'Stabler always had trouble at home,' the actor argues
Thanks to its 18 (soon-to-be 19) years on the air, and countless USA marathons, most people have seen at least a few episodes of Law & Order: SVU. Most fans of the series might even say they know the show quite well. Unfortunately for one of the show’s stars, Ice-T, that’s not a claim he can make.
As seen in the video above via ScreenCrush the former rapper was presented with a list containing 10 real and made-up episodes of the show and instructed to determine which ones are legit. As the actor noted, after having filmed nearly 400 episodes of the show, certain details have become blurry — like when his fellow detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) had family troubles.
“Stabler always had trouble at home,” Ice-T argued when he incorrectly answers a question he was hoping to get right.
However, Ice-T gave more than a couple of correct answers. He guessed that an episode featuring a father of 47 children who was stabbed by an injection knife that makes his chest explode is real (even though he doesn’t remember that John Stamos was the actor who portrayed that particular character). But there is one thing that hasn’t slipped his mind: “I remember the knife because I tried to get it from props,” he said.
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Over the course of the quiz, Ice-T said that while he may have had to act on all these episodes, the person putting together the episode summaries must have watched all of them. “You can act on a show and not know what the f— is going on it. It doesn’t matter… I say my lines, I stand on some tape and say the words. That’s my job — not to really digest these goddamn scripts.”
The Law and Order: SVU season finale airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.