Captain Ryan: [Discussing Oscar Newton] What do you know about him?
Det. Dave Starsky: He's a junkie. Takes a few tips, turns over a few hot items. Nothin' big. Makes enough to feed his habit, keep off welfare.
Captain Ryan: Real outstanding citizen that you never busted.
Det. Dave Starsky: That's right. If we bust him, what does he get? Thirty to sixty days to dry out? He's worth more to us on the street. He's a good snitch. I know you don't approve, Chief, but that's the way a cop's gotta operate these days.
Capt. Harold Dobey: [Discussing the apparent frame up] You gotta hang in there. These things have a way of working themselves out.
Det. Dave Starsky: Why does that sound like something Nixon might've said to Haldeman and Ehrlichman?