missing lunacy

Bebsism’s current emo mode: I know him by heart – Vonda Shepard

Listen here:

 ally_mcbeal_03.jpg While editing ‘Foster’ at Roadrunner last Wednesday, I overheard that familiar song… “I’ve been down this road.. walking the line that’s painted by pride…”.

Oh my. Oh my. Someone on the other room is watching Ally McBeal! Oh God, how I miss this show.  After failing to interest me after its third season, Ally McBeal still remains to be my favorite show of all time, despite loving other shows after.

I miss the mini-skirt, the pout, the giggle that didn’t almost sound like a giggle, the dancing baby, the body clock, McBealisms, Fischisms, the lunacy, the wacky, weird, eccentric, funny, lovable characters that made a star out of Lucy Liu. Wow.

Back then, I made Ally McBeal a sign. Actually, I told myself (or was it to God? Bwaha!), that if a guy likes Ally McBeal much as I do, then, he’s my perfect someone.   123_100_7bacd5473fc5de2.jpg

So how’s that for fanaticism? 

ally.jpgDavid E. Kelley was a brilliant writer. I wonder where he is now.  Coincidentally, hours before I heard that familiar song again, I sent Carlo lines from ‘I Know Him By Heart’, a song from the show’s second soundtrack release. Whoa.                                                           ally3.jpg 

Ally was in constant search for her perfect someone, dating and ditching guys.  I would have wanted her to end up with her childhood sweetheart, Billy Thomas, but he died of brain cancer in Season 3.  Hohum.

Here are a few quotes from the show:

ally_show_2.jpgLing Woo: It’s a problem being beautiful. It’s only the handsome men that ask us out because they’re the only ones who think they have a chance. And handsome men are dolts. Life is unfair to us. At some point we have to face the certain reality: despite all the good the world seems to offer, true happiness can only be found in one thing – shopping.                                                   ally-large.jpg

Ally McBeal: We’re not only wired to want what we can’t have, but we’re also wired to want what we really don’t want.

Ally McBeal: I like being a mess. It’s who I am.

Nelle Porter: You having fun with this case?
Ling Woo: It’s okay. I prefer being a plaintiff, but a defendant’s nice too.

I get a martyr glow.                             ally_mcbeal_01.jpg

Ally McBeal: I mean, with all due respect, you sort of walk around with uppity breasts, and the hair flips aren’t the most subtle. And your perfume – you could be flammable. Now what if somebody shut you down as a safety hazard, how would you feel then?
Elaine Vassal: That was with all due respect?                                                       alley.jpg

Rabbi Stern: Are you always such a bitchy little thing?
Ally McBeal: Bitchy?
Rabbi Stern: Coming in here, insulting the Talmud, insulting me!
Ally McBeal: What kind of rabbi calls somebody bitchy?
Rabbi Stern: I’m going to have to ask you to leave.
Ally McBeal: ‘Cause I’m bitchy? God has no love for the bitchy?
Rabbi Stern: Get out.

Elaine Vassal: Oh, forgive my bluntness. It’s a device I use to cope. ally-1.jpg

Ling Woo: Nelle is like a sister; when she’s in pain, I throw up!

[Watches Nelle Porter unpin her bun and shake out her long, beautiful blonde hair]
Ally McBeal: It’s official: I HATE her!

Renée Radick: A penis is not a share toy. images.jpg

Renée Radick: Snow White. Cinderella. All about gettin’ a guy. Being saved by the guy. Today it’s the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas. All about gettin’ a guy.
Ally McBeal: So basically we’re screwed up because of…
Renée Radick: Disney.

ost_ally_mcbeal.jpgAlly McBeal: Maybe I’ll share my life with somebody… maybe not. But the truth is, when I think back of my loneliest moments, there was usually somebody sitting there next to me.

Ally McBeal: Wow… I have a boyfriend.


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