What is the meaning of this sentence:
"Woulda had a to-do with some notice"
here is the context:
A:Hey, look who's back from the dead. Woulda had a to-do with some notice.
B: I thought I'd be hanging with the zombies 'til retirement. Still don't know how you did it, boss.
Those are two detectives reading some notes about a homicide (a & c). B came in.
A "to-do" is a fuss.
bustle; fuss: They made a great to-do over the dinner.
It's possible that here it means not so much a party, but they would have made some fuss over his return. Some functions can be a 'do' as well as a to-do.
What he meant is that, because detective B suddenly shows up. The action of him suddenly showing up "Woulda had to-do with some notice* meaning this should had been told ahead of time.
The story could be like this.
Detective A is the boss of Detective B. Maybe detective b is the VDP officer that went and randomly beat up a Chinese guy and got desk duty. Detective A helped him get out of desk duty(very boring "zombie"-like environment)