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Boston Legal: Fine Young Cannibal

Fine Young Cannibal Alan Shores attraction to Shirley Schmidt increases as the two of them handle the case of a homeless man accused of cannibalism; Denny Crane finds himself drawn to the feisty, small-statured Bethany while he helps her try a case against an HMO; and Jeffrey Coho continues his defense of accused murderer Scott Little in the most high profile murder case Boston has seen in years.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: 3F03
Airdate: Tuesday October 10th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Aug 30, 2007
NL (RTL 8) Jan 23, 2010

Guest Stars
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Judge Brian Hooper
Ashton HolmesAshton Holmes
As Scott Little
Betty WhiteBetty White
As Catherine Piper
Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
As Claire Simms
Currie GrahamCurrie Graham
As A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
As Dr. Zachary Simon
David BottrellDavid Bottrell
As Lincoln Meyer
Henry GibsonHenry Gibson
As Judge Clark Brown
Jill BrennanJill Brennan
As Gracie Jane
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
As Barbara Little
Mark L. TaylorMark L. Taylor
As Attorney Adam Jovanka
Meredith EatonMeredith Eaton
As Bethany Horowitz
Thom Gossom, Jr.Thom Gossom, Jr.
As Judge Blake Winters
Tyler LabineTyler Labine
As A.D.A. Jonathan Winant
Jan HoagJan Hoag
As Jane Baker
Leah LailLeah Lail
As Annie Spotnick
Mike BinderMike Binder
As Clarence Nichols
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
Craig BierkoCraig Bierko
As Jeffrey Coho
Episode Notes
Bethany agrees to see Denny again.

Alan wrestles Denny for Shirley.

Episode Quotes
Alan: Denny, what would you do if you met God?
Denny: I'd take him fishing.
Alan: Indeed.
Denny: He'd probably want to wrestle me for Shirley.
Alan: Indeed again.

(To Bethany.)
Denny: You shouldn’t smoke. It’ll stunt your… uh… never mind.

Judge Brian Hooper: Your client killed my wife. There’s no evidence of anyone even being there.
Paul: Except you.
Judge Brian Hooper: Is that where you’re going with your defense, Paul?
Paul: We will go down any path that leads to reasonable doubt. And yes, my friend,… that is a threat.

Shirley: Men don’t get over me.
Alan: Really?!?
Shirley: Not to sound immodest, I’m really good in bed. In fact, I’m rather phenomenal.

Alan: If I should ever like to drive your car?
Denny: I’d toss you my keys.
Alan: If I should ever need money?
Denny: My check is blank.
Alan: Or need to pick your brain.
Denny: My mind is blank.

Alan: Do you think we win too much? Are we losing all suspense?

(Hands a piece of paper to his homeless client.)
Alan: Here’s a check for $5000.
Shirley: What?!
Alan: It’s an experimental program. It’s called, “We the fortunate should endeavor to help the less fortunate.” I’m sure it will never fly.

Episode Goofs
Before Alan’s entrance at the wrestling match for Shirley, Denny’s cigar was short and well chewed. After Alan gets in the ring, Denny’s cigar is longer and not as chewed.

Cultural References
Alan: I didn’t know Massachusetts had cannibals.
Shirley: It’s, “Don’t ask. Don’t tell.”

Don't ask don't tell was the position the U.S. military took on the subject of homosexuals in in the service.

Alan: Admit it, Shirley. You’re drawn to me like Eve to the Serpent.

Eve was the wife of the first man created by God in Christianity and Judaism. She was seduced by the devil in the guise of a serpent and committed the first sin by disobeying Gods wishes to not eat from the Tree of Knowledge.

Alan: Can he pee in a cup first? I don’t trust his testosterone level.
Denny: Mine’s naturally high.

This is a reference to the winner of the 2006 Tour de France, Floyd Landis, who was later found to have a elevated ratio of testosterone in his system that cost him the title.

Episode References
Alan: I lay awake in bed last night… taking a measure of our friendship. Do you ever do that?
Denny: We’re flamingos.

This is a reference to the episode, "Witches of Mass Destruction", were Denny and Alan dressed up as flamingos for Halloween.

Denny: Why don’t you take the girl I married last year? You can have her.

This is a reference to the episode, "...There's Fire!", where he married Beverly Bridge and promptly got an annulment.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
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