The episode: “The Deadly Bees,” ep. 905
The riff: Exclaimed by Crow while balding men interrogate the movie’s heroine about the details of a crime.
The explanation: “The Commish” was an ABC comedy-drama series from 1991-1996 that starred Michael Chiklis as a “loveable but strict” police commissioner of a small New York town. The gimmick was that he was a former hard-boiled cop from NYC who moves out to the sticks to take on their daily crimes and troubles. It’s interesting to think that Chiklis went on to star as a much grittier cop on “The Shield.” Also, please don’t move on without watching these incredibly 1990s opening credits.
Novelty factor: It’s kind of odd that I don’t know this one, given that it’s from my own childhood in the 1990s, but it also shows my priorities at that time period. This thing was on from when I was about 5 to 10 years old, and I couldn’t have cared less about watching police procedurals or most sitcoms.