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Night Court 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1984–1992)
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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

Certificate:

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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

New York's night court, which operates from 5pm to 1am; has become a worldwide tourist attraction because it's so freakish. No where else in the world are courts in operation in the dead of night like this. "At 12.30am on a freezing Wednesday morning, it's not just New York City's famously 24/7 bar and club scene that's a hive of activity. Deep in the heart of Manhattan, a man in handcuffs is standing in front of a judge, listening to a string of firearms and assault charges as a crowd of lawyers hum around him and solemn family members watch from wooden benches. This is night court, an operation that has become a strange kind of tourist attraction for visitors to New York looking for something a little out of the ordinary. "If you like Law and Order, you'll love this," says one TripAdvisor review, while the Lonely Planet guide has described it as "underground and unique". But for the worried families watching their loved ones emerge from holding cells to face up to accusations of felonies and misdemeanours, this isn't a game." 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

[during a Christmas episode, Harry happens to look outside of his chambers, and sees a reindeer in the hallway]
Harry Stone: [running back into chambers] Everyone, come quick, you have to see this!
[everyone runs out into the hallway. Selma is standing where the reindeer was]
Bull Shannon: It's Selma!
Harry Stone: Selma, did you see that?
Selma Hacker: I saw it, all right.
[she begins to walk away. Everyone runs to where she was standing]
Selma Hacker: If you think I'm cleaning that up, you're out of your mind.
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Dan Fielding is my hero!!!
2 April 2000 | by coverme6See all my reviews

"Night Court", one of the best sitcoms to ever come out of the '80s, is back in the air in the A&E channel. The wacky crew of the Night Court can always make me laugh out loud ever afternoon after a long, tiresome day of high school. The whole cast is terrific, especially by Harry Anderson (Harry), Marsha Warfield (Roz), and Richard Moll (Bull), but I say the guy who really brings down the house with his sleazy and smart-assed attitude is John Larroquette, or better known as Dan Fielding in the show. It's hilarious to think that he is so horny all the time, that most women would degrade him as something lower than dogs***! But some don't notice how Dan is a good, caring person at heart. You don't know what I mean, you say? Watch "Night Court" at the A&E station


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