Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
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Happy Birthday, Baby 

Ally is turning 28. That is upsetting enough to her but Elaine wants to throw a party at the bar for her, and Greg won't sleep with her and she doesn't know why. She's defending a man in ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

David E. Kelley (created by), David E. Kelley

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Calista Flockhart ... Ally McBeal
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Georgia Thomas
Greg Germann ... Richard Fish
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Renee Raddick
Jane Krakowski ... Elaine Vassal
Peter MacNicol ... John Cage
Gil Bellows ... Billy Thomas
Jesse L. Martin ... Dr. Greg Butters
Harriet Sansom Harris ... Cheryl Bonner
Barry Miller ... Mark Henderson
Vonda Shepard ... Vonda Shepard
Alaina Reed-Hall ... Judge Elizabeth Witt (as Alaina Reed Hall)
Dan Borowicz Dan Borowicz ... Officer (as Danny Borowicz)
Roberta Bradley Roberta Bradley ... Foreperson (as Roberta West)
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Storyline

Ally is turning 28. That is upsetting enough to her but Elaine wants to throw a party at the bar for her, and Greg won't sleep with her and she doesn't know why. She's defending a man in court who was arrested for breaking into his date's house and massaging her feet. She tries to fix things for the couple at the bar, but it's not a good night for Ally. Especially when Renee chooses to surprise her as well and it looks like it's not going to be a happy birthday after all. Written by napierslogs

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

It is illegal to sing "Happy Birthday" on camera, thus Ally was right to stop the singing. See more »

Goofs

Greg goes to Ally's office to sign the final papers from when he was sued for an unauthorized surgery transplanting a bovine liver to help a patient survive a few more days until a viable human liver was available. Ally, leaving the office for another case, tells Greg that Elaine will help him to complete the paperwork, which she does. The "goof" is in the continuity of the final edit. We see Greg signing the papers with Elaine, while she flirts excessively (asking for a pelvic examine for her supposed pain where her appendix is) and begs Greg to sing a song for Ally at the birthday party Elaine is orchestrating. Greg signs his paperwork with Elaine several scenes prior to the scene in which Ally instructs him to do so. See more »

Soundtracks

Love Me
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, originally performed by Elvis Presley
Performed by Jesse L. Martin
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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