An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Judge Harry T. Stone 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Dan Fielding 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Mac Robinson 180 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Christine Sullivan 159 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Rosalind 'Roz' Russell 136 episodes, 1986-1992
Dorothy Andrews ...  Cashier 78 episodes, 1984-1992
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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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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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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 »

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Public Defender Liz Williams: [watching a videotape of a couple having public sex in Central Park] They're breaking the law, alright.
Judge Harold 'Harry' T. Stone: Of gravity.
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Referenced in My Two Dads: Playing with Fire (1989) See more »

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One of my favorite shows of all time, period
28 December 2000 | by See 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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