Sunday, September 9, 2007

NEWS ON THE MUNCH

My friend and fellow Iddiot, Jeffb, sent me news that Richard Belzer increases his appearances as Detective John Munch by appearing in one of the final episodes of 'The Wire' on HBO. Both 'The Wire' and Munch's original series, 'Homicide: Life On The Street' take place in Baltimore, so basically he'll be back on home turf.

Here are the shows the Munchkin has appeared on:

'Homicide: Life On The Street'
'Law & Order'
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
'The X-Files'
'The Beat'
'Arrested Development'
'Law & Order: Trial By Jury'
plus
'Homicide: The Movie'

'The Wire', which airs on HBO, will mark the fourth time Munch has crossed over networks from NBC. With 'Arrested Development' and 'The X-Files', he was on FOX and he was on UPN with 'The Beat'.

Also appearing at some point in this final season of 'The Wire' will be Clark Johnson, but at present I have no idea if he's going to show up as the cop he played on 'H:LOTS' , Meldrick Lewis. I'm thinking that it'll be as some other character, one who bears an uncanny resemblance to Meldrick... which of course will never be mentioned.

A connection between 'The Wire' and 'Homicide' already exists in the Bunk familial connections, which I covered
here.

But having Toobworld's most successful crossover character appear on yet another show is even better news.

Thanks, Jeffb!

BCnU!
Toby OB

1 comment:

crossoverman said...

It hasn't been confirmed that he'll be appearing as Munch. I am torn, because I miss Homicide so much. But it would be a nice way to send off The Wire.

Clark Johnson is believed to be playing a cameo as a newspaper editor - and has directed the final episode.