3 July 2013 11:43 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Has Franklin & Bash become the new Baywatch? I can't remember the last time I saw so many bikini-clad women and shirtless men running on a beach. Not that I'm complaining. 

In a case of surfier blackmail led by guest star Eric Balfour, who mysteriously was the only party to keep his shirt on, Peter and Jared ended up defending a local fisherman on "Captain Johnny."

On any other show I'm sure that would have led to a case filled with maritime law and lectures about environmental impact of over fishing. 

But this is Franklin & Bash, where defending a fisherman gave us an old TV Guide with Perry Mason on the cover submitted as precedent, not to mention pirates, parrots and the creation of wenching as a verb.

John Ratzenberger was great fun as the judge who shook his head in amusement at what was the circus known as Franklin and Bash. »

- christine@tvfanatic.com (Christine Orlando)

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