L.A. Law/F.O.B.

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F.O.B.
Season 7, Episode 15
Airdate April 1, 1993
Production Number 9L15
Written by William M. Finkelstein
Directed by Rick Wallace
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F.O.B. is the fifteenth episode of the seventh season of L.A. Law, and the one hundred forty-second episode overall.

Starring: Corbin Bernsen (Arnie Becker), Jill Eikenberry (Ann Kelsey), Alan Rachins (Douglas Brackman, Jr.), Michael Tucker (Stuart Markowitz), Susan Ruttan (Roxanne Melman) (credit only), Blair Underwood (Jonathan Rollins), Larry Drake (Benny Stulwicz) (credit only), Sheila Kelley (Gwen Taylor), John Spencer (A.D.A. Tommy Mullaney) (credit only), A Martinez (Daniel Morales), Lisa Zane (Melina Paros)

and Richard Dysart (Leland McKenzie)

Guest Starring: James Gammon (Thomas Quinn), Lynette Walden (Yvette Falcone), K Callan (Florence Hackett), Larry Romano (Bobby Falcone), Robin Frates (Laura Quinn), David Purdham (Mr. Pike), David Gautreaux (Mr. Bruner), Shannon Cochran (D.D.A. Ms. Schiff), Robert Katims (Pike's Client), David Ralphe (Doctor), Jan D'Arcy (Judge Lillian Sroge)

and Griffin Dunne (Gerard Samuels)

Co-Starring: Natalie Zimmerman (Foreperson)

Featuring: Dennis Freeman (Court Officer)

Contents

Plot Overview

Notes

Arc Advancement

Happenings

Characters

Referbacks

Trivia

The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Quotes

  • Arnie Becker: There are a lot of ways I could go at this point. I could become an independent producer. I could become an agent.
Gwen Taylor: I thought you were happy being a studio executive, Arnie.
Arnie Becker: Gwen, in show-business a sense of complacency is a very dangerous thing.
Ann Kelsey: I'm thinking of opening a restaurant.
Jonathan Rollins: A restaurant?
Ann Kelsey: Yeah, these guys that started the California Pizza Kitchen were both lawyers.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: What kind of restaurant?
Ann Kelsey: I don't know yet.
Stuart Markowitz: What about Fast Food Jewish?
Daniel Morales: Fast Food Jewish?
Stuart Markowitz: Yeah, absolutely. I think it'd be great to be able to walk up to a counter and get a little paper cone filled with kasha varnishkes.
Jonathan Rollins: Well, I know that's something I've always wanted to do.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: Well, shall we get started? Falcone vs. Falcone.
Arnie Becker: Yeah, another divorce, I'm meeting with the woman for the first time today. I'll try to dispose of it as painlessly as possible. I'm really not up for a fight.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: People vs. Quinn.
Daniel Morales: That's my murder case. The jury's picked, we go to trial later today.
Ann Kelsey: Are you still holding with the plea of temporary insanity?
Daniel Morales: I don't believe in it, but it's all I got.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: Samuels vs. San Fernando Psychiatric.
Ann Kelsey: Uh, all I know is the - this is a negligence action and Samuels knows some people in the Clinton Administration.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: Whether we knew some people in the Clinton Administration. Mickey Kantor and Warren Christopher, both came out of L.A. Law firms. They're tapping all kinds of people from here to do all kinds of things. What do we get? Nothing.
  • Leland McKenzie: Are you done, Douglas?
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: Yeah.
Leland McKenzie: Good. I have something I want to say. I've sat by and watched as this place has changed. People have dissipated their time and wasted their talent. You have all, in varying degrees pursued other enterprises and neglected the one that this place was built on: the law. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a law office, and while you're present here, you will practice law. Period.
Arnie Becker: Leland...
Leland McKenzie: I'm not done. What you do on your own time is your own business. But at the work week belongs to me. So you'll all going to have to do a little soul searching. I want to see all the partners in my office at 5:00 today. I will expect either a commitment, or a resignation.
(Law partners and members will figure it out.)