Show Notes for Boston Illegal Radio
"Ass Fat Jungle" 2x08 November 15, 2005
Host Dana Greenlee; Co-host Kyle Abney
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A story of sleepovers, fat lips, hit-and-remember and having your best
friends head examined.
With me now is Kyle Abney, Official reviewer for Boston Legal and Lost at
old school version of TV.com (TVTome) Reviews on the episode pages at
KYLE: Call anytime and record your comments about the most recent episode
at 1-800-986-8290 [toll free in the U.S.] Please email us directly at
Rundown: deconstruct AFJ, Next weeks ep GONE, revisit our Parallel
Univ/Trek in the courtroom with a conversation with Debb from Montreal,
we’ll merge into some BL news of the week and then your calls and email.
KYLE: Let’s take this by storyline: 1) Denise defending Dr. Glouberman for
performing some unorthodox cosmetic surgery 2) Alan’s night terrors – and
his quest to find someone to sleep with him; 3) Shirley, Denny and Paul
representing Jason Matheny, accused of running over an old man; and 4)
Denny gets tested for Alzheimers– concluding with my review of AFJ - the
Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Directed by .... Ron Underwood Written by .... Janet Leahy & Phoef Sutton
Edited by .... Phil Neel
2. Ass Fat, Dr. Barry Glouberman
1-SB: Tori Pines, Kiersten Blau and Denise Bauer Tori and I have been
friends since I won’t even tell you how long
The character name of one of the plaintiffs in the Glouberman case is Tori
Pines. This is also the name of a tree [Torrey Pine] and a California
State reserve near San Diego. I spent occasional weekends exploring the
trails and views there. The fact that I accidentally wandered onto the
nearby nude beach [you've been warned] shouldn't be construed as anything
Richard Riehle .... Dr. Barry Glouberman 70 tv shows, 116 movies,
"Enterprise" playing "Dr. Jeremy Lucas, "Star Trek: Voyager" playing
"Seamus Driscol", "The Practice" "Ally McBeal" "Chicago Hope" "L.A.
Law""Married to the Kellys" playing "Uncle Dave", The Fluffer
3. Alan’s night terrors
2-SB: Alan Shore: Would you like to earn some extra money, Melissa?
Melissa: How stupid do you think I am? Alan Shore: So you’ll think about
3-SB: Alan Shore: By the way Melissa, as immune you are to any sexual
advances on my part, I have had the occasional fantasy about the Michelin
E!Online talked to “Melissa” Excerpt: I talked to the lucky girl [Marisa
Coughlan, who's playing Shore's new assistant, Melissa], who hinted that
her icy attitude toward Alan isn't going to last long. "I become quite
smitten with [Alan], because he's so bright, and he's come to my rescue.
At this point, I'm not quite sure if it's going to go further, but it's
definitely a possibility. I started with three [episodes], and then I did
a few more, and now, I think it kind of depends. They're trying to figure
out where they can go with my character, if I should go back as a love
interest or [not].
The interesting trivia/ML connection from - at the end, on the balcony,
Spader said the word "moonlighting' and "Someone to watch over me" was
used which was also used in a famous ML ep (the Linda Ronstandt
version)--and Phil Neel edited that BL (as well as help edit the ML one)
ep and we know he had some input in that choice of music.
4. Alzheimer’s, Jason Matheny and a Shirley and Denny backstory
Lydia Tuffalo and her asst Togue
4-SB: Shirley, Paul, Denny: Preying on somebody with Alzheimer’s.
Ronald Matheny (dad) is Edward Edwards "Nowhere Man""Doogie Howser,
M.D.""L.A. Law" More recently "Desperate Housewives" "Commander in Chief"
Stacy Edwards was D. A. Chelios married to Eddie but not eddie edwards:
"L.A. Law" "Chicago Hope"
Denny: I say if a woman’s brain has turned to oatmeal let’s throw in a few
raisins & have her for breakfast.
“Lydia Tuffalo” Alice Drummond 49 movies (House of D. Ace Ventura: Pet
Detective, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar) – tv "Dark
Jim Lau was “Toque” - couple times on "The Practice" playing "Dr. Ming
Hyang" in episode: "The Chosen" episode # 8.2) 5 October 2003
5. Denny gets tested for Alzheimer's
5-SB: Denny is on the stretcher of an MRI machine. Dr Marks: Your
glutamate levels are about the same. So is the evidence of plaque.
6. The Balcony
6-SB: Denny Crane: It isn’t right. I tried that night terror routine on
six different women.
7. In Closing: Abney’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Kyle: Next ep: We’ll dissect 2x09: “GONE” Dec 6, 2005
Denny shoots a homeless man between the eyes with a paint ball gun.
Instead of suing, he wants them to represent him in suing the government
for letting his wife die after the hurricane in New Orleans. Denise is
trying to buy her friend Helen a new bedroom set. While trying to get her
to accept the gift willingly, Helen's son gets abducted. Brad and Denise
consider extreme measures to get him back.
7-SB: Here’s a sound bite: GONE (:30)
9. Parallel Universe: Trek in the Courtroom
New page: Bl.org/startrek. New podcast/interview Trek in the courtroom.
Similarities From Deb in Montreal
10. BL News
Dana: People Magazine
People Magazine's Sexiest TV Lawyer for 2005 is...
Mark Valley. The Nov. 28 issue includes a full page photo and a brief Q&A.
Kyle: Acura commercials
Spader is the new voice of the Acura, Several 30 second commercials for
the ACURA automobile have his voiceovers. If anyone sends us an audio or
video recording of these spots, we'll post it.
Kyle: BL Down Under
From “scoop Sarah” in Melbourne from www.seven.com.au
Tuesday, 29 November, 2005 “Schmidt Happens”
Melbourne on Seven 9.30pm-10.30pm Boston Legal
DANA: show and podcast Schedule
Nov. 21: The Practice, season 8 begins on FX
- Nov. 22 & 29: preempted
- Dec. 6: 02x09: "Gone"
- Dec. 13: 02x10: "Legal Deficits"
Nov. 15, 2005 "AFJ" BL was third in its timeslot for this past episode,
behind the beast known as Law & Order: SVU and the CMA Awards on CBS. It
averaged 11 mil viewers and a 3.4 in 18-49. The lead in Commander-in-Chief
is beginning to weaken... it has 12.5 mil viewers, down from around it's
season-high of 17. BL was #5 for the night in households; adults 18-49:
Transcript for AFJ; Adding images from TP 8x1
PHONE: 8-SB Lenny
EMAIL: From Bob Archer Vice President Morgan Keegan and Co., Inc
investment firm investment banking, securities brokerage, trust and asset
Another superb episode of BL…at the end was a rendition of "Someone To
Watch Over Me"…..any idea who's recording this was? My thought is that it
is done by Etta James....give it a listen. She's fantastic!
Kris Banister - Possible Story Lines
- Alan and Shirley have to handle a case together and during a late night
prep session things turn sexual. This is a one-time affair and Shirley
will be able to use the possibility of another opportunity as a "carrot"
to get Alan to possibly do things her way in future episodes.
- Paul actually has a case!! It currently appears that he just shows up to
collect his big paychecks. We would actually see him in the court room
working a case.
~ FIN ~