History Awesome / BostonLegal

18th Mar '16 11:47:55 PM nombretomado
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* When Jerry was going to be interviewed to become a managing partner, things looked really bad for him. He's really strange - picture Biscuit from ''[[AllyMcBeal Ally McBeal]]'' and you won't be very far away from the truth. Katie tried to put a good word for him, but she inadvertedly screwed things more. The voting partners were mostly old snobbish assholes, but when they were ready to shoo Jerry off, Denny Cranne comes into the room.

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* When Jerry was going to be interviewed to become a managing partner, things looked really bad for him. He's really strange - picture Biscuit from ''[[AllyMcBeal Ally McBeal]]'' ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' and you won't be very far away from the truth. Katie tried to put a good word for him, but she inadvertedly inadvertently screwed things more. The voting partners were mostly old snobbish assholes, but when they were ready to shoo Jerry off, Denny Cranne Crane comes into the room.
9th May '13 8:59:41 PM StAraqiel
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* Every closing statement Alan Shore makes is MadeOfWin, but his devastating TakeThat against [[http://vimeo.com/32554194 Scientology]] is a whole new level of Awesome. Suffice it to say it consists of him simply stating the beliefs of Scientologists, and standing back to let it metaphorically hang itself. And then he farts. Far, ''far'' better than it sounds.
** His suit against a group that claims it can 'cure' homosexuality is even better, he actually starts it by attempting to get on a soapbox then 'diagnoses' the jury with various innocuous diseases. All this is just a run up to a huge rant about 'selling sickness'.

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* Every closing statement Alan Shore makes is MadeOfWin, but his devastating TakeThat against [[http://vimeo.com/32554194 com/27530047 Scientology]] is a whole new level of Awesome. Suffice it to say it consists of him simply stating the beliefs of Scientologists, and standing back to let it metaphorically hang itself. And then he farts. Far, ''far'' better than it sounds.
** His suit against a group that claims it can 'cure' homosexuality is even better, he better--he actually starts it by attempting to get on a soapbox then 'diagnoses' the jury with various innocuous diseases. All this is just a run up to a huge rant about 'selling sickness'.
17th Mar '13 6:49:25 AM Ghostiet
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* Just when someone might think that Alan dropped the darker parts of his AmoralAttorney act in season 2, he takes a case where can't proceed with action against a legal guardian exploiting an elderly woman without him draining her entire estate out of spite. Instead of being nice, he hires goons to steal documents proving that the guardian has been doing this for years, terrorize him and leave him tied up in the apartment, after which Alan comes in, takes a signature releasing his client from the guardian's custody and politely explains that he doesn't know when such an assault will happen again. He just knows it will.

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* Just when someone might think that Alan dropped the darker parts of his AmoralAttorney act in season 2, he takes a case where can't proceed with action against a legal guardian exploiting an elderly woman without him draining her entire estate out of spite. Instead of being nice, he hires goons to steal documents proving that the guardian has been doing this for years, terrorize him and leave him tied up in the apartment, after which Alan comes in, takes a signature releasing his client from the guardian's custody and politely explains that he doesn't know when such an assault will happen again. He just knows it will.will.
* Alan tries a case for a former flame, Renata, who is accused of killing her groom to be - problem is, a person similar to her was seen at the crime scene. It turns out that she exchanged identities with someone and she maintains that the woman returned and wanted her identity back - she killed the groom becauser Renata refused to return to her old life. Turns out that his client really was the culprit and that she murdered the original Renata earlier, immediately after she returned to get her identity back. What's the awesome moment? Alan manages to have his cake and eat it. He successfuly defends his client, but the moment the D.A. comes in with a deal, he takes it. He then explains to Renata that he knows about everything and without dropping a beat tells her that if she doesn't take the less-than-ideal deal, he'll gleefully ignore attorney-client privilege and disbar himself so she can rot in prison.
16th Mar '13 3:36:53 AM Ghostiet
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* When Jerry was going to be interviewed to become a managing partner, things looked really bad for him. He's really strange - picture Biscuit from ''[[AllyMcBeal Ally McBeal]]'' and you won't be very far away from the truth. Katie tried to put a good word for him, but she inadvertedly screwed things more. The voting partners were mostly old snobbish assholes, but when they were ready to shoo Jerry off, Denny Cranne came in the room and said "My name is Denny Crane. See the door? It says Crane, Poole and Schmidt. I'm one of the founding partners of this law firm. Poole isn't here. Schmidt isn't here. There's only Crane left. This guy (pointing to Jerry) is already a partner, or I'm outta here. Goodbye. My name is Denny Crane." Suffice to say, Jerry was a partner by the end of the episode.

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* When Jerry was going to be interviewed to become a managing partner, things looked really bad for him. He's really strange - picture Biscuit from ''[[AllyMcBeal Ally McBeal]]'' and you won't be very far away from the truth. Katie tried to put a good word for him, but she inadvertedly screwed things more. The voting partners were mostly old snobbish assholes, but when they were ready to shoo Jerry off, Denny Cranne came in comes into the room.
-->'''Denny Crane''': Let me save you some time. See, this - this is me, Denny Crane. Founding partner of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Look around
the room and said "My I don't see Poole, I don't see Schmidt, I see this: Crane. Bottom line - this man makes partner or I walk and take my name is off the doorway. Comprende? Parlez-vous? Sprechen sie Deutsch? Denny Crane. See the door? It says Crane, Poole and Schmidt. I'm one of the founding partners of this law firm. Poole isn't here. Schmidt isn't here. There's only Crane left. This guy (pointing to Jerry) is already Have a partner, or I'm outta here. Goodbye. My name is Denny Crane." Suffice to say, Jerry was a partner by the end of the episode.good day.
24th Feb '13 2:35:27 AM Ghostiet
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* Just when someone might think that Alan dropped the darker parts of his AmoralAttorney act in season 2, when he can't proceed with a case against a legal guardian exploiting an elderly woman without him draining her entire estate out of spite. Instead of being nice, he hires goons to steal documents proving that the guardian has been doing this for years, terrorize him and leave him tied up in the apartment, after which Alan comes in, takes a signature releasing his client from the guardian's custody and politely explains that he doesn't know when such an assault will happen again. He just knows it will.

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* Just when someone might think that Alan dropped the darker parts of his AmoralAttorney act in season 2, when he takes a case where can't proceed with a case action against a legal guardian exploiting an elderly woman without him draining her entire estate out of spite. Instead of being nice, he hires goons to steal documents proving that the guardian has been doing this for years, terrorize him and leave him tied up in the apartment, after which Alan comes in, takes a signature releasing his client from the guardian's custody and politely explains that he doesn't know when such an assault will happen again. He just knows it will.
24th Feb '13 2:34:46 AM Ghostiet
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*** Once, he turns it into a literal spectacle - he causes a sir in the media about a case and hires a PR firm, which proceeds to contaminate the objectivity of the entire jury pool with aggressive marketing. The district attorney is forced to quietly drop the case and hype another one, since there's no way for them to win it.



** He's also great at manipulating both juries and judges - many times, he perfectly diagnoses what has to be said to sway someone, like when he suggests to Schmidt that she should punctuate her closing statement with various synonyms of "pansy", since the presiding Judge Brown has issues with his masculinity.

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** He's also great at manipulating both juries and judges - many times, he perfectly diagnoses what has to be said to sway someone, like when he suggests to Schmidt that she should punctuate her closing statement with various synonyms of "pansy", since the presiding Judge Brown has issues with his masculinity.masculinity.
* Just when someone might think that Alan dropped the darker parts of his AmoralAttorney act in season 2, when he can't proceed with a case against a legal guardian exploiting an elderly woman without him draining her entire estate out of spite. Instead of being nice, he hires goons to steal documents proving that the guardian has been doing this for years, terrorize him and leave him tied up in the apartment, after which Alan comes in, takes a signature releasing his client from the guardian's custody and politely explains that he doesn't know when such an assault will happen again. He just knows it will.
22nd Feb '13 3:14:16 PM Ghostiet
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** Finally - in that particular case, Alan's client was his secretary. She later admits that his slamming rebuttal to Palmer made her ''aroused''.

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** Finally - in that particular case, Alan's client was his secretary. She later admits that his slamming rebuttal to Palmer made her ''aroused''. And it can make the viewer, too, since Spader channels all the disgust and smugness he could muster during his speech.
22nd Feb '13 3:11:43 PM Ghostiet
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** Finally - in that particular case, Alan's client was his secretary. She later admits that his slamming rebuttal to Palmer made her ''aroused''.
22nd Feb '13 2:46:27 PM Ghostiet
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--> "You know, we have a little saying in Massachusetts: 'Maybe someday you'll get horribly sick and die.' Until then!"

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--> "You know, we have a little saying in Massachusetts: 'Maybe someday you'll get horribly sick and die.' Until then!"then!"
* Whenever Denny Crane shows what it's all about being Denny Crane in court:
** When he turns a trial into a spectacle focused on him - his favorite one is to ask a series of rapid-fire, slightly biased questions. Whenever it happens, the camera work punctuates it by furiously cutting back and forth.
** Once, the firm has a case for which it is completely unprepared and they cannot ask to delay the trial without the client paying a huge fine, so they try to win it on their first try. Denny prepares a brilliant opening statement, but he forgets it when put on the spot. Immediately, he arranges to get himself in contempt of court - since he's the only lawyer assigned to his client, the judge is forced to call a mistrial and postpone the proceedings.
** He's also great at manipulating both juries and judges - many times, he perfectly diagnoses what has to be said to sway someone, like when he suggests to Schmidt that she should punctuate her closing statement with various synonyms of "pansy", since the presiding Judge Brown has issues with his masculinity.
22nd Feb '13 2:24:01 PM Ghostiet
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** In that same scene Palmer claims that the special clauses are written on the back of the contract. Jerry suddenly loses control over himself and starts yelling that he has two degrees from Harvard and even he can't fully understand how their company works.
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