Homicide: Life on the Street

Season 6 Episode 11

Shaggy Dog, City Goat

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 16, 1998 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • On being handed a subpoena by the process server
      Meldrick Lewis: What's this? Fan mail from a flounder? Nah…you're too young.

      This is a tagline from Rocky & Bullwinkle (1961-1964). It appeared as the lead-in to a commercial break. The complete dialog was this:
      Rocky: Look, Bullwinkle, a message in a bottle.
      Bullwinkle: Fan mail from some flounder?
      Rocky: This is what I really call a message.

      Based on the ages of actors Clark Johnson and Bob Lau, Meldrick is right. The process server might be familiar with Rocky & Bullwinkle on reruns or video.