4 January 1984
The staff of a Manhattan arraignment court is surprised by the arrival of a maverick young judge named Harry Stone; his first ruling, that a feuding couple should go to dinner with the attorneys, results in a fight breaking out that injures Dan.
11 January 1984
Harry must deal with an old man who believes he's the real Santa Claus, and a pair of volatile teenage runaways.
18 January 1984
An office bet over what Harry's true age is leads to the discovery that he has a criminal record.
1 February 1984
Harry's "missing" Mother and a beauty pageant operator appear in court.
8 February 1984
Bull feels misunderstood and quits in anger; a blind shoplifter awaiting trial keeps trying to give his police handler the slip.
15 February 1984
A rock is thrown through the courtroom window, with a death threat in Harry's name.
22 February 1984
A smitten prostitute waits for Harry in his chambers.
29 February 1984
Dan and Bull are at odds over the same woman; Harry throws his cap into the ring when he realizes the woman has a spare ticket for a Mel Torme concert.
7 March 1984
Lana starts acting crazy after overdosing on some medications.
14 March 1984
A Russian immigrant threatens to set himself and the courtroom on fire.
21 March 1984
Harry's relationship with a rock star leads to the courtroom being overrun by her fans.
28 March 1984
Bull is a walking zombie at work, and the court staff finds that he has been taking care of a baby for a neighbor who has apparently abandoned him.
31 May 1984
A woman must choose between her two husbands, one of whom was thought killed in Vietnam.
Season 2, Episode 1: The Nun27 September 1984
A young novice nun decides to leave her convent after becoming smitten with Harry.
4 October 1984
Bright young public defender Christine Sullivan finds out she still has a lot to learn after her first day in Harry's court, while Harry ends up throwing her overprotective father in jail for insulting him.
18 October 1984
On her first day, Public Defender Billie Young takes an aggressive stand in defense of her client against a powerful corporation, a stand that leads to her being jailed for contempt.
25 October 1984
A humble man with a $3 million lottery ticket wants Harry to give it away to the most worthy person.
1 November 1984
A school-aged computer whiz hacks into the school district's database and takes their permanent records hostage.
8 November 1984
Bull takes part in a foster-father program for underprivileged kids and shows his adoptive son, Andy, around the courtroom. But Billie discovers that Andy is really a girl in disguise. Dan pleads with Mac to give up his baseball tickets to land a date with a sports fan.
15 November 1984
Harry's nemesis, Judge Willard, has him tried before the Judicial Review Board on charges of unprofessional behavior.
22 November 1984
Harry experiences an unusual chemistry with a charismatic madam whose brothel has been raided, and wrestles with his conscience about whether to admit her diary into evidence; Bull takes exception to Mac's family tradition of fattening a live turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving.
29 November 1984
Harry is struck down in the middle of session by crippling stomach pains, but stubbornly refuses medical treatment.
6 December 1984
A blizzard traps the gang inside the courthouse without supplies, and an electrical failure traps Dan in an elevator with a gay man who finds him very attractive.
13 December 1984
Mac marries a woman he met in Viet Nam and Harry refuses to ignore his duties despite the loss of his sight.
3 January 1985
Feeling sorry for Harry on his birthday, Billie takes him to her apartment for a nightcap. They are held up by a burglar, and spend the night tied together.
10 January 1985
Dan's extremely rustic parents come to visit him in Manhattan, embarrassing him all night until he disowns them.
17 January 1985
A group of mental patients fleeing their hospital run loose in the courtroom, with one, a mute, shutting herself in a closet with a revolver.
24 January 1985
Selma's old boyfriend, Marty, comes after her again. While Harry is shut in his office for an annual file review, his super-efficient replacement, Judge Kopelson, charms the entire staff, but a background check reveals him to be a fraud.
Season 2, Episode 16: The Gypsy31 January 1985
A spiritual medium responds to Harry's contempt of court sentence by placing a curse on the courtroom. Harry thinks she's a phony, but Bull collapses, paralyzed, while Dan's accountant drops dead during an audit.
7 February 1985
Feeling dissatisfied with his job, Bull becomes interested in a wrestling promoter's offer.
14 February 1985
Billie breaks down when her boyfriend David, is brought into court on a pickpocketing charge.
21 February 1985
Dan becomes engaged to an ugly duckling heiress, but everyone is surprised to hear him swear his feelings are genuine.
28 February 1985
After Quon Le, Mac's legal wife, is caught sharing house with a group of prostitutes, she says she loves him and wants to live with him as his real wife. Billie and Dan compete for Harry's favor, wanting a letter of recommendation for a special mayoral post, but Billie takes it unusually badly when Dan gets the letter.
2 May 1985
Yakov's brother wants to defect to the United States; in short order Harry's courtroom is overrun by a Russian circus troupe, agents of the KGB and CIA, and a pair of hot-tempered arms negotiators.
9 May 1985
When a wheelchair-bound protégée of Harry's expresses romantic interest in him, he becomes aware of some uncomfortable feelings about her disability.
26 September 1985
Christine Sullivan is permanently assigned as the court's public defender; in grief over Selma's death, Bull goes on an all-night bender with a group of circus performers and shows up the next day drunk-and-disorderly.
3 October 1985
A man claiming to be from Saturn holds the court hostage with a stolen handgun. Dan's hot date with Sheila goes awry when he inadvertently eats drugged food meant for the man.
17 October 1985
Christine is excited when her father, Jack, makes a date with an attractive young woman, but less so when Jack shows up in court on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.
24 October 1985
Mac's grandfather disinherits him after finding that he has married Quon Le, an Asian woman.
31 October 1985
Harry falls for Kim, a beautiful and free-spirited young woman. But then she appears in court, claiming to be a witch, with a tabloid reporter hovering in the background.
7 November 1985
Dan looks forward to a reunion with his old college buddy, but is shocked to find that he has undergone a transsexual operation.
Season 3, Episode 7: Dan's Boss14 November 1985
The new district attorney shows up to observe Dan, who falls short of making a good first impression, and Flo receives attention from a potential suitor.
28 November 1985
A rock star wanders around the courtroom, trying to escape his crazed fans, his solicitous entourage, and his greedy psychiatrist.
5 December 1985
A budget crisis in the state legislature freezes the paychecks of all city employees, including the court staff. Harry faces his own crisis when the law forces him to side with a sleazy landlord against a poor cleaning lady and her unstable son. When the son is shot during an attempted armed robbery, Harry quits.
12 December 1985
After quitting, Harry is hanging out at a pool hall across the street from the courthouse. The gang have to talk him into coming back, even as his replacement creates a stir by dying during session.
19 December 1985
Bull is deeply in love with his new girlfriend, Renee. No one wants to be the one to tell him that she is actually a prostitute.
9 January 1986
Dan makes some extra money by hiring himself out as an escort to wealthy ladies, but is shocked when one of his clients wants him to go all the way and sleep with her. Yakov eagerly awaits the arrival of his wife and children from Russia, but panics when she doesn't show up.
16 January 1986
Some crazy substitute judge puts Dan and Mac in jail and appoints a wino and Florence as the court attorneys.
23 January 1986
The staff are surprised to discover that Leon, the shoe shine boy, is actually an orphan living in the courthouse. Rather than let him be sent to juvenile hall, Harry asks for custody of him.
30 January 1986
Hijinks ensue when Harry throws a birthday party for Dan at his apartment, including Christine getting trapped in a magician's box, Quon Le's Vietnamese family threatening mass suicide, and Mrs. Lund from Juvenile Services arriving to check on Leon at the same time as a stripper.
6 February 1986
Leon threatens to run away again when Juvenile Services attempts to take him from Harry and place him with a pair of geeky foster parents. Harry is so preoccupied that he misses a visit by Mel Torme, his idol.
Season 3, Episode 17: The Mugger20 February 1986
After being mugged, Christine becomes belligerent and mistrustful, and unable to do her job as a public defender. She has to rediscover her compassion when her mugger is trapped in the cafeteria and threatens hostages with a grenade. Meanwhile, Phil gets a hot stock tip from an old Wall Street buddy, and Dan nearly bankrupts himself trying to wheedle it out of him.
27 February 1986
Harry meets an elderly magician that he idolized as a child, and invites him to his apartment for a private performance. The gang arrive at Harry's apartment to find it stripped bare.
6 March 1986
Bull tries to hide a test monkey from a scientist; Dan romances an amnesiac woman.
13 March 1986
Florence is devastated to learn that she has reached mandatory retirement age.
1 May 1986
Hurricane Mel hits New York, trapping the staff inside the courthouse with four women in labor.
8 May 1986
Hurricane Mel hits New York, trapping the staff inside the courthouse with four women in labor.
2 October 1986
Harry finds a random piece of information that leads him to track down his long-lost mother. He finds out that she's dead, but accepts the news calmly. When Christine asks him how he cannot feel loss, he coldly retorts that it's impossible to feel loss over someone who abandoned him before he ever knew her. This leads to a visit from Buddy Ryan, Harry's stepfather, who met his mother in a mental hospital... and he wasn't on the staff.
9 October 1986
Dan saves Christine from choking in the cafeteria. Convinced that she owes him her life, Christine asks how she can repay him. His answer is simple: sleep with him.
16 October 1986
Bull is horrified to be told that his entry in a children's book contest was unintentionally violent, horrifying, and obscene. He breaks both hands punching holes in the wall, then goes to hide at the Natural History Museum. Dan is enticed by a schizophrenic woman whose personality switches without warning from a prude to a sexpot, and back again.
30 October 1986
Leon returns to Manhattan, but threatens to run away again if Harry reports him to the authorities. Dan plans to crash District Attorney Daniels's Halloween party.
6 November 1986
Dan is hospitalized for surgery on a minor ulcer, but refuses to stay in the hospital. Insisting on returning to work, he eventually collapses and must return to the hospital in an even more serious condition. After foolishly attempting relations with Sheila while in his hospital bed, he falls into a coma.
13 November 1986
Dan awakens from his coma, and Harry confronts him about his selfish and self-destructive behavior.
20 November 1986
Harry's temporary replacement carries a huge revolver with him everywhere he goes. When the new judge offers Dan a bribe, Dan becomes the reluctant pawn in a sting operation.
27 November 1986
Christine butts heads with Judge Eve Gardner, Harry's temporary replacement. When Christine is thrown in jail for contempt of court, she asks Harry to go talk to the judge. To his own surprise, Harry ends up sharing a night of passion with her.
Season 4, Episode 9: Earthquake4 December 1986
Dan quickly goes to pieces when an earthquake traps him in an elevator with Roz and a pair of sumo wrestlers.
11 December 1986
A woman arrested for swimming naked in Central Park claims to be a princess from a tropical island; Harry is convinced to help her escape her arrogant brother, the Prince, and her arranged marriage with the trollish Ogg. Meanwhile, the prince becomes smitten with Christine.
18 December 1986
On New Year's Eve, a sweet old man brought into court on a minor charge turns out to be a convicted felon who has escaped prison to visit Times Square in memory of his wife; another man runs around the courthouse in a diaper, claiming to be the spirit of the new year.
Season 4, Episode 12: Murder8 January 1987
A sweet old lady comes into the courtroom and cheerfully confesses to murdering her husband. Harry is not sure he believes her.
Season 4, Episode 13: Baby Talk15 January 1987
Mac goes over the edge when Quon Le spends all their money and then announces that they are having a baby.
29 January 1987
Christine is engaged to Bill, the world's most boring human being. When she gives signs of cold feet (including throwing up in Dan's briefcase) the others try to gently (or not-so-gently) talk her out of it.
5 February 1987
In the first of several "day in the life" episodes, the court has to process an unusually large docket (200 cases) before midnight - in this episode, to head off a federal judge's general amnesty setting free all defendants not arraigned by then.
Season 4, Episode 16: Rabid12 February 1987
A stray dog that Harry picked up bites Dan, putting him in fear of contracting rabies.
19 February 1987
Dan and Harry compete for the attentions of Christine's attractive friend Heather.
26 February 1987
Christine accuses her boss of sexual harassment; Harry and Bull participate in an elaborate scheme to get proof.
Season 4, Episode 19: Paternity18 March 1987
Dan is slapped with a paternity suit, and his supposed son shows up at the courthouse to claim his father.
25 March 1987
While swearing in a group of immigrants as U.S. citizens, the gang is interrupted when Quon Le goes into labor at the same time Mac is struck down by appendicitis, and both are rushed to the hospital.
29 April 1987
Dan confidently expects to be nominated as a judge, but takes a blow when the committee picks Christine instead. Everyone else is happy for her, until they are told that Harry has been turned down for re-appointment.
6 May 1987
Christine tries to convince Harry to fight for his job, but Harry rejects her advice, planning instead to play the ultimate prank, a stunt so outrageous and crazy that it will get the attention of the entire city.
17 September 1987
Harry prepares for the ultimate prank, not knowing that Christine has convinced the mayor to give him his job back. Christine gets nauseous during her first day as a judge, while Dan and Mac have to stall a stuffy mayoral aide sent to swear Harry back in.
24 September 1987
As part of his grand prank, Harry prepares to hang-glide from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty. He gets side-tracked when he meets Gus Melman, who's about to commit suicide by jumping. Back at the courthouse, Dan has to masquerade as Harry for his swearing-in ceremony.
15 October 1987
Bull is struck by lightning, and is clinically dead for a few minutes. After recovering, he says God has told him to give away everything he owns to the poor.
22 October 1987
After Roz dumps her boyfriend, Christine tries to make friends in order to comfort her. The two end up sharing a wild night at a male strip club.
Season 5, Episode 5: Safe29 October 1987
While practicing an escape act for his Halloween party, Harry accidentally locks himself inside a safe and nearly suffocates to death; Dan thinks it's a joke when a man in a devil costume gives him $100 in exchange for his soul, but becomes afraid when the man seems to know everything about his past life.
12 November 1987
Mac faces a dilemma when an old Army buddy who saved his life in Vietnam asks him to delete his prior record to avoid sending him back to prison. A Japanese businessman drops dead in court, and Bull installs the body in a motorized wheelchair to take it to the morgue, leading to it wandering all around the courthouse.
19 November 1987
An aged actor famous for his Lone Ranger-type character refuses to take off his mask, even after his studio obtains a court order barring him from appearing as the character in public. He threatens to commit suicide by dropping a two-ton air conditioner on himself. Dan is tortured by the closeness of District Attorney Daniels's very sexy, very willing, and very off-limits niece, Kitty.
29 November 1987
Dan is crushed when he is afflicted by impotence. Harry hires Joy, a blind woman, as his personal assistant, whose abrasive manner drives nearly everyone to thoughts of homicide.
3 December 1987
Roz is diagnosed with diabetes, and the new limitations on her lifestyle lead her to quit in frustration. When she accidentally takes an overdose of insulin, she wanders around the courthouse in a delirious stage, in danger of falling into a coma or dying. Meanwhile, a crazy man holds an original draft of the Constitution hostage with a cigarette lighter.
10 December 1987
A delirious Roz is frolicking around on the edge of the courthouse roof, and Dan, Christine, and Roz's doctor have to talk her down to medicate her. Down in the courtroom, Harry has to stand between the crazy hostage taker and a squad of trigger-happy federal agents.
17 December 1987
A blizzard outside and a broken boiler inside puts the court staff and all the defendants in danger of freezing to death.
7 January 1988
A man with a grudge handcuffs a dynamite-filled briefcase to Dan's arm; Bull walks around the courtroom in a blindfold, trying to empathize with Joy's blindness.
14 January 1988
Christine's father, Jack, retires his taxicab and trades his apartment for a motor home, but stays with Christine while his R.V. is being outfitted. He soon drives her crazy, especially by making best friends with Dan.
21 January 1988
Buddy's patronizing younger brother, Phil, convinces him to commit himself to a mental hospital for the rest of his life. Harry angrily objects. Meanwhile, Dan has accidentally destroyed Harry's entire collection of Mel Torme records, but tries to make up for it by shackling the man himself in Harry's office until Harry returns from Buddy's hearing.
11 February 1988
Christine is furious when she finds out that Harry is forcing the entire staff to attend her party celebrating Charles & Diana's wedding anniversary. In the cafeteria, she meets a man with like interests, Bob, whom she invites. On the night of the party she finds that Bob is in the Witness Protection Program and has a hit man after him, forcing them to barricade the apartment.
18 February 1988
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 an orphanage from foreclosure.
25 February 1988
An old girlfriend from college visits Harry at the courthouse. They end up in a passionate clinch in his chambers, with Harry in a half-dressed condition, when she lets slip that she's married.
25 March 1988
Yakov needs a visa to re-visit the Soviet Union and see his sick mother. When he is denied, Harry takes up his cause, but is stunned by the arrival of a beautiful Russian consul. Christine is crippled by embarrassment when Harry makes an offhand remark about a near-invisible birthmark over her eye.
1 April 1988
Roz is ordered to enroll in an anger management group. At the first session, the group is taken hostage by a scared teenager fleeing a failed armed robbery.
Season 5, Episode 20: Top Judge8 April 1988
Harry starts feeling his age when a young turk breaks his record as the youngest judge ever appointed, and vies for his title as the courtroom's greatest prankster.
5 May 1988
Mac inherits 2 million from his grandfather and then quits. And the gang has to deal with an incompetent replacement, who turns the court room upside down. Mac comes for a visit and showers the gang with expensive gifts. He is then sued by the owner of where Mac and Quon Le had their restaurant. And they are being sued for more than what they have. And he goes out on Quon Le because it was her fault. And he wishes he can come back but because he gave his resignation he has to apply and wait for an opening.
12 May 1988
It is revealed in this episode that Dan is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. When ordered to report for duty, he is terrified that he is being sent to a war zone, and goes to absurd lengths to get out of it. When he finds out his assignment is on a Carribean island with a buxom female officer, he changes his mind, but all his tricks catch up with him and as punishment he is reassigned to the Arctic Circle. A few days later, the court receives a message that his plane has crashed in Alaska, and he is presumed dead.
26 October 1988
Dan has been rescued by an Eskimo family, but is cut off from the outside world. Back in New York, the court staff reads his will and tries to cope with his death. When Dan accidentally shoots down a small plane trying to signal it with a flare gun, the doctor inside breaks both hands, leaving Dan as the only one who can operate on a young Eskimo woman who has come down with appendicitis.
26 October 1988
Dan operates on Kista, and after a tense night of waiting, finds that she has survived. At the same time, radio contact is made, and Dan is on his way home. He arrives, disguised by his beard, winter clothes, and scruffy appearance, in time to attend his own funeral.
Season 6, Episode 3: Fire2 November 1988
On election night, Dan is running as a candidate for the state assembly. Christine is furious to learn that Harry has voted for him, touching off a fierce argument between them about what she sees as sexism. Then a fire consumes an upper floor of the courthouse, driving the staff to the basement morgue.
9 November 1988
Harry needs a date to attend a banquet where he will accept a humanitarian award. He is pleasantly surprised by a chance meeting at the newsstand with a woman who shares some interests with him, and she accepts his invitation. But Harry gets cold feet when he finds out that Diane is an adult film actress.
16 November 1988
While handling a group of trainee bailiffs, Bull becomes smitten with one, Rhoda, smitten enough to overlook her spectacular incompetence. One thing he can't ignore is when she accidentally loses custody of a psychotic woman who acts out roles in movies. The woman is next reported entering a cheap hotel with Dan.
23 November 1988
An attractive classmate of Mac's goes after him and Christine does too much preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the courthouse.
30 November 1988
Dan is elated to be offered membership in New York's most exclusive lawyer's club, but he wrestles with his conscience when the leading member romances Christine as part of a club competition.
14 December 1988
Two eccentric defendants pass through the courtroom: a man who has awakened from a 20-year coma, and an obsessed inventor attached to his self-aware computer.
21 December 1988
While collecting for Toys For Toddlers, Roz accidentally takes a truckload of toys belonging to a Scrooge-like factory owner, who demands that they be returned. Since she has already passed them out, Roz refuses to take them back, and Harry has no choice but to jail her.
11 January 1989
After the court staff participate in a research study for a think tank, Bull is diagnosed with a super-genius intelligence, and is offered a post at the think tank.
18 January 1989
Christine gladly agrees to take care of a friend's baby for the weekend, but the experience turns out to be the opposite of what she expected. Harry enthusiastically pulls the staff into an office bet on his old college LaCrosse team.
25 January 1989
A city accountant audits the court's expenses, leading to a series of flashbacks. Near the end of the audit, the staff and the accountant are taken hostage in Harry's office by a circus clown with a gun.
25 January 1989
Even under Beepo's gun, the audit continues, as do the flashbacks.
1 February 1989
While a cable show is filming the proceedings in the courtroom, a sweet old lady appears in court with a hand grenade, asking for the staff's help in freeing her husband from prison. When they realize that her "husband" is a character on a soap opera, they are not sure how to deal with her.
15 February 1989
Bull is encouraged to appear on a game show to win enough money to save his boys' club's gymnasium. To help him get over his jitters, Dan hypnotizes him, but inadvertently plants an obscene trigger phrase in his mind.
1 March 1989
Everyone pokes fun at Christine's relationship with Ted, a senior citizen.
8 March 1989
On election night for the state assembly race, Dan, to his own surprise, has a passionate affair with his opponent, Joan Hobson.
15 March 1989
Harry plays up the role of an embittered judge hurting for cash, as part of a sting to nail gangster Marty Cologne. Christine, following Harry around, is taken in by the act, and tells Buddy, who reveals to Harry that he is his biological father. When Buddy lets slip the truth about the sting to Cologne, the gangster sends a pair of hit men to the courthouse.
22 March 1989
Harry must deal with his inept government handler, evading Marty Cologen's hit men, and confronting Buddy about his revelation.
Season 6, Episode 20: Pen Pal12 April 1989
Christine has a prison pen pal who escapes and Roz falls for him.
26 April 1989
Mac loses his story in the justice computer and Christine accepts then rejects a date from the janitor.
3 May 1989
A water pipe bursts in the holding cells, forcing the court staff to keep the inmates handcuffed in the hallways on the upper floors. The Court must finish its docket by midnight to relieve the pressure, while searching for three violent offenders who have escaped their bonds and gone missing.
27 September 1989
Buddy is released from the mental hospital, and Harry invites him to live with him, unintentionally letting himself in for a world of aggravation. Dan hovers over a rent-controlled Park Avenue apartment, waiting eagerly for its elderly owner to pass on.
11 October 1989
Bull saves the life of billionaire Jordan King, earning a spare-time job with him. Overhearing the details of a real estate deal King has going, Dan swoops in and buys the land, expecting to make a killing. Meanwhile, Quon Le's devotion to her new job selling cosmetics on commission forces Mac to help her, or face bankruptcy.
18 October 1989
Dan receives a death threat and demands police protection. Sparks fly between Christine and the undercover detective sent to the courthouse. Bull carries a video camera everywhere around with him, filming his average night for his mother.
25 October 1989
On Halloween, Mac finds a decades-old file stuck behind his desk drawer, on a case that was never finished because the defendant dropped dead in the middle of his trial. Soon, a series of poltergeist-style events convinces Harry that the man's ghost is haunting the courtroom. With the help of a medium, Harry and the staff hold a trial for a spirit.
1 November 1989
Dan's prize new Mercedes is repossessed; after Bull has an angry argument with Rhoda, his girlfriend, he promises Dan the money he needs to get it back, if Dan takes him to a famous singles club. Christine receives a courtroom visit from a feminist judge whom she idolizes, but who gets the wrong impression when Harry asks Christine's help in performing a magic trick.
8 November 1989
Buddy, Harry's dad meets a wealthy woman who was in Harry's court. Now he's wearing a Captain's outfit which is his uniform at his work and he doesn't tell her that. They start dating and Buddy tells Harry he proposed to her and he wants Harry to marry her. Harry concerned she doesn't know everything about Buddy talks to her but says she knows everything. But just before the wedding, Christine finds out that's not true. At the same time Dan who after going broke because of a failed business deal, has been living in his office. But when the office manager finds out, he gives Dan till the end of the day to find a new place or his office will be moved to less desirable location.
15 November 1989
Roz's pushy Aunt Ruth comes to visit her, trying for the umpteenth time to set her up with a man. Knowing that Ruth once took care of her whole family while her father was sick, Roz can't be her normally forceful self, and instead conscripts Mac to masquerade as her fiancé. A Zsa Zsa-like widow is detained at the courthouse when her diamond necklace is swallowed by another defendant's dog.
22 November 1989
Harry and Mac decide to market one of Quon Le's snack inventions. Christine has a unexpected visitor.
29 November 1989
Dan receives a job offer from the most prestigious law firm in New York, and, as a favor to the hiring partner, arranges an early hearing for the senior partner's son, who is appearing on a shoplifting charge. Dan later finds out that the boy is a repeat offender, and the job offer was a scam. Dan brings a bribery charge against the hiring partner's son, but ends up facing disbarment for blackmail.
6 December 1989
Dan is suspended from work while preparing for his disbarment hearing. Broke, he is forced to take a job waiting tables in a French restaurant under an assumed name. He has lost the will to defend himself, but his friends go to the hearing to stick up for him. Meanwhile, Roz and Christine's co-dieting is causing some weird behavior in both of them.
20 December 1989
An attractive reporter comes to the courthouse to interview Harry; a jealous Dan listens to one of her tape recordings, and is shocked to find a steamy message on it. Unknown to either Harry or Dan, Christine finds out that the reporter is a lesbian, who publishes romance novels under a pseudonym.
3 January 1990
Christine's relationship with Tony goes through a rocky phase when his devotion to his job as a cop cuts down on their time together.
17 January 1990
An old vaudeville theater that Harry and Bull both remember fondly is targeted for demolition; Bull takes the extreme route and shackles himself to the front doors, while Harry tries to organize a benefit concert with the theater's old performers. In doing so, it is revealed that Mac used to be one of the Starlites.
Season 7, Episode 14: Futureman24 January 1990
A man claiming to be from the future (and armed with a working laser gun) takes the courtroom hostage, while two street punks are holding Dan. Bull tries the whole range of remedies for getting rid of his hiccups.
7 February 1990
Tony announces that he is taking a job with the DEA and leaving for South America; on the spur of the moment, he proposes to Christine over dinner, and they are married in the restaurant. Meanwhile, Art is forced to leave his job during a dispute between the union and the city. In the hands of his pencil-pushing replacement, the courthouse quickly goes to pieces.
14 February 1990
Trying to deal with Tony's absence, Christine discovers she is pregnant.
21 February 1990
Dan's girlfriend convinces him to appear as a shock-host of a talk show. Mac and Quon Le's planned vacation to Graceland encounters problems.
28 February 1990
Mel Torme can't appear at Harry's birthday party because Harry sent him to jail.
7 March 1990
Harry works on a visa extension for Yakov and Mac buys a funny acting washing machine.
14 March 1990
Roz could be sued with the help of Bull's cousin after Bull shoots himself with her gun.
28 March 1990
With Tony absent, Harry, Bull, and Dan all volunteer as Christine's Lamaze coach. At their first class, Christine is tormented by visions of her child as a younger version of each of them.
4 April 1990
A man asks Harry to help stop the marriage of his girlfriend to another man.
11 April 1990
A TV reporter is watching everyone in the court and they have to be on their toes.
2 May 1990
Christine is stuck in an elevator as she goes into labor.
28 September 1990
When Christine returns after the birth of her baby she has to deal with the legacy of her replacement and Dan wants Bull to date his visiting sister.
5 October 1990
When Christine returns after the birth of her baby she has to deal with the legacy of her replacement and Dan wants Bull to date his visiting sister.
12 October 1990
For Harry, it's love at first sight when he lays eyes on Margaret Turner, a bossy news reporter assigned to the courthouse. When she appears not to know he exists, he is so desperate to make an impression that he turns to Dan for advice.
19 October 1990
Dan is won at a bachelor auction by a lecherous old woman and Christine has doubts about her marriage.
26 October 1990
A defendant pulled in on a minor charge claims to be the Angel of Death, and says that Harry has to release him. Harry jails him for contempt of court, but begins to feel uncertain as reports come in of people miraculously surviving fatal accidents all over the city. Even more worried is Dan, who own obituary has appeared in the paper.
2 November 1990
A possibly-toxic chemical is spilled in the courtroom, forcing the gang to spend the night there in quarantine. Each of them tells a story about the turning point in their life that led them to the courtroom. Harry gave up his career as a magician after the only agent interested in him dropped dead; Christine lost the "Miss Buffalo" beauty pageant; Roz started out as a stewardess, but discovered her real calling after knocking out a hijacker.
2 November 1990
The turning-point stories continue. Mac tells how he almost lost his life in Vietnam; Bull tells two stories, confusing himself with the protagonists of "Superman" and "Jack & The Beanstalk"; Dan tells how he lost his virginity to a client's young wife in Louisiana.
Season 8, Episode 8: Day Court9 November 1990
When the staff shifts to day hours Roz become unbearably perky. Christine also feels a personality change is in order.
16 November 1990
Dan has a date at the opera and some weirdos think that Bull is their god.
23 November 1990
Christine is on a nanny hunt and a childhood bully of Harry's past is brought before his court.
Season 8, Episode 11: Jail Bait7 December 1990
Art is the topic as Christine meets a street artist and Mac and Dan bond with their passions for photography.
14 December 1990
The First Admendment gets tested with the offensive material of a stand up comic.
4 January 1991
Roz goes after the mother of a TV brat that is shooting a TV pilot in the building.
23 January 1991
Phil the wino saves someone left penniless from the S&L scandals.