Judge Daniel Phelan
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Judge Daniel Phelan (Character)
from "The Wire" (2002)

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"The Wire: Reformation (#3.10)" (2004)
Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman: The fact is, the industry has all of us by the balls.
[pause]
Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman: Pardon my French, your honor.
Judge Daniel Phelan: All right, I'll tell you what. Best I can do for you is this: You give me a boilerplate affidavit with the PC from the court report. And then, as you get fresh numbers for the new disposables, you call me - anytime, day or night - to jump phones.
Lt. Cedric Daniels: That helps. But we're still gonna be getting up on their phones even as they're coming down.
Judge Daniel Phelan: Yeah, probably so.
Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman: This is so totally...
Judge Daniel Phelan: Fucked up. Je parle français bien, et tu, hein, tu es charmante aujourd'hui.


"The Wire: The Detail (#1.2)" (2002)
Judge Daniel Phelan: Under the power vested in me by the circuit court for Baltimore city,
[makes sign of the cross]
Judge Daniel Phelan: I absolve you of all you sins, Detective McNulty.
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: You are my sin, you know that?


"The Wire: The Dickensian Aspect (#5.6)" (2008)
Judge Daniel Phelan: [Referring to the Baltimore Sun] Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.


"The Wire: The Cost (#1.10)" (2002)
Judge Daniel Phelan: McNulty, I hold you in contempt!
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: Who doesn't?