Night Court: Season 1, Episode 9

Wonder Drugs (7 Mar. 1984)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Lana starts acting crazy after overdosing on some medications.

Director:

Writers:

, (created by), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 835 titles
created 29 Mar 2012
 
a list of 6648 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wonder Drugs" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wonder Drugs (07 Mar 1984)

Wonder Drugs (07 Mar 1984) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Night Court.
« Previous Episode | 9 of 193 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Selma Diamond ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Feinberg ...
Man in Dress
Arva Holt ...
Woman Seated in First Row of the Gallery
...
Woman Seated in First Row of the Gallery
...
Emil Dutton
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Steven Bostwick (as Lionel Smith)
Edit

Storyline

Lana starts acting crazy after overdosing on some medications.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1984 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor Jack Riley was featured on the show over the years as five different characters: As Emil Dutton in episode #1.9, "Wonder Drugs", in episode #2.10, "The Blizzard" as Warren Wilson, a gay man who hits on Dan, in episodes #4.5-6, Dan's Operation", as Dr. Flick, in episode #6.12-13, "Clip Show", as Beepo, a psychotic clown, and in episode 8.19, "To Sleep No More", as Jim Wimberly, a cereal contest coordinator; 'Timothy Stack' (three times) and Keye Luke (twice), among others, were also featured as different characters. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonder Drugs
26 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting that Karen Austin's final episode of Night Court would be an all-out, take-no-prisoners, tour-de-force performance where she lets it all hang out after her court clerk, Lana Wagner, takes medicine for a virus and suffers the many side effects, such as bouts of depression mingled with euphoria and a startling release of her inhibitions (she lays a kiss on Harry!). She scales the library bookcase like a monkey in Harry's chambers, becomes emotionally distraught when she believes Harry "led her on" with their kiss, leads Harry throughout the courtroom, ranting and raving about being betrayed, even at one point breaking out in song! Fans of Jack Riley (of The Bob Newhart Show) should get a kick out of his jerk clown, a repulsive creep who appears before the court after several charges including disorderly conduct. To say Riley is foul would be putting it lightly. "Wonder Drugs" is mostly all Austin, as she just cuts loose. I'm not sure why she left the show, but this was quite a close for her character on Night Court! This episode further hinted at the possibilities of romance, with a never seen fiancé named Emerson mentioned often (rather unenthusiastically) by Austin's character as a reason they couldn't be involved, between Harry and Lana, never to be. Ron Feinberg in drag allows Harry a funny line about matching gloves.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Buddy busybook91
Harry Anderson/Richard Moll tension? Besmircher
What kinda court did Harry preside over?? Blacksheepone
Silent Court Officer arngny
Florence's Death dochielomn
Starry Night Productions Logo tsuppari
Discuss Wonder Drugs (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?