tie with a polo player. A polo player. This is a black homicide cop what's he got to do with a polo player?
      Lewis: It'd be like you wearing a tie with a brain on it.

    • Lt. Giardello: The box, where we match wits against the cities master criminals. There's one of the masters.
      Bayliss: Oh.
      Lt. Giardello: The fishbowl. Wherere said criminals reflect on the error of thier ways. The board. Open cases are in red, closed cases are in black. You look up there you know exactly where you stand, about how many things in life can you say that, huh?

    • Munch: Don't you ever again lie to me like I'm Montel Williams. I am not Montel Williams. I am not Montel Williams!

    • Munch: We're murder police. Go rob someone else.

    • Munch: The Billiard Brothers showed up to the morgue with more holes in them than Augusta National.

    • Crosetti: That's the problem with this job; ain't got nothing to do with life.

    • Bolander: Jenny Goode was murdered, John. Someone has to speak for her.

    • Munch: (speaking to a suspect who can't keep his story straight) You know, personally, I liked the Jaimaican story better. It had kind of an Elmore Leonard quality to it.

  • Notes

    • Original UK airdate Monday November 15th 1993 10pm Channel 4.

    • The final case in Simon's book (double stabbing on December 31) provides the source material for the one Bolander and Munch are working on at the hospital.

    • Bayliss and the Adena Watson case parallels Det. Pellegrini and the Latoyna Kim Wallace case covered in David Simon's book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," which this series is based upon. Pellegrini's case still remains unsolved to this day.

    • The show premiered in the coveted post-Superbowl time slot. Barry Levinson won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series" for this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Elmore Leonard is a writer who began to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers. Many of his works have been adapted as motion pictures or TV movies.

    • Augusta National located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most storied and exclusive golf clubs in the world.

    • Munch: Don't you ever again lie to me like I'm Montel Williams. I am not Montel Williams. I am not Montel Williams!

      Montel Williams is a syndicated talk show host, who is a Baltimore native.

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