RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
RIPPED FROM THE EPISODES
S04 E01: Grandma Yetta Sunglasses
Law and Order S04 E01, Sweeps
Inspired by the abduction and sexual assault of Jody Plauché, and the revenge killing of Jeff Doucet.
S04 E02: Cookies and Crime
Law and Order S04 E02, Volunteers
Inspired by the story of Larry Hogue, aka The Wildman of 96th Street.
S04 E03: Cobb Salads & Club Sodas
Law and Order S04 E03, Discord
Inspired by the story of Desiree Washington (and Robin Givens) and their assaults by Mike Tyson.
S04 E04: The Great Soda Debate of 1997
Law and Order S04 E04, Profile
Inspired by the story of Serial Killer Joseph Christopher aka The .22 Calibur Killer/The Midtown Slasher.
S04 E05: Ballistic with a Frying Pan
Law and Order S04 E05, Black Tie
Inspired by the story of Sunny von Bülow.
S04 E06: He's Dead, She's Deadpan
Law and Order S04 E06, Pride & Joy
Not Ripped! The murder of Aaron Maldonado and the story of the Maldonado family is covered.
S04 E07: Horse Girl Stuff
Law and Order S04 E07, Apocrypha
Inspired by the story of Charles Manson.
S04 E08: Button Aficionado; A Buttonhead if you Will...
Law and Order S04 E08, American Dream
Inspired by the story of the Billionaire Boys Club, the disappearance/murder of Ron Levin, and the murder of Hedayat Eslaminia.
S04 E09: Judge Blah-blah-blah
Law and Order S04 E09, Born Bad
Not Ripped! The story of Elizabeth Báthory aka The Blood Countess is covered
S04 E10: A Case of the Madonnas
Law and Order S04 E10, The Pursuit of Happiness
Not Ripped! The story of Anastasia Solovieva is covered.
S04 E11: The Great Maid Network
Law and Order S04 E11, Golden Years
Not Ripped! The story of Carly Martinez is covered.
S04 E12: Dracula Girlfriend
Law and Order S04 E12, Snatched
Inspired by the story of the abduction or extortion plan of Samuel Bronfman II.
S04 E13: Bullshit on the Elevator
Law and Order S04 E13, Breeder
Not Ripped! Episode 14's inspiration is covered instead - The story of Joy Silverman & Sol Wachtler is covered.
S04 E14: Malcolm in the Middle Mom
Law and Order S04 E14, Censure
Inspired by last week's case. The story of Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi is covered.
S04 E15: The Chicest Wind Chimes You've Ever Seen
Law and Order S04 E15, Kids
Not Ripped! The story of Sodder Family Fire and the abduction/deaths of 5 of the Sodder children are covered.
S04 E16: Bombarded by Neutrons
Law and Order S04 E16, Big Bang
Inspired by the story of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynki.
S04 E17: Aggressive Blue Blazer
Law and Order S04 E17, Mayhem
Inspired by the story of the Lorena Bobbit
S04 E18: Sloppy Joes & Joey Dogs
Law and Order S04 E18, Wager
Inspired by the murder of James Jordan Sr, father of Michael Jordan.
S04 E19: Doohickeys & Thingamabobs
Law and Order S04 E19, Sanctuary
Inspired by the story of Rodney King
S04 E20: Synthesized Country Music
Law and Order S04 E20, Nurture
Inspired by the story of Katie Beers.
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