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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After the taping of the final episode on a Friday, the cast were sent telegrams to have their dressing rooms vacated by the following Monday, or their belongings would be thrown away. 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 »
This has to be one of the zaniest shows ever to be on television!! Harry Anderson plays the unconventional and precocious judge who has a flippant disposition when dealing with the petty misdemeanors of the lowlife dredge in New York City!! What is the best way of describing this series: One of the best shows on television!! Why? Totally razor sharp one liners, the thorough comprehension of complicated character portrayals, not to mention, the most bizarre situations that any T.V. show has ever depicted!! One of the funniest episodes was with some little guy who was hysterically funny, he came up with the heinous prank of a crumbling judge's desk! John Laraquette plays the sleazy district attorney who is sex crazed beyond imagination, or if you are a guy, he is normal!! Markie Post plays "Miss Goody Two Shoes" who gravitates to the sordid modus operandi that everyone else working the night court session precariously adheres to!! Paula Kelly was a comic relief on this show, as were Karen Austin and Charles Robinson!! Richard Moll and Marsha Warfield are the bailiffs who become bored and baffled at their uneventful lives, yet this monotony adds a whimsical element to this show.. Selma Diamond and Florence Halop were also good as bailiffs who lived and breathed nicotine!! "Night Court" was one of Thursday's powerful line up on NBC during the eighties!! It was a definite winner!!
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