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Night Court (1984–1992)

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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Judge Harry T. Stone (193 episodes, 1984-1992)
 Dan Fielding (193 episodes, 1984-1992)
 Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon / ... (193 episodes, 1984-1992)
 Mac Robinson (180 episodes, 1984-1992)
 Christine Sullivan (159 episodes, 1984-1992)
Marsha Warfield ...
 Rosalind 'Roz' Russell (136 episodes, 1986-1992)
Dorothy Andrews ...
 Cashier (78 episodes, 1984-1992)


Judge Harold T. Stone presides over "Night Court", a court which deals with petty crimes which can be dealt with in a dime-a-dozen manner. Invariably, the cases appearing before the court are bizarre, but that's ok because Judge Stone is not your regular judge. He's assisted by a motley crew of clerks and District Attorneys who often create as much chaos as the criminals they bring in for trial. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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4 January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Harry Anderson Show  »

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(193 episodes)

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Did You Know?


After John Larroquette won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four years in a row, he asked that his name be taken out of consideration. He was also offered a spin-off series based around the character of Dan Fielding, but he turned it down. See more »


Public Defender Liz Williams: [watching a videotape of a couple having public sex in Central Park] They're breaking the law, alright.
Judge Harold 'Harry' T. Stone: Of gravity.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) See more »

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One Of The Best Shows Ever!
7 April 2001 | by (Collinsport, Maine) – See all my reviews

I loved this show while it was on. In the beginning it followed the same premise of Barney Miller depicting the fact that city officials are just people themselves doing a job, but with the incredibly gorgeous Markie Post on the show for every one to drool over, the show became wildly cartoony, illogical and wild while it kept all the straight and contemplative issues that had made it a hit. Post really saved this show with her too perfect to be real figure while she followed the rigid restraints of a nun. John Larroquette was her perfect nemesis as the lecherous but snobbish Dan Fielding and Harry Anderson as the judge with a Peter Pan complex. The supporting staff of Charlie Robinson, Marsha Warfield and the ever likeable Richard Moll also became stars in this incredible show, but it had really lost its steam when Christine lost her virginity to have a baby and Dan found his morals. From there, the show just wasn't as good, and the roller coaster ride, as great as it was, was over.

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