Description - Frequently used phrase of Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), a gritty, alcoholic New York City detective on the police drama NYPD BLUE/ABC/1993-2005. He also likes to call those who annoy him "Asshole."
Here are a few more of Andy's colorful lines:
- "What's wrong with this country? I'll tell you what's wrong; it's all these foreigners coming over here."
- "You got a lot of morons in your family? 'Cause that could be genetic."
- "Romeo's a rage-a-holic, which means he's often pissed off, unlike the vast majority of us gliding along devil-may-care."
|A.D.A. Rosenthal:||As it happens, the courts have upheld that a confession can be obtained by ruse or trick, so long as an innocent man wouldn't be deceived.|
|Andy:||There's a relief.|
|A.D.A. Rosenthal:||But that doesn't make me any more comfortable with what you've done.|
|Andy:||What's your name again?|
|A.D.A. Rosenthal||Arnold Rosenthal.|
|Andy:||Yeah, well, Arnold, why don't you leave me your card, and I'll be in touch the second that your comfort becomes important to me.|
|A.D.A. Rosenthal:||I don't know what Sylvia sees in you.|
On the pilot episode, Assistant District Attorney Sylvia Costas (Sharon Lawrence), tells Andy, "I would say 'Res ipsa loquitur' if I thought you knew what it meant." None-to-please with the lady, Andy grabs his crotch and matter-of-factly says, "Hey, Ipsa this, you pissy little bitch!" Despite this rather rude first encounter, Andy and Sylvia later married.
Note: "Res ipsa loquitur" is a legal term from the Latin meaning literally, "The thing speaks for itself."