Such a great show, alternately sexy, stupid, thoughtful and campy. And violent.
Favorite quote: "He touched Kenny's penis."
"Who rang that bell?"
Chris Keller and Simon Adebisi.
Oh and the little cutie, Kenny Wangler.
Best show on TV during almost its entire run (and yes, I'm including The Sopranos), UNTIL...
The final season when it jumped the shark with some astoundingly unbelievable contrivances to prove the cruelty of the world. To paraphrase: you'd need a heart of stone not to laugh...
But up until that season it was brilliant.
I was always green with jealousy over Adebisi's ability to keep that fucking knit hat perched on his bald head. I have to practically nail wigs to my head.
"Careful my girl, or your little dog will get shanked as well."
I loved Ryan O'Reilly, shit stirrer like no other.
Favorite scene was Keller getting blown by Ronnie (Brian Bloom).
Second favorite scene was Keller saying goodbye to Beecher.
Keller: I'll see you.
Keller: Back here. Or in heaven.
Beecher: You really think we're gonna get into heaven?
Keller: Ah... you and me together? God doesn't have the balls to keep us out
Loved, loved, LOVED OZ when it was on! So many great memories.
Betty Buckley as O'Reilly's insane mother.
The butch female prison guard who raped O'Reilly!
And of course Charles Busch smothering the mafia boss with a pillow was high camp.
There will never be another show like OZ.
I forgot about batty Buckley!
Wasn't there a Simpsons episode where Homer wears Adebisi's little hat?
The poor mafia guy who kept getting raped was quite cute.
Oh how I love Robson. I forgot how funny some of this was.
Don't forget there were three London's Norma in the show at the same time: Moreno, Buckley and LuPone. What wasted opportunity not to put them to the same scene to talk heart to heart.
Keller made it for me, truly a bad boy but so sexy and hot. I've seen some prison documents and I stay with Oz's fictional world and fictional Keller.