Last night’s episode of Law & Order: SVU dove into the shallow end with an episode “ripped from the headlines,” assuming there were actually headlines about that time Jay Z and Beyoncé’s sister Solange tussled in an elevator. But this isn’t the first time the L&O franchise has taken a walk on the musical side. As Maura Johnston notes for Wondering Sound, Dick Wolf’s cops-and-lawyers world has ripped plots from Billboard and Rolling Stone a number of times, including an episode where Big Boi guest starred as the hideously named MC Gots Money, who met his maker after being eaten by some hyenas. The entire list (with descriptions!) is over at Wondering Sound and is well worth a read, especially for anyone living that Lennie Briscoe life.

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