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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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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Comedy

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Before Harry Anderson was ever cast, the character of the judge was written as a guy named Harry, who loved magic, and worshipped Mel Tormé. See more »

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Dan Fielding's sexual innuendo and unwanted advances, while amusing, would be regarded as being sexual harassment. It would have cost him his job or at the very least forced his removal from the "Night Court" work lineup. See more »

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Christine Sullivan: Oh I got married in an Italian restaurant! What could possibly be more idiotic?
Dan Fielding: A chicken and waffle joint comes to mind.
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Referenced in Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Four (2005) See more »

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Probably my all-time favorite sitcom
4 August 2001 | by TherodSee all my reviews

Of all the great sitcoms that came out of the 80s, this one takes the cake as my favorite. The cast couldn't be better and the gags are still hilarious even today. Excellent performances all-around, especially by Anderson and Larroquette.

On a side note, one of my favorite quotes of all-time comes from "Night Court" ---

Man in courtroom: "Why is the sky blue?" Harry: "Because if it was green, we wouldn't know where to stop mowing."


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4 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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The Harry Anderson Show See more »

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(193 episodes)
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