Show Notes for Boston Illegal Radio
"Shock and Oww!" 2x18 March 7, 2006
Host Dana Greenlee; Co-host Daniel Roebuck [DanielRoebuck.com]
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A story of 50,000 volts, a partner as erotic art, a partner at Narcotics
Anonymous, a fathers distrust, American Homeowners and Denny finding his
Tease: Sitting in the co-host seat? What’s my line guess his
identity. Y/N: You’re an actor / producer/writer/director? You have a
special bond with Jay Leno? You portrayed the young killer in a movie that
really hit me for a loop in the mid-80’s – Rivers Edge. You acting in
Shock and Oww?
Danny: I could see his veins glowing right through his skin. He as
being charred from the inside out. And I could smell his burning flesh
from where I was standing. It smelled just like a roast. A well-deserved
Daniel Roebuck, Denny Crane's 'American Homeowner' Russell Blayney, is
joining me for the deconstruction of episode 18, Shock and Oww! to provide
You’ll want to listen to the full show. First, deconstruct “Shock and Oww”.
We’ll get Debb from Montreal on the phone to revisit our
Univ/Trek in the courtroom. She’s found similar themes of Vigilantes
and Renegades, Narcotic addiction, Star Trek Alumni, Death by High
Voltage. Finally, we’ll merge into some BL news of the week.
Let’s take this by storyline: 1) 50,000 volts, vigilantes and Russell
Blayney, American Homeowner 2) a partners nudity as Alan negotiates for
Shirley 3) Narcotics Anonymous – Paul, Rachel and Brad ‘I’m a drug addict’
Chase 4) Balcony.
Jayne Brook ... Rachel Lewiston
Currie Graham ... A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg
Daniel Roebuck ... Russell Blayney
Fran Bennett ... Judge Diane Avent
Patrick Renna ... Attorney Warren Peters
Richard Bairos ... Miguel Dominguez
Robin Riker ... Candy Springtime
Bonnie Bartlett ... Marguerite Hauser
Mark Derwin ... Attorney Michael Eaves
side: Daniel shares his adventures at
the Movieland Wax Museum auction from which he's driving home while doing
side: “Shock and Oww” was directed by
Jeff Bleckner and written Phoef Sutton & Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver
side: Daniel – thoughts? Bleckner has been directing episodic television
since the 1970's (Welcome Back Kotter. Blecker directed one earlier
episode of BL, last season's "Tortured Souls".
Phoef Sutton - his fourth BL script of the season, including "Ass Fat
Jungle" and "Helping Hands".
1. 50,000 volts, vigilantes and Russell Blayney, American Homeowner
SB-1 Reporter: Construction worker Russell Blayney
arrested for attempted murder for setting a bobby trap in his home to
catch burglars [1:16]
Side: Russell Blayney: Victim or Vigilante?
Ted Garcia, local tv reporter?
SB-2 Ginsberg/ Warren Peters/Denny/ Judge Avent: The
Commonwealth moves that bail be denied.. [:42]
SB-3 You. Blondie. On my team. This is a farce. Try this in the press.
Create our own reality. [:51]
Side: One of those blobs!
SB-4 I live alone. Jamaica Plain. Nebulizer and a
SB-5 Denise/Denny: So much for putting our hero on the stand / We’re the
ones creating the narrative. [:25]
Side: Changed dialog: my TV, bike, my power
tools, stereo, guitar / He’s this big spic (2x) / simulating the jolt of
electricity (yours?) / it was like I was watching all the assholes who had
ever / cut: It didn’t take long,.Just like the microwave.
Talk about Curry Graham – picture of you both on your website.
SB 8 Ginsberg/Denny/Jury voir dire: American
Judge Avent: play in the sandbox you built. One jurer: kill the son of a
2. Daniel Roebuck Chat
Daniel Roebuck portrays Jaron, a Romulan member of Spock's underground
movement for the Vulcan-Romulan Reunification movement. TNG: "Unification,
Part II" which also included Leonard Nimoy
Who Stole Santa's Sack? Ed Asner, Kathy Bates, Jay, Andy Griffith
fan of the monster/creature genre, he produced, wrote and appeared in the
Monsterama TV series (2003-4).
regular for three seasons on the evergreen hit drama, MATLOCK, portraying
Jay Leno in THE LATE SHIFT, HBO's
play Garry Marshall in BEHIND THE CAMERA; MORK AND MINDY, THE UNAUTHORIZED
LOST in the last three episodes of the acclaimed series’ first season.
Daniel played the misunderstood Dr. Leslie Arzt and made TV history when
he exploded on camera in the season finale!
Dan has started taping an episode of GHOST WHISPERER. He says it's great
to be reunited with Jennifer Love Hewitt again. They first worked together
on House Arrest when she was a teenager.
Rumors of a sequel to the Oxygen channel movie, CONFESSIONS OF A
SOCIOPATHIC SOCIAL CLIMBER. Dan & Jennifer both appeared in the original
End of Part 1 END MUSIC: "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" by The Cachao Combo from
the mambo scene in "Helping Hands".
Part 2 of 2 [http://www.boston-legal.org/audio/Boston-Legal-2x18-Shock-2.mp3]
Co-host Sue Bueti
1. Guest stars from the American Homeowner storyline
SB-5 Ginsberg/Denny: That bastard stole my story.
Talk about Currie Graham
SB-6 Candy Springtime/Denny: Russell Blayney -
Broiled, baked or fried [1:29]
Talk about Robin Riker; There are no facts anymore – just good or bad
fiction; PR spin in Hollywood
SB-7 American homeowner! [:38]
Talk about jurors.
2. Narcotics Anonymous – Paul, Rachel and Brad ‘I’m a drug addict’
SB-11 Paul: I believe Rachel's using again. She's
back on Crystal Meth. [:46]
SB-12 Paul to Brad: I need a favor. I very important, very personal favor.
Brad’ll get the job done by any means necessary!
SB-12 Brad to Rachel: Excuse me. I'm looking for
some on books on addiction and recovery. [1:08]
Side: Talk about Jayne Brook
SB-13 Brad: I’m Brad. I’m a drug addict. [1:39]
Autobiographical to Mark
Talk about Tim/Wesley Thompson
Fill in story: Rachel - Nice story. Too bad it was a lie. My father? Kept
every emotion tightly tucked away in his suit pocket. Right next to his
watch. Ferreting out information with these obtuse questions
SB-14 Paul tp Brad: So you made contact with Rachel?
SB-15 Rachel: Dad? Paul: I had lunch meeting nearby. [1:26]
Deleted: Paul gives Rachel a hug, picks up
Fiona and exits. Rachel closes the door and sits down on the coach,
picking up a book. Knock on the door. Rachel opens the door, surprised to
find Maggie Calder flanked by two police officers. Department of Social
Services. report of child endangerment. These officers have a warrant to
search your premises.
We’ve received an anonymous report of drug use in front of a minor. : That
sonofabitch. She grabs for her coat. I have to go. He has my daughter.
Magge Calder: Ma’am. Fiona is safe.
Officer #1: We’ve got something.
Rachel and Maggie turn to see Officer #1 holding a small leather kit. He
unzips it revealing a crystal meth kit including pipe, spoon and
Rachel Lewiston: Th-that’s not mine. I swear. To Maggie. I swear. A friend
of mine left it here last night.
Officer #2: Rachel Lewiston, you are under arrest for possession of a
controlled substance. He handcuffs Rachel.
3. A partners nudity as Alan negotiates for Shirley
SB-8: Shirley: I met Karl when I was a sophomore at
Side: Tell us about Marguerite Hauser/Bonnie
Fill in story: in the conference room with Marguerite , Shirley, Alan;
Alan seeing photos first time, contract, “As I recall, it wasn't your
minds that met. If you were old enough to screw my husband you were old
enough to understand what you were signing.” “Half of Karl's collection is
already promised to The Museum of Modern Art in New York. I intend to
auction off the other half.” [Alan clutches portfolio to chest like
Defense: The twenty-sixth amendment, which not only extended the right to
vote to eighteen year olds but also persuaded the States to grant them
status as adults, was ratified in 1971. The photos were taken in 1966.
Which, by the way, is my new favorite year. [Shirley wasn’t 21 yet]
Alan: because I was destined to discover and revel in the natural wonders
in all that is you. [lots of Shirley/Alan talk now]
Next scene fill in: talk about Attorney Michael Eaves/Mark Derwin.
Pictures find way to Internet. Negotiation didn’t work - this time.
SB-9 Attorney Michael Eaves: Mr Shore, you are on
our last nerve. You said you had an intriguing offer. [2:00]
Both attorneys do vague blackmail. Marguerite: For such a vague man,
you've been extraordinarily clear
Equivalent to Alan’s usual 3 min closing argument.
SB-10: Alan to Shirley-I haven't decided. You know
the one where you're not quite sure what you're looking at? [:44]
SB- Denny: I may not be the Denny Crane I once was,
but until today I didn't realize that this Denny Crane might be even
Denny misses Bev. Naked photos of Shirley.
2x19 Stick it SB-15 preview [:30]
6. Trek in the Courtroom
and Renegades, Narcotic addiction, Star Trek Alumni, Death by High
March 7, 2005 "Shock and Oww!"
Households: 11.4 million viewers; 7.6/13, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4/9, #T6)
Boston Legal grabbed the top spot in viewers and household demos and tied
for second for 18-49 with 3.4/9 [always good to be above a 3]. A repeat of
L&O:SVU" scored a 7.2/12 for NBC, and "The Amazing Race" was third at
Boston Legal lead in news: Compared with the last new broadcast of
"Commander In Chief" (households: 6.8/10; adults 18-49: 2.3 on 1/24/06),
the hour of "Sons & Daughters" was down 23.53% in households but up an
impressive 39.13% in adults 18-49. " (households: 7.5 million viewers;
5.0/7, #9; adults 18-49: 3/7, #9 overall, #3 in time slot) In 'same time
one year ago' news, the debut of "Blind Justice" did better than BL one
year later (households: 8.1/14, #4; adults 18-49: 4.5, #5) but was fairly
quickly cancelled. One never knows.
Dana: Spader on Ellen March 6
Play two sound bites
- March 22: William Shatner's [Denny Crane] birthday
- March 22: "William Shatner in Concert" on Living in TV Land
- April 4: David E. Kelley's birthday
- April 11: preemption for "The Ten Commandments"
- April 18: 02x23: "Race Ipsa" [date tentative]
END: Theme - "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley from "Helping
~ FIN ~