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

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

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Trivia

While the majority of the show was taped in front of a live audience, the rapid montage scenes were shot first before tapings. See more »

Goofs

The series often describes "unattractive" people (Bull most-often, but not exclusively) as looking "Cro-Magnon". This is incorrect. We -- modern folks -- are Cro-Magnon (homo sapiens sapiens). "Neanderthall" (homo sapiens neanderthalensis) would be the better term of offense. (See Wikipedia for a discussion.) See more »

Quotes

[during a Christmas episode, Harry happens to look outside of his chambers, and sees a reindeer in the hallway]
Harry Stone: [running back into chambers] Everyone, come quick, you have to see this!
[everyone runs out into the hallway. Selma is standing where the reindeer was]
Bull Shannon: It's Selma!
Harry Stone: Selma, did you see that?
Selma Hacker: I saw it, all right.
[she begins to walk away. Everyone runs to where she was standing]
Selma Hacker: If you think I'm cleaning that up, you're out of your mind.
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Probably my all-time favorite sitcom
4 August 2001 | by (WV, USA) – See all my reviews

Of all the great sitcoms that came out of the 80s, this one takes the cake as my favorite. The cast couldn't be better and the gags are still hilarious even today. Excellent performances all-around, especially by Anderson and Larroquette.

On a side note, one of my favorite quotes of all-time comes from "Night Court" ---

Man in courtroom: "Why is the sky blue?" Harry: "Because if it was green, we wouldn't know where to stop mowing."


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