Bebsism’s current emo mode: I know him by heart – Vonda Shepard
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.
So how’s that for fanaticism?
David 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.
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:
Ling 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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Ally 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.