While searching for a missing youth, Detective Goren impresses some street basketball players when he mentions having witnessed "Earl the Goat" in action on their court. The reference is to basketball cult-hero Earl "The Goat" Manigault, who once shot hoops in Rucker Park. See more
Detective G. Lynn Bishop
[looking at Coach's photographs
These must be his former players - and their kids. It's beginning to look a little like "Goodbye, Mister Chips" in here.
Detective Robert Goren
[picks up a potted plant
At least Mister Chips had a wife... Cranberry seedling. With my dad, it was avocado pits in a glass of water... TV. He stands over the kitchen sink and he eats while he watches TV. I found the same arrangement when I cleaned out my dad's apartment.