Ally McBeal

Season 4 Episode 11

Mr. Bo

Aired Unknown Jan 22, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Melanie takes John to her tiny apartment (actually it's an old service elevator) and introduces him to Mr. Bo, a homeless man Melanie cares deeply for. Mr. Bo starts to stalk John around and he files a complaint against him. After Melanie convinces him to drop the charges, she reveals that Mr. Bo is in fact her father and John will have to wrestle him in order to go on seeing her. Meanwhile, Richard organizes a twist contest at the bar and while Elaine freaks with the possibility of losing to the babe lawyers, Nelle only enters the contest after Ling introduces her to a very hot twist instructor. And Ally takes a case of a woman who fired her secretary because she was slightly overweight and is shocked when she discovers that Cage & Fish only hire hot female lawyers.moreless

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    Chubby Checker

    Chubby Checker


    Guest Star

    Brenda Strong

    Brenda Strong

    Geri Hill

    Guest Star

    Jenica Bergere

    Jenica Bergere

    Jessica Pipp

    Guest Star

    Anne Heche

    Anne Heche

    Melanie West

    Recurring Role

    Albert Hall

    Albert Hall

    Judge Seymore Walsh

    Recurring Role

    Gerry Becker

    Gerry Becker

    Myron Stone

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (16)

      • Ally: This is silly. Nobody hires new lawyers on the day of trial.
        Elaine: Anything can happen around here, Ally. You keep forgetting, we don't live in a real world.
        Ally: Does chauvinism live in the real world?

      • Larry: It's where you display it, that's the key. See, if you put it on the mantelpiece it says to the world this is who or what you are, and you're way more than this. If you stick in a drawer, that says this is something you've done, accomplished, and in a drawer it doesn't tarnish so easily. I mean, keep it, Elaine, it's yours, you won it. Just don't hold yourself up to it.

      • Mr. Bo: The toad and I already ate.
        Melanie: Could you do me a favor and not call him "the toad."
        Mr. Bo: Oh, but it so fits.
        John: Such a kookball!
        Mr. Bo: Well, at least "toad" is a real word...
        Melanie: All right, okay, all right, no "kookball" no "toad." You got it?

      • Ling: This isn't fair, she's getting Chubby. What do I get?
        Elaine: You'll get your Chubby later.
        Ling: I want that one.

      • John: Mr. Bo, I am going to say something to you my father once said to me. You are a total kookball.
        Mr. Bo: Is that even a real word, "kookball?"
        John: If it was good enough for my father, it's good enough for you.
        Mr. Bo: Hey, you got supper plans? I got a piece of salmon for the hibachi.
        John: Homeless people eat salmon now?

      • Richard: Unbelievable. He's really not dead.
        Ling: Are you sure?

      • Ally: Richard, I'm going to ask you one more time, did you hire me based on my looks?
        Richard: (sighs) Ally, did we know each other in law school?
        Ally: Not really.
        Richard: Mmm-hmmm. Did I interview you for the job?
        Ally: No.
        Richard: Did I ask to see a reference or a transcript?
        Ally: No.
        Richard: So, all I had to go on was looks. Why bite the hand that wants to touch you?
        (Richard fingers Ally's wattle, she slaps him away)
        Ally: So, this had nothing to do with my ability as a lawyer.
        Richard: What ability? I'm still looking for that. Kidding. Ally, you, Ling, Nelle, you're smart. You wouldn't be here if you weren't. But you have to remember, people hate lawyers. The clients think their lawyers are only out to screw them. It's just easier being screwed by a beautiful woman. Vulgarism, but ...
        Ally: (turning to walk out) I can't believe this.
        Richard: Don't tell me you don't trade on your looks every day, Ally. You wake up each morning, you pull out the lip gloss, the rouge, the blush. What for, to brush up your intellect?

      • Nelle: I do not like my eggs with Spam, I do not twist with Sam I Am.

      • John: Where's the concern for my welfare? I ask you that.

      • John: (To Melanie) You disparaged my nose.

      • Melanie: He's completely harmless, John.
        John: So are post office employees right up until they eat fast food.

      • Ling: I have an incredible instructor, Sam Adams. He teaches...
        Nelle: You take dance from a dead president?
        Ling: What president? Sam Adams is a beer.

      • Richard: (to Elaine) Are you really that dopey or do you just say silly things to go with your outfits?

      • Melanie: Mr. Bo!
        Mr. Bo: Mel, sweetheart.
        Melanie: Hi!
        Mr. Bo: Sweetheart.
        Melanie: Oh, you don't smell good. Last shower?
        Mr. Bo: Christmas.

      • Jerry: Richard said you're a good attorney with an excellent grasp of the superficial.
        Ally: Hmmm. Did he?

      • Richard: Chubby Checker is actually gonna sing, which is a real treat for me since I thought he was... what's the word? Dead.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "Something Stupid" by Frank and Nancy Sinatra
        "Mr. Bojangles" performed by Anne Heche and later by Vonda Shepard
        "Dancin' Party" by Chubby Checker
        "The Twist" by Chubby Checker
        "Pearl's a Singer" performed by Vonda Shepard

      • Elaine's trophy says "Martini Bar", which is probably the bar's name (since it was never mentioned by name before).

    • ALLUSIONS (0)