Boston Legal Says It Better Than The New York Times

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Sometimes a legal summation can capture a story better on video than any editorial column…

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I am sitting here attempting to watch Toyota defend itself before Congress for it’s dangerous cost-cutting in production that led to massive safety issues with the Japanese auto giant’s cars, and it reminds me of the final episode of Boston Legal. You may remember how the litigation division of Denny Crane’s law firm fought off a takeover by the Chinese. Couldn’t find that episode on YouTube, but this is one of the best closing argument speeches from the show.


Boston Legal was an American TV legal drama-comedy (dramedy) created by David E. Kelley, which originally ran on ABC from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008. A spin-off of the long-running series The Practice, Boston Legal followed the personal and professional exploits of a group of attorneys working at the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. In its five-year run, it won five Emmy Awards.

Too bad it’s over. It was one of the smartest written, funniest shows on American television that really captured post 9/11 America more realistically than any film or print story could. If you missed it, you can catch the syndicated re-runs here and there on cable.

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