Lou Grant

Season 1 Episode 9

Judge

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 15, 1977 on CBS
8.5
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When Lou visits the Courthouse to verify reports of a Superior Court judge's bizarre behavior, he ends up getting jailed for contempt and the newspaper's publisher threatened.

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  • You enemies... you enemies...

    7.5
    This may or may not be a plausible depiction of the degree that a judge can get away with questionable behavior in a courtroom, but special guest Bernard Hughes gives a great performance as the judge in question, particularly his paranoia-driven speech at the end which reveals just how biased and mentally unfit he is to be holding his position. The episode offers credibility by touching on the risks the Tribune would have taken by being sued for libel & slander for running their story on the judge's courtroom behavior, as well as Mrs. Pynchon's point of concern with age discrimination. This is one of the few LG episodes I've seen which had no 'B-story'.moreless

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    • The scene where Billie and Rossi are giving Lou a good ribbing for being a "hardened criminal" with their lines:


      "Ya busted out of the joint, ah Duke?"


      "I knew there was no slammer that could hold you, chief!"


      was actually shot and used twice. At the very beginning for the episode preview the shot was a close-up on Rossi & Billie, then later during the scene at approx 11:00 a wide shot was used which included Lou's associate from the court.

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series - Barnard Hughes.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Rossi and Billie are poking fun at Lou for be a "big-time criminal" after he's released from jail, Rossi says: 'Always knew there was no slammer that could hold you, chief!" in what appears to be an impersonation of actor Humphrey Bogart.

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