Ally McBeal

Nine One One

Season 5, Ep 7, Aired 12/10/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Ally helps a minister who was fired from his church for not believing in God. Ever since his wife was brutally murdered, he has been questioning his beliefs and he asks Ally to talk to his son. Ally is surprised to see Malcolm again and encourages him to sing at his father's service after he is hired back. Meanwhile, John takes a case opposite a mayor who cancelled the Christmas parade of his town due to a disaster in which people died. Very moved, John proves that Christmas is what they need the most in this time of deep grief. Back in the office, Jenny and Elaine confront each other about Elaine's performance with Glenn in the office's Christmas party.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Calista Flockhart

    Ally McBeal

  • Greg Germann

    Richard Fish

  • Jane Krakowski

    Elaine Vassal

  • Vonda Shepard


  • Portia de Rossi

    Nelle Porter

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Nine-One-One

    By Shirljane, Dec 22, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • John: It's not a year for skipping Christmas.

    • Elaine: My whole life is pretty much just an act.

    • Jenny: Let's face it, Glenn, you're prettier than me.

    • Jenny: Look, Elaine, when a guy moves on somebody else's girl, they usually settle with fists. With women, they talk things out. I prefer the guy way. Elaine: You're gonna hit me?

    • Glenn: Come on. Elaine: It's Christmas, dammit.

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    Notes (4)

    • Featured Music: "Someday at Christmas" performed by Vonda Shepard "Jingle Bells" performed by Vonda Shepard "Rock and Roll Christmas" performed by Jane Krakowski & James Marsden "Jingle Bell Rock" performed by Vonda Shepard "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" performed by Vonda Shepard "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney" performed by Jane Krakowski "Warm and Fuzzy" performed by Jane Krakowski & James Marsden "One Little Christmas Tree" performed by Vonda Shepard "Let It Snow!" performed by Vonda Shepard "What Christmas Means to Me" performed by Vonda Shepard & Jane Krakowski "To Where You Are" by Josh Groban

    • Portia de Rossi (Nelle Porter) and Josh Hopkins (Raymond Milbury) appear only briefly in the episode, without any lines.

    • Due to incredible popular demand, Fox repeated this episode on Christmas Eve of 2001.

    • This episode was reworked into a tribute to the victims and survivors of the World Trade Center tragedy.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: "Nine One One" or "911" 9-1-1 (nine-one-one) is the emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). It is one of eight N11 codes. The Title also referes to the date of the World Tade Center tragedy 9/11. infact this episode is dedicated to the victim of that tragedy

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