In Breaking Bad season 5 episode 6, "Buyout", a reference is made to Ho Chi Minh. Can someone explain the meaning of the reference?
Well, gentlemen, we're here to discuss your illegal harassment of my client.
This should be good.
Mr. Ehrmantraut has become the subject of a vicious, relentless, and unwarranted DEA persecution.
Gomie, does that, uh, that sound right to you?
I have no idea what he's talking about.
Play it as cool as you like, Fonzie. But we all know you've been following my client day and night. The poor man can't even spend a few minutes with his granddaughter without you guys quivering in the bushes and peeping through your little binoculars. It's-- Well, it's disturbing. And it's taken a toll on his mental and physical well-being.
Your client looks fine to me.
Well, some hurts only show on the inside. Now, you guys don't even have warrants for these tails, do you?
Theoretically, these tails you refer to would be completely within the bounds of the law. We don't need a warrant to follow somebody through a public place. Theoretically.
Yeah, that is, uh, theoretically correct. However, I would counter that an open-ended, unrestricted surveillance like this amounts to stalking. Which is illegal. Now, I don't know what it is you find so interesting about my client, and I'm not here to judge. Different strokes and all. But sadly, he's just not that into you. So, I have filed for a temporary restraining order against the DEA on behalf of Mr. Ehrmantraut.
Where'd you get your law degree, Goodman? The same clown college you got that suit?
You know who likes this suit? Judge Papadoumian. She thinks I'm a snappy dresser. You know what Judge Papadoumian hates? Police harassment of a senior citizen. Sorry. Expect a visit from the sheriff, agents. You should have your ex parte within the hour. Let's go.
What the hell kind of judge would issue this thing?
Papadoumian, man. She's like Ho Chi Minh. So what we do?
Well, not a lot of choice, you know? We back off. For the moment. TRO won't stand up, and Goodman knows it. I don't see what they're playing at here, but if Ehrmantraut wants a fight, he's gonna get one.