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J.H. Brodie (Character)
from "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993)

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"Homicide: Life on the Street: The Documentary (#5.11)" (1997)
J.H. Brodie: [In the section of the documentary entitled 'Random Thoughts'] The rights of the suspect. Give me your thoughts.
Det. Frank Pembleton: You are a citizen of a free nation. Having lived your life in a land of guaranteed civil liberties, you commit a crime of violence, whereupon you are jacked up, dragged down to Police Headquarters and deposited into a claustrophobic anteroom containing a table, two chairs and cold brick walls. Have a seat, please. And there you sit for a half hour or more before a homicide detective, a man who can in no way be mistaken for a friend, enters the room. He offers you a cigarette, not your brand, and begins an uninterrupted monologue which wanders back and forth, eventually coming to rest in a familiar place: you have the right to remain silent.

Det. Mike Kellerman: [Kellerman is seen on a VHS tape posing in front of his boat proudly] You think I'm a sociopath?
J.H. Brodie: Well, not like Munch...
[Detective Munch is seen on the VHS tape lying on the floor of his apartment, dipping a children's rocket Popsicle into a glass of beer, going right to town on the Popsicle and drinking all the beer at once]
Det. John Munch: [surprised] I didn't know doing that looked so weird...

"Homicide: Life on the Street: Hostage: Part 1 (#5.1)" (1996)
J.H. Brodie: [about a pig] His name's Angie.

"Homicide: Life on the Street: Autofocus (#4.3)" (1995)
J.H. Brodie: The station manager game me one of those looks that people who are forty give to people who are twenty, so I said, 'screw him! I'm goin' freelance'!
[triumphantly holds up his camcorder]

Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV)
J.H. Brodie: [looking miserable] Lt. Giardello died earlier today.
Lieutenant Stuart Gharty: ...That's not funny, son.
J.H. Brodie: ...I'm not trying to be, Sir.