Real Lawyer Reacts to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - McPoyle v. Ponderosa (Bird Law!)

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Charlie, Dennis, Mac, and Frank get involved with Bill Ponderosa, a defendant in a civil suit for putting bath salts in the milk at Liam McPoyle’s wedding to his sister Maureen. Liam McPoyle teams up with The Lawyer to sue Bill Ponderosa for his lost eye; old grievances resurface. At the climax, Charlie tries to cross examine Royal McPoyle, the McPoyle family’s bloodthirsty pet Pocono Swallow. Uncle Jack. The Lawyer. Bill and Maureen Ponderosa. The entire McPoyle clan. Bird law. McPoyle vs. Ponderosa: THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY Stay until the end for my Legal Realism Grade! New episodes weekly! Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/legaleagle?sub_confirmation=1 You can find more Real Lawyer Reacts Here (including my reaction to Suits, Better Call Saul, A Few Good Men and tons more): https://goo.gl/42fKce ★ SUIT UP! Even if you're not a lawyer, you can still DRESS LIKE A LAWYER. All of my suits are from BlackLapel (I've used them exclusively for over five years). Their custom suits are amazing, yet still ridiculously affordable. HIGHLY recommended: https://go.magik.ly/ml/f78n/ ★ GET TIED! If you’re looking for skinny ties, pocket squares, or tie bars (like the ones I wear) check out Ties.com. Huge selection and great prices: https://go.magik.ly/ml/ftki/ ★ BOOKS & MOVIES! When I’m not killing it in court, I’m probably reading or watching a movie. Check out what's on my list (as well as the best books for Law School and all of my favorite camera gear): https://www.amazon.com/shop/legaleagle This was a train wreck of a trial, but there was a stand out quote: According to bird law, three strikes and you’re out! Bye, bye birdie. Ready boys and girls, because this is where it gets good. Ryan McPoyle didn’t attack Liam—Royal did. And Lion was lying about Royal attacking Liam to protect Royal from the chair. Or lethal injection. Or perhaps some sort of small bird guillotine. I wouldn’t understand the physics of it—I’m not an executioner. I’m just the best [] bird lawyer in the world. I’m sorry, sir, but I am the best bird lawyer in the world. I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. I love watching legal movies and courtroom dramas. It's one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are ridiculous. Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to crush law school to take on lawyers in the movies and on TV. While all legal movies and shows take dramatic license to make things more interesting (nobody wants to see hundreds of hours of brief writing), many of them have a grain of truth. This is part of a continuing series of "Lawyer Reaction" videos. Got a legal movie or TV show you'd like me to critique? Let me know in the comments! All clips used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015). Typical legal disclaimer from a lawyer (occupational hazard): This is not legal advice, nor can I give you legal advice. Sorry! Everything here is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Nothing here should be construed to form an attorney client relationship. Also, some of the links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. But if you click, it really helps me make more of these videos! ======================================================== ★ Tweet me @legaleagleDJ ★ More vids on Facebook: ➜ https://www.facebook.com/legaleaglereacts ★ Stella’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/stellathelegalbeagle

Comments from Youtube

Lewis Caine : You're telling me a channel named "LegalEagle" knows NOTHING to do with Bird Law? It's literally in your name.

Magicman205 : You guys complaining about how this guy is taking the fun out of the show realize that he isn't criticizing the entertainment value of the series, right? He's simply disecting the legal realism. As a huge fan of Always Sunny, I find it compelling to watch an actual lawyer analyze this!

Tom Lovin : You have "Eagle" in your name, but you don't know bird law?

ThirdWorldEuroTrash : I wouldn't trust someone who doesn't know shit about bird law, this guy isn't very well versed I'd have to say. Doesn't even understand why he has fake hands... Get a load of this guy!

Rafael G. : This lawyer is getting overwhelmed with the complete and utter insanity that is "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"...😂😂😂😂

Drew142 : You obviously have never studied bird law because if you did you would understand that all of this is perfectly reasonable .

Kennedy Robinson : Objection! It’s not weird to wear fake hands if your hands are abnormally small.

shontapl : Omfg...fake hands was the best part of the whole episode.... NOBODY LOOK! NOBODY LOOK ! NOBODY LOOK!

Himuka : Why'd you skip Dee's "Jewish" argument? ahaha

Honest Dude : Ok well filibuster

Henry Asselin : Why does he keep saying Charlie's uncle is wearing fake hands? Clearly he just has large manly hands

Takeoffs & Landings : NOBODY LOOK!! NOBODY LOOK!! NOBODY LOOK!! NOBODY LOOK!!

Jerswag : The fake hands are explained in earlier episodes, specifically Season 6, Episode 2 "Dennis Gets Divorced". Basically, Jack is very insecure about his small hands. So in the episode you're watching, he's wearing fake, big hands.

Funkes Dad : Cut charlie some slack hes illiterate

zigzagzaag : I love how stressed out he gets by It's Always Sunny! 🤣

Ice Man : I cant trust a lawyer who doesnt even know bird-laws.

Marie Carroll : 😹 Watching an actual lawyer try to make since of anything in IAS if fuking hilarious!!! ❤️

Loic Reviews : Please react to the Rick & Morty animation of "Judge Morty: State of Georgia Vs. Rick Allen"

Steve Molina : When did john krasinski become a lawyer?

Reguire : lol at people who are butthurt over this. it is a channel dedicated to legal realism you dolts. he is taking it seriously in order to provide content

Gray Wolf : Never heard of bird law? Yeah this dude definitely aint a real lawyer. Bird law is the first thing you learn in law school, everyone knows that

Headshots4Hope : If the grade is based on "legal realism", then that F is absolutely warranted, and that's the whole point of this episode. It shows what happens when a gang of narcissists is unleashed in a court proceeding. The result = madness.

LackOfABetterWord : Objection!! Stella is not a beagle... but I'll allow it for the sake of the pun. However, legaleagle don't step out of line again or I'll hold you in contempt of the court.

Stony Tony : You should check out the movie fracture with Ryan Gosling. That would be great

ohmynoun : So, basically, this show is funnier than actual court?

GobiLux : It's fun to see somebody who has never watched Always Sunny watch an episode and try to make sense of it!

Jacob Spencer : Would they make an exception for people who need the drugs in order to stay clean?

RockStarDeath : I’d bet Rob made it a point to have Charlie break every rule simultaneously at one point and built the rest of the episode around that complete absurdity

Miryafa : Objection! I can't find a link for "Real Law Review" in the description, but I'd like to check it out

Nodus : OBJECTION! You should go back to school for bird law. Our modern day court rooms just lack the intellect to see the justice.

themadplotter : I don't trust this lawyer, how big are his hands?

Anthony Malcomson : I’d like to see how “The good wife” holds up in reality

fullybaked219 : I think I made myself perfectly redundant

Tony Nadackal : OMG! Somebody is trying to make sense of an it's sunny episode, 😂

GaidinBDJ : As crazy as the whole thing is, I think this is one of the only "Reacts" videos you've done where someone actually asked to enter the well.

Thomas Burnell : What's with the video of Sweet Dee and the snake?

Michael Berry : React to My Cousin Vinny

gabiluch87 : "It's all ridiculous, it doesn't seem relevant at all and it's a 100% improper" That pretty much sums up "It's always sunny" quite perfectly

olfens : Trial in the movie Idiocracy. Go!

ninjasonmylawn25 : He's wearing the fake big hands because he thinks his real hands are small and is oddly insecure about it. Liked the video!

Anton : "Legaleagle" its bird law

prometheus660 : If you haven't already, you should do Reynolds V. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense.

Doozy Animation : Seinfeld's Final Episode trial if you haven't already!

Macktube X : Bird Law is completely legit, no debate. It's a loophole in the system. So is the Chubaka defense.

daddy7860 : Objection! I noticed you haven't done a video about "The Blacklist", "Breaking Bad", or "The Mentalist". Have you not thought about doing one about at least one of these? My suggestions for episodes with legal proceedings would be the following: The Blacklist Season 2 Episodes 15 & 16: "The Major", and "Tom Keen" pretty much recap the series up until that point, during the process of clearing the main character, Elizabeth, a special agent of the FBI, of suspicion of murder in a series of highly confidential high-profile proceedings, ending up in private federal court. Be warned, it's an intense intellectual mystery drama.

Drew Needs more sleep : This man, this charlatan pretends to be an expert yet knows nothing, NOTHING about Bird Law. How dare he comment on what is the greatest example of Bird Lawyering ever recorded. Thumbs down!

Mormont's Raven : Dude....I was really wanting to see his reaction to Uncle Jack's hand flying across the room.

Keenan Corcoran : You literally look like "fancy lawyer man" in It's Always Sunny

dcsmooth : Just realized the judge is Carl Winslow.