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Lindsay Bluth Funke vs. Nelle Porter

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    RootbeerJohnson

    [1]Sep 29, 2009
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    Is it me, or is Portia de Rossi's characters in these two shows really similar?

    Don't get me wrong, I love it. She's great at being mean and funny....if you never got into Ally McBeal she's awesome in it.

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    AngryDome

    [2]Sep 29, 2009
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    I haven't seen Ally McBeal in forever. It was my GF's show...but I love AD and I could see the connection. I think Portia de Rossi just has a (pardon if it's rude) snarky looking face and she'll probably always play that kind of character.
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    KingofIPirates

    [3]Sep 30, 2009
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    Don't think I've seen a single full episode of Ally McBeal so I wouldn't notice.
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    RootbeerJohnson

    [4]Sep 30, 2009
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    It's sort of a girl-show, and took forever to get out on DVD. I'd still recommend giving it a shot.
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    thetruesora

    [5]Feb 22, 2010
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    I've watched all the aired episodes of Better Off Ted before seeing an episode of AD and I think her character in that is similar too. I love her in BOT and she's amazing in AD.
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    DebraMcClure

    [6]Jan 4, 2011
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    I haven't seen her in anything else - just love her in AD. On a more serious note - her autobiography came out late last year - deals with her image issues; struggle with anorexia, etc. Might look into reading it.

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