Ally McBeal

Season 5 Episode 4

Fear of Flirting

Aired Unknown Nov 19, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Ally and Glenn continue their flirtation, which leads to their conscious avoidance of each other, which does not go unnoticed by the others at Cage and Fish. She insists he's too much of a "boy" for her, but continues to be attracted to him. He's drawn to her because she's a little older. Both use Jenny's feelings as an excuse to not date as well. John takes off for parts unknown, which worries the ladies of the firm, especially Nelle. Richard takes it in stride, and takes over John's abandoned hole off of the unisex. Raymond is sued by a former coworker for sexual harassment, and asks Jenny to represent him.moreless

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    Roma Maffia

    Roma Maffia

    Attorney Beckenworth

    Guest Star

    Anita Barone

    Anita Barone

    Attorney Sarah Werner

    Guest Star

    Lisa Renee Pitts

    Lisa Renee Pitts


    Guest Star

    Albert Hall

    Albert Hall

    Judge Seymore Walsh

    Recurring Role

    Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Ikette #1

    Recurring Role

    John Michael Higgins

    John Michael Higgins

    Steven Milter

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Milter: Christmas is nothing compared with Christmas Eve.
        Ally: Isn't that pathetic?
        Milter: Of course not. You're embracing the spirit of having a relationship in liu of actually having one.
        Ally: Again, isn't that pathetic?

      • Glenn: I begged him not to do this.
        Elaine: He's not... terrible.
        Jenny: No, he isn't. You said he couldn't hit a note.
        Elaine: He's hitting one of mine.

      • Raymond: I think I should sing. You look good when you sing up there. I think I should do it.
        Glenn: Raymond, you're tone deaf.
        Raymond: Whatever.

      • Jenny: Are you telling me there's not one nice, funny, smart, decent-looking guy?
        Ally: No, of course there is.
        Jenny: Well, where is he?
        Ally: Detroit.

      • Jenny: I don't have time for you to stumble your way along, so I'm just going to tell you why you're in here. Guilt is stopping you from pursuing Ally, and a lot of that guilt would go away if I were to start dating somebody. I get it. But for you to come in here and try to fog me off on your best friend so that you can shag Ally with a clean conscience is despicable, Glenn, and it's not who you are. So, I can only assume that you're thinking with the one part of yourself that I no longer associate with. Now, I'm late for court.

      • Ally: We say that we want to have an evolved sensitive companion to share our feelings with, and we do, but underneath that we still want a guy who can beat up the other guys, if need be.

      • Raymond: She seems like a real woman.
        Glenn: Well, isn't that good?
        Raymond: Yeah, it's just that, uh, we're not real men.
        Glenn: Well, what are we then?
        Raymond: We're the guy girls go out with for three months, have the time of their lives, until they grow up, meet the man they'll marry. Ally? She's already grown up.
        Glenn: Oh.

      • Jenny: Raymond, now it all comes down to your testimony. Do you think you could possibly come off homo sapiens?

      • Ally: I have a very strict policy against fun.

      • Jenny: Raymond's being sued for sexual harassment, big shock, but he's hired me to defend him which actually is a shock.

      • Jenny: You're a woman, for God's sake. Be a man.

      • Glenn: As long as you're not looking for a notch on your belt.
        Raymond: Please, my belt is all talk. You know that better than anybody.

      • Nelle: One of us has to move. One would think it would be the gentleman.
        Raymond: I'm standing nose to nose with a drop-dead gorgeous woman who smells good. A gentleman would be a fool to move.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Although credited, Lucy Liu (Ling Woo) and Peter MacNicol (John Cage) do not appear in this episode.

      • Featured Music:
        "Bring Your Love Back to Me" performed by Vonda Shepard and the Ikettes
        "Thing Called Love" performed by Vonda Shepard and the Ikettes
        "Kung Fu Fighting" performed by Carl Douglas
        "Polk Salad Annie" performed by Josh Hopkins
        "I Think We're Alone Now" performed by Vonda SHepard

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Episode Title: "Fear of Flirting"
        The episode title is a reference to a usual fear of people, fear of flying, combined with Ally's fear of flirting.