An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Judge Harry T. Stone 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Dan Fielding 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Mac Robinson 180 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Christine Sullivan 159 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Rosalind 'Roz' Russell 136 episodes, 1986-1992
Dorothy Andrews ...  Cashier 78 episodes, 1984-1992
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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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Trivia

It is mentioned several times that Dan's real first name is "Reinhold", a name everyone else finds very unappealing. This is a reference to series creator Reinhold Weege. A possible continuity issue arose with the character of Dan's mother, who always referred to her son as "Danny". Whether this meant Dan actually was his name, or that she was simply calling him by his preferred name, was unclear. See more »

Goofs

Harry Anderson's romantic affairs with subordinates, while central to the show, were inappropriate even for the 1980s setting of the series. They would have had to end or Harry would have been removed from his role as a judge. See more »

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Dan Fielding: I know every nook and cranny a body could fit into in this place.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) See more »

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One of the 80's Best
12 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The 80's produced some of Televisions best sitcom's, and Night Court is one of the eras shining examples. Harry Anderson's, Judge Harold T Stone is surrounded by an eccentric but very likable group. From the womanizing antics of John Larroquette's Dan Fielding, to Richard Moll's confused lovable giant, Bull Shannon, the cast never disappointed.

They were not afraid to be bizarre, as the writers would give us scenes such as Wild E Coyote appearing before Judge Stone for chasing the Road Runner. The cast would also face believable moral dilemmas, that alot of today's sitcom's do not dare attempt, or pull off as successfully.


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