Outgoing Republican Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich has a cameo as a security guard at the Maryland State House where Mayor Carcetti goes to grovel to the fictional Republican Governor for funds to bail out the city's school deficit. Knowing that the upstart young Mayor Carcetti will be gunning for his job in two years, the Governor makes him wait until he's fed up. On his way out, Ehrlich's character, the guard, stops him and says "The Governor will see you now."
(to Lester Freamon)
Sergeant Landsman: We do not go looking for bodies. Especially moldering fucking John Does!
Cheese: I mean, he had this one ho pullin' guns outta her pussy, Unc'. The shit was unseemly, man.
Bunk: Ya' see, Lester here don't fancy boats, and me, I get sick just fillin' the bathtub.
(discussing Namond's mother)
Carver: His mother... (shakes head)
Colvin: Lovely lady. What she say?
Carver: "Put that bitch in baby booking where he belong. Let him learn something."
Odell Watkins: Deacon, how'd you get by my people?
Deacon: Can't turn away church folk. Ain't done in these parts.
Namond: Mike ain't Mike no more.
Randy: (to Sgt. Carver) You're gonna help, huh... you're gonna look out for me?
(Sgt. Carver walking away and Randy yelling now)
Randy: You're gonna look out for me Sgt. Carver, you mean it? You're gonna look out for me? You promise? You got my back, huh?
Music: "Toma" by Pitbull; "Round My Hood" by Diablo & Darkroom Productions; "This Is a Raid" by Black Toast Music; "New Suit" by The Wild Magnolias; "Things Could Be Better" by Raymond Winnfield; "In The Cabin of My Uncle Jam" by Funkadelic; "Get Up Everybody" by Salt-n-Pepa; "Silent Night," "Joy To The World" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Opus1
Although credited, Frankie Faison and Glynn Turman do not appear in this episode.
Bunk says to Lester, who is hot on Marlo's tail, "Man, you act like you're on the trail of Pol Pot, or some shit."
Pol Pot was the leader of the bloody Khmer Rouge government which ruled Cambodia with an iron fist during the 1970's. After his fall from power, Pol Pot was pursued for many years through the Cambodian jungles, but never definitively brought to justice.
Title: The title of this episode is a lyric from the Billie Holiday song "God Bless The Child."