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Denny almost leaves the office not wearing pants. In the first episode of the first season, another name partner, Edwin Poole, attends a staff meeting not wearing pants.
Denny mentions the web address, "dennycranelaw.com." The address leads to the official Boston Legal website located on ABC's site. It was designed to look like the official Crane, Pool & Schmidt web page.
While Denny could presumably have obtained the Stanley Cup for a day from a member of the NHL Championship team, the trophy is nonetheless always accompanied by "Cup Guards" (professional escorts from the Hockey Hall of Fame) everywhere that it travels.
Denny says to Alan that the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in professional sports. While the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in the US and Canada competed for by athletes, the (UK) Football Association Cup and the America's Cup are both older than the Stanley Cup by a considerable margin. Yacht racing's America's Cup dates to the 1850's, the FA Cup to the 1870's. "Lord Stanley's Cup" is a relative newcomer from 1892.
This episode features a unique opening credits sequence, with Jerry singing the Boston Legal theme song along with the actual music. A few character shots of the main cast are replaced by images of Jerry singing, continuing the scene from the teaser. One character shot of Candice Bergen is replaced by her character's reaction to Jerry's singing.
When Alan leaves Judge Folger's chambers, he puts a cushion on a chair with one of the corners sticking upwards. But in the next shot, the cushion's position changes to resting on its side.
Before the opening credits when Jerry is talking to Shirley, the position of documents on Shirley's desk change between shots.
Kevin's hand is by his side when Denny justifies his reasons for liking him but in the next shot, Kevin's hand is over his chest.
The first time the murder is shown, Lynnie Cox lands on the ground face-down. However, in the second flashback, she is laying face-up.
Alan may have worked with Renata when he was at Abbott and Carruthers, the firm he worked at before he went to Young, Frutt & Berluti which he was fired from for embezzling.
The man's body, that got stolen from the museum, would not have his face showing, thus making him recognizable. During Plastination all skin is removed to preserve the donors' identity; their names are also never used in exhibitions. Shore's client would not have been able to identify her father.
The rabbi reads a prayer, as Denny is shown to be asleep. But while the prayer is in midday, the words read belong to an evening prayer.
Denny supposedly went to temple with Bethany on a Wednesday night for Tu B'Shevat (Jewish Arbor Day). However, in the temple they sang "Bim Bom/Shabbat Shalom", a song performed on Friday Nights (i.e., the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath). Additionally, Tu B'Shevat did fall on a Friday Night this year, not on a Wednesday.
"The Decider" is a self-given name from President Bush. The Judge uses it in this episode.
Final appearance of Craig Bierko.
When Denny says "How come the other side always has short closings?", this is a reference to the fact that Alan Shore always makes excessively long closings.
This has been mentioned a few times, from Alan and his former secretary, among other people.
We see in the first shot Judge Gloria Weldon slamming Alan against the wall knocking down a plaque. In the next close-up scene we see the same plaque still hanging, just swaying side to side.
Claire tells Clarence/Clarice he/she is not schizophrenic. However, she uses this term interchangably with multiple personality disorder--a common enough error, but still very inexact. The two are not the same thing.
Gary Anthony Williams played Stevie's Dad on Malcolm in the Middle. Merrin Dungey played Stevie's mom. In this episode, they are playing opposite each other again where he asks her out on a date.
The twin blonde singers are based on the real life white supremacist singers Lamb and Lynx Gaede, who perform as Prussian Blue.
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