History YMMV / BostonLegal

14th Mar '17 8:44:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery Jerry Espenson]], to IRL people with Asperger's Syndrome. While Christian Clemenson is a fine actor, who plays an exceedingly likable character, the character, besides his absurd hopping, purring, and squealing tics, is also for the most part a little too normal in mannerism and speech pattern, which may or may not be especially ironic, since a few of us theorize that an autism spectrum person may have been right under the writers' noses, if you've ever watched any clips of the series' star speaking in real life.

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** [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery Jerry Espenson]], to IRL people with Asperger's Syndrome.UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome. While Christian Clemenson is a fine actor, who plays an exceedingly likable character, the character, besides his absurd hopping, purring, and squealing tics, is also for the most part a little too normal in mannerism and speech pattern, which may or may not be especially ironic, since a few of us theorize that an autism spectrum person may have been right under the writers' noses, if you've ever watched any clips of the series' star speaking in real life.
13th Feb '17 4:53:04 AM MrTerrorist
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** The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.

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** The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade the remake Film/Annie2014 was made, starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.
23rd Oct '16 11:07:17 AM nombretomado
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** Katie's purrfect UsefulNotes/BritishAccent.

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** Katie's purrfect UsefulNotes/BritishAccent.UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}.
20th Oct '16 3:39:46 PM nombretomado
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** Katie's purrfect BritishAccent.

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** Katie's purrfect BritishAccent.UsefulNotes/BritishAccent.
16th Sep '16 6:07:33 PM JamesAustin
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* AuthorTract: Alan Shore's name might as well have been "Author Tract".
* ChubbyChaser: Marlene Stanger. Androgy-Woman Era Sally Heep. Judge Gloria Weldon. That weird middle-aged chick they called 'The Beav' for some reason. Most of the female audience members...season three on.

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* AuthorTract: Alan Shore's name might SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The ''epic'' live performance of "War (What Is It Good For?)", remixed with "Over There", used as well have been "Author Tract".
* ChubbyChaser: Marlene Stanger. Androgy-Woman Era Sally Heep. Judge Gloria Weldon. That weird middle-aged chick they called 'The Beav' for some reason. Most of the female audience members...season three on.
anti-war and pro-war testimony, respectively.
-->'''Malcolm:''' And this is why I went to law school.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: More than once. A shining example has to be Brad [[spoiler:accidentally cutting off the hand of a priest with a fire axe -- while impersonating an FBI agent -- and then the priest's cat making off with one of the man's severed fingers, whilst a crowd of nuns scream in shock and horror.]]
** [[spoiler:and when they find the missing finger, they use it to blackmail the priest before giving it back.]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After Denise manages to get a sympathetic client a better settlement than initially offered by bluffing that the amount offered by the other side is unacceptable and threatening to beat them in court for much more, she immediately assures the client that she would never have let that offer actually walk out the door had her bluff been called. It's a very genuine moment that establishes her as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and proves that, despite her cold exterior, she really does care about helping her clients and fighting for what's right.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The ''epic'' live performance of "War (What Is It Good For?)", remixed with "Over There", used as anti-war and pro-war testimony, respectively.
-->'''Malcolm''': And this is why I went to law school.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: More than once. A shining example has to be Brad [[spoiler:accidentally cutting off the hand of a priest with a fire axe -- while impersonating an FBI agent -- and then the priest's cat making off with one of the man's severed fingers, whilst a crowd of nuns scream in shock and horror.]]
** [[spoiler:and
horror, and when they find the missing finger, they use it to blackmail the priest before giving it back.]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After Denise manages to get a sympathetic client a better settlement than initially offered by bluffing that the amount offered by the other side is unacceptable and threatening to beat them in court for much more, she immediately assures the client that she would never have let that offer actually walk out the door had her bluff been called. It's a very genuine moment that establishes her as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and proves that, despite her cold exterior, she really does care about helping her clients and fighting for what's right.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The ''epic'' live performance of "War (What Is It Good For?)", remixed with "Over There", used as anti-war and pro-war testimony, respectively.
-->'''Malcolm''': And this is why I went to law school.
]]



** The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.

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** The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'', ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.



* HoYay: Lampshaded, subverted, inverted, etc... all by the same two characters. [[spoiler: Up until they got married...]]
** Alan and Denny have declared each other to be "partners" and "soulmates." When Denny asks why their significant others haven't come to get them out of jail (contempt of court), Alan reminds him, "Denny, we ''are'' our significant others." Nobody mentions the Ho Yay because it would be tantamount to pointing at water and saying, "That's wet."
*** They're ''[[InsistentTerminology flamingos]]''.

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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: After Denise manages to get a sympathetic client a better settlement than initially offered by bluffing that the amount offered by the other side is unacceptable and threatening to beat them in court for much more, she immediately assures the client that she would never have let that offer actually walk out the door had her bluff been called. It's a very genuine moment that establishes her as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and proves that, despite her cold exterior, she really does care about helping her clients and fighting for what's right.
* HoYay: Lampshaded, subverted, inverted, etc... all by the same two characters. [[spoiler: Up until they got married...]]
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Alan and Denny have declared each other to be "partners" and "soulmates." When Denny asks why their significant others haven't come to get them out of jail (contempt of court), Alan reminds him, "Denny, we ''are'' our significant others." They're ''[[InsistentTerminology flamingos]]''. Nobody mentions the Ho Yay because it would be tantamount to pointing at water and saying, "That's wet."
*** They're ''[[InsistentTerminology flamingos]]''.
" [[spoiler: Up until they got married...]]



* TheScrappy: [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery Jerry Espenson]], to IRL people with Asperger's Syndrome. While Christian Clemenson is a fine actor, who plays an exceedingly likable character, the character, besides his absurd hopping, purring, and squealing tics, is also for the most part a little too normal in mannerism and speech pattern, which may or may not be especially ironic, since a few of us theorize that an autism spectrum person may have been right under the writers' noses, if you've ever watched any clips of the series' star speaking in real life.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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[[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery Jerry Espenson]], to IRL people with Asperger's Syndrome. While Christian Clemenson is a fine actor, who plays an exceedingly likable character, the character, besides his absurd hopping, purring, and squealing tics, is also for the most part a little too normal in mannerism and speech pattern, which may or may not be especially ironic, since a few of us theorize that an autism spectrum person may have been right under the writers' noses, if you've ever watched any clips of the series' star speaking in real life.



* {{Squick}}: ''The Ass Fat Jungle'' is about a plastic surgeon who injects his own ass fat in to women's lips.

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* {{Squick}}: ''The "The Ass Fat Jungle'' Jungle" is about a plastic surgeon who injects his own ass fat in to women's lips.
28th Jun '15 11:44:42 AM Discar
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JulieBowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JulieBowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.''Series/ModernFamily''.
23rd May '15 12:51:08 AM TwilightChronicles
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After Denise manages to get a sympathetic client a better settlement than initially offered by bluffing that the amount offered by the other side is unacceptable and threatening to beat them in court for much more, she immediately assures the client that she would never have let that offer actually walk out the door had her bluff been called. It's a very genuine moment that establishes her as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and proves that, despite her cold exterior, she really does care about helping her clients and fighting for what's right.


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** Shirley [[spoiler: ending the life of her suffering father after a long court battle for the right to do so]] is one of the show's most iconic non-comedy scenes, and for good reason. Overlaps with a strange CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Shirley tells Alan that while she will inevitably have to fire him for ''something'', the way he fought for her in court will make it much harder.
** Alan's impassioned speech toward the end of the show, in which he says he wishes he could [[spoiler: tear the Alzheimer's from Denny's body and fight it to the death if it would stop the disease from claiming his mind]]. The moment is so viscerally emotional, especially for viewers who have friends or loved ones [[spoiler: who have suffered from Alzheimer's or any mental illness]] and have found themselves wishing the very same thing.
21st May '15 1:43:59 AM unclejack
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Julie Bowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Julie Bowen, Creator/JulieBowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.
14th Apr '15 6:57:15 AM unclejack
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** Tara's voice. Holy hell, Rhona Mitra.

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** Tara's voice. Holy hell, Rhona Mitra.Creator/RhonaMitra.
11th Mar '15 4:23:02 PM nighttrainfm
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* HilariousInHindsight: The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.actress.
** In that very same speech, Reverend Sharpton calls for an "African-American Spider-Man." [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Miles Morales]], that's your cue.
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