Ally McBeal

Season 2 Episode 2

They Eat Horses, Don't They?

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Aired Unknown Sep 21, 1998 on FOX
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Ally is feeling increasingly antipathetic towards Nelle Porter. She thinks Nelle brings out the darker side of the firm. Nelle represents a First Amendment case about a popular radio talk show host, ala Howard Stern, who is accused of inciting a hostile work atmosphere through his vulgar discourse. Nelle triumphs by implying that the talk show host has certain sexual dysfunctions, then promptly drops the case as a legal tactic. Ally becomes disgusted. Cage takes on the case of a restaurant owner being sued by a man claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress for serving horse meat to patrons. During the course of the case, Cage finds it increasingly difficult to do his job due to a preponderance of empathy for the horse in question.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    James Sutorius

    James Sutorius

    Daley's Attorney

    Guest Star

    Mark Metcalf

    Mark Metcalf

    Attorney Walden

    Guest Star

    Tim Thomerson

    Tim Thomerson

    Mr. Daley

    Guest Star

    Albert Hall

    Albert Hall

    Judge Seymore Walsh

    Recurring Role

    Portia de Rossi

    Portia de Rossi

    Nelle Porter

    Recurring Role

    Lucy Liu

    Lucy Liu

    Ling Woo

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (11)

      • (On the radio)
        Harold: Well my ex-wife used to say that having sex with me was kind of like being vaccinated. (Ally laughs) That hurt my feelings, because I always thought it was a great 3 seconds! Then you guys go and hold a press conference!
        Ally: Well, Harold, see, the 3 of us were sitting there in court, trying to turn you on, and you just never made a move. We were hurt!

      • Ling: Where is she? I'm very uncomfortable around new people.
        Richard: She'll be here. Tell me, Ling, when you resort to these sexual harassment lawsuits, do you worry about coming on, say... weak, vindictive, powerless, little ant who needs the special help? It runs so contrary to your personality which seems... vicious. (Ling just looks at him) I'm just making conversation until... Nelle gets here.
        Ling: If you only knew the things that are said about me.
        Richard: I bet I could guess.

      • Ally: Don't you think by suing him that we're giving him exactly what he wants, I mean, this guy loves the publicity!
        Nelle: Even so, we're doing what Ling wants.
        Ally: Come on Nelle, we're not gonna win this!
        Nelle: Don't be so sure.
        Ally: Oh, oh... Nelle, what... what is a spinner ?
        Nelle: I think it means... perky personality.

      • Harold: Oh that's right, you're Nelle. I like that, Nelle, sounds good and naughty... And you're Ling, and... (looking at Ally) Who's the spinner?
        Ally: Hey!
        Walden: Harold!
        Nelle: Do you think this is a game?
        Harold: Of course it's a game! Just because you're this hot little foreign number and you hired these two little nubile lawyers you think I'm gonna pop a chubby and give you my money? Well, OK. What are you, Chinese?
        Nelle: Mr. Wick !
        Walden (at the same time): Harold!
        Harold: Lucky I took some Viagra with the Ibuprofen!
        Ling: You're the more violent person...
        Nelle: Ling!
        Harold: Ma'am, I'm sure you're a nice person...
        Nelle: You're not going to intimidate us, Mr. Wick.
        Harold: (to Nelle) Don't think that I don't know that! I can't even look at you without seeing a whip! (to Ally) And you, I can't get a beat on. I just know that I'd like to take you home and make you my nasty little whore.

      • Elaine (To Harold): May I just say, on your show, you talk about women as if they're all cheap. You see, my entire life, I've been cheap, and it wasn't until I listened to your show that I realized I wasn't alone in the world.

      • Georgia: We're... We're suing a radio personality for contributing to sexual harassment at a steel plant?
        Nelle: Exactly.

      • John: Did you tell Nelle Porter I was drawn to her?
        Richard: Yes. Sorry. Bygones.
        John: Unacceptable! What I tell you I have an expectation of privacy!
        Richard: John, which is why I'm apologizing. Bygones squared.

      • Ally (About Nelle): It's official. I hate her.

      • Ally: Men are always trying to mentally undress me. I'm just trying to save them some time, that's all.

      • John: (to Ally) I'm afraid if I tell you, I would win back the reputation as strangest one in the room.

      • Nelle: I have certain rules about dating men I work with... but I make them up as I go along.

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