"It's poignant. It's unforgettable." It's the TV pilot that had Peter Boyle's cop character reincarnated as a dog

By People Staff
Updated February 19, 2010 05:00 PM

If we learned one thing from bingeing on multiple seasons of The Wire, it’s that police work sometimes means having to dredge up icky cases involving long-dead victims. Turns out, the same holds true for the worldwide web, where a clip for a killed pilot from 1990 called Poochinski has recently surfaced. Peter Boyle plays a police officer who dies and becomes reincarnated as a bulldog. A talking bulldog. “Look at me. I’ve become a dog,” he says. And then he lets out a nice, long fart. Some things are probably better left buried.