Boston Legal/The Ass Fat Jungle

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The Ass Fat Jungle
Crane, Poole, and Schmidt
Season 2, Episode 8
Airdate November 15, 2005
Production Number 2F05 (2AJQ05)
Written by Janet Leahy &
Phoef Sutton
Directed by Ron Underwood
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The Ass Fat Jungle is the eighth episode of the second season of Boston Legal, and the twenty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: James Spader (Alan Shore), Julie Bowen (Denise Bauer), Mark Valley (Brad Chase), Rene Auberjonois (Paul Lewiston), Justin Mentell (Garrett Wells) (credit only), Ryan Michelle Bathe (Sara Holt) (credit only)

with Candice Bergen (Shirley Schmidt)

and William Shatner (Denny Crane)

Guest Starring: Marisa Coughlan (Melissa), Alice Drummond (Lydia Tuffalo), Richard Riehle (Dr. Barry Glouberman), Stacy Edwards (D.A. Chelios), Julie Claire (Kiersten Blau), Kristin Bauer (Tori Pines), Lily Knight (Helen Gershen), Edward Edwards (Ronald Matheny), Jesse D. Goins (Dr. Marks)

Co-Starring: Lucas Grabeel (Jason Matheny), Jim Lau (Toque), Robert Noble (Judge Swink), John J. Dalesandro (Atty. Klein), Dink O'Neal (Man), Dave Anthony (Technician), J.J. Boone (Nurse), Elizabeth Penn Payne (Foreperson)


Plot Overview

Alan is experiencing night terrors triggered by the high level of stress in his life (brought on by Tara leaving him, he thinks), and looks for someone to watch over him while he sleeps. Denny is not enthusiastic with the thought of sharing his bed with another man, so Alan enlists the aid of his new secretary Melissa, who conditionally agrees. Denny, Shirley, and Paul are on a legal team to defend a young man who is accused of vehicular homicide; confronting the prosecution's star witness, a woman with Alzheimer's, forces Shirley to confront her own discomfort with the disease. Denise has to defend a client against allegations that he implanted "homegrown" fat cells into unwitting patients; Denise being a patient of this doctor raises questions as to whether she was a victim as well.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Denny Crane: I talked to the kid, he won't admit it again.
  • Shirley Schmidt: I know 'heebie-jeebies' isn't a legal term, but...