Hilarious moments in this week's episode of Law & Order (no spoilers here). Some of their stories are supposed to be "ripped from the headlines" and this one was about a prestigious, exclusive nursery school with $20K/year tuition fees, and the over-anxious, zealous parents who harrass and cajole the admissions office to get their children in. Sounds like the 92nd Street Y!
There's a great scene where this uppity socialite ruefully moans about having to move to Greenwich to "start all over again and rebuild their lives" because her daughter didn't get accepted to that particular nursery school and she didn't want her friends to know. Yes, nursery school. I guess if you're that wealthy, these things matter.
But the most interesting part of the show, however, occurs near the beginning when the coroner mentions that the CSU (crime scene unit) missed some evidence at the crime scene. Then Lenny Briscoe, ever the cynical and crusty cop (love his character) scoffs, "Those crime scene guys are highly overrated. The problem is they all think they're cops." That was an obvious and unnecessary dig at the highly popular show CBS show CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). Cheap shot! I'm an avid viewer of both programs, and I think CSI is the superior show. Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of Law & Order, should worry more about improving the quality of his own shows (he is also creator/producer of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent), rather than downplaying others.