Oz

Season 3 Episode 6

Cruel and Unusual Punishments

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Aired Monday 11:00 PM Aug 18, 1999 on HBO
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Feeling guilty for his role in Andrew Schillnger's death, Beecher seeks spiritual advice from Said. Ryan O'Reily hires Kosygin to kill Cudney. Busmalis gets a visitor and Sister Pete questions her faith.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Scott William Winters

    Scott William Winters

    Prisoner #98P204 Cyril O'Reily (episodes 11, 13-56)

    Ernie Hudson

    Ernie Hudson

    Warden Leo Glynn (episodes 1-55)

    Rita Moreno

    Rita Moreno

    Sister Peter Marie Reimondo (1997-2003)

    J.K. Simmons

    J.K. Simmons

    Prisoner #92S110 Vernon Schillinger (1997-2003)

    BD Wong

    BD Wong

    Father Ray Mukada (episodes 2-46, 49-56)

    Lauren Velez

    Lauren Velez

    Dr. Gloria Nathan (1997-2003)

    Olek Krupa

    Olek Krupa

    Yuri Kosygin

    Guest Star

    William Cote

    William Cote

    William Cudney

    Guest Star

    Sybil Walker

    Sybil Walker

    Rosetta

    Guest Star

    Blake Robbins

    Blake Robbins

    Dave Brass (Season 4-6)

    Recurring Role

    Judy Reyes

    Judy Reyes

    Tina Rivera

    Recurring Role

    Ernie Hudson Jr.

    Ernie Hudson Jr.

    Hamid Khan

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Prisoner featured

        Hamid Khan, convicted March 6th 1999, aggravated assault. Sentence: 10 years, up for parole in five. (prisoner # 99K515)

    • QUOTES (12)

      • Stanislofsky: When life is good, it's better not to ask why.

      • Ryan: Moving in with the white folk, Kareem?

      • Keller: (to Sister Pete) I enjoy sex. Don't you? You told me you were married before you became a nun. Did you and your husband have great sex? I can tell you did. I bet you were wild.

      • Robson: How you doing there, Vern?
        Schillinger: I knew a guy who had one arm. He told me when he dreams, he still had both arms. Every morning he'd wake up and have to realize all over again one arm was missing. Every morning it was like the first time they told him his arm was gone ... My son is dead.

      • Hughes: You ever think about going SORT?
        Wittlesey: They're not big on women.
        Murphy: Besides, when you sign on to SORT they remove all the human parts of your body.
        Hughes: Well, don't you think that's the way they gotta be? I mean, we're supposed to have a day to day relationship with the prisoners but the SORT guys, their job is to go in there and shut an ugly situation down.
        Murphy: I know that, and I appreciate that. But it takes a special kind of hardness to be SORT.
        Hughes: And I don't have it?
        (Howell enters starting an argument, and then she leaves)
        Mukada: Now, she's the right type for the SORT team.

      • Howell: You know what your problem is, Diane? You wanna be everybody's best pal.
        Wittlesey: And your problem? You wanna be everybody's worst nightmare.

      • Nappa: Ok, new roomie you listen up and listen good. This is my cell, you just sleep here.
        Ginsberg: Got a name, tough guy?
        Nappa: Nappa ... Mr. Nappa.
        Ginsberg: Mmmmm! I love to eat Italian.

      • Keller: One of the Teletubbies is gay.
        Hill: What?
        Keller: Falwell, the reverend somebody, says that Twinky Dink or whatever his name is, he's a butt pirate.
        Hill: That's nuts. You gotta have a cock to be gay. Teletubbies don't have cocks. The puppet doesn't have a cock.
        Keller: Where does it say you gotta have a cock to be gay? All you need is a mouth so you can suck cock.

      • (Watching Miss Sally)
        Ryan: Oh man, Nooter's a fag.
        Hill: What makes you say that?
        Ryan: Look at the way he's always grabbing Pecky.
        Hill: They're fighting.
        Ryan: Yeah, all I'm saying it's a lot of body contact, man.
        Hill: That's the stupidest thing I ever heard of, a gay puppet.
        Keller: One of the Teletubbies is gay?

      • Stanislofsky: I'm telling you, Kosgin must be eliminated.
        b>Ryan: You know, we got a little saying in this country, maybe you've heard it before, you can't shit a shitter.

      • Cudney: I figured out what you've been doing with the Chloral Hydrate.
        Ryan: Oh, yeah?
        Cudney: You've been spiking the fighter's spritzers so they'll be drugged in the ring.
        Ryan: That's crazy talk.
        Cudney: I've made an appointment with the warden to tell him. My soul is in jeopardy. So's yours. By turning you in I'm gonna save you.
        Ryan: Not if I save you first.

      • Hill: (narrating) Life in Oz sucks, and only a fool or a Republican will tell you different.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Terry Kinney (McManus) is the first cast member to direct an episode.

      • Charles Busch is a renowned drag performer who has also appeared in films, daytime, the stage, and recently in the film version of one of several plays he has written, "Psycho Beach Party".

      • The HBO summary for this episode includes the description "Busmalis gets a welcome visitor". A picture of Busmalis giving flowers to a visiting Miss Sally is also on the page. This entire segment was cut before broadcast, but obviously made it past the script and filming stages.

      • Crime Flashbacks:

        Hamid Khan is jogging through the park, sees a woman being raped, and beats her attacker bloody.

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