TV BANTER QUIZ #21
If you like to watch legal eagles on television, then TV Banter has the perfect quiz for you. If you want to test your knowledge of courtroom justice as portrayed on television, then try this test. Are you ready for the verdict?
LEGAL AND LAWYER SHOWS QUIZ
1. What was the name of the Los Angeles law firm in the popular series L.A. Law?
A. Martin, Becker and Steele
D. Dawson, Steele and Becker
2. What is the last name of TV's Judge Judy.
3. Was every episode of the Perry Mason series (1957-1966), starring Raymond Burr, filmed entirely in black white?
A. No. One episode was filmed in colour.
B. Yes, they were all filmed in black and white.
C. No, two episodes were filmed in colour.
D. No, three episodes were filmed in colour.
E. No, one episode was filmed partially in colour.
4. On Perry Mason, in "The Case Of The Dead Ringer," which character has a look-alike?
A. Della Street
B. Paul Drake
C. Lieutenant Arthur Tragg
D. Hamilton Burger
E. Perry Mason
5. Boston Legal, which aired on ABC from 2004 to 2008, was a spin-off from which other legal drama?
A. L.A. Law
B. Law and Order
C. The Practice
D. Ally McBeal
6. What was the name of William Shatner's character on Boston Legal?
A, T.J. Hooker
B. Alan Shore
C. James T. Kirk
D. Paul Lewiston
E. Denny Crane
7. In which city did Law and Order take place?
B. New York City
C. San Francisco
D. Los Angeles
8. Not all TV legal series are dramas. Night Court, a highly successful legal comedy, aired from 1984 until 1992. What was the name of the eccentric judge who presided over the Manhattan night court?
A. Thomas J. Anderson
B. Joseph Simpson
C. Harold T. "Harry" Stone
D. Robert J. Briggs
E. Edward S. "Ted" Connors
9. Who starred in the late 1960s legal drama, Judd for the Defense?
A. Jack Klugman
B. Robert Young
C. Jack Webb
D. Carl Betz
E. Karl Malden
10. In which city did Judd for the Defense take place?. If you know this, you really know your television legal shows. This is your bonus question so give yourself an extra point if you answer it correctly.
C. New York City
D. Washington, D.C.
11. Who played the role of Jess Brandon on Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law?
A. Burt Reynolds
B. George Kennedy
C. David Soul
D. Joseph Campanella
E.. Lee Majors
12. What was the name of the nosy, gossipy secretary on Ally McBeal?
A. Margaret Holmes
B. Elaine Vassal
C. Nell Porter
D. Rose Cummings
E. Jane Bronson
13. On Ally McBeal, who played Larry Paul, the attorney who moved into Ally's former therapist's office? He eventually became Ally's boyfriend.
A. Rob Lowe
15. Here's one for U.K. TV fans and other fans of British television. What was the name of the long-running British series about a London barrister played by actor Leo McKern?
A. The Barrister
B. The Law of Wimpole Street
C. The Courtroom
D. Rumpole of The Bailey
E. London Legal
The law firm on L.A. Law was McKenzie-Brackman.
Judge Judy's formal name is Judith Sheindlin and she is a retired Manhattan court judge. Her reality-based court show premiered in 1996. She adjudicates actual small claims disputes within a simulated courtroom setting.
Only one episode of Perry Mason, "The Case of the Twice-Told Twist," (Season 9, Episode 21, Air Date (February 27, 1966) was filmed in colour. It was about a car stripping gang and its plot was influenced by Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.
|Perry Mason faces his look-alike seaman in the courtroom|
In "The Case of the Dead Ringer" (Season 9, Episode 26, Air Date: April 17, 1966), Perry Mason has a look-alike. Raymond Burr plays a double role as Mason and a nomadic sailor. The merchant seaman disguises himself as Mason in an attempt to frame the attorney for bribery.
Boston Legal was a spin-off of The Practice, which aired from 1997 to 2004. Both series were created by David E. Kelley. Kelley, who worked for a Boston law firm, also created Ally McBeal.
|William Shatner as Denny Crane on Boston Legal|
The name of William Shatner's character on Boston Legal was Denny Crane. Denny was a prominent attorney for over fifty years. He boasted that he never lost a case and never would. At one time, Denny had had a romantic relationship with Shirley Schmidt (portrayed by Candice Bergen). Shirley was his partner in the law firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
The Denny Crane character first appeared in Season 8 of The Practice in 2004 and then on Boston Legal in Seasons 1-5 from 2004 to 2008. He was a good friend of fellow lawyer Alan Shore, played by James Spader. The two men shared drinks and conversed at the end of many episodes.
Law and Order ran for 20 seasons, from 1990 until 2010. It originally aired on NBC and then in syndication on various cable networks. The series was set and filmed in New York City.
|Harry Anderson as Judge Harold T. (Harry) Stone|
Night Court's unconventional judge was named Harold T. "Harry" Stone. Judge Stone, who liked to perform magic trips was played by actor Harry Anderson, a real life magician.
Carl Betz, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Alex Stone on The Donna Reed Show, played a vivacious F. Lee Bailey-type attorney named Clinton Judd on Judd for the Defense. The series aired from 1967 to 1969.
Judd for the Defense was set in Houston, Texas.
|Arthur Hill (left) with Lee Majors|
Lee Majors played Jess Brandon on Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law. The series starred Arthur Hill as defence attorney Owen Marshall and Majors as his law partner. It aired on ABC-TV from 1971 to 1974. During the show's final season in 1973-74, Majors played both Jess Brandon and Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man, which became a huge hit. He left Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law to concentrate on his role as the bionic man and was replaced by David Soul. In February of 1974, Soul, who had already appeared twice in guest roles on the show in 1971 and !972, joined the cast as Ted Warrick. At the end of the season, Owen Marshall finished its run and David Soul went on to television stardom on Starsky and Hutch.in the fall of 1975.
|Jane Krakowski as Elaine|
The busybody secretary who annoyed lawyer Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) was Elaine Vassal. The role of Elaine was played by Jane Krakowski. Note: Ally McBeal aired from 1997 until 2002 and Krakowski appeared in all 112 episodes of the series.
|Robert Downey, Jr. and Calista Lockhart|
Robert Downey, Jr. played the role of Larry Paul on Ally McBeal beginning in 2000. In April of 2001, however, Downey was fired from the show after being arrested in Culver City, California in a drug-related incident.
|E.G. Marshall (left) and Robert Reed in The Defenders|
Robert Reed starred alongside E.G. Marshall in The Defenders. The courtroom drama series ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965. Marshall and Reed played father-and-son defence attorneys who specialized in complicated legal cases. Some of the defendants included civil rights demonstrators, a doctor charged with mercy killing and neo-Nazis. E.G. Marshall played attorney Lawrence Preston and Robert Reed played his son, Kenneth Preston.
|Leo McKern as Rumple|
Leo McKern played London barrister Horace Rumpole in Rumpole of the Bailey, a series that ran from 1978 until 1992. The character of Rumpole, a sort of British version of Perry Mason, was created by John Mortimer, a barrister and writer.