The Wire is bursting with fantastic characters, and that’s one of the reasons many dubs it TV’s greatest drama. McNulty, Bunk, and Stringer Bell all shine, but none steal the show like Omar Little. Brilliantly portrayed by Michael Kenneth Williams, Omar is one of TV’s greatest anti-heroes and is a dangerous man who lives by his own code, much like a character from a spaghetti Western. A chilling whistle of a children’s nursery rhyme lets you know that “Omar comin,” and this means you best get out the way, as he is coming with his double-barreled shotgun and he certainly won’t hesitate to use it.
10. “Spread the word, darlin’. Omar back!”
One thing’s for sure if you are a street-level drug dealer and Omar is in town, then you are in trouble. The streets felt much safer when everyone believed that Omar was gone and they did not have to worry about hearing his trademark whistle. But when he “came back from the dead” (which was really just New York), he uttered this gem in an effort to get the word out that he was back in town. This occurred in Episode 3 of Season 2, “Hot Shots.” In this episode, Omar returns to Baltimore after last being seen at the end of Season 1 in New York. He has returned with a new boyfriend named Dante, and they stake out a stash house to potentially rip off. They are beaten to it but tail the thieves back to their hideout where he announces his dramatic return and takes their haul.