In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Howard E. Rollins Jr.: Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs, Attorney Virgil Tibbs
Virgil Tibbs : I want to like you people; and I want you people to like me. But there can't be liking without respect, and until there is that respect you will call me MISTER TIBBS!
Virgil Tibbs : Ever since that woman came to town, Bubba
Virgil Tibbs : ... I think he's in over his head. She's a beautiful, sophisticated young woman and Bubba, well...
Althea Tibbs : You can't understand what she sees in him.
Virgil Tibbs : In a word, No.
Althea Tibbs : Let me try to explain this to you Virgil. Bubba is a HUNK. He's manly, he's strong, he's considerate and just rippling with muscles.
Virgil Tibbs : Althea, Althea, you're a married woman.
Althea Tibbs : Hey I'm married, I'm not blind.
Virgil Tibbs : Well, if Bubba's a hunk, what does that make me?