These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Boston Legal
Actor-Shared Background: Denny Crane's larger-than-life persona, and his anxieties about being washed-up. One could argue that Shatner fits that bill and in many ways Denny is a reflection of himself. Especially Denny doing Priceline commercials. David E Kelley mentioned wanting William Shatner for the role precisely because he would fit perfectly and was willing to poke fun at himself.
Crazy Awesome: Denny Crane in a nutshell. Come on, you know you like him.
Crosses the Line Twice: More than once. A shining example has to be Brad 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.
and when they find the missing finger, they use it to blackmail the priest before giving it back.
Crowning Music of Awesome: 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.
Ho Yay: Lampshaded, subverted, inverted, etc... all by the same two characters. 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."
Jerry Espenson, which is somewhat amazing since his second appearance ended up with him holding a knife to Shirley's throat after he didn't make partner. The only reason he didn't make partner in the first place was because he had Asperger's and the Senior Partners weren't going to accept him because he was different, even though he did excellent work and was more deserving than Brad, who made partner.