Boston Legal

Season 2 Episode 19

Stick It

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 14, 2006 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Stick It
Alan once again goes to bat for Melissa, this time with much less confidence, who is in serious trouble with the IRS. Meanwhile, Paul and Brad enact a plan to help Rachel get into rehab, and Denise re-enters the world of dating with disastrous results.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • In this case the writers took the low road and chose to use the show as a tool to ambush an unsuspecting audience with a heavy dose of “Everyone agrees with us so what the heck is wrong with you? 101”.moreless

    Boston Legal has become my second most anticipated television show. Right from the beginning the funky, in your face music gets you ready for an hour of brilliantly written and performed quirky funny stuff. I recorded last week’s episode “Stick It” and just watched it last night. I think the title say’s it all. In this case, however, I felt like the stickee. As usual the writing was excellent, the characters were animated and quirky and the acting was superb yet this time I was left feeling slapped around, scolded and lectured by a giant, all knowing, morally superior wagging finger and left to stew in a dark pool of gloom and despair. If reducing the number of viewers is the goal, then they are on the right track. A smarter writer, at least in terms of intellectual honesty as well as good business sense, would acknowledge the existence of other viewpoints and, if the show is supposed to be a comedy as opposed to an editorial, lampoon the silliness from extremists on all sides. In this case the writers took the low road and chose to use the show as a tool to ambush an unsuspecting audience with a heavy dose of “Everyone agrees with us so what the heck is wrong with you? 101”. They also remind us that, if we dare to not only disagree, but find their factually challenged arguments irritating, we somehow are denying their right to free speech. I’m guessing that most of those who agree with the writer’s obvious opinion won’t see any problem here, and emotionally I can understand that but, politics aside; the writers used the show as a pulpit, forcing their sermon into the story line like a square peg in a round hole. I used to watch Boston Legal to be entertained; I will not watch it to be annoyed by intellectually dishonest editorialists.moreless
  • "Jibberjabber"

    The Season produces another fine episode.

    Nevertheless, the case involving Melissa wasn't as good as the one involving Jerry earlier in the Season. However, the episode did excell in Alan's closing- it was very amusing. The kiss was well done too- very subtle but very honest. The judge in the case was hilarious too! Denise's case was amusing- the bit with Denny was hilarious! The fake policemen/dating plot also brought some amusement- I actually quite liked the dude! I thought he was quirky and entertaining!

    Paul and Rachel provided some drama too, but it was nice to see a happy outcome for all involved. Rachel and Brad continued to show some chemistry as well.

    Overall, not the best episode this Season but still entertaining in its own merit.moreless
  • Show indicates that sometimes we Americans can be a mean heartless people

    The last scene on top of the building between Danny and alan is the best, when Alan quotes Learned Hand: If the people don\'t have compassion in their heart, the Constitution doesn\'t mean a thing.

    Danny asks for him to quote a Republican: \"Ok, I wish we were a kinder and gentler people.\"

    Great episode, but Shattner greatest role was as the Army aide in \"Judgment at Nuremberg\".
  • not outstanding in the way that the episode was special but all in all enjoyabble.

    Not sure what other people complain about Kelley\\\'s poltical views esspecially in this episode where he actually kind of makes fun of it given that Alan\\\'s former assisstent picks up Alan\\\'s idealistic traits in a completely unapprobiate(read unwinnable) way that leaves even Alan baffled and state that he thinks she should be punished.

    I found Alan and the new judge hilarious in this episode and the other plots had some interesting developments.

    All in all a funny and enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Great episode.

    Melissa is arrested for not paying taxes and Alan is fored to defend her. Meanwhile during the case Alan realises that she is coming across unpatriotic and they need to win over the jury. So with a strong closing Alan gets on their sides and they win. Brad helps with an intervention on Pauls daughter. Denise's love life leaves a lot to be desired for. So overall i thought this was a good episode. This has been a fantastic season which i have loved, i cannot wait to watch the next episode which i hope is even better than this one.moreless
Jayne Brook

Jayne Brook

Rachel Lewiston

Guest Star

Josh Braaten

Josh Braaten

Scott Warner

Guest Star

Scott Paulin

Scott Paulin

U.S. Attorney Jonathan Shapiro

Guest Star

Ron Canada

Ron Canada

Judge Willard Reese

Recurring Role

Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Coughlan

Melissa Hughes

Recurring Role

Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman

Judge Robert Sanders

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Fiona: Grandpa gave me ice cream.
      Paul: Uh, organic.
      Fiona: And grilled cheese.
      Paul: Uh, whole grain.
      Fiona: And Brad played monkey with me.
      Rachel: Oh. I bet he's a big ape.

    • Melissa: I can't be the first person to forget to pay her taxes.
      Alan: You sent the form back with a note saying "stick it".
      Melissa: I was extremely close to my grandfather.
      Alan: I'm sure you feel you've just explained things...

    • Denny: Good morning, Shirley. Denise.
      Denise: Hi, Denny.
      Denny: You dreamt we had sex together.
      Denise: How did you know?
      Denny: You mean I'm right? I ask everybody that. You're the first person who ever said yes.

    • Denise: I dreamt I had a 3-way with Denny... and Denny.
      Shirley: Good Lord! I wouldn't even want to dream that you just told me that.
      Denise: This must be the way my subconscious is telling me I need to get back out there and start dating again.

    • Judge Sanders: Mr. Foreman the jury has reached a unanimous decision?
      Foreman: Yeah judge, guilty.
      Judge Sanders: Wait until I ask you... Now, what say you.
      Alan: The suspense is killing me.

    • Denny: Do you have any idea what would happen if all the little people stopped paying their taxes?
      Alan: The rich people would have to start paying theirs.
      Denny: Exactly! This is personal.

    • Melissa: I wanna have my day in court.
      Alan: At the risk of having your day in prison?
      Melissa: You wanna bone me up?
      Alan: I beg your pardon?
      Melissa: For my testimony, shouldn't you prep me?
      Alan: You seem prepped.
      Melissa: You ok?
      Alan: My head hurts.

    • Agent Joseph Reynolds: This woman is under arrest for evasion of Federal income taxes.
      (Alan stares at Melissa)
      Melissa: Ooopsie.

    • Judge Sanders: Ten A.M. tomorrow. And I would ask Counsel to check his sense of humor at the door. My courtroom is a temple of decorum. And I do not tolerate jibber-jabber.

    • Shirley: You slept with him!
      Denise: I did not!
      Shirley: You did to!
      Denise: I did not!
      Shirley: Denise...
      Denise: Maybe a little.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Michael Reisz: Giggity, giggity.
      This is a reference to the Family Guy character Glen Quagmire, who views women, especially attractive women, as objects for "further endeavours."