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

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Cast

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(193 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The cast was offered more money to return for a tenth season, but the show would be put on a syndicated station as opposed to NBC. They declined. 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 »

Quotes

Judge Harold 'Harry' T. Stone: If I had a dime for every woman...
Assistant District Attorney Daniel Reinhold Fielding: You could make a phone call.
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Connections

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Vastly Underrated and Absolutely Hysterical!!!!
18 August 2005 | by healz74See all my reviews

I was 10 years old when this show debuted in January of 1984, it is often seen as benefiting from, NBC's powerful Thursday Night Lineup in the 1980's. The lineup from 8 to 11 included The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers, Night Court, and finally St. Elsewhere, in my opinion the best night in the history of prime time television. But simply dismissing Night Court for it's position in the lineup does not do it justice. This show was terrific! Who could have come up with the idea for a sitcom that takes place in a New York City court? Has there ever been a funnier character than Dan Fielding? John Larroquette won 4 consecutive Emmy's for this role, and they were all well deserved. A note of caution, this show is heavy on adult humor and adult situations and I would not recommend viewing by young children, my parents would not allow me to watch the show when it showcased some of its more controversial topics. Night Court ran for 9 years and went through many cast changes at its onset, unfortunately death played a role in some of these changes. The show definitely peaked with the additions of Mac, Christine, and Roz. Night Court concluded in 1992, what is amazing to me is how little syndication play it has received in the past 13 years. I remember it being shown for a short time on the A&E network in the late 1990's, but little more than that until TV Land recently aired a weekend marathon. I spent most of the weekend watching episodes I had not seen in 20 years, and they were every bit as funny, in fact funnier, as I am now old enough to understand their humor. TV Land will now air the show nightly at 11:30, I highly recommend checking it out.


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