L.A. Law (TV Series 1986–1994) Poster



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Followed by 

L.A. Law: Pilot (1986) (TV Episode)
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Matlock: The Network (1987) (TV Episode)
The show is referenced by an interview clip.
Cheers: To All the Girls I've Loved Before (1988) (TV Episode)
Norm mentions the show and his attraction to actress Jill Eikenberry.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Prism (1988) (TV Episode)
The neighbor mentions the show.
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988) (TV Movie)
Donald Duck attempts to hire the lawywers of L.A. Law
Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/The Bangles (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Buddy Precisely
Your Alcohol I.Q. (1988) (Video)
Mentioned when Richard Dysart is introduced, who was in the show.
ALF: Standing in the Shadows of Love (1989) (TV Episode)
Laura and Jake talk about the show.
Nearly Departed: TV or Not TV (1989) (TV Episode)
"Don't you know you can be sued for unplugging a TV while someone's watching it? I saw it on L.A. Law."
Hunter: The Fifth Victim (1989) (TV Episode)
TV series mentioned by name
Growing Pains: Carol in Jail (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Saturday Night Live: Corbin Bernsen/The Smithereens (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in 'TV Lawyers' skit
Cop Rock: Potts Don't Fail Me Now (1990) (TV Episode)
Victor Sifuentes and Abby Perkins appear
Designing Women: I'll See You in Court (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.11 (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced by John Sessions during 'Gospel'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: What is this, B.C. Law?
Beverly Hills, 90210: Pass, Not Pass (1991) (TV Episode)
Andrea's and Brenda's tour of L.A. for Chris takes them by the building they shoot L.A. Law in, and Chris says it's his favourite series.
Saved by the Bell: Pipe Dreams (1991) (TV Episode)
Zack accidentally hits a duck with a baseball. When Jessie gets angry, Zack says, "It was an accident, not a case for 'L.A. Law'."
The Golden Girls: From Here to the Pharmacy (1991) (TV Episode)
Show is mentioned by name.
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show (1991) (TV Movie)
referenced in a joke
Seinfeld: The Trip: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
the series is mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Arrested Development (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during David Spade's Hollywood Minute.
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Don't Make Me Give It Up" rap.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
In the discussion of "Frozen Assets" (1992), Gene Siskel mentions that Corbin Bernsen is also the star of this TV series.
The Simpsons: Marge on the Lam (1993) (TV Episode)
Bart, Lisa, and Lionel watch this show.
Married with Children: The D'Arcy Files (1994) (TV Episode)
Al tells Walter Traugott: "I don't talk to the law. I don't listen to the law. I don't watch 'L.A. Law'."
Mr. Write (1994)
Billy mentions an episode to Rachel.
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (1994) (TV Special)
Corbin Bernsen reprises his character
Shopping (1994)
Married with Children: Dial 'B' for Virgin (1994) (TV Episode)
Miss Hardaway tells Bud, who works for the Virgin Hotline, he has to be the callers' "cold shower during heavy Jimmy Smits reruns of 'L.A. Law'."
The Nanny: Stock Tip (1994) (TV Episode)
The show is the topic of an in-joke regarding the guest star.
Capitol Critters: The Bug House (1995) (TV Episode)
Theme song is played as roach lawyers descend during a courtroom scene.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
The Real Howard Spitz (1998)
Howard interviews people to front for him and one of the applicants mentions LA Law. Amanda Donohoe starred on the TV show.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.2 (1999) (TV Episode)
In "Ally McSqueal" the biscuit man farts the theme tune to this.
High Fidelity (2000)
The Bogus Witch Project (2000) (TV Movie)
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
Mr. T says, "I pity the red haired secretary from 'L.A. Law'. Your kindess and loyalty was often abused by that lecherous but handsome Arnie Becker."
Just Shoot Me!: For the Last Time, I Do (2003) (TV Episode)
Elliot sees Corbin Bernsen, thinks he's seeing the cast of L.A. Law; theme plays on piano when Bersen goes up to talk.
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
Six Feet Under: Everyone's Waiting (2005) (TV Episode)
David's lawyer comment about Harry Hamlin
Arrested Development: For British Eyes Only (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (2005) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Buddy Pricisely (archive footage)
Family Guy: Brian Goes Back to College (2005) (TV Episode)
At 80's Television Convention, Peter says to Brian: "You look just like Alf." Brian answers: "I'm not Alf. I'm Douglas Brackman from L. A. Law."
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
TV announcer refers to an upcoming episode of this
The Winner: Broken Home (2007) (TV Episode)
Glen wants to watch the show with Alison and Gary
Getaway: Over the Top (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ben when a flight over Los Angeles takes him past the skyscrapers in the centre of the city.
Eli Stone: Something to Save (2008) (TV Episode)
On "L.A. Law" Alan Rachins played a lawyer who worked for the firm of McKenzie Brackman. In this episode he played a lawyer who worked for the firm of McKinley Breckman.
Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentions that Paul Haggis was a writer on the show.
Hachaverim Shel Naor: The Prosecution (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chana
Everything Is Terrible: The Movie (2009) (Video)
Mentioned in Alcohol IQ
Psych: High Top Fade Out (2009) (TV Episode)
In the flashback to 1989, Henry (Corbin Bernsen) says that "L.A. Law" is a "passing fad." Bernsen starred on "L.A. Law."
Community: Debate 109 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeremy refers to Jeff as "L.A. Law."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.73 (2009) (TV Episode)
Contestant who is a lawyer recalls watching the series
The Cleveland Show: Brown History Month (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Donna
30 Rock: Respawn (2011) (TV Episode)
Liz shouts "Victor Sifuentes!" during her rant in court
Spy: Codename: Portis (2011) (TV Episode)
Marcus: "As they say on 'L.A. Law': see you in court!"
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Warwick.
Who Do You Think You Are?: Blair Underwood (2012) (TV Episode)
Blair Underwood's role in "L.A. Law" is referenced in the opening narration.
Community: Introduction to Finality (2012) (TV Episode)
Shirley tells Jeff that he was "like a white Blair Underwood" in the courtroom.
30 Rock: The Beginning of the End (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz says that over the hiatus, she did a jigsaw puzzle featuring the show's cast
The Name Is Durant with Larry Drake (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
The LA Law Story (2014) (Video)
Retrospective documentary on this TV series.
One Hit Wonderland: Turning Japanese by the Vapors (2015) (TV Episode)
Todd suggests that someone make a TV series based on David Fenton similar to this show.
EastEnders: Episode dated 24 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Before Max's trial, Kim tells Denise, "Now do you see why I have to go? It's like L.A. Law, but with smaller shoulder pads."
Modern Family: The Verdict (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Silverman/Marco Rubio/Wet (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sarah Silverman in the Word Sneak game
The Cinema Snob: Breakin' (2016) (TV Episode)
"And to dress in Susan Day's L.A. Law wardrobe."
The Cinema Snob: Christian Mingle: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
"...or does she have a fetish with fucking people from L.A. Law?"

Featured in 

The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1987) (TV Special)
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1986 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown while the cast comment on it.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

East L.A. Law (1990) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the TV series' title.
Saturday Night Live: Susan Dey/C+C Music Factory (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold opening
Doogie Howser, M.D.: The Show Mustn't Go On (1992) (TV Episode)
Title sequence
Animaniacs: La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam (1993) (TV Episode)
The first segment is named La La Law after this show and features an opening sequence spoofing that of this show.
Loopholes (1993) (Video)
Porn parody of 1980's and '90's lawyer series.
Friends: The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies (1996) (TV Episode)
Joey's character of Dr. Ramoray dies in the same way, after the writers said "The easiest way to get rid of a soap opera character is to just have them fall down an elevator shaft."
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV Movie)
Spoofed in the "TV Lawyers" segment
The King of Queens: Affidavit Justice (2003) (TV Episode)
While playing baseball with a team of lawyers, Doug fantasizes that he himself is a lawyer. His fantasy sequence is a spoof of the television show "L.A. Law".

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