Boston Legal: The Gods Must Be Crazy
(S04E19) It wasn't until I saw George Segal that I realized how much I missed seeing him on TV. It made me long for the days when he and Finch made me laugh out loud and lament the fact that David Spade hasn't done anything funny since.
While the thought of Denny Crane being President of the United States is certainly funny, the idea that he would be chosen for his electability is ludicrous. Aside from the more obvious problems, the Republicans would never nominate a single man with multiple divorces and an embarrassing arrest record. Let's be honest.
I loved seeing Denny reveal his stash of guns. Finally after a season of political fist shaking, BL has come to make a point that I wholeheartedly agree with. I guess if the utmost concern of the Republican party is to keep the support of the NRA, Denny Crane is the best choice. I have to wonder, even with Hollywood being as liberal as it is, isn't there one conservative who works on this show?
Considering how hard this show has been on Clinton and McCain, it's pretty clear who David E. Kelley is voting for and that's fine. My only problem is the lame attempt to be fair by having Denny locate the Photoshopped Whitney Houston picture. Not only was it unfunny but compared to the pictured of Hillary, it was downright complimentary.
It took way too long for Missi Pyle to return to the show. With C,P&S's hiring record, you'd think Renee would be on staff by now. The way she so subtly plays her character is so brilliant it's almost unnerving to watch. As for her case, it's another ridiculous one that can't be won. Everybody knows that the Catholic Church does what it wants, when it wants. Hell, it took almost 2000 years before they changed their position on child molestation. It's going to take a lot more than a high priced lawyer to let a woman wear the fancy robe. The funny part is that if you're going to sue the Catholic Church to change all their regulations that don't make sense, you better bring an apple, because you're definitely working through lunch.
One thing I will say about the case against the church is that John Larroquette is just as brilliant as he ever was. Few people know that after Larroquette won multiple Emmys for his work on Night Court, he stopped submitting himself for nomination. I'm hoping that he puts himself back in consideration for Carl Sack.
This episode certainly had its share of great guest stars. As much as I love David Clennon, that guy seriously needs to grow back his beard. Not only would it remind people of the great Miles Drentell, but it would help to hide his bad case of Imus neck. Without commenting on any storylines involving prostitution, I'll just say that Gina Torres was a sight for sore eyes.
Having Denny turn the joke around on his "friends" was really the only way that storyline could have been successfully buttoned, however, it should have gone on much longer. Five minutes of fear is hardly payback for what Denny went through. I would have, at least, made Paul strip down to his underwear.
As for the balcony scene, DEK has a lot of nerve complaining about the state of television, considering he created Wedding Belles.