Kojak : Hey, Benny, if it wasn't for you, Eddie Ryan would've had as much razzle-dazzle as a wet firecracker.
Detective Benny Furore : Is that what you think? Is that what you think Eddy Ryan was like? A grandstander? Well let me tell you something: Eddie Ryan had more guts than anyone on this island. What do you think got him killed?
Kojak : Dumb got him killed. Dead is not guts. Dead is dumb.
Detective Benny Furore : Everything I eat tastes like old towel rolls, you know? These last couple of weeks my stomach feels like something crawled in it and died.
Kojak : [Benny shows up to work wearing outlandish clothes] What's the gag?
Detective Benny Furore : What do you mean, what's the gag? You told me you wanted me to change my image.
Kojak : Oh yeah, I forgot about that. So if I asked you to lose some weight, what would you do, cut off your left arm? You're three hours late and you show up looking like Zsa Zsa Gabor's Christmas tree!
Ellen Ryan : I was going through his closet, looking for something to bury him in.
[pours Benny a drink]
Ellen Ryan : You know, he didn't have anything that you could really call a suit, heh. I can't lay him out in, eh, rhinestones and recycled blue jeans, can I?
[hands the drink to Benny]
Ellen Ryan : I mean he'd look like David Bowie.
Detective Benny Furore : Why not? I mean, Eddie would dig that. Can you see the commissioner's face?
[starts to laugh but his laughter soon turns to tears]