''Franklin & Bash'' is a comedy/legal series on TNT. It stars Mark Paul Gosselaar (aka Zack Morris of ''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 [[ASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]] 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
* IronicEcho: Used by Damien in the season finale to put Britt in her place.
* LighterAndSofter: Than your average procedural. Hell even ''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).
* PlayingAgainstType: [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]], let us repeat, ''Tommy Chong'' as a pot hating judge.
** Although the irony is clearly intentional, so much so that it could arguably qualify as a CastingGag.
* 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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