Law and Order: Search and Destroy

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Come on, people, sometimes this show is on SIX TIMES A DAY! Let's get into it, here! Does watching the TNT reruns fill you with a guilty nostalgia for the Kincaid years? Does anyone say "mister" better than Michael Moriarty? Who would win in a fight between Logan and Curtis? If you got arrested, would Adam Schiff want the ADA to make you a deal?

(NB: SVU does not count.) (NB, two: drinking game.)

maura, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

michael moriarty = AN ELDER GOD: also good when young in Q: The Winged Serpent, plus an "accomplished jazz musician" — but who has heard him play or sing?

mark s, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I think Moriarity's contribution to western society is his pronunciation of the word "sir". It send chills down my spine.

The real fight is between Ceretta and Logan. BTW - Sorvino as Kissinger in Stone's "Nixon"? Couldn't be more terrifying.

Jill Hennessy on the cover of the new TV Guide = About To Do A Faceturn.

Chris, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Michael Moriarty = more effetely American Patrick McGoohan?

Early years production quality endearingly low. Benjamin Bratton would have been tossed around comme un ragdoll by the hardboiled likes of George Dzundza (sp).

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

McGoohan = overrated wooden twerp not good in anything and in nothing good

mark s, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink


mark s, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Apparently Moriarty is a nutty-nut-nut.

(And while SVU doesn't count, it's still loads of fun pointing out that Mariska Hargitay was Jayne Mansfield's daughter!)

(And CI's Vincent D'Onofrio - yum.)

Michael Daddino, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Q: The Winged Serpent=great!! Also starring the fine and criminally under-used Candy Clark.

"Law and Order" is ok, its one of the few shows I always watch when I do watch tv... I mean, I can't listen to music all the time.

Sean, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

and now McG's simply in nothing. but hey now: the Prisoner??

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Was classic now dud because i hate that Lenny dude.

anthony, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I am willing to admit that Sam Waterston is ummm kind of, ok no, totally hot for an old dude. That intensity! That righteous indignace! That fluffy hair!

Kim, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Junior Detective: Logan by a wide margin. Senior Detective: Probably the toughest one, I'll vote a conservative Briscoe. Com. Officer: Cragen (WHAT?!!). Though Van Buren has her moments. Executive Asst. DA: The House of Stone conquers all. Asst. Executive Asst. DA: Robinette or Kincaide. DA: Adam Schiff, easy.

Also: Pathologist: The red-head. Profaci: Profaci. Psychologist: Hmmm...Liz Olivet was/is still a cutie (especially when she lets down her hair), but ultimately I must say Emil "That's just rehearsed crap" Skoda can do no wrong.

Best Episode: Prince of Darkness (2nd season): lots of mayhem, Colombian cartels, and a dark, O. Henry twist ending.

Joe, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

IndignaNce even. I love how you always know when someone is finally telling the truth because they ramp up the dramatic 'strings of confession' in the background. heh. Good show.

Kim, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I have never watched this. Obviously I am missing something, yes?

jess, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

A Slaw and Larder virgin!!

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

And there was me thinking this thread was a rallying cry for anarchy. Ho-hum.

Trevor, Tuesday, 11 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
pam grier alert: she will be guesting on svu (yeah, i know i said it didn't count, but it's MY THREAD lalala) this season.

maura (maura), Monday, 23 September 2002 16:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

no-one is lamenting the departure of adam schiff, tsk, tsk....

mike (ro)bott, Monday, 23 September 2002 16:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am not lamenting because I am in deep denial that he has gone.

rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 23 September 2002 16:54 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
They were filming Law and Order Special Victims Unit outside the Voice today. My co-worker told me that he saw Ice T. I went downstairs and looked around but there was no Ice T to be found.

Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 05:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Perhaps it was just some iced tea.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 11:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The pilot is going to be shown on NBC one Wednesday. The only bad thing is there is no Adam Schiff in it.

rosemary (rosemary), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

awesome. Also on Monday, (Memorial Day) L&O marathon on TNT,

That Girl (thatgirl), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

chomsky loves to watch law and order!!

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it's true it wz in the new yorkler!!

(haha in a later issue they had to correct an error in the chomsky profile viz: 'oops where we quoted [x] as saying "chomsky seemed to have tremendous rage", [x] actually said "range"')

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

L&O my favorite thing EVER, SVU a total travesty - "special victims"="they were in some way sexually violated"

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

John I think that's what many sex crimes units are called by police depts.

That Girl (thatgirl), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I just started watching this a couple of months ago, due in part to lavish ILX praise, and am now hooked. It's nice that it's a show I've never watched before because now there are like 6,000 episodes in syndication that I can watch basically whenever I want. I watched SVU once and CSI once, didn't really care for either. Vincent D'Onofrio bugs the hell out of me. But I'm now planning my evenings around the reruns on TNN. My favorite one so far was the one where the lady kept killing her own babies because she had Munchausen's Syndrome and coveted the attention. That was creepy. The twists are always great.

NA. (Nick A.), Thursday, 10 July 2003 14:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think my favorite aspect of the show is that it's such an actor-mill. Every ep there's another half-dozen people at least, half of them will be great. The show is relentlessly mechanical but it requires all of this good work from no-name pros in these tiny windows. I could almost not give a fuck abt the main cast! my joy: watching 2 or 3 people casually and quietly blow the lapels off E Rohm.

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Thursday, 10 July 2003 14:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oftentimes the furniture in the DA's office blows the lapels off of E Roehm.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 10 July 2003 14:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

her promo spot for the TNT reruns still makes me laugh. "there's the DNDUN and then..."

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Thursday, 10 July 2003 14:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

god i fucking love this show...i have been binging while we have cable (which goes away tomorrow, sob)

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 14:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

TNT has fuX0red things up a lot by adding extra commericals though, a number of scenes have lost a lot of their drama as a result - this makes the most difference during the second half (which in my house we call "the order part," as distinct from the first half which is "the law part," even though technically speaking the cops-and-robbers half is the "order" part and the lawyers-and-judges part is the "law" part), when scenes between McCoy and cagey defendants rely largely on Sam Waterston's great (if sometimes phoned-in) ability to ramp up his outrage.

I love this show so much and only I know the true lyrics to the theme song, because I wrote them but it is a big secret

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 14:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh my sweet lord, the idea of the theme song having lyrics just caused me to burst out laughing here at my work desk. That would just be so awful and great.

NA. (Nick A.), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

well the opening line which runs along with the up-the-scale "da-da-da-dum-dummmm" is "Law and Order show," you can probably figure out the rest from there

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

John do tell the rest. ..

I watch this show every time it's on however I'm starting to not see any more reruns that I haven't already seen. :(

I love D'Onfrio. Rosemary knows this. I'd like to do some illegal things to him. . .

That Girl (thatgirl), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like to do illegal things to him too, but most of them are illegal because they would result in him being fucking dead.

Just kidding. I don't hate him that much, just find him mildly annoying.

NA. (Nick A.), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh Nick yr just playa-hatin' cause he is HAWWTT.

That Girl (thatgirl), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

is that the guy in svu? god he unnerves me

i knew svu sucked a big dick when i noticed they were filming things from outside the perspective of the "law" or "order" peeps...formalism rules u r all gay

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jess OTM. As the theme song says in the bridge:

First comes the law part,
then comes the order part

I mean you can't be changing the show to make it deviate from its theme-song's statement of purpose

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that threw me off the first time I saw it. I was like "Huh? What?"

NA. (Nick A.), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i tricked nancy into thinking that the band who did the seinfeld theme song did the law and order theme song*

*this may in fact be true

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

also, night court

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and CI has villains ferkrissakes. lame!

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Thursday, 10 July 2003 16:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

john at OUR house we call them the order part and the law part but only after we have first called them the law part and the order part and then corrected ourselves once we say 'order part' and realize that we are talking about the lawyers and technically the cops are doing the order and the lawyers are doing the law.

see, it's a very complex show.

gff you would be rohm's bitch if she ever asked and you know it.

Josh (Josh), Thursday, 10 July 2003 19:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

NA, I think what That Girl and I would want to do to him would just involve fucking....

I like SVU 'cause my house made a guest appearance on it.

rosemary (rosemary), Thursday, 10 July 2003 23:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

shit dude I'd be a Shiffbitch if he wanted.

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Thursday, 10 July 2003 23:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

lenny brisco VS jack mccoy FITE

Elmo Oxygen (elmo oxygen), Thursday, 10 July 2003 23:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


jess (dubplatestyle), Friday, 11 July 2003 02:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jess why are you giving up TV, again?

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 11 July 2003 02:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, they were a lot more convincing

Nhex, Thursday, 11 July 2013 05:07 (five years ago) Permalink

lol why he gotta hate on saffron burrows

Nhex, Thursday, 11 July 2013 05:08 (five years ago) Permalink

goldblum season of CI is surprisingly good!

max, Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:53 (five years ago) Permalink

aww. rip.

Nhex, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 00:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Jerry Orbach. He really was Mr. New York, and people don't realize what a great Broadway hoofer he was.

maura, Friday, 13 June 2014 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

alternate theme song lyrics

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Sunday, 27 July 2014 02:34 (four years ago) Permalink

ok i laughed

Nhex, Sunday, 27 July 2014 02:50 (four years ago) Permalink

maybe i missed this ep last time around otherwise i don't know HOW i would have not posted about it here - lupo's first at the beginning of s18 has a WITNESS STAND SUICIDE by a DR KEVORKIAN KNOCKOFF who goes out ranting about the 9TH AMENDMENT

j., Sunday, 3 August 2014 01:21 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

^ watched it again, forgot until the awesome climax that that was gonna happen, truly exceptional in the annals of l&o cross-exam melodrama

j., Wednesday, 10 December 2014 04:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Not just any fake Dr. Kevorkian but BRAD DOURIF!

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:08 (four years ago) Permalink

hahah NOW I remember that episode.

Nhex, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 17:55 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

10 episode mini-season of original recipe Law & Order is being talked about.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 6 February 2015 22:42 (four years ago) Permalink

It would be wonderful to see Briscoe back as well as McCoy and that Linus fella…

Oh dear.

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 7 February 2015 02:21 (four years ago) Permalink

No Rodgers, no credibility.

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 7 February 2015 02:23 (four years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

i was amused, despite never having read any of those books

Nhex, Wednesday, 30 September 2015 03:20 (three years ago) Permalink

The A.V. Club: Why do you like Law & Order so much?

Lemony Snicket: I don’t know. It’s hard to say why I like it so much. It is in some ways indefensible.

this man is a fool

j., Wednesday, 30 September 2015 03:59 (three years ago) Permalink


balls, Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:01 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

LOLA is pretty placid, i keep expecting someone to start making california vs new york jokes like the woody allen movie when he is forced to fly out to hollywood

j., Monday, 27 February 2017 04:05 (one year ago) Permalink

it really picks up some bounce once they kill winters and retool by moving alfred molina and RUBIROSA and doing a dope IDM theme song rewrite

j., Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:55 (one year ago) Permalink

kudos to small-time cable channel "We" for running stuff from the first six or seven seasons in constant rotation

mh 😏, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 15:18 (one year ago) Permalink

surprised Women's Entertainment picked it up a few years back, stealing a bit of the load from TNT who still airs L&O Classic, but cool

Nhex, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

LOLA was pretty bad IIRC, but yeah definitely better when Rubirosa crossed over. kind of a laughable intro for her if i remember, getting off an airport escalator or something

Nhex, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

they dumped the "women's entertainment" brand, now it's just "we got the l&o"

mh 😏, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

does california have more stringent requirements to pass probable cause standards before proceeding to trial? they keep doing separate courtroom scenes for that on LOLA, like it's standard.

j., Thursday, 2 March 2017 07:10 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

What’s the craziest thing anyone’s ever said to you about the tattoo?

Some people just think it’s stupid. They’ll be like, why would you get that, it’s ridiculous! I’m like, I like Law & Order a little bit more than you. If you liked it more you’d understand why I had this tattoo. Why wouldn’t you if you’re dedicated?

Do you have any idea if Mariska has seen the Dick Wolf tattoo?

As far as I know she has not. I’ve tweeted several times at her because I want her to see it more than anything.

j., Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Dzundza was born in Rosenheim, Germany, to a Ukrainian father and Polish mother who were forced into factory labour by the Nazis.[3] He spent the first few years of his life in displaced persons camps with his parents and one brother.[4] Before immigrating to the United States in 1956, the family lived in Amsterdam for some years. His family then moved to the US, settling in New York City, where George attended Xavier High School.


illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:33 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

oh man they just had, in this old episode I'm watching, Angie Harmon's character say "any woman with a brain should be able to figure out a better method of birth control" about abortion o_O

mh, Friday, 11 August 2017 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

the first dobson episode is on we right now and i miss everything about what's happening on tv

maura, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 23:37 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Ben Stone is dead?!?

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:22 (one year ago) Permalink

omg what!! this is worse than what’s his face judging a reality show

maura, Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:25 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't watch SVU anymore but apparently tonight's episode opened with Jack McCoy giving the eulogy at Ben Stone's funeral.

Also, I forgot that one of the Chicago series has Ben Stone's son as a character.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:30 (one year ago) Permalink

is that series even still running or did i just imagine it was cancelled because i stopped watching its lame ass

j., Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:06 (one year ago) Permalink

It seems like Stone Jr. will be joining the cast, at least for a while, because the most recent ADA literally KILLED A BABY tonight, got acquitted, then resigned.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:23 (one year ago) Permalink

: O

j., Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:27 (one year ago) Permalink


maura, Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

omg have not felt the need to immediately catch up for a while

the Benson drama is theoretically more stressing because HER CHILD but the meta-drama hasn’t had a great wtf quotient since the monkey-basketball and “is it because I’m a lesbian?!”

Barba’s slow turn into public defender via mistrial has been fun

mh, Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:52 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the last season right? or do they know?

i figured i would just wait and catch up in an abject binge

j., Thursday, 8 February 2018 03:57 (one year ago) Permalink

watching this now

Sam Waterston really looked and sounded old. God, I feel old.

mh, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:10 (one year ago) Permalink

you're tellin me about old

j., Friday, 9 February 2018 01:52 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Catch my guest spot on @nbcsvu tomorrow night with @Mariska and @FINALLEVEL. I object to you not watchin'.

— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) May 8, 2018


mh, Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

Shout out to sayin' "whatnot", " what have you" and " so forth" and whatnot, what have you and so forth.

— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) April 29, 2014

j., Thursday, 10 May 2018 17:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

As Law & Order: SVU is heading into its record-tying 20th season, NBC is expanding the Law & Order franchise with a 13-episode order to Law & Order: Hate Crimes, from Law & Order boss Dick Wolf.

Co-created with one of Wolf’s top lieutenants, former Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight, the latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force, the second oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

The new Law & Order series will be introduced as a planted spinoff from SVU, with the first incarnation of the new unit appearing in the latter part of the upcoming season of the Mariska Hargitay-starring series.

j., Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:51 (five months ago) Permalink

I bought the Jerry Orbach biography. I cried at the end.

― tokyo rosemary, Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:28 PM (five years ago)

he had cancer like almost the whole time he was on the show!

j., Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:57 (five months ago) Permalink

is the beginning of season 8 the first episode that starts with a live victim?

― j., Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:30 AM (five years ago)


they basically do it for the first few seasons, which also usually start with beat cops jibber jabbering until there's an incident or a cry for help (sometimes, they do it like this, but with no live victim), and the last few, which use more of a mix of ordinary-sitch conversation or scenes previewing the issues around the crime but in such a way as to show the live victim

j., Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:01 (five months ago) Permalink

i've been going through season 10 and just hit "mega" which is an outrageously good l&o episode/episode of television

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:02 (five months ago) Permalink

michael mckean AND annette o'toole

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:04 (five months ago) Permalink

mega is in my top 10

maura, Thursday, 6 September 2018 15:37 (five months ago) Permalink

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