Every URL on Law & Order


Det. Rey Curtis, checking his email in the first episode to mention ‘cyberspace’.

Thanks to a generous commission from Rhizome, I’ve been watching a lot of Law & Order. Below is a list of every URL mentioned in or shown onscreen during the show. When shown onscreen, the case of the URL is preserved (i.e.: OldBookworm.com  instead of oldbookworm.com ).

General Electric (which own NBC) sits on nearly all these domains, thought most have no content. See the link for a Whois lookup. It is worth noting that thebaronmuchhumpin.com is available, for some unbelievable reason. It appears that the domain  thebaronmuchhumpin.com was registered by someone named Ray Hughes the day after this list was posted. Sorry everyone, you missed out!

In order of appearance on the show, an * denotes the domain is owned by NBC or General Electric, its former parent company:

Interested in more Law & Order esoterica? See my breakdown of gender and computer counts on the show.

Law & Order: Midpoint Update


This week I finished the first ten seasons (228 episodes = ~167.2 hours) of “Law & Order” for a commission with Rhizome.org, cataloging computer use through screenshots over the show’s entire 20-year run. Many, many computers:

  • Just over 4,500 screenshots so far (at 5 per computer = ~ 900 computers)
  • Average of 107 computers per season
  • Average of 4 computers per episode
  • 16 episodes that feature no computers at all

I have also been keeping notes of the first onscreen appearance of computer devices, for example:

  • First laptop: season 2, episode 34
  • First inkjet printer: season 6, episode 125

Additionally, I’ve been tracking victim and perpetrator gender to add to the already great Law & Order database. The current tally is rather interesting:





We can also look at this another way, seeing crime by perpetrator gender and the gender of their respective victims:

male43 (18.94%)43 (18.94%)20 (8.81%)
female12 (5.29%)17 (7.94%)3 (1.32%)
both19 (8.37%)12 (5.29%)17 (7.94%)

A 2011 United States Department of Justice report provides some interesting comparisons: 90% of all homicides were committed by males; 66% of victims were male. Some interesting conclusions to be drawn, but I have another 226 episodes to watch!

And with that, onward to season 11!

Sewing Turret

Sewing turret for piecing together sails (via “How Its Made”; season 7, episode 4).