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Ally McBeal : the official guide
Appelo, Tim.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperPerennial, 1999.
Physical Description:
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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PN1992.77.A533 A66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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It's Ally World

Funny, charming, and smart, award-winning Ally McBeal stole the hearts of critics andviewers alike from its premiere episode in 1997. The "hippest, hottest show on television" (TV Guide), now in its third season, continues to cultivate and entertain growing legions offans. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs, this official full-color companion guide takesreaders on an engaging trip through the hilarious, intelligent, and sometimes heartbreakingworld of the endearingly odd Ally and her friends and colleagues. Chock-full of fascinatingfacts and tidbits, this insider's guide includes:

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the show and stag-from lifeon the set to the writers, crew, wardrobe, and special effects A complete guide to each episode An up close look at the show's creator and driving force, David E. Kelley Judge "Whipper,'' the Dancing Twins, "Happy'' Boyle, Stefan the frog, and more Fishisms, McBealisms, and Elaine's best inventions The lowdown on the show's music and the spectacular success of Vonda Shepard Interviews with the actors Plus special sections on the personal and professional--from Ally's men,memorable cases and clients, to her relationship with Billy and Georgia, to life in the Unisex universe.

Author Notes

Tim Appelo has written about television, pop culture, and Hollywood for Entertainment Weekly, People, TV Guide, Details, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Seattle, Washington

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School Library Journal Review

YA-For true Ally McBeal aficionados, this official guide has enough information and pictures to make their tongues hang out as long as Elaine and Georgia's did when they met Bobby Donnel in episode 123. The book begins with profiles of each character in the ensemble and then offers a biographical sketch and sometimes an interview with the actors who play the parts. Each actor's film, television, and theater credits are included. The plots from each episode of the first two seasons are evaluated. Each episode is well illustrated with color photographs from the show. A song list from each airing is also included. Sandwiched between the episodes are a list of McBealisms, Fishisms, an A-to-Z guide to catchwords and key phrases, a guide to Elaine's inventions, a list of the love triangles, and an Ally passionmeter. The book concludes with a list of the show's awards. Appelo doesn't discuss the controversy over Calista Flockhart's weight, but true fans will require Dr. Tracy Clark's counseling to tear themselves away from this guide.-Jane S. Drabkin, Potomac Community Library, Woodbridge, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
An Interview with David E. Kelleyp. 8
The Characters and the Actorsp. 14
An Interview with Steve Robinp. 67
On the Set of Ally McBealp. 70
The Case of the Missing Attorney Generalp. 77
The Episodes: Season Onep. 78
McBealismsp. 112
Fishismsp. 128
Secrets of the Unisexp. 130
A to Zp. 132
The Episodes: Season Twop. 140
John Cagep. 150
Elaine, Mother of Inventionp. 160
Love Trianglep. 194
Ally's Passionometerp. 196
McBealismsp. 204
Awardsp. 206