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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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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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Runtime:

(193 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dan Fielding: You know, one of my college roommates actually contracted rabies. He died soon after. Got run over while chasing a car.
[chuckles]
Dan Fielding: Just kidding. He died of rabies.
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One of my favorite shows of all time, period
28 December 2000 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

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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