Season 2 Episode 5

Robert Phillips vs. the Man

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Oct 10, 1968 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Ironside and Mark arrive at his office to find Phillips lounging in the barber's chair)
      Robert Phillips: Next thing you know, you'll have us carrying you around on our backs.
      Ironside: My name is Ironside. I've been assigned to prove your innocence.
      Phillips: I have my own lawyer.
      Ironside: I'm not a lawyer, I'm a cop.
      Phillips: A cop? A cop who can't walk?
      Ironside: That's right.
      Phillips: (laughing sarcastically) A cop who can't walk assigned to prove me innocent. Wow. That shows where they're at. Just exactly how are you going to do that, Mr. Cop who can't walk? I mean, shut my mouth Mr. Whitey Policeman. I guess I just ought to get down on my knees and be grateful, sir.
      Mark: Why don't you just shut up and listen?
      Phillips: Well, now. Do they allow you to talk? Do the master allow that, boy?
      Mark: You don't have an exclusive right to violence, Mr. Phillips, and if you keep it up you're going to get a demonstration.
      Ironside: Mark, we have an obligation to protect all prisoners. Mr. Phillips, I suggest you drop this playacting and get down to business. Murder is no joke.