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Eliza Coupe: Legal Eagle

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Eliza Coupe: Legal Eagle

Eliza Coupe: Legal Eagle

Eliza Coupe: Legal Eagle

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Eliza Coupe as Nina, in Benched. USA Network/Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network hide caption

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Eliza Coupe as Nina, in Benched.

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Eliza Coupe plays a corporate attorney turned public defender on the USA series Benched. When host Ophira Eisenberg asked her how much she's picked up about the law by playing a lawyer on TV, Coupe replied, "about as much as I did playing a doctor [on Scrubs]. I'm a surgeon now, AND I'll represent you in a court of law."

One thing we learned that Eliza Coupe does have in common with her Benched character Nina and Jane from Happy Endings: she's got a bit of a competitive side. So the stakes were high in this Ask Me Another Challenge all about the phrases often heard in on-screen courtroom scenes. And just for some suspense, we paired her with a real life corporate lawyer turned federal defender — can she get her partner to guess the phrases? Listen, if it pleases the court.