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The 1992 Boat Show
Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) sets up an interview with a newspaper society columnist, hoping to break into high society. However, when the columnist comes to court, Roz (MARSHA WARFIELD), not Dan, gets a favorable mention in the next day's newspaper.

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Opportunity Knock Knocks (2)
Christine (MARKIE POST) is elected to Congress. Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) has a nightmare in which the women in his life put him on trial.

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Opportunity Knock Knocks (1)
As election day approaches, Christine (MARKIE POST) prepares to lose. Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) meets his girlfriend's parents and learns he once dated her mother.

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P.S. Do I Know You?
Roz (MARSHA WARFIELD) exaggerated her beauty to her pen pal. Now that he's visiting town, Roz asks Lisette (JOLEEN LUTZ) to meet him for her.

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To Sir With ... Ah, What the Heck ... Love
Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) hopes that Harry (HARRY ANDERSON) will become a full-time teacher and recommend Dan to succeed him as judge. But Harry's students all fail the final.

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Party Girl (2)
Christine (MARKIE POST) goes to her opponent's office to put an end to their vicious campaign tactics. They get along well, but after Christine leaves, her opponent dies of a heart attack.

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Party Girl (1)
Political professionals ask Christine (MARKIE POST) to run for Congress against a longtime incumbent. Harry (HARRY ANDERSON) hears a case involving a sex clinic -- where Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) later applies to work as a sexual surrogate.

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Poker? I Hardly Know Her
While Harry (HARRY ANDERSON) tries to redecorate his chambers on a tight budget, Lisette (JOLEEN LUTZ) cons Roz (MARSHA WARFIELD) and Christine (MARKIE POST) into a poker game, where she wins almost every hand.

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Undressed For Success
Desperate for the money to buy a new house, Mac (CHARLIE ROBINSON) considers an offer to be the model for a new line of men's underwear.

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A New York Story
Harry (HARRY ANDERSON) helps a defendant who lost his house due to a municipal blunder and has, in revenge, bought most of Manhattan's landmarks. Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) makes the most of being beauty contest judge.

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Shave and a Haircut
Harry (HARRY ANDERSON) is faculty adviser to a community college's humor magazine. When he helps them select Mel Torme (HIMSELF) as their "Man of the Year," Harry doesn't know the editors always subject the "Man of the Year" to humiliating practical jokes.

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Santa on the Lamb
When a department store Santa is put in jail on assault charges, he escapes and holds Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) hostage at gunpoint.

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Get Me to the Roof on Time
Bull's (RICHARD MOLL) plans for a perfect wedding day are complicated when the bride, Wanda Flinn (CATHY McAULEY), argues with her mother-in-law, Hank Shannon (PADDI EDWARDS).

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The System Works
Harry (HARRY ANDERSON) teaches a civics class at a community college but can't get his class of bizarre misfits to take an interest in the subject.

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Teacher's Pet
Christine (MARKIE POST) is disillusioned about the legal profession when her mentor, Professor Peter Collingswood (GEORGE COE), confesses that he gave her good grades in law school for her short skirts instead of her work.

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Looking for Mr. Shannon
When Dan's (JOHN LARROQUETTE) elaborate plans for Bull's (RICHARD MOLL) bachelor party literally go up in smoke, the Night Court guys spend a hilarious night in a sleazy motel room where Bull is kidnapped by a crazy pizza delivery man.

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Guess Who's Listening to Dinner?
When an FBI agent (ANDREW HILL NEWMAN) learns that Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) is dating the daughter (TERESA PARENTE) of a notorious crime boss (TONY JAY), he insists that Dan accept the family's dinner invitation while wearing a hidden microphone.

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Pop Goes the Question
To everyone's surprise, Bull (RICHARD MOLL) rejects Wanda's (CATHY McAULEY) marriage proposal because he hasn't yet accomplished his one great goal in life: to perform a miracle!

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Puppy Love
Roz's (MARSHA WARFIELD) ex-husband Eugene (ROGER E. MOSLEY) makes a surprise visit to the courthouse.

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My Life As a Dog Lawyer
Dan Fielding (JOHN LARROQUETTE) is again trying cases in court, but most of his cases don't involve humans.

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A Guy Named Phantom (2)
Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE), dressed as the "Phantom of the Opera," kidnaps Christine (MARKIE POST).

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A Guy Named Phantom (1)
Dan (JOHN LARROQUETTE) goes into hiding and reemerges as the "Phantom of the Courthouse."

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Night Court is a timeless American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1984 to 1992. Conceived by Reinhold Weege, a former writer, and producer on Barney Miller, Night Court is a blend of legal procedural, workplace comedy, and slapstick humor, known for its quirky characters and offbeat sense of humor. A cornerstone of NBC's ratings-reliable "Must See TV" lineup, the series shines a humorous light on the eccentric and sometimes bizarre situations that can happen in the evening shift of a Manhattan municipal court. Harry Anderson, a magicians-turned-comedian-turned-actor, plays the character of Judge Harold T. "Harry" Stone, a young judge with an offbeat demeanor and a penchant for magic tricks. Skillfully walking the line between irreverence and judicial authority, Anderson painted a picture of the sort of judge we might all like to encounter in a courtroom - One that is fair, kind-hearted, maintains an optimistic outlook, and, above all, humorously human. His knack for magic becomes a running theme, contributing to the unorthodox vein of humor that runs through the show’s nine seasons. The ever-changing ensemble of the staff is an essential part of the Night Court charisma. Karen Austin initially stars as court clerk Lana Wagner, a potential romantic interest for Stone. Charles Robinson would later step into the role of court clerk Mac Robinson, a calm and collected character who provides a contrast to the chaotic courtroom. The prosecuting attorney, Dan Fielding, is vividly portrayed by John Larroquette who lent a deviously charming touch to his narcissistic, womanizing character. Public defender Christine Sullivan, flawlessly played by Markie Post, is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who often butts heads with Fielding. The role of court bailiff switches between Selma Diamond, Florence Halop, and Marsha Warfield over the show’s run, however, what doesn’t change is the enjoyable and comical energy they bring into the mix. Paula Kelly and later Ellen Foley played the part of public defender Liz and Billie respectively. Richard Moll enacts the part of the towering yet good-hearted bailiff, Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon, so perfectly that it's difficult not to picture Bull when you picture Night Court. Comparatively, the defendants who appear before Judge Stone are often eccentric, adding to the comic situations. They're usually in court for laughable and frivolously trivial "crimes" - ranging from a man who believes he's Santa Claus to the hapless crook always getting caught with hilariously creative and outlandish schemes. The defendants, along with a revolving door of quirky recurring characters and surprise guest stars, keep viewers entertained with a vast array of outlandish narratives. Night Court’s unique premise, wacky storylines, zany personalities provide a showcase for not just comedy, but heart. Over its nine-season run, the show balances humor with humaneness, often incorporating poignant moments that display the characters’ deeper realities within their personal lives and the nature of their work. The show was lauded for its highly original blend of comedy and drama, and its ability to tackle meaningful social topics within the legal context, despite its crazy exterior. Woven deeply into the show's comedic cloth is a distinctly compassionate, human approach to justice, championed through the character of Judge Stone. Night Court was a notable show in television history, racking up numerous awards throughout its run, including a handful of Emmy Awards. With its memorable catchphrases, well-developed and beloved characters, the sitcom has remained a fond favorite for many over the years, even after its last episode aired. In conclusion, Night Court paved its unique path creating simultaneously hilarious and touching moments that resonate with its audience even after decades. It successfully pairs a comically ludicrous and frivolous courtroom atmosphere with an undercurrent of genuine human experiences, making it a classic that is worth revisiting.

Night Court is a series categorized as a canceled. Spanning 9 seasons with a total of 199 episodes, the show debuted on 1984. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 7.7.

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Marsha Warfield, Markie Post, Charles Robinson, Richard Moll, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson, Paula Kelly, Karen Austin, Selma Diamond, Ellen Foley, Florence Halop, William Utay, Paula Kelly
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