Night Court: Season 1
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Disorder in the court! That's the order of the day when a parade of zany--and often bizarre--characters passes before a rather unconventional and unpredictable judge in the hilarious, Emmy Award-winning Night Court.]]>
In between cases involving ladies of the evening, a derelict who thinks he's Santa, and sparring spouses, the court staff spends most of their spare time trying to figure out the judge's age and background, making jokes about Bull's imposing appearance, or, in Dan's case, propositioning any woman who comes along. Among the first-season guest stars, Michael J. Fox takes a break from Family Ties to play a young tough, while Soviet comedian Yakov Smirnoff (there's a flashback for you!) plays a Russian who threatens to blow up the court. Created by Rheinhold Weege (who co-produced and wrote for Barney Miller), Night Court took off in later years, as the cast solidified with court clerk Mac (Charles Robinson), sexy public defender Christine (Markie Post), and glib bailiff Roz (Marsha Warfield). With better people to bounce off of, Laroquette took home four consecutive Supporting Actor Emmys beginning with the second season. Those were the only major statuettes the series won during its nine-season run, but it did hold down the 9:30 slot of NBC's "must see" Thursday lineup between Cheers and L.A. Law. --David Horiuchi
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Santa Goes Downtown- A man dressed as santa is accused of tresspassing. Harry must deal with two teenagerss. Michael J. Fox guest stars.
The Former Harry Stone- The gang tries to find out how old Harry is and discover he has a record. The first appearance of the reporter, Craven.
Welcome Back, Momma- A woman claiming to be the mother who ran out on Harry as a kid appears.
The Eye of the Beholder- Bull is devestated when a charity turns him down to be a volunteer because of the way he looks.
Death Threat- Harry gets a death threat. A bomb is found.
Once in Love With Harry- A prostitute falls for Harry. Dan runs for office.
Quadrangle of Love- Harry, Dan and Bull all fall for and try to woo the same woman.
Wonder Drugs- Lana has a bad reaction to some medication causing her to act strange.
Some Like It Hot- First Yakvo episode. Yakvo is brought before the court, and ends up threating to burn down the courtroom.
Harry and the Rock Star- Harry dates a rock star. Harry tries to break in a new court clerk.
Bull's Baby- One of Bull's neighbors leaves her baby with Bull and doesn't come back. Bull insists to everyone that she will return.
Hi Honey, I'm Home- A woman and her two husbands (one was presummed dead) appears before the court.
And it's true, the first season was a little rough (hence 4 stars instead of 5). But the brilliant John Larroquette is reason enough for me to own all seasons of this show. I hope someday his own John Larroquette Show will get a DVD release.
I hope fans will scoop this first season up, so we can get on with the later (and better) seasons.
At the time of this writing, it's been 10 months since the release of this Season One box set. It's unlike Warner Bros. to take so much time between releases of it's TV shows, but for some reason they aren't on the ball with this particular show. However, I still think that they will get around to releasing more seasons. After all, several of the shows they were working on ("Friends", "Gilligan's Island" and "Wonder Woman") have wrapped. It makes sense that this would free up some resources to get to work on some of their thus-far neglected properties (a la "Night Court"). In the meantime, this set will provide you with some great classic entertainment.
We Want Season 2 & 3......
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Nice to see them as an adult. Remember watching them as a kid and now it's a completely different show.Published 2 months ago by Rick
I grew up watching Night Court so it's awesome to have the series on DVD. I definitely go back to my youth when watching these episodes. They don't make sitcoms like this anymore.Published 2 months ago by J. Williams