Great Job, Internet!: The opening credits of The Wire season 3, reworked with scenes from The Simpsons

There’s a whole niche market for TV theme songs repurposed for different properties, including Daredevil-as-Nightcourt, Mad Max-as-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Twin Peaks-as-True Detective, and Sherlock, Hannibal, and The Avengers all as Friends. But YouTube user Casimir Nozkowski has elevated the simple TV mashup into an art with his inspired combination of two unlikely bedfellows: The Wire and The Simpsons.

Specifically, the video combines scenes from The Simpson‘s third season with The Wire‘s season-three intro, the Neville Brothers’ take on “Way Down In The Hole.” While it’s not a shot-for-shot remake, Nozkowski expertly captures the minutiae-focused vibe that made The Wire‘s openings so compelling. Here he features shots of the Kwik-E-Mart (where Springfieldians can probably buy burner phones), mayoral campaigns, late-night alcohol binges, grainy security camera footage, and even Krusty The Clown walkie-talkies—which are as close to an actual wire …

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