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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Season eight was to be the last. Harry and Christine were to marry, Dan becoming a priest, among other big cast shake-ups. At the last minute, NBC renewed the show for one more season, and the Harry and Christine romance never came to fruition, with Dan going after Christine in the series finale instead. 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 »
You know, one of my college roommates actually contracted rabies. He died soon after. Got run over while chasing a car.
Just kidding. He died of rabies.
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They don't make shows like this anymore, which is a real shame. This was my favorite tv show of the time period, bar none.
Harry Anderson gave perhaps the best role of his career as the manic Judge Harry, and was absolutely wonderful. Richard Moll, Markie Post, and John Larroquette also made the show memorable. If you loved sitcoms that delivered nonstop laughs and great characters, the one's for you. Incidentally, "The Practice" guest star Ray Abruzzo appeared on this show for a few years.
**** out of ****
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