You didn't know you wanted it, you didn't know you needed it, but either way, here it is: The Wire as a musical, courtesy of Funny or Die. Starring original cast members Michael K. Williams, Sonja SohnLarry Gilliard, Jr.Andre Royo, and Felicia Pearson in their original roles, it's basically the best thing you'll see all day, week, and even month.

According to Vulture, it's even creator David Simon-approved - after Williams emailed him the link, Simon took to his blog, saying, "Hilarious. Just great ... Someone hand me a burner and Sondheim’s number." Need we say more?

[via Funny or Die, Vulture]