* Season 2 Episode 8 has a good one from a college student. Mike Logan asks a question which is quite offensive and the rebuttal of the student is simple brilliant. "Does they give you guys insensitivity-seninars?" Before she continues to explain,.
* Season 6, Episode 11, "Corpus Delicti": Jack deliberately disobeys a judge so as to provoke a mistrial. The case was highly circumstantial and he didn't want the suspect to walk. A few weeks later, physical evidence turns up, allowing Jack to try the case successfully. Of course, if the defense can prove he deliberately provoked a mistrial for this purpose, he could be disbarred. Deadpan, Jack says, "It wasn't like that at all. You know how emotional I get."
** From the same episode: Lennie's inspired impersonation of Series/MisterEd.
* Season 11, Episode 13, "Phobia": A man has been murdered, his baby kidnapped, a ransom demand phoned in. The cops follow a bike messenger and then rush in, grabbing the messenger and the man he's giving the ransom to. Turns out the ransomer had already left and it was just a random guy. His wife comes out of the coffee shop holding a pair of lattes and sees him handcuffed and surrounded by cops, guns drawn. "I told you not to double park."
* Season 18. Episode 11, "Betrayed": Fueled by a dose of MoodWhiplash. Ed 'reads' a suspect her medical record, causing her to freak out and confess to the murder. When confronted by Lt. Van Buren that reading her medical file was illegal, Ed reveals the 'file' to be a signup sheet for a blood drive, a sketch for the suspect of a peeping case and take-out menus.
* In one later season episode, the cops find that a victim's body has been cremated and his ashes have been incorporated into an artificial gem. Desperately, they go to TheCoroner and ask if there is anything she can tell from it. At that, she holds the gem and wryly notes, "Well, he has many facets."
* Season 10. Briscoe. "If I was kidding you, I'd be wearing a fez and no pants."
* Season 7, Episode 7 ("Deadbeat"): Lennie getting hit on by an old woman. Curtis points out the woman's attraction as they leave. Lennie states that he should play his cards right.
* One scene where Briscoe's watching a bunch of crime-scene techs dumpster-dive in order to find some evidence.
-->'''Tech''': You know, last time we had to go through the trash, the investigating officers helped out.\\
'''Briscoe:''' ''[Clearly with no intention of helping out]'' That's fascinating. I think you missed a spot.
* 14x09 "Compassion": During a discussion with a laboratory doctor, he picks up a test rabbit and moves it to another cage. Ed Green then sticks his finger through the bars to try and pet the rabbit and the doctor slaps his hand to stop him while continuing to talk as though nothing is happening.
* Season 14, Episode 1 ("Bodies"): a legal aid defense attorney takes on a serial killer, and DA Branch has a... less than favorable opinion of him.
-->'''DA Arthur Branch''': Who is that stupid SOB anyway?
-->'''ADA Serena Southerland''': Ken Schwimmer, Legal Aid, and he isn't exactly stupid.
-->'''Arthur''': He listened when his client told him about fifteen other murders?
-->'''Serena''': Yes.
-->'''Arthur''': [[WhatAnIdiot He confirmed that his client was telling the truth by taking a peek at the bodies?]]
-->'''Serena''': ...Yes.
-->'''Arthur''': Ok, what's dumber than stupid?
* 7x19: "Double Down": A defendant tries to hide behind a deal he forced [=McCoy=] to take, but when [=McCoy=] found the deal was a trick the whole time, he tries to circumvent the deal while keeping the information the defendant gave him. During an evidentiary hearing, Curtis was asked why [=McCoy=] didn't realize that the defendant's partner was killed by the defendant, despite it being the logical explanation for a district attorney to come up with. Curtis's reply was "For a cop? Sure. For a DA? I've found sometimes they're not all that bright." Even [=McCoy=] was amused at this backhanded reply. When the hearing leads to allowing the defendant to be tried, Curtis asks [=McCoy=], "What would have happened if I had told them you told us to shut up?" [=McCoy's=] reply: "It would have hurt. Hey, look at it this way. At least you got to duck the question by calling me an idiot." Curtis grinned. "Yeah. There is that."
* A slightly morbid example in "Cradle to Grave" 2x18. A horrid landlady blames the rent laws for her pushing out tenants, leading to the death of a 10-month-old baby. She then starts heavily implying that an important witness will soon change his mind, to Stone's utter disbelief... with her lawyer trying to get her out of the room and shut her up while saying none it counts. It's better watched.
** When getting evidence with Robinette, the undercover cop gets stuck in traffic. With time running short, Logan gets Robinette to change jackets with him (the man had already seen the cops and would recognize them). After Robinette gets the evidence, Logan immediately demands his jacket back.
* After dealing with nearly a whole episode's worth of witnesses [[BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible completely unable to describe the suspect]], Lennie and Mike Logan are questioning an old black couple. The wife can't describe the suspect either and both detectives are nearly at wit's end...when she reveals she did neighborhood watch training and instead has the suspect's license plate number, which is ''much'' more useful.
--> '''Mike, to the husband''': Can I hug her?
* 4x17, Mayhem, has a scene where Mike Logan and Lennie Briscoe run from their current crime scene to the basement, following a woman's screams. In the basement laundry room they meet the very high Omar Cabases, who is brandishing an indeterminate object at them.
--> '''Lennie''': What the hell is that?
--> '''Mike''': Put the burrito down, seņor.
--> '''Omar''': You, you, you dying!
--> '''Mike''': Only if I eat that thing.
** The arraignment sequence in this episode is something that must be seen to be believed as it stacks multiple defendants in sequence, with the judge's reactions and two of them staging their own hijinks.
* From Season 10, Episode 9 "Sundown":
--> '''Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers''': Right now, I've got to get a javelin out of somebody's chest.
--> '''Lennie Briscoe''': What made you go into this line of work?
--> '''Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers''': Free javelins.
* From Season 20, episode 4, "Reality Bites":
--> '''Connie Rubirosa''': What?
--> '''Mike Cutter''': Having fun?
--> '''Connie Rubirosa''': I am going to kill you, and then, I'm gonna kill [=McCoy=].
--> '''Mike Cutter''': On camera?
--> '''Connie Rubirosa''': I don't care, I'd be better off in prison!
* From Season 1, Episode 17, "The Secret Sharers"
--> '''Shambala Green''': I'm going for temporary insanity.
--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Ben Stone]]''': Yours or your client's?
* In Season 14, Episode 19, "Nowhere Man", A DA who was being blackmailed into clearing a pair of mobsters because he wasn't who he claimed to be was murdered, but left a work permit in the file. The permit was a clue to the murderers, whose alibi was that they were on a construction jobsite. A blend of RefugeInAudacity and TooDumbToLive, because they hid the body of the victim the DA was investigating inside the concrete they were pouring for the job.
--> '''Det. Green''': [[{{Mook}} Biscuits and Books.]] Those dumb bastards.
* Season 1, Episode 6, "Everybody's Favorite Bagman": A suspect is fleeing down an alleyway, with Greevey in pursuit. Logan is lying in wait around the corner, gun drawn, but reconsiders. He holsters the gun and clotheslines the suspect with a trash can lid instead.
* Season 8, Episode 1, "Thrill": A pair of teenagers kill a delivery driver, yet are covering themselves by pointing the finger at one another. The law seems to be protecting them, to Adam Schiff's frustration.
--> '''DA Adam Schiff''': Clarence Darrow had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_and_loeb Leopold and Loeb]]. Who do we have?\\
'''ADA Jack [=McCoy=]''': BeavisAndButthead.
** Of course, the legal dancing is rather amusing as well after a confession gets thrown away for one of the two suspects due to it being ruled a religious confession. [[MindScrew It can be used against the other, while the first's fingerprints on the murder weapon are used to convict him.]]
---> '''ADA Jack [=McCoy=]''': I'm playing legal tiddlywinks with them, when [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment I'd prefer to take them out to Battery Park and hang them by the scrotum.]]
* One episode involves Ben Stone attempting to negotiate a favourable plea agreement for a witness who is facing a lengthy federal prison term for serious drug smuggling charges, and the federal prosecutor is reluctant to allow a plea agreement. He eventually concedes to three years on each charge for a total of nine years, which Stone thinks the witness would never go for. Next scene is a meeting between Stone, the witness and his lawyer, where the witness smugly says he'll testify, but only if Stone gets him a deal of... three years for each charge, nine years total. Stone somehow manages to keep a straight face.
** It gets better; in order to make it look convincing, Stone claims that he'll have to talk to the federal prosecutor and it won't be easy. Cut to Stone and Robinette... enjoying a coffee break and letting the witness sweat a bit. And then when they're done Stone walks back into his office with the most hilariously convincing and serious "I've just had to bust my balls and you better be grateful" look on his face.