Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue ... See full summary »

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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 38 wins & 115 nominations. See more awards »
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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue a career in law away from Ally, their relationship came to an end. In the present, an old classmate of Ally's named Richard Fish gives Ally a job at his law firm, where Billy and his new wife are also working. This puts Ally in a predicament since she still has feelings for Billy which she's laboring to get over. At the office, Ally puts up with a nosy, gossiping secretary named Elaine, and an oddball lawyer named John Cage never seems to lose a case. At home, Ally's friend and house-mate Renée regularly advises her on her love life. The series follows Ally's trials and tribulations in life through her eyes, and caricaturizes her personal thoughts and fantasies. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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8 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Ally My Love  »

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Ling Woo (Lucy Liu) wasn't originally intended to be a regular, but David E. Kelley liked her so much as a guest star, he and the writer decided to reveal that she has a law degree and join the firm after a few episodes, giving her a reason to be there. See more »

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[catch-phrases]
Richard Fish: Bygones.
Richard Fish: Fishism.
Richard Fish: Vulgarism.
Richard Fish: Bugger.
Richard Fish: Ouch!
Richard Fish: Kidding.
Richard Fish: No biggie.
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Referenced in Girlboss: Garbage Person (2017) See more »

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Searchin' My Soul
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Written and Performed by Vonda Shepard
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I love Ally McBeal
31 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I ordered all five seasons from hong kong on e-bay... it's fantastic..!! you know, people watch Jerry Springer to make sure their lives are not that screwed up... I believe people watch(ed) Ally hoping their lives could become as chaotic... We are into the 4th season.. and it seems like the show should be wrapping up at the end of this season... but they go on for one more year... contract fights with ABC? I know Robert Downy Jr. went back to rehab at the end of season 4...

But this show is about life.. all the stupid little things that most people never even notice are magnifide a thousand time... Jerry Seinfeld did the same thing... Ally McBeal was a lawyer show about nothing.. but in Ally everybody is George and Kramer and all the other characters all the time all rolled into one... David Kelly was/is a genius. to be able to write so many shows with such passion. That's another key to this show you don't see on very many.. the passion the actors deliver their parts in... They invite us into their world and we actually become part of it... The fears we see on Ally are something we all experience at some time in our lives... Wish I could find more of David Kelly's shows on DVD... can't find the Practice at all...

let's have a reunion..!!!!


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