L.A. Law/That's Why the Lady Is a Stamp

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That's Why the Lady Is a Stamp
Season 7, Episode 17
Airdate April 15, 1993
Production Number 9L17
Written by William M. Finkelstein &
Paul Manning &
Peter Schneider &
Julie Martin
Directed by Elodie Keene
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That's Why the Lady Is a Stamp is the seventeenth episode of the seventh season of L.A. Law, and the one hundred forty-fifth 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), 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: Peter Jurasik (Yale Tobias), Christopher Curry (Brian McCallister), Kate Collins (Judith Craig Benson), Ron Kuhlman (Frank Craig), Don Sparks (Russell Spitzer), Gloria Cromwell (Vivian Craig), Leland Orser (Richard Daggett), Will Utay (George Whelan), Michael Minor (Dr. Gerhardt), Larry Dobkin (Judge Saul Edelstein), Lou Wagner (Howard Figer)

and Joe Grifasi (Dominic Nuzzi)

Co-Starring: Mark Voland (Foreperson)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • (Douglas closed the door.)
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: So you know, Mr. Nuzzi, we take an interest in Benny Stulwicz warfare.
Arnie Becker: Lest you're about to tell us that's none of our business.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: Right, because we maintain it's very much our business.
Arnie Becker: In addition to being Benny's employers, we also administer his trust. Now, if need be, we can march into court and get control of all of Benny's assets as well as a protective order against you personally.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: And while we'd rather not do that, the next time we find out you're taking money from him, that's exactly what we'll do.
(Dominic will explain.)
Dominic Nuzzi: Are you done?
Arnie Becker: Yeah.
Dominic Nuzzi: Good. Let me set you straight about something up. I'm not afraid of you, all right? That's for openers. Ben Stulwicz and I have our own arrangement. That arrangement doesn't have anything to do with you.
Arnie Becker: You're taking advantage of someone who is mentally retarded.
Dominic Nuzzi: So far as I'm concerned, I'm not taking advantage of anyone. So happens, Ben's an adult.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: A retarded adult.
Dominic Nuzzi: An adult, a grown man who doesn't have to answer to you or anyone else about how he spends his money.
Arnie Becker: You're the one who's got to answer for it, Dominic.
Dominic Nuzzi: Either of you ever take Ben to Vegas?
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: That's not really the point.
Dominic Nuzzi: I think it is the point. The fact that we're 45 minutes from the greatest spectacle in the western world and before I took him he'd never been. That's exactly the point.
Arnie Becker: Believe it or not, Benny is never expressed any interest in Las Vegas.
Dominic Nuzzi: Well, that said is still, because I'll tell you what, he's real interested in going back. He saw lights, he saw action. He saw Siegfried and Roy, okay? He saw white tigers appear and disappear on command. Not much compares with that.
Douglas Brackman, Jr.: And we're supposed to ignore the fact that it's Benny who pays for everything?
Dominic Nuzzi: Yeah, right now he's the one who's got, so he's the one who pays. When I'm the one that's got, I'm the one that pays. With me, Benny is Ben. He's not a retarded messenger boy, he's a man. We do the things that men do. We go to the track, we go to Vegas because we're men. We don't need your permission, your approval. You want to take me to court? Be my guest.
(Dominic walks away and leaves the doors. But suddenly, opening the door is Benny. Dominic didn't know that Benny was here.)
Benny Stulwicz: Dominic?
Dominic Nuzzi: Hey, Ben, how are you doing?
Benny Stulwicz: Well, what's going on?
Dominic Nuzzi: We're just having a little chat.
Benny Stulwicz: Hey, you guys getting to be friends?
Dominic Nuzzi: Absolutely.
Benny Stulwicz: Maybe they could go with us to the race track sometime.
Dominic Nuzzi: Yeah, I don't see why not. Hey, listen, Ben, walk me out, will ya? I got to get going.
Benny Stulwicz: Yeah.