Flix for Short: The Wire: The Musical


If you still haven’t seen The Wire yet, you’re part of what’s wrong with culture. This Funny or Die video, featuring a good deal of the original Wire cast, showcases a fabulous musical where the show’s complex themes inherent in living in a corrupt city are turned into fabulous song and dance numbers! Really, though, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Omar do a fancy little jig to his signature whistle. I’m a little disappointed they didn’t try to take on a musical version of this scene from the first season, where McNulty and Bunk solve a crime only using variations on the f-word.