''Franklin & Bash'' is a comedy/legal series on TNT. It stars Creator/MarkPaulGosselaar (aka Zack Morris of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' fame) as Peter Bash and Breckin Meyer as Jared Franklin, two irreverent young lawyers and legal partners who are recruited to a prestigious law firm to bring a fresh energy to the overly-stuffy atmosphere in the law firm.

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!!Tropes in ''Franklin & Bash'':

* AmoralAttorney: Damien in the first episode, when he colludes with a CEO to sell out an airline pilot to limit an airline's liability by paying a witness to make false testimony.
* AmbulanceChaser: How the two are operating in the first episode, but LighterAndSofter versions as per the show's tone.
* BlueOni: Peter
* BollywoodNerd: Pindar
* BrilliantButLazy: Both Franklin and Bash, of course.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CallingTheOldManOut: Franklin, with his father.
* CelebrityParadox:
** F&B have a poster of ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' in their home. Their boss is played by Creator/MalcolmMcDowell.
** In another episode someone brings up ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' to which Stanton replies, "I love that director!"
* TheCharmer: Bash.
* ClearTheirName: The first season finale has Franklin & Bash working hard to clear [[spoiler: Stanton Infeld of murder charges]].
* CoolOldGuy - Stanton Infeld, naturally. After all, he hired Franklin and Bash himself.
* CourtroomAntic: Franklin in particular specializes in these. Bash actually says the page quote in defense of these tactics.
** The page quote apparently needs restored.
* DeadpanSnarker: While some characters excel in being snarky, the deadpan can be found mostly with Damian. Or as he would put it - Awesome.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Jared's real first name is Elmo.
* FakingTheDead: A notorious prankster fakes his own murder to get revenge on his former best friend who is engaged to the prankster's former girlfriend.
* {{Fanservice}}: Plenty, starting with every party Franklin and Bash host. Especially apparent in the episode where they defend the two pole-dancing instructors. Bash has plenty of shirtless scenes too. He also had one scene exiting a hot tub in the nude.
* GeniusDitz: Again, both Franklin and Bash. They have zany personalities, but they arguably use this to their advantage in the courtroom, allowing them both to be almost-literal {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s.
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: The flashback in "Waiting on a Friend" showing Peter and Jared's first meeting showed Peter was fat, had curly hair, and short (shorter than Jared!). Now a days... yeah.
* HelloAttorney: Peter is a male version. Hanna the quintessential female example of the trope.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Duh
* HollywoodLaw: Double-duh.
* IronicEcho: Used by Damien in the season finale to put Britt in her place.
* LighterAndSofter: Than your average procedural. Hell. even ''Series/BostonLegal'' is a tad darker by comparison.
* OfficeSports: One episode opens up with a curling game using janitor brooms and people sitting in rolling chairs.
* OffWithHisHead: A comedic [[spoiler: and post mortem]] version. When Stanton says goodbye to [[spoiler: his long deceased friend]] he pats him on the cheek...and his head falls off.
* PerverseSexualLust: They cite [[TheFlintstones Betty Rubble]] and [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] as the hottest animated women, and Pindar says the title goes to [[Anime/SailorMoon Setsuna Meiou/Trista Meiou/Sailor Pluto]] (gaining stares from the rest of them).
* RedOni: Jared
* RefugeInAudacity:
** The main characters often engage in this as part of their CourtroomAntic
** A man who is FakingTheDead appears to Pindar on a beach while wearing a sci-fi costume. He knows that Peter and Jared cannot not use this to prove in court that he is alive because Pindar will never be believed if called as a witness.
* StockLegalPhrases
* TitleDrop: The protagonists refer to themselves as "Franklin and Bash" often, and the titles of some of the episodes are also sometimes dropped in such as in "Bro-bono" and "Franklin vs. Bash".
* WorkingWithTheEx:
** Bash's ex is an assistant District Attorney against whom he has a 1 for 14 record early on in the season.
** Hannah and Damian.
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