Boston Legal

Season 4 Episode 16

The Mighty Rogues

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alan: My, uh, best friend has Alzheimer's, in the, uh, very early stages, it hasn't. He is a grand lover of life and will be for some time. I believe even when his mind starts to really go, he'll still fish, he'll laugh and love, and as it progresses he'll still want to live because there will be value for him, in a friendship, in a cigar. The truth is I don't think he will ever come to me and say, this is the day I want to die, but the day is coming and he won't know it. This is perhaps the, the most insidious thing about Alzheimer's. But, you see, he trusts me to know when that day has arrive, he trusts me to safe guard his dignity, his legacy and self respect. He trusts me to prevent his end from becoming a mindless piece of mush and I will. It will be an unbearably painful thing for me, but I will do it, because I love him. I will end his suffering, because it is the only decent humane and loving thing a person can do.

    • Katie: (after seeing Dana) She's absolutely stunning! How much of that cologne did you use?
      (Jerry starts making noises.)
      Katie: You know what I mean.

    • Denny: All my life, I'd hope that somehow, someday, I'd be called upon to help build a nuclear bomb. Could there be anything more American than be apart of blowing up another country? I've got chills!

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: May 12, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode was nominated for Emmys for "Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series" and "Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series."

  • Allusions

    • Music in this episode - Tom Lehrer's "Who's Next".
      The song was written during the 1960's about Nuclear Proliferation, its theme strongly coincides with this episode's subject, and a few of the arguments Carl uses are exact matches to lines from the song.
      The opening to the song in Tom Lehrer's "That Was the Year That Was":
      "One of the big news items of the past year concerned the fact that China, which we called "Red China," exploded a nuclear bomb, which we called a device. Then Indonesia announced that it was going to have one soon, and proliferation became the word of the day. Here's a song about that...".

    • Before the opening credits Jerry says that during the strike he fell in love and Katie asks during what strike. This could be considered a reference to the writers strike that halted the Boston Legal production. This is the second post-strike episode.