We've only just got Ally McBeal in the UK and I have to watch it (girls
in house). So we (the guys in the house) invented a drinking game to get
through it. - Matt
Number of Drinks can be measured in "fingers" (refers
to number of fingers against the side of the glass - this should even
up size advantage). You could go with sip, gulp, slurp, down the drink
too. Additional "tack on" drinks are noted and are
You get to see Ally's shoes. Twice if her feet are
Ally has a fantasy sequence, such as being flung from the back of
a dump truck, giant tongues etc. Stop drinking if it doesn't make
Both Ally and Rene (roommate) appear in pyjamas. Drink
twice if they're eating ice cream. Drink three times if
they start singing.
Ooogachaka dancing baby shows up.
There is sexual tension between Ally and Billy.
Ally comments on something (usually herself) and adds, "...and
that's a McBealism."
Ally dances. Drink twice if she's wearing pyjamas.
Ally gets married. Get slaughtered.
John Cage gets a date.
John Cage is referred to as "The Biscuit".
When and as John Cage drinks (usually a glass of water).
When John Cage "takes a moment". Twice if
someone else does it.
Richard Fish makes a "Fishism". (usually followed by
"...that's a Fishism."
Fish brushes over something he's said with "Bygones."
Twice if it's another character using it.
Fish touches a woman's wattle.
Elaine talks about her face-bra project. Twice if she
Elaine calls Ally "snappish".
Someone hears "the bells".
Male and female character in the Unisex bathroom.
NB If the toilet flushes you must call out who you think
is in the toilet. Everyone else drinks again if you guess correctly.
You drink twice if you're wrong and Cage uses his remote
You see both of the Twins (geeky guys at Ally's bar). Drink
twice if it's one alone.
There is a tampon/sanitary product commercial in one of the
Ally McBeal seems to inspire audience participation, so:
Anyone in the room shouts, "too right!" or "go on
Ally!" or anything remotely similar. Drink twice if that
person is male as he should know better. He finishes his
Anyone in the room (male or female) comments on the length of
Ally's skirts, or lack thereof. Extra drink if they are male and they
say they are too short (they aren't).
Any women in the room say Ally is too thin.
If the TV guide describes the episode as comedy drama.
Twice if it uses the term "dramedy." If anyone
in the room uses it, hit them with the bottle (or a cushion).
Anybody in the room offers Ally advice (e.g. "No Ally, he's
married/ugly/fat/a Rabbi, don't do that!"). They get to finish
their drink if they should take their own advice.