LA Law – tape 497

In the first episode here, Michael represents a lawyer suing for discrimination after she was fired because she was fat, Grace learns that her new law practice might have some rather shady clients, and when working late, Jonathan sees a ghost.

Jonathan sees a ghost

But it’s just a prank from the other lawyers, using laser technology from a client. Those wacky funsters.

The episode ends in dramatic fashion when the mobster who Grace doesn’t want to represent tries to persuade her to take his case, but is then shot in the face as they’re dining.

I guess Grace is out of a job now.

This episode is Beauty and Obese (5K13).

Before the next episode, there’s the end of This Week looking at Afghanistan.

Then, in the next episode of LA Law, Grace is out of a job, Arnie is representing an actor who doesn’t want to play a transvestite, and Stuart and Anne face the yuppie bandit, who stole their stuff, in court.  Episode Pettycoat Injunction (5K14).

In the next episode, Michael appears to be defending Leland Palmer off of Twin Peaks.

Michael Kuzak and Leland Palmer

Also guest starring is Ralph Bellamy as an old lawyer being sued by a client.

Ralph Bellamy

Douglas’s Mother dies, and at the funeral he discovers he has yet another brother, this one played by Jeffrey Tambor.

Three Brothers

this episode is The Bald Ones (5K15).

Following this, there’s a party political broadcast from the Conservative party. It’s quite a significant one, as it talks about the introduction of the Poll Tax (sorry – Community Charge).

Recording continues with News at Ten leading with a Nurses pay offer of 15%. Which gives you an idea of how high inflation must have been.

Recording stops after 15 minutes of news.


  • trail: Cheers/Friday Night live/Day of the Triffids
  • TV Times
  • Amstrad Portable PC

  • Shell
  • Solpadeine
  • trail: Gentlemen and Players
  • Fiat Uno
  • Vidal Sassoon
  • Daz Automatic
  • Cook Electric
  • Thorpe Park
  • The Best of OMD
  • Pepsi
  • Amstrad Portable PC
  • DH Evans Sale
  • Hartman Garden Furniture
  • Lymeswold
  • Reebok
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Daily Express
  • Pure Cotton
  • Europe Open for Business – Bruce Oldfield
  • Miller Lite
  • Pepsi
  • Lätta
  • Best of OMD
  • Orchard from Midland
  • Ford Granada – Richard Jobson
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Splitz
  • Peaudouce
  • Link
  • ITV
  • trail: The City Programme
  • Bradford and Bingley.


  1. It’s surprising Steven Bochco didn’t give in to his fondness for puns in episode titles on “Murder One,” really.

  2. Hello there, this is amazing! Do you perhaps remember who featured in the “europe open for business” advert?

      1. There have been a few, a quick search turns up tape 585 with Clinton Silver from M&S. Tape 506 has John Egan from Jaguar. Richard Branson on tape 527.

  3. I’m worried that I’ve caused a huge amount of work for you; if you haven’t managed to do this, please don’t worry!

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