In the first of several "day in the life" episodes, the court has to process an unusually large docket (200 cases) before midnight - in this episode, to head off a federal judge's general amnesty setting free all defendants not arraigned by then.
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The first case is a man that refuses to speak, who turns out to be a monk who has taken a vow of silence. Most monastic vows of silence are limited to certain places and times, and the monk is still permitted to communicate in writing and with special sign language. See more
[the staff don't know why a man, a monk, on trial won't talk
Maybe when he was eight some kid dared him to stick his tounge to a frozen flagpole. And it got torn out, leaving only a pulpy, meaty stub.
You've been taking the toaster into the tub again, haven't you?
References The Jetsons