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Breast in Show Season 02 Episode 14
 

Boston Legal / Season 02, ep 06 starring James Spader, Mark Valley, Julie Bowen, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois, Justin Mentell, Sara Michelle Bathe

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Episode Summary

"Breast in Show" / Season 2, Episode 14
A story of exposing protesters, a Bruins wake, running for D.A. and Catherine cooking her books.
Broadcast: February 7, 2006

From ABC: The terminally ill Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) hosts his own funeral, an event that Denise Bauer would rather not attend. Meanwhile, Alan Shore takes an interest in a woman who causes a political uproar when she leads a protest with hundreds of bare-breasted women. And Catherine Piper (Betty White), who is now the office building's new sandwich lady, decides that the office of junior associate Garrett Wells is the perfect spot for her to do her accounting work.
From Spoilerfix: Daniel is dying and his family throws him a funeral, which proves to much for Denise to bear. Alan and Shirley defend Irma, who took off her shirt during a protest and is now being charged with a felony for political reasons. If she is convicted, she will have to register as a sex offender.

Episode Credits

Directed by .... Arlene Sanford
Written by .... Phoef Sutton & Michael Reisz

Michael C. Alexander .... Officer Lawrence Michaels
Michael J. Fox .... Daniel Post
Lisa Vidal .... Irma Levine
Betty White .... Catherine Piper
Ana Ortiz .... A.D.A. Holly Raines
Thom Gossom, Jr. .... Judge Blake Winters
Marc Vann .... D.A. Scott Bodnar
Scott MacDonald .... Officer Michael Minden
Erica Gimpel .... Attorney Samantha Fried
Daniel Kash .... Patrick
Alex Nevil .... Terry
Joleen Lutz .... Cathy
Kurt Scholler .... bailiff
Ted Lyde .... foreman

Set Photographer: Ron Tom & Craig Sjodin
Set Photos taken November 29 & December 1, 2005
© 2005 ABC, INC.

Breast in Show Season 02 Episode 14

 

Episode Dialogue


Officer Michael Minden: We advised her to put her clothes back on, but she and her cohorts insisted on marching around topless.
Shirley Schmidt: She leans over to Alan (sotto). The District Attorneyís here.
Alan Shore: (sotto) Ah, Fredrick Bodnar. Politicians are draw to cameras like flies are drawn toÖ
Shirley Schmidt: Politicians.
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Alan Shore: Not exactly the stuff erections are made of.
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Terry Post: He wonít let me give him noogies anymore since last time the chemo made his hair fall out.
Denise Bauer: [To Daniel] This is the wise-ass brother, right?
Daniel Post: No. Heís the dumbass. Patrickís the wise-ass.
Cathy: Leave her alone, Terry. [To Denise] My job is to rescue you from Terry. Iím tightass.
Denise Bauer: Iím Denise. No ass at all.
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Daniel Post: Hey, you lost to a dead guy and a girl. Deal with it. You want some zamboni cake?


Set Photographer: Craig Sjodin / © 2005 ABC, INC.

Did You Know... ?


Michael J. Fox [Daniel Post] and Julie Bowen [Denise Bauer] in "Breast in Show"Missing Dialogue
As is typical, a script does not always make it to the broadcast product intact. Following is a scene that was written for the Daniel Posts 'funeral' in the bar which does not appear in the final episode:

Scene description: Marty Doyleís bar. Bruins paraphernalia cover the walls. On an easel is a large poster of Post, with a circle with a red line through it. There is also a memorial wreath made out of hockey pucks and sticks. A zamboni cake that says, ďSo long, Daniel,Ē is on the table. Everyone in the bar, man or woma, wears a Bruins T-shirt or jersey. They all turn and cheer for Post.

Daniel Post: Everyone this is Denise. *To Denise* Now itís your job to figure out who they are.

Terry: Hey! You must be the widow Post. Iím Terry, his brother.

Denise Bauer: Hi, Terry.

Terry: He wonít let me give him noogies anymore since last time the chemo made his hair fall out.

Denise Bauer: To Daniel. This is the wise-ass brother, right?

Daniel Post: No. Heís the dumbass. Patrickís the wise-ass.

Cathy, also late thirties, approaches.

Cathy: Leave her alone, Terry. To Denise. My job is to rescue you from Terry. Iím tightass.

Denise Bauer: Iím Denise. No ass at all.

Another example is removing lines from one character and expanding them for the other. At the end of the bar funeral, as Denise leaves, Daniel stops her at the door. In the aired episode, Daniel's lines stop after "It just sucks". This is how the original script had him complete his scene:

Daniel Post: I know. It sucks. Thatís it. It just sucks. *A beat* But itís gonna such whether weíre out here crying, or weíre in there laughing and drinking. Thatís the beautiful thing about the Irish. We all know that.

The aired episode then added these lines, not in the original script, for the Denise character:

Denise Bauer: This is, this is good for you. And everyone in there is unbelievable. And I have been trying. I really have. ButÖ youíre dying and itís eating me up inside. You go back. Itís your party.


The Creatives Vitae
Phoef Sutton (writer) - Sutton co-wrote episode 2.8 ("Ass Fat Jungle") with Janet Leahy. Sutton has been a writer and story editor since 1982, when she worked on Cheers and Newhart. According to IMDb, Boston Legal marks her first foray into hour-long TV although she's previously written screenplays for full-length features films.

Michael Reisz (writer) - Reisz co-wrote Episode 2.6 ("Witches of Mass Destruction") with Lawrence Broch and Andrew Kreisberg. Reisz is also an actor (including an appearance on Star Trek: Voyager) who, while not writing and being a story editor for BL, does a lot of voice work for animated shows and video games.

Arlene Sanford (director) - Sanford has been directing television shows since 1984 when she started with the daytime drama Rituals. Besides directing BL episodes 1.9 ("A Greater Good") and 2.2 ("Schadenfreude"), she worked previously on David E. Kelley shows Ally McBeal and Boston Public. More recently, she has directed six episodes of Desperate Housewives.

Thanks to Sue for this research. For Acting Six Degrees, see our forum episode page

 

Episode Reviews


 | 2.14 'Breast in Show' written by Abney


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Episode News


Ratings  Ratings [101 by Nielsen]

Feb. 7, 2005 "Breast in Show"
Households: 7.5/13, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #7.
Scored one position higher in 18-49 than NYPD Blue did last year, same time.

>> More ratings information in our Forum

Nudity, schmudity
The Pickle Dish blog
by Betsy Pickle
Last night's episode of "Boston Legal" featured a storyline in which activist Irma Levine (Lisa Vidal), the budding love interest of lawyer Alan Shore (James Spader), marched topless with dozens of other women to protest the redrawing of voting-district boundaries to favor local incumbent politicians. [edit] The "Boston Legal" episode was amusing because, as I watched my TiVo recording, I didn't even notice that the women weren't wearing tops. I was looking at the placards they were carrying. When Irma was arrested, I had to replay the scene to see what the fuss was about. Even though the situation was fictional, I supported the protesters because they did what they did to get attention, and their less-exposed efforts weren't getting them anywhere. In my opinion, this falls under the category of "By any means necessary."
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Breast in Show: Denise and Daniel attempt a Bruins-style wake

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Episode Ratings
February 7, 2006:
Households: 7.5/13, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #7.
Scored one position higher in 18-49 than NYPD Blue did last year, same time.
 

     


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