Ally McBeal

Season 2 Episode 8

Just Looking

0
Aired Unknown Nov 16, 1998 on FOX
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
38 votes
0

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
A group of mothers against pornography is trying to shut down Ling's female mud-wrestling club. Ally gets herself into a strange predicament just before a big date with a handsome former flame of Georgia's. Fish and Cage go undercover at the mud-wrestling club to do 'research' for the case.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
    Justin Theroux

    Justin Theroux

    Raymond Brown

    Guest Star

    Tony Plana

    Tony Plana

    Judge Warren Figueroa

    Guest Star

    Christine Ebersole

    Christine Ebersole

    Marie Stokes

    Guest Star

    Portia de Rossi

    Portia de Rossi

    Nelle Porter

    Recurring Role

    Lucy Liu

    Lucy Liu

    Ling Woo

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Ally says that the way Ray talks reminds her of Jack Webb from the TV show Dragnet. She also said this about Bobby Donnell (played by Dylan McDermott) who appeared in two episodes of season 1.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Ling: The idea that it degrades women is ridiculous. Every woman wants to be thought of as desirable. Imagine, they can go home at night and say "Even in mud, I look good!"
        Nelle: You have to admit this activity does objectify them?
        Ling: So?
        Nelle: Ling, how can it not be a little degrading, women stranding around in bathing suits ? Guys whooping?
        Ling: First, the women there make nearly a hundred thousand dollars a year. How? These drunken Neanderthals hurl money at them. Go into that club. You come out with a lower opinion of men, trust me.
        Nelle: That could be true, but these girls do make that money with their bodies.
        Ling: They make it, by teasing men with something they'll never get their hands on. That goes to the very essence of a woman.
        Nelle: Excuse me?
        Ling: Sex is a weapon. We all use it, we tease, we tantalize, we withhold it, something we do in almost every walk of life, be it marriage, business... God gave us that advantage by giving men the dumb stick.

      • Attorney: So as a woman you see nothing wrong with putting out naked girls in a ring, rubbing mud on their breasts for the sole purpose of titillating men?
        Ling: No!
        Attorney: Nothing at all ?
        Ling: Suppose we put them in a ring as boxers, and cheer for one to knock the other unconscious, would that be better?
        Attorney: You're comparing boxing to mud-wrestling ?
        Ling: Of course not. Boxing is worse, talk about reducing people, let's pay two men to beat on each other, how rich!
        Attorney: Have you ever met any women in your club ?
        Ling: Why should I?
        Attorney: Never bothered to check out their backgrounds, find out why it is their living is based on sexual desires?
        Ling: It would be hypocritical for me to ask, it would suggest I care.
        Attorney: Maybe a few of them feel like they have little choice. Perhaps for some it represents their only choice.
        Ling: Well, then how lucky they are to have you to take that choice away! With feminists like you, who needs chauvinism?

      • Richard: Once a man hits puberty, he gets the sense he'll forever be part idiot It's debilitating, it hurts. These strip clubs, you go, you look around, you see the women, and then you see all the men, and you realize you're not alone. The room is full of idiots! It makes us feel better.
        Judge: And that's important?
        Richard: To be honest, yes. It's liberating. You grow up hiding in your closet with a flashlight, a copy of Playboy, trying not to get the pages sticky. You wonder if you're some kind of deviant. Fear of being a pervert, it can drive you to be isolated, perhaps anti social, you don't fit in, you go to work at the post office, you just don't belong, you're different, the insecurity festers into neurosis, all the while, you're normal and you don't know it ! You go to this club, you see normal. These places aren't just sex shops, they stand to preserve our mental health!

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • (Ling exits from the firm's elevator)
        Georgia, Elaine and Ally: She is back!

        Given the way they said it, it is probably a reference to the movie "Poltergeist 2". The little girl Carol Ann said it, although in plural, when the ghost reappeared again.

    More
    Less