Finally! Entertainment that works for both the diehard Wire fan and the person stuck at a party surrounded by people who won’t shut up about the show.

Finally! A piece of entertainment for those with PhDs in all aspects of “the greatest show in the history of TV”* and those who have felt stuck at parties where people won’t shut up about The Wire!

For non-Wire fans, consider this the ultimate Cliff’s Notes for what was perhaps the densest show in television history. Invest four short minutes and you will be able to handle any Wire conversation you get stuck in with style: As soon as someone says the words “Stringer Bell,” just hum a few bars of, “Chess is a metaphor for drug deals.”

 *according to pretty much everyone who’s seen all 5 seasons.