Boston Legal 05x07 -- "Mad Cows"

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  1. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles HIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Premium Member

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    Woo-hoo! Paul is back! Denise is back! I'm psyched for this one! (Sad note: We're now at the midpoint of the abbreviated final season; only six more episodes from here. :()
     
  2. nx1701g

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    ^ And it's preempted in PA for Football coverage.
     
  3. Pensive

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    As a newbie to the show, I am a little fuzzy on some historical details of the characters. Can someone fill me in on the Denny/Mad Cow thing real quick? I have an LJ icon of him captioned "I have mad cow" but wasn't sure if that was hilarious because it's true or because it's Denny Crane and Mad Cow in the same sentence.
     
  4. cardinal biggles

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    There's the possibility that Denny is in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease — hence his frequently bizarre behavior — but Denny keeps the possibility open that he's suffering from Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (the human version of Mad Cow Disease). The only hole in that argument is that CJD kills its victims in a few months (with some people living up to two years); if it was really "the Mad Cow," Denny would be long since dead.

    WHAAAAAAAAAT THEEEEEEEEEEE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK?????? :mad: :scream: :brickwall:

    ETA: Thankfully, the local ABC affiliate was smart enough not to subject the folks in Eagles territory to what is apparently a horrendous performance by the Steelers. :p
     
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  5. Pensive

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    ^Thanks! :)

    Watching now.
     
  6. bigdaddy

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    Karen Valetine was one what show that they played the song to in the beginning of the episode?

    I don't know what's up with my fault. :)
     
  7. Pensive

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    "We've already been approached to do a spinoff"
    "the network doesn't want us"

    DUDE!!!!!

    edit: PAINTBALL FIGHT. omg this is totally my new favorite series.
     
  8. cardinal biggles

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    A discussion about the campaign degenerates into a shouting match, and then ends with two grown, educated men shooting each other at close range with paintball guns.

    Sounds like TNZ in a nutshell to me. :guffaw:
     
  9. Pensive

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    In the future, I will end all political arguments with a paintball gun.
     
  10. nx1701g

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    Washington won? I didn't pay attention. (If Washington did win please God let this be a fluke year for that who election superstition.).

    My ABC affiliate will be airing this episode after all: Wednesday morning at 2:00am.
     
  11. Snaploud

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    Winners in the last eleven presidential elections:

    Bush (R)
    Bush (R)
    Clinton (D)
    Clinton (D)
    Bush (R)
    Reagan (R)
    Reagan (R)
    Carter (D)
    Nixon (R)
    Nixon (R)
    Lyndon Johnson (D)

    Elections won by Republicans: 7
    Elections won by Democrats: 4

    Denny said that he voted for the winner in eight of the last eleven presidential elections. That means he must have voted for at least one Democrat (despite Alan's claims to the contrary).

    My guess is that the writers got confused by Ford (who never won an election despite being president).
     
  12. Jax

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    I loved the spinoff talk from Jerry :lol:
     
  13. bigdaddy

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    David Kelly is developing a new law show.... ;)
     
  14. Snaploud

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    Who would have guessed...? I'm shocked! Shocked!

    This is my shocked face ==> :eek: <==
     
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    "Salmon and sex" How did McCain miss that campaign slogan?

    --Ted
     
  16. Allyn Gibson

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    No, I think it's more likely that Denny voted for Johnson in '64. A lot of Republicans of my grandparents' generation voted for Johnson, because Goldwater scared the hell out of them.
     
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    >Pop< Purrrrrrrrr.
     
  18. cardinal biggles

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    Nope, the Steelers won, 23-6. Someone told me they weren't doing that well, but it must have either been early in the game, or they just figured the Steelers would fall apart once Roethlisberger injured his shoulder.

    What superstition is this, by the way?
     
  19. Allyn Gibson

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    If Washington wins its last home game prior to the election, the incumbant party retains the White House.

    This held true until 2004.
     
  20. bigdaddy

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    I know! He is trying something new for a change. :lol: