Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
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Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (Character)
from "The Wire" (2002)

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"The Wire: Late Editions (#5.9)" (2008)
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: My name is . . . my name is . . . Reginald. Round the way, they call me Bubbles. I'm a drug addict. Celebrating my anniversary. My people couldn't make it here tonight. I left a trail of fire behind me. Time going to make it right, I guess.

Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: Ain't no shame in holding on to grief . . . as long as you make room for other things too.


"The Wire: Undertow (#2.5)" (2003)
Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: He play you hard?
Bubbles: I go at him respectable. He put that goddamn shotgun in my face, man. I'm looking at two goddamn tubes of the Harbor Tunnel staring right at me.
[McNulty laughs]
Bubbles: Each one about yea-big. I damn near piss my pants.

Bubbles: [after seeing Jimmy 'tie off' the his boat at the dock] What the hell is that?
Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: Baltimore knot.
Bubbles: Baltimore knot? What the hell is a Baltimore knot?
Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: I dunno, but it's never the same thing twice.


"The Wire: Refugees (#4.4)" (2006)
Bubbles: He need to be here though. Ain't no 'bout a doubt it.


"The Wire: Reformation (#3.10)" (2004)
Bubbles: Little Squeak, off of Lanvale. Yeah, she used to boost for Turtle Wells' old mob. She lost a little bit of weight, too. I mean, looking a lot better than I remember. And I remember a lot about that girl.
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: Damn, Bubs, is there anybody West Side you don't know?
Bubbles: Just citizens and shit.


"The Wire: -30- (#5.10)" (2008)
Walon: He's just putting it all out there, you know, the good and the bad.
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: You know what? The bad don't bother me to have out there. Shit, I know the bad. I ain't lying to no one about the bad.
Walon: Scared of somebody calling you good?
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: A lot of folks volunteer places. A lot of folks share at meetings. Plenty of motherfuckers wake up every day and not get high. Man making me sound special for doing what the fuck I need to be doing.


"The Wire: Old Cases (#1.4)" (2002)
Bubbles: Thin line between heaven and here.


"The Wire: Time After Time (#3.1)" (2004)
Johnny: It'll be better tomorrow, Bubs.
Bubbles: Tomorrow, man. What kind of dope fiend be talking about tomorrow? Tomorrow ain't shit. Today, Johnny, today.


"The Wire: Straight and True (#3.5)" (2004)
Bubbles: No offense, son, but that's some weak-ass thinking. You equivocating like a motherfucker.