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Boston Legal: Can't We All Get a Lung

Denise and Schmidt defend Daniel Post after hes arrested for trying to buy a lung. Meanwhile, Shore reunites passionately with Marlene and defends his pal, Jerry Hands Espenson, after hes caught driving in the carpool lane with a life-sized sex doll.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 3F01
Airdate: Tuesday September 19th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Aug 08, 2007
NL (RTL 8) Jan 02, 2010

Special Guest Stars
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
As Daniel Post

Guest Stars
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Judge Brian Hooper
Christian ClemensonChristian Clemenson
As Jerry Espenson
Currie GrahamCurrie Graham
As A.D.A Frank Ginsberg
Henry GibsonHenry Gibson
As Judge Clark Brown
Jane LynchJane Lynch
As Joanna Monroe
Marisa CoughlanMarisa Coughlan
As Melissa Hughes
Michael C. AlexanderMichael C. Alexander
As Officer Michaels
Parker PoseyParker Posey
As Marlene Stanger
Randy ThompsonRandy Thompson
As Officer Carl Ralston
Denis ArndtDenis Arndt
As A.D.A. Joshua Wendt
John HartmannJohn Hartmann
As Tom Raulston
Marcella Lentz-PopeMarcella Lentz-Pope
As Megan Raulston
Treisa GaryTreisa Gary
As Foreperson
Main Cast
James SpaderJames Spader
As Alan Shore
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
As Denny Crane
Candice BergenCandice Bergen
As Shirley Schmidt
Rene AuberjonoisRene Auberjonois
As Paul Lewiston
Mark ValleyMark Valley
As Brad Chase
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
As Denise Bauer
Episode Notes
Denny had a life size doll of Shirley made.

Marlene Stanger trasfers to the New York office of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.

Daniel Post and Denise are engaged.

Episode Quotes
Alan: (Sarcastically.) The blow up dolls advertised with the life like genitalia? Men get them for sexual purposes?

Daniel Post: These non-terminals have no sense of humor.

Brad: You have it all, don't ya?
Denise: Ya, I have it all. I'm in love with a man that's dying. Lucky, lucky me.

Denny: Here's the thing about rich people, Alan - we get whatever we want.

Shirley: Denny, there's a rather monstrous rumor going around that you customized a doll in my likeness. A doll you were caught having sex with in a closet.
Denny: It was him. (Points to Alan.)
Alan: I assure you, I'm holding out for the real thing.

(About the Shirley doll.)
Shirley: You truly can't see how this might humiliate me?
Denny: You're jealous?!

Denny: What do you mean she's measuring you for trousers? Is that some kind of fetish? Would I like it?

Tom Raulston: I got a second AND third opinion, and they all say it’s inoperable. I’ve been through the whole
stages of death thing: I cried, I begged, I threw stuff. Made it to acceptance.
Shirley: And now you seem to have made it to the final stage: profiteering.
Daniel Post: These non-terminals have no sense of humor.
Tom Raulston: My daughter—she wants me to fight the cancer, but the thing is, if I do the chemo and the
radiation, the most I may buy is 3 or 4 really nasty months. I don’t want that.
Denise: Okay, here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna plead not guilty, and go with your story that this
is just two friends helping each other out.
Daniel Post: Great.
Denise: Except that’s probably not gonna work out. So, we’ll also need to file a motion to dismiss on
constitutional grounds.
Shirley: And then hope that in the Constitution somewhere it says it’s okay to sell your body parts to
the highest bidder.

Bailiff: All rise. Judge Clark Brown presiding.
Shirley: Oh, dear.
Denise: Problem?
Shirley: Judge Brown—I’m not his favorite.
Judge Clark Brown: Be seated. [sees Schmidt and they exchange smiles) Ms. Schmidt, I have before me your motion to dismiss on constitutional grounds.
(Schmidt nods)
Judge Clark Brown: Denied.
Shirley: You’d better take this.
Denise: Your Honor, I would ask that you would reconsider the defense’s motion.
Judge Clark Brown: I will not. He (looks at Daniel Post) wants to purchase a lung, and he (looks at Tom) wanted to sell a lung. Horrible; horrible! And shocking!
Denise: I—in the interest of fairness, your Honor, it’s imperative that . . .
Judge Clark Brown: No. I’m ruling on your papers. The law, as it stands, is constitutional. And my decision stands firm. I am not one of your activist judges, Ms. Bauer. I follow the law as it is written—a practice that makes me neither “nansy” or “pansy.” We will proceed.

Cultural References
Marlene Stanger: Buzz Lightyear, isn't that the name of the Ken doll with benefits.

Buzz Lightyear is a character in the 1995 animated film, Toy Story. The character, Buzz, thinks he is in a military-esque group that patrols space, when in fact, he is just a toy.

Ken has long until recently been the boyfriend of the Barbie line of girls dolls.

Episode References
(To Shirley.)
Judge Clark Brown: An act that makes me neither nanzy nor panzy.

This is a reference to the episode, Til We Meat Again, where Shirley, under the advise of Denny, used a position that going against their client, was being a nanzy-panzy. Judge Clark Brown was presiding in that case as well.

Denny: I'm never taking you fishing again.

This is a reference to the episode, Finding Nimmo, where Denny takes Alan to Nimmo Bay in British Columbia, Canada.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
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