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Night Court 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1984–1992)
An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

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Reinhold Weege
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Complete series cast summary:
Harry Anderson ...  Judge Harry T. Stone 193 episodes, 1984-1992
John Larroquette ...  Dan Fielding / ... 193 episodes, 1984-1992
Richard Moll ...  Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon 193 episodes, 1984-1992
Charles Robinson ...  Mac Robinson 180 episodes, 1984-1992
Markie Post ...  Christine Sullivan 159 episodes, 1984-1992
Marsha Warfield ...  Rosalind 'Roz' Russell 136 episodes, 1986-1992
Dorothy Andrews Dorothy Andrews ...  Cashier 78 episodes, 1984-1992
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Harry Anderson Show See more »

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Runtime:

(193 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Series Creator Reinhold Weege on the Season 1 DVD commentary, when it is mentioned in the first episode that Harry Stone is a Mel Tormé fan, friends and relatives of the famed jazz and pop singer called Tormé to tell him about the reference. Tormé was so flattered by the reference that when the series later contacted him about appearing on the show, he was more than happy to do so. Tormé has also stated that largely due to the "Night Court" references, he noticed that his audience at concerts started to get younger and younger and that his newfound resurgence was because of the show. See more »

Goofs

Harry frequently threatens people with "contempt of court" outside the courtroom environment, so therefore would be illegal. Contempt citations are only issued when a lawful order is ignored, someone shows disrespect to the judge during a session, or they disrupt the proceedings. See more »

Quotes

Dan Fielding: I know every nook and cranny a body could fit into in this place.
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wicked sense of humor
15 July 1999 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

"Night Court" was one of the more bizarre shows to come along. The only time I've ever seen a show that featured a lot of slapstick and raunchy gags, unlike any other sitcom. Harry Anderson was Harry Stone, a zany judge who loved magic and silly props, which he would pull outta nowhere a lot of the time. In his court was my all time fave sitcom actor John Larroquette, as smutty Dan Fielding, a womanizing, outspoken district attorney. There was also well meaning but dumber than cotton Bull Shannon, a towering bailiff. These three were really the only ones who were around from the shows first episode. I'd have to say they may have set a record for most cast changes for a sitcom as there were at least 4(!) leading female characters. There was Karen Austin, Ellen Foley for a season, than a series of several replacement actresses for a few weeks before Markie Post finally grounded herself as the main female character. Also along midway through were Charles Robinson as Mac, Florence Hallop, who died shortly after joining the show, and she was replacing Selma Diamond who also passed away. Finally the producers went with a younger choice, Marsha Warfield as no nonsense Roz. Lots of great episodes, of mention the one where Harry's old college friend shows up. Anderson and Larroquette end up on a ledge nude which leads to the shows best line ever when one looks down at the others privates: "So, what's up?" They ended their run in 92 with an extremely disappointing show, which wrapped the characters fates nicely, but lacked any type of laughs at all. But still a terrific bunch of shows midway through the 80s make it one of the best, if edgiest, shows ever.


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