The Wire

Season 4 Episode 9

Know Your Place

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 2006 on HBO



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (As Omar Little leaves prison Detective Bunk Moreland is there to meet him)
      Omar Little: You my ride?
      Bunk Moreland: I'm your mother fucking savior is what I am.

    • Carver: I like to think that until the handcuffs actually fit, there's still talking to be done.

    • (upon seeing Michael with Marlo)
      Omar: He just a kid.

    • Rawls: Mr. Mayor, about Ervin — if you don't mind me asking — why keep him as a puppet commissioner when you can just fire the guy?
      (Carcetti & Norman Wilson look at each other)
      Norman Wilson: We mind you asking.

    • Omar: Man gotta live what he know, right?

    • (Herc and officers looking for Little Kevin)
      Officer: (to Little Kevin) What's your name?
      Little Kevin: Do I look little to you?

  • Notes

    • Music: "Picture Perfect" by Chamillionaire; "Get Ready (Bodymore Soldiers)" by Mullyman & Darkroom Productions; "Eso Ehh" by Alexis Y Fido; "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes; "Water" by Pump Audio; "I Cover The Waterfront" by Billie Holiday; "Highway 14" by Black Toast Music; "Goodbye Is All We Have" by Alison Krauss; "Poppin' My Collar" by Three 6 Mafia; "Lord Give Me A Sign" by DMX

  • Allusions

    • When at the Steak Restaurant with Colvin, Zenobia makes a comment about Darnell resembling Fred Flintstone when he is eating with a bib at the restaurant. This is a direct reference to the long-running cartoon series The Flintstones, and how Fred would always be seen eating meat with a bib around his neck.

    • Throughout the episode, Snoop is seen wearing a jacket with logos and graphics on it from the film Scarface, which depicted the 1980's drug-fuelled Miami. The film has gained high pop-culture status over the years due to it's influential storytelling of cocaine, fame, money and the American dream. It is referenced abundantly in rap music, the trend being started by Wu-Tang Member Raekwon on his '96 debut Only Built for Cuban Linx... It is highly regarded as one of the greatest drug films of all time.