Dan becomes engaged to an ugly duckling heiress, but everyone is surprised to hear him swear his feelings are genuine.



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Episode cast overview:
Selma Diamond ...
Patty Douglas
Stanley Brock ...
Mr. Douglas
Wilbur Posten (as Elisha Cook)
Kenneth Danziger ...
Mervyn Jenkins
Patrick Wright ...
Rocco DiNobile Jr. ...


Dan becomes engaged to an ugly duckling heiress, but everyone is surprised to hear him swear his feelings are genuine.

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21 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Dan turns over "a new leaf"
26 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm doing this review from a 28 year old memory of the episode, so forgive me for any inaccuracies. The cast that gave us the best of Night Court had not quite come together yet, but from the beginning there was John Larroquette as assistant D.A. Dan Fielding - greedy and always in search of sexual gratification, and yet he was the guy you loved to hate.

Here he's fawning over his new fiancée. She was not an ugly duckling as the synopsis says in many places - in fact she was a young pretty good looking gal. Instead she is socially backwards and unpresentable in every possible way, and normally this sort of superficial stuff means a lot to Dan...and then the truth comes out. The fiancée is an heiress to forty million dollars.

Or at least the gang at Night Court thinks the truth has come out. Then when confronted, John Larroquette gives one of his soliloquies that proved that he earned each and every one of those four consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, and would have had more if he had not asked to be eliminated from competition afterwards. He says that when he and his fiancée are alone he can tell her anything - the deepest darkest things that lurk in his soul - and she understands. Then all is right with the world, and isn't that what everybody is really looking for? In the end, the fiancée breaks it off, and I'll let you try to track down a copy and see the surprising reason why. It's definitely one of the best of the early episodes of Night Court.

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