No habeas cases to be argued this week.
This weekend, I was writing questions for this week's trivia contest* and it struck me that I hadn't seen too many movies/tv shows that had musical numbers that took place in a courtroom (or maybe this thought occurred to me when my wife and I were watching last weeks Family Guy, which focused on the shows musical numbers).
*Every Wednesday there's a trivia contest at a Brooklyn bar called Pete's Candy Store. There are rotating hosts for the event. Some friends and I are one of the hosts and we host this Wednesday (May 12).
Granted, I haven't watched too many musicals, so I could be missing a whole bunch of legal musicals. But only two popped into my mind: Chicago and a classic scene from Roseanne.
First, here's the courtroom scene from Chicago where they perform the song "Razzle Dazzle":
But of course I am partial to this clip (actually, clips) from Roseanne, which I would probably rank as my favorite sitcom of all time. During the second season in an episode called "Sweet Dreams," Roseanne wants to relax in the bathtub, but constant complaints from her family get in the way of her "me" time. So she fantasizes about killing all of her family members and then ends up on trial for their murders. The trial starts at 2:45 of this first clip. And then the musical number begins at 8:55 of the first clip and carries over for most of the second. Unfortunately, I was only able to find videos of the entire episode broken up into three parts. Couple of things to keep an eye on: the kid in the tux is a young Stephen Dorf (who had about 5 minutes of real fame as an adult about 10 years ago) and the judge is the legendary Bert Parks.