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You still picking your feet in Poughkeepsie?... (34.55)

Bobby: You still picking your feet in Poughkeepsie, Channing? 

Channing: What? 

Bobby: Never mind.

Bobby is lifting a legendarily strange line of dialogue from William Freidkin’s classic 1971 cop movie The French Connection, delivered by Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle. In fact, this exact line, is echoed back to Popeye by another character later in the film. Anyway, you can read Freidkin’s explaination of what it was all about from the DVD commentary here.

N.B. The title of Episode 12 of Season 1, The Conversation, is a nod the Hackman’s other famous movie of the same name.