Boston Legal

Season 1 Episode 16

Let Sales Ring

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 13, 2005 on ABC
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Let Sales Ring
Milton Bombay is asking the courts to allow him to be frozen until another century so he can continue his legacy of being a great lawyer and needs Denny and Shirley to defend him. Alan and Chelina defend a high school student who accuses his teacher of censorship when he blocks out a news station on the school's televisions.moreless

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  • Interesting and touching.

    This episode was funny, moving and interesting all at the same time.

    Alan's storyline with Chelina involving censorship of a news programme raised some interesting questions over censorship and damaging speech. It seemed difficult for him to go against his own liberal beliefs. I can't believe media like that exists, but then again, I am a liberal- maybe I just don't agree with its contents.

    Milton Bombays story was very moving, especially at the end when Denny hugs him. The debate over science was enthralling, and the drama about Milton actually dying and desperate to remain alive was also wonderfully done.

    The balcony scene at the end was underplayed nicely- not too soppy, but very effective. You can tell the two friends really care for each other.

    Overall, a brilliantly written and touching episode- the penulamite episode in this shortened Season.moreless
Glenn Taranto

Glenn Taranto

Maitre d'

Guest Star

Chi McBride

Chi McBride

Steven Harper

Guest Star

Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner

Milton Bombay

Guest Star

Betty White

Betty White

Catherine Piper

Recurring Role

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Chelina Hall

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Paul says that the right to privacy is in the Constitution. Court rulings have affirmed that the right to privacy is strongly implied by other Constitutional rights, but the right to privacy is not explicitly listed in the Constitution.

    • As an expert witness, Dr. Freemont should never have said "cold temperature". It is low temperature.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Alan: I care about you, Denny. You don't have to say it back.
      Denny: Wasn't planning to.

    • Assistant Attorney General Doug Beecham: What if somebody wanted to get frozen to avoid the draft?
      Denny: Let him move to Canada, freeze his balls off.
      (Judge James Billmeyer looks at him)
      Denny: Denny Crane!

    • Lori: Wait, this firm is actually going to help Milton Bombay be put on ice.
      Catherine: Oh come now Lori you of all people should know it's not so bad to go through life as a popsicle.

    • Shirley: I know you recently retired. Is this…
      Milton: And please do not proffer psychological counsel. I came in here in search of legal and intellectual acuity.
      Shirley: And you sought out Denny?

    • Shirley: Milton, I consider you a friend. Actually I don't, I find you a bit boorish…

  • NOTES (3)

    • Chi McBride (Steven Harper) and Mark Valley (Brad Chase) later worked together on the FOX series "Human Target".

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: September 21, 2010 on JOJ

    • Chi McBride reprises his role as Steven Harper, the tough principal in the hit show Boston Public. This also makes it the third TV series in which he plays Steven Harper, he also previously guest starred in that role on The Practice.


    • The blocked conservative news station on the school's televisions is obviously Fox News, although it is never mentioned by name.