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Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner (Character)
from "In the Heat of the Night" (1988)

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"In the Heat of the Night: Rape (#3.1)" (1989)
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Say Chief, What you say I take the music man for an old time ride before I bring him in , huh?
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Bubba, Please leave that kind of talk in the past. Will you just go get the man?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yes sir.
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: And don't touch him more than you have to make a lawful arrest.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yea.
[Turns to walk away]
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: . Yea.

Stephen Ainslee: What's going on?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Why don't we talk about that someplace else, huh?
[Begins to talk quietly]
Stephen Ainslee: Is it Linda? Did something happen to my wife?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: You know what happened, and it sure as hell wasn't with your wife now come on lets go.

Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Come here.
[Motions Stephen to come closer]
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: . Don't you mess with me. I'll wrap you up in that piano wire and drag you out of here if I have to. Or maybe you'd me to tell this class how you assaulted a certain teacher at this school huh?
Stephen Ainslee: [Looks surprised and starts to talk]
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Get along.

Stephen Ainslee: Well listen Chief Gillespie, my wife is sitting out there, scared to death.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Well can you really blame her? She's lying and she's married to you?

Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Well then, Mister Ainsley, tell me this. Why in the world do you think that Mrs Tibbs positively identified you as the man who raped her, huh?
Stephen Ainslee: I don't know. Maybe she's disturbed or having some sort of hysterical reaction or something.
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: I think I'm going to have "some sort of hysterical reaction or something" if I don't get you out of my sight.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Only too glad to leave.
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: But you're not leaving.
Stephen Ainslee: Where we going?
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Where we going? Bubba, tell him where he's going.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Why, you're going to a cell.


"In the Heat of the Night: Accused (#2.18)" (1989)
Officer Wilson Sweet: Bubba, you must have been one hell of a linebacker.
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Sweet, if you're gonna say what I think you're gonna say, don't.
Officer Wilson Sweet: Because if you hit quarterbacks as hard as you hit that truck...
[laughs]
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Sweet, won't you go someplace and do something useful with yourself, huh?

Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: It's a pity when you were teaching that kid the scriptures you couldn't put in a word for safe driving.
[laughs]
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yea.

Officer Parker Williams: [Over police radio] Bubba, what's your position.
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: [Silently rolls eyes at radio]
Officer Parker Williams: Say again. Please respond with your position Bubba.
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Parker, will you knock off that Miami Vice stuff. You know where I'm at and you know I'm having lunch.


"In the Heat of the Night: Intruders (#2.14)" (1989)
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Room Service!
[Forces door open to room]
Andy White: [Startled in the bed ] What in the hell?
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Well, well, well, I do believe that is young Andrew White there in the bed.
Andy White: I suppose this is how you boys get your kicks, huh?
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Oh no little turd it ain't. Actually it embarrasses the hell out of me.

Tommy Pollard: Hey! Tell that darkie cop of yours to stay out of here.
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Well Tommy, I got a better idea. How about on his next day off, you fellas have a little meeting, just the two of you out in that alley back there. And then you can "tell that darkie cop" yourself. I think he'd like that.
[Smiles and laughs as he exits the bar]

Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Come Here!
[Parker starts punching Andy]
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Hey Parker!
[Pulls Parker off Andy]
Cpl. Lonnie Jamison: Settle down!
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: [to Parker] He ain't worth it.
Andy White: Keep that fat pig off me.
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: [Grabs Andy's throat] You shut your mouth or maybe I'll let him have a little more of you. Get him outta here Lonnie!


"In the Heat of the Night: Triangle (#3.12)" (1990)
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: [as Chief hands his gun to Bubba] What am I supposed to do? Look friendly?
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: If you can.

Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Well, old crimes never die. They just move to Sparta Mississippi.
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yup.
[Hands Chief his gun back]
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Thank you Bubba.


"In the Heat of the Night: Walkout (#2.17)" (1989)
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: People gettin' their throat sliced right and left, snowin' in Mississippi, what the hell's goin' on here, Virgil?

Officer Wilson Sweet: Man I can not believe somebody actually sat down and wrote all this stiff out. Now listen to this. "Certain procedure shall not implemented on any macadam pavement where the firm...
Officer Parker Williams: [Interrupting Sweet] Macadam? What's pavement got to do with nuts?
Officer Wilson Sweet: Nuts? What nuts? I didn't say anything about nuts?
Officer Parker Williams: Well macadam, you know them little bity white round nuts that come in a blue cans that has a picture of a pineapples on them?
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Parker, that's called a macadamia nut.
Officer Parker Williams: Where is Macadamia anyway?
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Well I don't think it exists anymore Parker, but at one time I think it was over in Europe someplace.
Officer Wilson Sweet: I think you are talking about Macedonia, and you're right , there's no Macedonia anymore.
Officer Parker Williams: Yea
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yea
Officer Parker Williams: Maybe that's why they ship them from Hawaii these days.
Officer Wilson Sweet: Ship WHAT from Hawaii these days?
Officer Parker Williams: Then tiny nuts. It's what we're talking about aint it?
Officer Wilson Sweet: I'm talking about macadam pavement, that's what I'm talking about.
Officer Parker Williams: You don't have to get so uppy Sweet. I mean, maybe that's the kind of roads they have in Hawaii to truck them out on.
Officer Parker Williams: [Parker answers ringing phone] Sparta Police Department, Parker Williams.
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: You know Sweet, it's real sad. He was turning into a real good officer, and then sometimes I...
[Shakes his head]
Officer Wilson Sweet: [laughs silently]


"In the Heat of the Night: Murder Most Ancient (#3.3)" (1989)
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: You had to hit Conlan last night did ya?
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: He was a very provocative man Chief.
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Well I hate to speak ill of the just departed but he did have the most disgusting manners of any man I've ever seen. I'm surprised he lasted long as he did in the State of Mississippi.


"In the Heat of the Night: A Loss of Innocence (#3.15)" (1990)
Officer Parker Williams: Bubba, it's always down in the basement.
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: What is always in the basement?
Officer Parker Williams: The crazy mother, the deformed child, the head in the hatbox. You name it, Bubba, it's always down in the basement!


"In the Heat of the Night: An Angry Woman (#3.18)" (1990)
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: I told you i'd be back. You best behave yourself now or we'll have to let you bleed.


"In the Heat of the Night: Fifteen Forever (#2.19)" (1989)
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Hello Mister District Attorney.


"In the Heat of the Night: Bubba's Baby (#3.16)" (1990)
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: You got a right to keep your mouth shut. You say anything, we gonna hang it on ya later.


"In the Heat of the Night: King's Ransom (#3.10)" (1990)
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Agent Trundle, where'd you park your car this morning?
FBI Agent Phil Trundle: Right out in front. Why?
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Oh, I just wondering if maybe warnings improved your manners more than tickets. I reckon not, huh?
Cpl. Wilson Sweet: You have a good day Mister Trundle.
FBI Agent Phil Trundle: [Angry] Agent Trundle!


"In the Heat of the Night: My Name Is Hank (#3.9)" (1989)
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Now, you take a squirrel. He may seem to run out to the end of a limb that goes nowhere, that tapers off into nothin'. But he in't there. He ran out a foot or two along that limb and then he doubled back on the blind side and he really never left the place where you first saw him. Think about that.
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: I don' wanna.


"In the Heat of the Night: Tear Down the Walls (#2.10)" (1989)
Ed Rowen: You know what I see? I see a black man that I would not care to see at any time, at any place.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: [Nods to Chief Gilispie to see if he needs to step in the office]
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: [Chief nods to Sgt. Skinner to come in the office]
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: Yeah, I see a man that I feel the exact same way, not because he's a white man, but because he's a maggot.
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: [Chief steps in to break up a fight between Rowen and Tibbs]
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Easy! Easy! Hold it! Bubba, arrest Mr. Rowen for assault and being a maggot.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Oh, we're real tough on maggots round here.