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Night Court 9 Seasons 1984

Season 1
4.7 out of 5 stars (194) IMDb 7.7/10

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.

Starring:
Harry Anderson, Karen Austin
Original air date:
May 31, 1984

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Season 1
1. All You Need Is Love

A young and unusual judge arrives in Manhattan's night court and begins deciding cases in a most unusual manner, much to the horror of his court clerk and all else in the courtroom.

CC TV-NR January 4, 1984 24 minutes
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2. Santa Goes Downtown

Harry, the wacky night court judge, meets more than his match in a Santa Claus who swears he's just winding down from Christmas and a teenaged shoplifter who hopes to grow up as a 20th century Attila the Hun.

CC TV-NR January 11, 1984 23 minutes
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3. The Former Harry Stone

A man is brought before Harry for disorderly conduct after learning his bride-to-be was once a nude centerfold in a men's magazine. Simultaneously, a reporter threatens to expose Harry's criminal past, thereby ruining his career.

CC TV-NR January 18, 1984 22 minutes
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4. Welcome Back, Mama

An elderly lonely woman (JANIS PAIGE) surprises Judge Harry Stone (HARRY ANDERSON) when she claims to be his long-lost mother; and a bevy of international beauties are duped by a sleazy beauty pageant promoter (PAUL KREPPEL).

CC TV-NR February 1, 1984 24 minutes
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5. Eye of The Beholder

The night court staff tries to boost the spirits of burly bailiff Bull Shannon (RICHARD MOLL), who signs up as a volunteer father, then learns he's been rejected because the organization believes his size and appearance would frighten children.

CC TV-NR February 8, 1984 24 minutes
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6. Death Threat

The life of Judge Harry Stone (HARRY ANDERSON) seems doomed when a cryptic death threat, wrapped around a rock, comes flying through the window, causing, pandemonium in the courtroom.

CC TV-NR February 15, 1984 24 minutes
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7. Once In Love With Harry

While attorney Dan Fielding seems to be losing the city council election to a dead man, a seemingly naive Judge Harry Stone is surprised to learn a hooker, Carla B., has been frequenting his courtroom because she's fallen in love with him.

CC TV-NR February 22, 1984 24 minutes
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8. Quadrangle of Love

Prosecutor Dan Fielding (JOHN LARROQUETTE) explodes in a jealous rage after learning his attractive new assistant (CAROLINE McWILLIAMS) is dating other men on the night court staff--among them Judge Harry Stone (HARRY ANDERSON).

CC TV-NR February 29, 1984 24 minutes
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9. Wonder Drug

Court clerk Lana Wagner upsets the courtroom with bizarre and unpredictable behavior brought on by a reaction to prescribed medication to fight a virus, but it's Judge Harry Stone who must cope with her suddenly overactive libido.

CC TV-NR March 7, 1984 24 minutes
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10. Some Like It Hot

Judge Harry Stone (HARRY ANDERSON) charges a Russian immigrant (YAKOV SMIRNOFF) with selling stolen merchandise, but the man threatens to set himself on fire if he's sent to jail.

CC TV-NR March 14, 1984 23 minutes
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11. Harry And The Rock Star

Judge Harry Stone (HARRY ANDERSON) falls for a popular rock star (KRISTINE DeBELL), but the romance begins to interfere with order in the courtroom when a group of punk rockers converges on the court looking for their idol.

CC TV-NR March 21, 1984 23 minutes
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12. Bull's Baby

Bailiff Bull Shannon (RICHARD MOLL) worries the staff when he starts coming to work late and looking like he hasn't slept for months. Perhaps the new baby he has acquired is causing his exhaustion!

CC TV-NR March 28, 1984 24 minutes
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13. Hi Honey, I'm Home

Judge Harry Stone confronts a legal ambiguity as he decides the case of a veteran declared legally dead while missing-in-action who escapes and returns home to his wife only to find she has a new husband.

CC TV-NR May 31, 1984 24 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director James Burrows
Starring Harry Anderson, Karen Austin
Supporting actors Gail Strickland, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Selma Diamond, Joseph V. Perry, Peggy McCay, Rita Taggart, Luke Andreas, Andrew Bloch, Matt Landers, Cal Gibson, Charlotte Portney
Season year 1984
Network Warner Bros.
Producers Marica Govons, Jeff Melman, Reinhold Weege
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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All You Need I Love- Harry's first case as a judge. A husband accuses his wife of trying to kill him.

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.
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Back in the early-to-mid 80's, NBC OWNED Thursday nights with a killer sitcom lineup: The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers and Night Court. And while history will probably ultimately judge Night Court as the least acclaimed of the four, I think it's still the funniest. And you can see the other 3 on TV Land or Nick At Nite...I don't remember the last time I saw Night Court in syndication.

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.
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This is a great set of this classic television show's premiere season. All 13 episodes are presented in their original NBC uncut broadcast entirety, clocking in at just over 24 minutes each. I'd seen all of these episodes in syndication as early as 1988, and even then they were already missing some footage for more commercial time. Not here! If you've only seen the edited versions before, you're in for a treat. It was kind of funny seeing the extended scene in the episode "Santa Goes Downtown" where Dan Fielding told Eddie Simms (played by Michael J. Fox) to "go and tease Bull about his hair." Seeing it again on the DVD reminded me that I had actually seen this episode back in 1984 and had forgotten this part due to it's being deemed less important than the almighty advertiser's dollar. It really is great to have the complete versions available to see again!

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.
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Waner is putting out a "Best Of" Night Court DVD next Year. We do not want a "Best Of" DVD. We want Season 2!!!!! Come on, stop this "Best Of" crap.

We Want Season 2 & 3......
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Many of us remember that in 1980s, Thursday nights were a treat on NBC: We were fortunate enough to watch some of the best sitcoms on TV, such as Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers, and Night Court in that order. All four shows had great talent and great stories. At last Warner Home Video released the first season of Night Court. There are 13 episodes on two discs. The first season saw several changes that includes departure of Lana Wagner (Karen Austin), and Paula Kelly (Liz Williams) and the incoming Christine Sullivan (Markie Post) and Mac Robinson (Charles Robinson) and a few others. The first season is one of my favorite seasons of the series since the show had better writing and better stories than the latter seasons. Lana Wagner is beautiful and intelligent and made a better love interest for Judge Harry Stone (Harry Anderson). The Former Harry Stone, Death Threat, Once in Love with Harry, Quadrangle of Love, and Harry and the Rock Star are some of the funniest episodes. Dan (John Larroquette) is very funny as usual. This is a good addition to you your DVD library.
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This collection is well-put together and exactly what I'm looking for. I only wish I knew when they were going to release the subsequent seasons.
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