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"Night Court" The Blues of the Birth (TV Episode 1990) Poster

(TV Series)

(1990)

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Christine Sullivan: [after a false alarm sets off a crazy emergency plan] Now hear this: I am not in labor, I just banged my knee on the table! Sheesh! I knew you guys would overreact, but please, there were cooler heads at the Ayatollah's funeral!

Harry Stone: Hey, it was just a way of getting you to the hospital quickly. A simple, rational plan.

[sound of helicopter overhead]

Helicopter Pilot: [over radio] Chopper One to Stone, Chopper One to Stone: we're ready. Over.

[embarrassed, Harry takes a walkie-talkie out his robes]

Harry Stone: Stone to Chopper One: false alarm. Over.

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[Christine is stuck in the elevator, in labor]

Harry Stone: Is there room for a person to lie down in there?

Dan Fielding: Full-grown man, two women, and a midget with a camera.

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[Trapped in an elevator with Buddy and Christine]

Harry Stone: Miss Sullivan, are you in pain?

Christine Sullivan: Yes! I'm having a baby!

Harry Stone: Well, you can't have it in there!

Alexander Tobin: That's what I'm trying to tell her!

Harry Stone: Who are you?

Alexander Tobin: I'm Alexander Tobin, and I'm being held against my will by a pregnant woman and a *lunatic!*

Harry Stone: ...Buddy?

Buddy Ryan: Hi, son! Don't worry about us, we're having a ball!

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Christine Sullivan: I've already chosen my birth music. It's called "Songs of the Humpback Whale."

[She plays a tape. Bull spaces out, staring away]

Court Clerk MacIntosh 'Mac' Robinson: Bull, are you all right? Bull!

Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: [shakes his head] Remind me, I have to call Mom.

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Buddy Ryan: [Seeing Christine pregnant for the first time] Is it my imagination, or is Christine developing a beer gut?

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Harry Stone: I don't know how much time we have, Bull. See if you can find a doctor anywhere in the building!

Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: Right!

[runs off]

Harry Stone: And Roz, you go find someone who can fix this elevator!

Bailiff Rosalind Jane 'Roz' Russell: Uh-uh. Christine needs me. I'm her Lamaze coach, remember?

[Christine yells again from inside the elevator]

Dan Fielding: I'll go, I'll go! But promise me you'll tell me if she uses any four-letter words!

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Christine Sullivan: Buddy? Is that you?

Buddy Ryan: [takes off his sunglasses and looks into a hand mirror] By golly, it is!

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Christine Sullivan: Well, Dan, all I can say is, I am not afraid of a little pain.

Dan Fielding: Well, whatever you say, Christine...

[Christine gasps and seizes Dan's wrist in a death grip]

Dan Fielding: EEEE! EEEE! EEEEE-EEEEEE-EEEEE!

Buddy Ryan: Ah, the love theme from "Psycho."

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[not knowing she's in labor, Tony proposes to Christine while she's trapped in the elevator]

Christine Sullivan: YES!

Tony Giuliano: Christine, that's terrific! So you'll be my wife?

Christine Sullivan: I'M GONNA HAVE YOUR BABY!

Tony Giuliano: Of course you are! Someday.

Dan Fielding: How's today sound?

[another scream of pain]

Tony Giuliano: You mean, she's...?

[everyone nods]

Tony Giuliano: Mine?

[everyone nods]

Tony Giuliano: But we only, uh... got together once.

Entire Crowd: We know.

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Christine Sullivan: [after her first contraction in the cafeteria] Buddy, could you help me to the elevator? I may be further along than I thought.

Buddy Ryan: How can you tell?

[she holds up a mangled fork]

Buddy Ryan: Right.

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Woman: [the elevator is broken. To the crew] You'll have to wait. There's some pregnant woman stuck in the elevator.

Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: Oh no, that means Christine had to take the stairs!

Dan Fielding: You *almost* know what's going on, don't you?

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