Boston Legal

Season 5 Episode 11


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 01, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Denny: (Discussing their upcoming case and the series finale) Hey, maybe I'll retire after this.
      Alan: Don't be ridiculous...
      Denny: Well, what better way to go out? My last case, in front of the Supreme Court. Now there's a finale, Alan.
      Alan: They should put it on TV.
      Denny: We'd get ratings.
      Alan: If they promoted us. Of course, I think there's a law against promoting us.
      Denny: Seems to be.
      Alan: (Later in scene) Oh, won't they be so happy to see us again?
      Denny: The rematch.
      Alan: (laughs) The rematch.
      Denny: Grand finale.
      Alan: Special 9:00 start time.

    • Jerry: I take pills that affect my brain to help me perform better.
      Alan: Jerry, I'm the first one to say we have an overmedicated society. We've got 3-year-olds on antipsychotics. People who don't even have high cholesterol take statins. People take sleep aids when maybe they should just read a book or masturbate. It-it's out of control. But that's not to say that many drugs don't do a lot of good. They save lives. People need drugs like insulin or blood pressure medicine to simply maintain their health. And drugs help some people to live normal, productive lives who might otherwise not. You fall into that category. Popping pills to … (scoffs) get better S.A.T. scores that's … something different.

    • Hollis: Certainly you're aware that Harvard has extremely high standards?
      Margie: Of course.
      Hollis: John F. Kennedy was a graduate.
      Margie: As was the Unabomber.
      Hollis: F.D.R
      Margie: Hitler's foreign press secretary.
      Hollis: Numerous literary figures - Emerson, Thoreau …
      Margie: And the Cardinal Archbishop who shielded child molesters from prosecution. For faculty, you had Timothy Leary and his L.S.D. experiments …
      Hollis: Ms. Coggins, do you want to go to Harvard or not?

    • Catherine: Th-this is exactly the problem. We're just shoved aside as a nuisance. I can't even watch television shows, for God's sake, because the networks consider me irrelevant. You'd think they don't program for anybody over 50. Is it any wonder I'm out knocking over convenience stores?
      Carl: You actually may have something there. The networks … they're supposed to serve the public. Okay, Catherine … we'll take that case.
      Margie: Really?
      Carl: I'm over 50 myself … and I want something to watch.

    • Denny: Shirley's at the fat farm, you hear?
      Alan: Why? She's not fat.
      Denny: You know, brides like to get all … skinny before the wedding. It's all about how they look in the dress.
      Alan: Um-m-m.
      Denny: You know, the best part of having, uh … mad cow? Sometimes … not often … I think we're still together. As delusions go, it's one of the better ones.
      (Alan looks away and pauses)
      Alan: You gonna be okay, Denny, attending her wedding?
      Denny: Yeah, well … what I'm not okay with is sitting on my ass while my brain rots.

    • Jerry: I'm just saying … life isn't an even playing field. And for those who are … weaker than …
      Katie: Meaning you? Jerry, you're not "weaker than", you have Asperger's.
      Jerry: You have no idea how afraid I am to leave my apartment every day … every morning, I actually wonder, will I get out of the door or not?
      Katie: It seems you win that battle every day.
      Jerry: Yeah … on drugs.

    • Carl: All the networks want to do is skew younger. Kids shows for kids. You know, the only show unafraid to have its stars over 50 is B........gee I can'y say it. (pointing to the cameras)It would break the wall.

    • Carl: You know, Come on, do these idiots a favor, Judge. Send these network bozos a clue. Be a leader. And we can't wait for Congress after all, because … well, they're bozos too. (Judge Brown nods his head in agreement)

    • Dr. Wessmer: Who's the President of the United States?
      Denny: Barack Obama. He's half Hawaiian, half Kenyan, half black and half, uh, Halle Berry.

  • Notes

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: December 15, 2009 on Canal FX.

    • Although Candice Bergen does not actually appear in this episode as Shirley Schmidt, Denny Crane's flashbacks are stock footage of a young Candice Bergen swimming from the 1960's.

  • Allusions

    • Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

      Carl was making an allusion to this show when he mentioned 'game shows aimed at those slightly smarter than fifth graders'.

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