Hot in Cleveland S02, Ep03 – Hot for the Lawyer

Season: 2
Episode: 3
Title: Hot for the Lawyer
Original Air Date: February 2, 2011


Guest Stars:
Carl Reiner: Max
Sherri Shepherd: Judge Lesser
Mark Deklin: Kirk Stark
Millicent Martin: Agnes Bratford
Mark Capri: Justice of the Peace
Paul Hayes: Greg Trimmer


Synopsis: The girls are giving each other a beauty day when Elka’s lawyer arrives. They all go into overdrive to try to win him and make a competition out of it. It gets very ugly. Elka’s lawyer decides she should act senile to get out of her trial. At the courthouse she runs into Max. He is with Agnes. They’re going to get married. This upsets Elka immensely. The hearing starts. The Judge has a thing for Elka’s lawyer. Victoria goes on the stand, then Melanie and finally Joy. It turns into a massive debacle. Finally, Elka puts an end to the hearing and heads straight for Max. She stops the wedding. Max tells her he still loves her and dumps Agnes. Back at the house the girls apologize. Elka forgives them and then leaves for a date with Max.


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Favorite Quotes:

* Elka: Hey, nice and easy.
Victoria: Yeah, I picked this up yesterday.
Elka: That’s great, dear, but I was talking to Melanie and Joy. If that is Joy.

* Melanie: We’re having a day of beauty. You know, fighting the good fight.
Elka: Well, lay down your weapons, ladies. Time won.
Joy: That’s ridiculous. Moving to Cleveland has extended our shelf life by 20 years.

* Joy: You’re upset about Max. Who’s he dating now?
Elka: That slut from the senior center. Aka fat-ass Hagford.
Victoria: So many colorful names for her. Fat-ass Hagford. Angus Fatford. I’ve forgotten her real name.

* Elka: I hope you’re my lawyer, because I’m defenseless.

* Elka: I think you forgot the rest of your outfit upstairs. With your dignity.

* Victoria: Well, I’m sorry. It’s not like me to be self-centered, but I could just really use something to cheer me up, you know? Like him and faded levis and no shirt.
Joy: On a motorcycle, no helmet, bit of a scruff.
Melanie: I don’t care what he’s wearing. I could just picture him on top of me.

* Melanie: He said I had an honest face.
Victoria: Well, so did Abe Lincoln.

* Elka: Why is your pig wearing a dress?

* Joy: And she’s clearly delusional. She always mistakes me for a hooker. Whereas most people mistake me for Kate Beckinsale.

* Agnes: So I’m just a rebound thing?

* Elka: You’re all hot. You’re all fabulous. You’re all alone. See ya, losers. I got a date.


Transcript:

Melanie: Well, this is great. Who needs a fancy salon?
Victoria: I do. And as soon as we’re done, I’m going out for a mani-pedi.
Melanie: You just finished doing your nails.
Victoria: Yes, so that they’d be presentable when I get them done by a professional. You know, it’s a common courtesy, like cleaning up before the housekeeper comes.
Melanie: I’ve never heard of that.
Joy: I know, honey. I used to wax you.
Victoria: Hand me the hair color.
Elka: Hey, nice and easy.
Victoria: Yeah, I picked this up yesterday.
Elka: That’s great, dear, but I was talking to Melanie and Joy. If that is Joy.
(Joy removes her facial mask)
Elka: Aah! What are you girls doing in here?
Melanie: We’re having a day of beauty. You know, fighting the good fight.
Elka: Well, lay down your weapons, ladies. Time won.
Joy: That’s ridiculous. Moving to Cleveland has extended our shelf life by 20 years.
Melanie: Although, to be honest, we have been going through a bit of a romantic dry spell lately, so we’ve decided to up our game.
Elka: Well, what more can you do? I haven’t seen this much body work since G.M. left town.
Joy: You’re crankier than usual. What’s with you?
Elka: You guys wouldn’t understand.
Melanie: Is it because of the browns?
Elka: No.
Victoria: Oh, is it because of your trial?
Elka: No.
Joy: Is it because you broke up with Max?
Elka: No. It’s because my Max has already started dating somebody else. And the browns stink.
Melanie: I’m so sorry.
Elka: So am I. Is it too much to ask for one decent wide receiver?
Victoria: Elka, don’t hide behind whoever the browns are.
Joy: You’re upset about Max. Who’s he dating now?
Elka: That slut from the senior center. Aka fat-ass Hagford.
Victoria: So many colorful names for her. Fat-ass Hagford. Angus Fatford. I’ve forgotten her real name. What is it again?
Elka: Bitch.
Melanie: Well, I don’t think you should have ever broken up with Max in the first place. You’re still in love with him.
Elka: Yes, but his son is running for office, and I’m tied to a mafia crime.
Joy: Hello! There’s an incredibly handsome man talking on his cell phone on our porch.
Melanie: [gasps] He’s like sex in a suit.
Victoria: If he’s a Jehovah’s witness, I’m converting.
Joy: If he’s a mermen, he can have all three of us.
Elka: That must be my lawyer.
Joy: I have to change.
Melanie: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Stop. Stop, you guys. This is crazy. We should just go up one at a time. Shortest first.
Elka: Heavens. All that fuss over one-
Kirk: Mrs. Ostrovsky?
Elka: I hope you’re my lawyer, because I’m defenseless.

Kirk: Well, Elka, I’ve been reviewing your case, and based on what I see here, I have –
Joy: Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t know anyone was down here. [yawns] I just woke up. I must look a fright.
Elka: I think you forgot the rest of your outfit upstairs. With your dignity.
Kirk: Hi, I’m Kirk, Elka’s attorney.
Joy: I’m Joy. Is there a Mrs. Elka’s attorney?
Kirk: No, I guess I haven’t met the right woman yet.
Melanie: [breathy voice] hello.
Kirk: Hi.
Melanie: I’m Melanie.
Joy: Are you having an asthma attack?
Melanie: No. You know how sometimes my voice gets deep and sensual? Like a young –
Elka: Larry king?
Melanie: I didn’t know you hired a lawyer yet, or that you wake up in makeup.
Elka: Kirk was sent to me by my late husband’s friends.
Melanie: Oh.
Joy: So you work for the mafia?
Kirk: Well, technically, my grandfather did, but he put me through law school, so from time to time I help his associates out.
Victoria: I hope I’m not interrupting anything. Oh, please please, don’t get up.
Joy: What’s all this then?
Victoria: Oh, it’s just my Emmy gown. I just found out that Emmy magazine wants to do a piece on me because of my Emmy win.
Kirk: Boy, it must be exciting living with a famous actress, Hmm?
Victoria: Was that a proposal?
Elka: Can we get back to my trial?
Kirk: Yeah, Elka, I’m gonna be blunt. The state has a very solid case against you.
Joy: Oh, no.
Melanie: Well, it’s not like she stole anything. She was just in possession of stolen goods.
Victoria: Is there anything someone as broad-shouldered as you can do?
Kirk: Well, you know, there is one tactic that’s worked in the past. Are you ladies familiar with the Vinnie “the chin” Gigante case?
Victoria: Oh, the mobster who wore the bathrobe to court.
Kirk: Right. To show that he wasn’t competent to stand trial.
Elka: So you want me to pretend to be senile?
Joy: Pretend? [laughs] I’m a bit of a scamp.
Elka: Listen, I’ll do whatever it takes.
Kirk: Good. And it’d be really helpful If each of you could testify to that fact.
[the ladies]: Oh, absolutely.
Kirk: Now, you do understand, you’ll be risking a perjury charge.
Melanie: Oh, well, I don’t care. We’ll do anything to keep Elka out of jail.
Kirk: Perfect. You’ll be really good on the stand. You’ve got a very honest face.
Joy: I’ll help too.
Kirk: Great. Who doesn’t love a British accent?
Victoria: Oh, perhaps I should be the star witness. Since I do have some acting experience. And by “some” I mean “Emmy-winning.”
Kirk: Then how could the judge not be impressed? So I’ll go down now and file the motion for a competency hearing.
Melanie: Counselor.
Joy: Counselor.
Victoria: Consigliere.
Elka: I’ll walk you to the door. If I can remember where it is. See, I’m working it already.
Victoria: Is it just me, or were you two a little over the top?
Melanie: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe we should ask your consigliere.
Joy: [breathy voice] thank you, Melanie. Okay, obviously we’re all attracted to him, and, perhaps heightened by our recent dateless-ness, we’re acting a little insane. What should we do?
Melanie: I don’t know. We’ve never been in this situation before. I’ve always been married, and Victoria was well, often married.
Joy: And I was always single, which is why I should get him.
Victoria: Well, I’m sorry. It’s not like me to be self-centered, but I could just really use something to cheer me up, you know? Like him and faded levis and no shirt.
Joy: On a motorcycle, no helmet, bit of a scruff.
Melanie: I don’t care what he’s wearing. I could just picture him on top of me.
Joy: Sure could take my mind off my deportation troubles.
Victoria: Mm, and my being poor. All right, Melanie, you decide. Who should get him? Me or Joy?
Melanie: Wait a minute. What about me? Why don’t I have a shot at him?
Victoria: Because up until your one-night stand turned out to be your boyfriend’s brother, you had a sex life.
Melanie: Okay. Which one of you am I gonna give him to?
Joy: Give?
Victoria: You have to have in order to give, dear.
Melanie: Well, you know, I don’t want to be mean, but he was obviously attracted to me. He said I had an honest face.
Victoria: Well, so did Abe Lincoln. You know, but if we’re being honest, then, I mean, it was pretty clear that he was bewitched by my star power.
Joy: Oh, give it up. He was staring at my legs the whole time he was complimenting my sexy accent.
Melanie: So we’re back to what do we do. Now, normally I would say we shouldn’t compete over a man, but what’s wrong with a little healthy competition?
Joy: You’re just saying that because you think you’re gonna win.
Melanie: No, no, I’m saying it ’cause I know I’m gonna win.
Victoria: Oh, you’re both so wrong, because I’m gonna win.
Joy: So we’re gonna go for this?
Melanie: Oh, it’s on.
Victoria: Oh, it is so on.
Melanie: It is so on I’m not gonna let you borrow my curling iron.
Joy: Seriously?
Melanie: Well, no, you can borrow it, but then it is so on.

Victoria: Oh, thank you for meeting me on such short notice.
Kirk: Well, you sounded so urgent on the phone.
Victoria: Well, I’m up for a part playing a sexy lady lawyer in the new show called Sexy Lady Lawyers.
Kirk: So you want to know what it’s like to be a lawyer?
Victoria: Well, I already know what it’s like to be a sexy lady. – Great choice.
Joy: Thanks. That’s my glass. What a pleasant surprise. I had no idea you were coming.
Victoria: Nor I you. Well, this is grand. I thought you were at the supermarket.
Joy: I already went. And I picked up those odor eaters you always need.
Victoria: Thank you. But since you were already there getting your medication for your toenail fungus, then why not?
Kirk: Well, if you two need to take care of your feet, maybe we should do this another time.
Joy: No, no, no. Melanie texted me that she’s waxing the floors and not to come home.
Victoria: Oh, well, she texted me the same thing, so I thought I’d just kill a little time and do a little acting research.
Joy: Oh, for that new movie you’re doing. But what would Kirk know about playing a menopausal woman?
Joy: You’re right. I should have come to you. So, um, why are you here with Kirk, Hmm?
Joy: Well, he was kind enough to meet me to discuss my I.N.S. problems.
Kirk: I told her on the phone I’m not an immigration lawyer.
Joy: Oh, you’re so modest. I tell people I’m not Kate Beckinsale, but they still take pictures of me at the airport. Click, click. “oh, stop.”
Victoria: Oh, it’s such a shame you’re being deported.
[cell phone rings]
Kirk: Excuse me. Hello? Oh, hi, Melanie.
Victoria: Melanie.
Joy: How charming. Put her on speaker.
Melanie: I’d love to ask you some legal questions involving my divorce?
Kirk: Well, I’m not really a divorce lawyer.
Melanie: Oh, well, we could just talk about that at my place. My roommates are out at a lesbian A.A. Meeting.
Kirk: I don’t know.
Melanie: I’m just kind of scared of being alone in this big old house.
Victoria: Oh, please.
Melanie: Victoria, is that you?
Victoria: Yes.
Joy: And Joy.
Melanie: Well, what are you guys doing th I mean, what why aren’t you at your meeting? I hope you’re not drinking.
Joy: She’s joking. She always gets irritable when her irritable bowel flares up.
Kirk: Listen, it’s getting late. Why don’t we discuss your legal problems after dinner?
Victoria: Sure. Which one of us do you want to take?
Kirk: Well, how about all three of you?
Women: Yay.

Joy: I can’t believe what you said about me at dinner last night.
Melanie: What about what you said about me? I mean, I know we said it was on, but that was beyond on.
Victoria: Fortunately I stayed above the fray.
Joy: What, by pretending to choke so that Kirk would put his arms around you?
Melanie: Yeah, I’m pretty sure at no point during the Heimlich is the choking victim supposed to guide the rescuer’s hands to her boobs.
Victoria: The important thing is I’m alive.
Melanie: Worst night ever.
Kirk: Hey, girls. That was fun last night.
Melanie: Oh, so much fun.
Victoria: I had the best time.
Joy: I had an even better time, Kirk.
Kirk: So is Elka ready? It’s almost time for the competency hearing.
Melanie: She’s just freshening up.
Elka: Where am I? Who am I? Let’s do this thing. Oh, no, it’s Max. And he’s with Hagnes Fatford.
Kirk: Okay, now, remember, you’re supposed to be senile. There are a lot of people out here.
Max: Elka, what’s going on?
Agnes: Oh, Max. People are staring. Just ignore her.
Elka: Why is your pig wearing a dress?
Agnes: What?
Kirk: Please excuse her. She doesn’t understand what she’s saying.
Max: I don’t know what this, but before you hear from anyone else, I just want to tell you that –
Agnes: We’re getting married.
Elka: What?
Agnes: [loudly] we’re getting married!
Elka: But –
Kirk: She’s just confused. This has been coming on for some time now.
Agnes: Max, tick tock. The judge is waiting for us. The wedding’s at 2:00.
Max: Be well, Elka.
Agnes: I cannot believe that you were ever engaged to that dreadful woman. Aah!
Kirk: That’s great, but save it for the hearing.
Joy: Elka. I’m so sorry.
Melanie: Hey, I know your mind is on Max, but remember, this could keep you out of prison.
Elka: Thank you, your majesty.

[gavel pounds]
Judge Lesser: This is a hearing to determine if the defendant is competent to stand trial in case number 10421, The people versus Elka Ostrovsky. For the defense, we have the very capable Kirk stark. Good afternoon, counselor.
Kirk: Good afternoon, judge.
Judge Lesser: It is now. Have you been working out?
Kirk: Every day, your honor.
Judge Lesser: What exactly does that entail?
Kirk: Oh, a lot of crunches, squats, stair work, that sort of thing.
Judge Lesser: That’s fascinating. Well, I suppose we should continue. Representing the state in this matter we have –
Prosecutor: Uh, Greg Trimmer –
Judge Lesser: Yeah, I don’t need to know your life story. Kirk, do you want to call your first witness?
Kirk: Thank you, your honor. At this time, the defense would like to call Victoria Chase to the stand. Oh, I’m sorry. The defense would like to call Television’s Victoria Chase to the stand.
Judge Lesser: Please raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
Victoria: I do.
Kirk: Now, Miss Chase, could you give the court an example of why you think the defendant is incapable of standing trial?
Victoria: Fade in. Close on an elderly woman’s hand picking up a delicate teacup.
Judge Lesser: What are you doing?
Victoria: Oh, I’m setting the scene, your honor.
Judge Lesser: Just get to the example, Fellini.
Victoria: Last week I was in my living room, curled up and kittenish. Um, reading a penetrating article in the American Law Journal. I just love all things pertaining to law. Anyway, I suddenly noticed that Elka had wandered out into the street. She was frightened and confused, and well, at great personal risk, I ran out to save her.
Kirk: And were your roommates Melanie and Joy witness to this?
Victoria: Actually, Joy was way too drunk to stand. It was 9:00 A.M.
Joy: Not true.
Judge Lesser: [pounds gavel] order in the court.
Victoria: And Melanie was upstairs, waging her own brave, but ultimately futile battle against cellulite.
Melanie: Objection.
Kirk: Only the judge or the lawyers can object.
Judge Lesser: That’s right. You really know your stuff.
Melanie: So as much as it breaks my heart to say this, I really do think she’s not competent to stand trial.
Kirk: Well, thank you, Miss Moretti, for your testimony.
Melanie: You’re welcome. Any time. I like it when we talk. Oh, I’d like to clear something up. Although I do sympathize with the 95% of women who do suffer from cellulite, I happen to be one of the lucky 5%.
Judge Lesser: Let the record show that the court has been equally blessed. I don’t hear typing.
Joy: And she’s clearly delusional. She always mistakes me for a hooker. Whereas most people mistake me for Kate Beckinsale.
Victoria: That’s perjury, your honor. Ask her to name these so called people who think she’s Kate Beckinsale.
Joy: Oh, stop it. I didn’t interrupt your testi-lying.
Victoria: I did not lie once.
Melanie: You so did. You lied, like, ten times. Except about Elka. ’cause she really is crazy. And that’s the honest truth. I’ll even swear –
Elka: Enough. The only crazy people in this room are these three. Put me on trial. I’ve got something to do.
Victoria: No, no, wait, Elka.
Melanie: Elka.
Joy: Wait. – You can’t just walk out.
Judge Lesser: [gavel pounds] The defendant is clearly competent to stand trial. This court is adjourned. Council, I’d like to see you in my chambers. No, not you. Sit down. [LAUGHS]

Minister: And do you, Maxwell Sidney Miller, take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?
Elka: Not on my watch.
Max: Elka, what are you doing here?
Agnes: Somebody restrain that crazy woman.
Elka: You’re right. I am crazy. Crazy for you, Max. I never should have let you go.
Max: And I should have never let you let me go.
Agnes: So I’m just a rebound thing?
Max: I’m sorry, Agnes, but I can’t marry you. It’s nothing you’ve done. But my heart is promised to another.
Agnes: Well, if you choose her over me, You’re as crazy as she is. He’s all yours, Hellka o’Slutsky.
Elka: Is your heart really promised to me, Max?
Max: It’s promised to the Cleveland Clinic, but until then, it beats only for you.
Elka: Are you asking me to marry you again?
Max: Yes!
Elka: Then, yes, again.
Max: Since we’re here, could we tie the knot now?
Elka: I’m not gonna get married all crazy in a bathrobe, looking like Joy.
Max: You look beautiful to me. But I’ll wait if you want. But I’d like to rehearse Just one little part of our future wedding. May I kiss the bride now?

Melanie: Hey, Elka, I think we all want to say that we’re very sorry that we ruined your hearing.
Elka: Oh, it’s okay. I might go to jail, but I have my Max back.
Victoria: Oh, the crazy things we do for men.
Melanie: Oh, Kirk was just so handsome and and what else was he?
Joy: Well, he wasn’t particularly clever.
Victoria: Or romantic.
Joy: Or interesting.
Victoria: Or, face it, a good lawyer.
Elka: Yeah, but if I get an all-female jury, I’ve got it made.
Melanie: You know, for me, it wasn’t even about Kirk. I just wanted to feel as fabulous as you guys. Yes, I get jealous sometimes.
Joy: Of me? That’s crazy.
Elka: I’ll say.
Joy: I’m jealous of you. You’re so sexy and adorable. Of course a guy’s gonna go for you.
Victoria: Yeah, well, I’m jealous of both of you. Those legs and that smile, what guy would choose me?
Melanie: Oh, please, you’ve got to be joking. You are so glamorous, so gorgeous Victoria: Well, that’s true.
Elka: You’re all hot. You’re all fabulous. You’re all alone. See ya, losers. I got a date.

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