By Carol McFadden
The following is a list of the ten of the funniest fictional lawyers. The list has TV lawyers and movie lawyers and it is in no particular order.
Ally McBeal and her co-workers are all funny TV lawyers. From the dancing baby to the office banter this show had audiences rolling with laughter for five fun filled seasons.
Elle Woods is a movie lawyer and the main character for the Legally Blonde movies starring Reese Witherspoon. From her unique take on fashion to her unconventional courtroom methods Elle was character that audiences got behind.
Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer was always looking to make a quick buck and that is where fast talking TV lawyer Jackie Chiles fit in. From suing the heir of the OHenry candy bar fortune for walking around in her bra, to suing a coffee company for damages when Kramer is burned after spilling coffee on himself, Jackie Chiles was a laugh a minute. The character was a parody of famous American attorney Johnnie Cochran.
MY COUSIN VINNY
My Cousin Vinny featured a fast talking New York Lawyer named Vinny who is down south to represent his cousin in a murder trial. This movie lawyer had audiences rolling in and out of the courtroom as the film dealt with life and the wheels of justice in a slow-paced southern town.
Clare Huxtable was the mother on The Cosby Show. She was sassy, smart, and always ahead of the game. She made being a TV lawyer and a mom look easy.
The team on the 80s sitcom Night Court had audiences rolling for nine seasons. These TV lawyers argued their cases and argued amongst themselves and we loved every minute of it.
Miranda Hobbs was one of Carrie Bradshaws best friends on HBOs hit series Sex and the City. Miranda was a career-driven woman navigating the office environment and her career while hilarity ensued. Like pretending to be gay to get an invite to the dinner with her boss, getting braces in her 30s and trying to balance being a mom and wanting to make partner.
Will Truman was a TV lawyer on the hilarious sitcom Will and Grace. Though it often seemed his only client was Karens invisible husband, Stanley.
Lionel Hutz is a TV lawyer on the hit cartoon The Simpsons. Desperate for cases, it seems Lionel Hutz will take on any case. Though he usually loses his cases, he has won a few. His primary clients would be Bart and Homer Simpson.
Jim Carrey played a movie lawyer in Liar Liar. His character was a career-driven pathological liar that continually broke promises to people. Hilarity ensues when his son wishes that his dad can no longer lie and the wish comes true.
- Jackie Chiles sues the bears! (thinktanklondonblog.com)
- Liar Liar: I just want to get from my car to the office without being confronted by the decay of western society… PLUS I’M CHEAP. (helenhardy1990.wordpress.com)
- ‘Seinfeld’ Character Returns (huffingtonpost.com)
- Who’s Is The Character Featured On The Level 34 ‘Level Up’ Message? (tappedoutdaily.wordpress.com)
- Liar, Liar (fromawhispertoaroar.com)
- An Interview With That One Guy in My Cousin Vinny (loweringthebar.net)
- Seinfeld’s Jackie Chiles Stars in Jim Beam Campaign (mashable.com)
- DON’T THINK. THINK!- Tomide Olukuade (funtaqa.wordpress.com)