In another "day in the life" episode, the court staff has to finish 207 cases by midnight. If they do, the 207th defendant, a Texas millionaire with a gambling compulsion, will pay the money to save ...
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
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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 »
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 »
[after Christine makes a joke]
She is to comedy what Roy Rogers is... to comedy.
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I loved this show while it was on. In the beginning it followed the same premise of Barney Miller depicting the fact that city officials are just people themselves doing a job, but with the incredibly gorgeous Markie Post on the show for every one to drool over, the show became wildly cartoony, illogical and wild while it kept all the straight and contemplative issues that had made it a hit. Post really saved this show with her too perfect to be real figure while she followed the rigid restraints of a nun. John Larroquette was her perfect nemesis as the lecherous but snobbish Dan Fielding and Harry Anderson as the judge with a Peter Pan complex. The supporting staff of Charlie Robinson, Marsha Warfield and the ever likeable Richard Moll also became stars in this incredible show, but it had really lost its steam when Christine lost her virginity to have a baby and Dan found his morals. From there, the show just wasn't as good, and the roller coaster ride, as great as it was, was over.
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