It may seem a bit strange that in a series universally praised for its dialogue and characterization, the one line that really jumped out at me in the Wire was the one below. It’s only a short conversation between two characters, who are discussing a third, and although it provides a bit of insight on said character, really it’s a bit of a throwaway scene.
Anyways, the character, proposition Joe, says this line:
There’s more than one reference to Irish culture in The Wire, but this one really tickled me, even though it’s obviously a coincidence. And Donnelly, on his part, sings a line or two from the 1941 hit, Pardon me Boys is that the chattanooga chu chu.
Proposition Joe clarifies when questioned that the Glee Club means: