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NYPD Blue: Tempest in a C-Cup

Kelly interrogates a man who may be involved in a series of taxi robberies, one of which resulted in the death of a driver. Sipowicz goes undercover at a topless bar.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 0K10/5110
Airdate: Tuesday November 16th, 1993



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Guest Stars
David Harris (2)
As Off. Donny Simmons
Recurring
Gail O'Grady
As Donna Abandando
Recurring
Gordon Clapp
As Det. Greg Medavoy
Recurring
Harold Sylvester
As Det. Mike Conklin
Recurring
Jim Holmes
As ADA Randall Williams
Recurring
John Ottavino
As Jimmy Craig
Recurring
Michael Harney
As Det. Mike Roberts
Recurring
Robert LaSardo
As Luis Hernandez
Recurring
Sharon Lawrence
As ADA Sylvia Costas
Recurring
Donna Baltron
As Ingrid
Harris Laskaway
As Frankie Cantor
Main Cast
Dennis Franz
As Det./Sgt. Andy Sipowicz
David Caruso
As Det. John Kelly
Sherry Stringfield
As Laura Michaels
Amy Brenneman
As PO Janice Licalsi
Nicholas Turturro
As Det. James Martinez
James McDaniel
As Lt. Arthur Fancy
Cultural References
Sipowicz: Yeah. Luis Hernandez, The Illustrated Man.

The Illustrated Man is the title of a famous 1951 collection of short stories by acclaimed SF author Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles). The stories are unrelated, but the collection ties them together with a narrative using the plot device of a tattooed vagrant whose tattoos are animated and tell the different stories in the collection. Several of the stories were also used as the basis for a 1969 film of the same name, starring Rod Steiger.



Episode References
Title: Tempest in a C-Cup

The term tempest in a teacup is a euphemism for taking something and blowing it all out of proportion. The reference also refers, through "C-cup", to the measurement system used for women's bras, a clear reference to the component of the episode which takes place in a strip club.



Warning: NYPD Blue season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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