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"The Cancer Man Can" 2x11 January 10, 2006
Host Dana Greenlee; Co-host Rob Greenlee
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A story of partners, coat rooms, influence and finally becoming harmonic.
Dedicated to Christian Clemenson’s smile!
Side: From friend Michelle who found this
article posted at JS.de, run by Brigitte: 1990 GQ Magazine Article: "At
the end of eleventh grade, Spader resolved to drop out and move to New
York. "He was not like some big star at Andover," says his ex-classmate
Let’s take this by storyline: 1) DANIEL POST, lung cancer and the
double-blind study for a cure 2) Jerry 'Hands' Espenson looking to make
Partner 3) Denny finding his bless with BEV and 4) Balcony
written by Janet Leahy & Michael Reisz and directed by Lou Antonio
Mary Boucher .... Judge Rose Olsheim
Joanna Cassidy .... Beverly Bridge
Larry Cedar .... Robert Hopper
Art Chudabala .... Peter Clark
Christian Clemenson .... Jerry 'Hands' Espenson
Marisa Coughlan .... Melissa Hughes
Michael J. Fox .... Daniel Post
Erica Gimpel .... Attorney Samantha Fried
Sammy Davis Jr. “The Candy Man Can"
2. DANIEL POST, lung cancer and the double-blind study for a cure
So Paul actually DOES have cases now.
SB-1 Paul, Denise, Daniel: "Daniel Post, CEO,
Christberg, Pelem Incorporated; He has stage four metastasized lung
Side: From a casting call, although this part
has now been cast with Larry Cedar. Posted on October 3, 2005 Shoot Dates:
October 10, 2005 (in Manhattan Beach). Breakdown-- Robert Hopper: Mid-late
40's. Slightly gaunt from his battles with Stage 4 lung cancer, Robert was
a participant in a double-blind research study of a new cancer drug. He is
suing Daniel Post [Michael J. Fox], a wealthy businessman and cancer
patient, who used his influence to insure that he received the actual drug
while Robert received the placebo.
Robert Hopper is played by Larry Cedar .... was Leon, a regular in
Deadwood; he was in ST: Enterprise in 2002, Boston Public, the year before
that, Murphy Brown in 1997, Star Trek Voyager in 1996, ST: Deep Space Nine
in 1994, he was in Doogie Howser and LA Law (both DEK series)
Side: In initial courtroom scene, walked with
a cane; Attorney Samantha Fried is played by Erica Gimpel. She was in
"House" that aired the same night, Jan 10. A regular on Veronica Mars and
been on a ton of ER eps over 7 years - Adele Newman, social worker from
Side: Peter Clark is played by Art Chudabala
who was in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Picket Fences"
Side: Mary Boucher played Judge Rose Olsheim
in the cancer cure case and was also the judge in season one - Truth Be
Side: Email from Robert B. Gelles Oak Hill
Neckwear of Braintree, MASS: Did anyone catch the reference to
Devlin-McGregor Pharmaceuticals. This was the name of the firm that made "Provasic"
in the movie, the Fugitive with Harrison Ford. They were behind Richard
Kimble;s wifes murder.
Denise and Daniel are having a glass of wine in the lounge of a
restaurant. "Last to Know" by Neil Finn from his album "One All" .
thanks to Camryn from Santa Barbara who posted this on BL.org/music page.
Neil was in Split Enz and Crowded House, writing "Don't Dream It's Over".
Lyrics: "Feels like an accident waking up / Under a bus with my fingers
crossed / Now is the time we could make it up". Stick around to the end of
this podcast to hear more of this poignant song. fitting to the story.
SB-2 Date - Denise Bauer: "Given the evidence, a
credible witness, and documented proof that you were administered the
actual drug and not a placebo…"
SB-3 Robert Hopper: If I take your money I won’t be hurting you. The only
think that will really hurt you now is if I take your time.
3. Jerry 'Hands' Espenson looking to make Partner
SB-4 Jerry Espenson: They are meeting soon to vote
on this year’s partnerships. It will be my third time to be up for partner
Friend Anna reminded me: "Christian Clemenson appeared in two episodes of
Family Ties with MJ Fox"
SB-5 Alan/Denny: "You mean Hands? Not a chance.
He’s a weirdo."
Side: Asperger's syndrome, variant of autism.
AS (Wikipedia): above average intellectual capacity, and atypical or less
well developed social skills; Can't see the subtexts of social interaction
(sometimes resulting in well-meaning remarks that may offend, like stating
he's smarter than Alan), a cure is neither possible nor desirable,
SB-6 Hands and Brad in break room: "Did he
mention how it looks for me?"
He turns his head to expose his neck and chuckles then walks off, hands on
SB-7 Alan: "I have an urgent announcement to make
regarding National Security. I don’t think our country is being run very
Side: Eric Payne plays Mark Halpern, the guy
at the podium presenting the partner candidates to the voting partners,
but in season one the actor was in 3 eps by the name of "Sam Halpern" in
episode: "Head Cases" (int’l meeting, "Still Crazy After.." and "Truth Be
Told" (Imamess clued me in and volunteers to keep track of character names
for DEK - Harvey Cooper, another 1st name in TP Wallace Cooper (Anthony
Heald) and there's a DA Ginsberg coming in a future ep, different from ADA
Frank Ginsberg, Brad's rival.
Also was in "I'm With Her", the Chris Henchy (husband of Brooke Shields)
show starring Teri Polo. The ep was The Peck Peck, which also guest
starred Mark Valley. (want this ep)
50 top-most partners. Saw the red-headed woman that's always in staff
SB-8 Angry Alan: "Well you need to hear it! I
said nothing when you fired Sally Heep..."
Give this man another Emmy; Janet Leahy & Michael Reisz's brilliant
monologues. ‘All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to say,
“It’s a business.”’ (Throwing her closing from Witches of Mass Destruction
in her face; reminiscent of German pastor Martin Niemullier who opposed
the Nazis - silence breeds intolerance; Witches of Eastwick?); Catherine "i
woman i profoundly adore"? Still trying to grasp where that transformed
from Dedham days.
SB-9 Paul: "Brad, you made full partner." Denny
knights Brad who humored Denny with grace.
Intercuts two scenes – Phil Neel, editor, did the same in Hired Guns for
which he won the ACE Eddie award for editors (and nominated again this
year for an ACE for his editing in “Ass Fat Jungle”)
SB-10 (4:29) Intercuts Jerry packing and Brad's
surprise party. Jerry: "How's that Shirley? Is that enough?"
Clackity-clack; Garrett with his false praise: Here are your cases.
They're excellent; Denny: sock holster; Jerry: Hot secretary who makes me
nervous. Rosenburg v. Kaplan 273 Mass 411 Uphold employment contract
entered into under duress. Criminal Law Treatise 22 ARL 3rd R1228, emotion
diminishes responsibility for a crime.
4. Denny finding his bless with BEV
Banquet "The Childrens Group / Robert Christopher Sutton Award for
Side: The MC at the Charity function - S.E.
Perry - was in TP8 Police State, rushing in when Alan infamously hid the
murderer... and the murder weapon.
SB-11 Bev: "... and blow."
Side: Boston Legal filmed at a hotel in LA
October 12: "I saw James Spader in the elevator lobby of the Millennium
Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles on October 12th. Boston Legal was
filming earlier that day in the Crystal Ballroom and the Tiffany Room.
Thanks to Vanilla - the prom scene from Pretty in Pink was also filmed at
six days later, Shatner zipped to the hospital afflicted with a painful
Side: Joanna Cassidy was in the Hollywood
Wives miniseries in 1985 along with Candice Bergen. Most recently as
Brenda's mom in Six Feet Under; she was a judge in several episodes of LA
SB-12 Shirley-Denny: "Maybe because you were too
busy having sex on your desk?"
Side: Joanna Cassidy starred w/ Spader in The
Family Tree - It aired on NBC from February to March 1983.
SB-13 Bev-Denny: Feel free to have sex with
anyone else. I love you!
SB-14 Denny: I'm getting married ... gotta go -
we're registering for flatware.
SB-16 preview2: Sue pointed out
the background music at the end of the clip is from Zevon's beautiful and
haunting "Keep Me In Your Heart", which he wrote while he was dying of
8. Trek in the Courtroom
Notes and images in pdf
Ratings for The Cancer Man Can. Households: 11.29 million viewers.
Jan. 17: Betty White's [Catherine Piper] birthday
Jan. 31: Preempted for Presidents State of the Union Address
Feb. 7: James Spader's birthday
BL Award Watch
March 7: 02x18: "Shock and Oww!" Scoop: Exclusive - not yet announced
anywhere; A vigilante story - again - a homeowner is in trouble for
boobytrapping his home to catch burglers. This makes Denny happy! A
partner goes to Narcotics Anonymous
END: Theme - The Last To Know / Neil Finn
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