Ally McBeal

Season 4 Episode 13

Reach Out And Touch

Aired Unknown Feb 12, 2001 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • John: How did you...?
      Melanie: Oh, Ling helped me.
      Ling: I can do anything.
      Nelle: I got Barry White!

    • Ling: Did you come to work here because of me?
      Jackson: I don't remember.

    • Nelle: Ghosts are like men, unless you're vicious they just keep haunting you.

    • Ally: How's Sam? Aw, aw... will you send him my love? Right. How's Jamie? Aw, aw... will you send her the measles? No, no, no, don't... don't send her the measles, because that would mean that you'd have to get too close.

    • Jackson: Richard, Ling and I got biblical one evening after we met in a bar.
      Richard: Biblical... you what, prayed together?
      Jackson: Well, if by "prayed" you mean on your knees...
      Ling: Hey!

    • Mr. Milter: I'm not... clear how you can then be suing my client, Reverend Compton, for interfering in a marital relationship if you claim that no such relationship existed.
      Mr. Hooper: Well, maybe there would have been if he hadn't inserted his fat wet Episcopalian tongue into the bride's mouth.

    • John: For my sexual persona I've always gone to Barry White, but for my solitude, it's always been Barry Manilow.

    • Ling: You're not going to get all weird again now that Larry's gone, are you?
      Ally: Ling, I never stopped being weird.

    • Renée: What's the matter?
      Ally: I... he... um...
      Renée: What?
      Ally: ... I was hallucinating.
      Renée: What? You saw Larry?
      Ally: No.
      Renée: Al Green?
      Ally: No.
      Renée: Gloria Gaynor?
      Ally: No.
      Renée: Then who? Who'd you see?
      Ally: Barry Manilow. Call 911.

  • Notes

    • Robert Downey Jr. (Larry Paul) does not appear in this episode, but can be heard by voice.

    • Featured Music:
      "Weekend in New England" performed by Vonda Shepard and Barry Manilow
      "This One's for You" by Barry Manilow
      "Even Now" by Barry Manilow
      "Somewhere Down the Road" performed by Barry Manilow and Vonda Shepard
      "It's a Miracle" performed by Barry Manilow
      "Somewhere Down the Road" performed by Vonda Shepard

    • Featured Music:
      "It's a Miracle" by Barry Manilow
      "Somewhere Down the Road" by Barry Manilow

    • The existence of the coed bathroom being seen in this show is mentioned in "Boy Meets World" episode "Ain't College Great?" when the college there has them.

    • Introduction of Taye Diggs, who was meant to become a regular in 5th season but left at the end of this season along with several cast members.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: "Reach Out and Touch"
      The episode title is a song "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)." It was the debut solo single for Motown legend Diana Ross, released in April 1970.

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