In another "day in the life" episode, the court staff has to finish 207 cases by midnight. If they do, the 207th defendant, a Texas millionaire with a gambling compulsion, will pay the money to save ...
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »
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
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Harry was thirty-four when he was appointed to the bench. He was appointed because he was the only candidate on the list to have answered their phone on the Mayor's last Sunday in office. He was the last name on the list. As he says, he got to be a judge, "because I was home." See more »
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 »
[suggesting a slogan for Dan's mayoral campaign]
The Big Apple needs a worm like Fielding!
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They don't make shows like this anymore, which is a real shame. This was my favorite tv show of the time period, bar none.
Harry Anderson gave perhaps the best role of his career as the manic Judge Harry, and was absolutely wonderful. Richard Moll, Markie Post, and John Larroquette also made the show memorable. If you loved sitcoms that delivered nonstop laughs and great characters, the one's for you. Incidentally, "The Practice" guest star Ray Abruzzo appeared on this show for a few years.
**** out of ****
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