He's right there, after Cheese, Slim Charles, Prop Joe, and all the rest
June 1, 2017 9:13 AM   Subscribe

The Ringer has put together a fantastic Where's Wallace game, and all you need to do is find (nearly every) character from The Wire first.
posted by Ghidorah (20 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Dammit, I can't find Littlefinger
posted by kleinsteradikaleminderheit at 9:36 AM on June 1, 2017


We need more of these. For ALL THE TV shows: Hannibal, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, etc.
posted by Fizz at 9:38 AM on June 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Phew, finally beat it. there were so many black men in tan tops/jackets.

this was really fun and I didn't even watch the wire.
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:45 AM on June 1, 2017


I didn't realize you had to find them in order, but somehow String was the first character I saw, so I got credit for him, but then I was confused why it wouldn't let me click on Prop Joe or Wee-bey.

I also found that, for a lot of the characters, the little head shot in the corner helped less than my memory of what the character looked like, but since I couldn't remember what Wallace looked like at all, I had a hard time finding him.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:49 AM on June 1, 2017


You need soft eyes.
posted by Ragged Richard at 10:02 AM on June 1, 2017 [15 favorites]


Dammit, I can't find Littlefinger

It's all in the game, yo.
posted by machaus at 10:16 AM on June 1, 2017


That was a surprisingly satisfying <20 minutes.
posted by Beardman at 10:36 AM on June 1, 2017


I'm at work and can't play right now, but I'm remembering Wallace's story arc and it is unaccountably dusty in here.
posted by Kortney at 10:47 AM on June 1, 2017


I enjoyed that very much.
posted by minsies at 11:08 AM on June 1, 2017


It was a little easier once I'd clicked on a few people, as the greened-out figures helped me split up the screen into sections. Anyone wearing orange was generally easy to find; I spotted Brother Mouzone almost right away, but Prez took forever.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:23 AM on June 1, 2017 [3 favorites]


I just finished watching The Wire for the first time a few days ago so this was well timed.
posted by o0dano0o at 11:35 AM on June 1, 2017


I struggled to find Prez, too. I couldn't figure out where he could be to darken his face that much.
posted by minsies at 11:38 AM on June 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


"I'm remembering Wallace's story arc and it is unaccountably dusty in here"

The, uh, culmination of that story arc is still probably the most moving thing I've ever seen on TV. That's hard to watch.



Nthing Prez being impossible. And then when I did find him, it was really obvious and I kicked myself.

Rhonda Pearlman, not so hard.
posted by kevinbelt at 11:42 AM on June 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Those are so well drawn, most of them were immediately recognizable even without the prompt.

Time for a rewatch!
posted by ZakDaddy at 1:32 PM on June 1, 2017


That was really well done!
posted by Sibrax at 5:20 PM on June 1, 2017


Juust finished a rewatch this week. Spent most of my time looking for Bunny, a lot of
those were great, but Cheese and Wallace were a little off.

A little surprised at the omission of some significant characters: Sydnor, Poot, Ziggy, Butchie, Cheryl, Orlando, Sergei, and Burrell all drove a lot of the plot, not too mention O Dawg, Fruit, Double-G, Horse, Walon, any of Bubs or Omars associates.

What I'm saying is: more, please.
posted by lkc at 6:15 PM on June 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


That was so much fun!
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:46 PM on June 1, 2017


As a recent Wire convert (finished watching a couple weeks ago, I enjoyed this mightily.

The other thing that amused me is that even before Where's Waldo?, there was Where's Wallace?. That's where it all began, for me.
posted by dlugoczaj at 8:29 PM on June 1, 2017


I can't find Cheese, but maybe I can find Slim Charles and just follow his line of sight.
posted by Clay201 at 1:47 AM on June 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this. Now I want to watch The Wire again. And yep Prez is a nightmare to find!
posted by Monkeymoo at 6:50 AM on June 2, 2017


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