Night Court: Season 3
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The laughs happen at night - at least they do in Night Court! The third season of this Emmy®-winning comedy continues its lighthearted look at the crazy cases and characters that appear in night court in New York City, where anything - and everything - happens. Harry Anderson stars as the unorthodox Judge Harold T. Stone, along with John Larroquette, Charles Robinson, Richard Moll and Markie Post, who joins the cast this season as public defender Christine Sullivan. Also this season: Dan moonlights as a paid escort; Bull is in danger of being held in contempt of court; Harry attempts to help his childhood hero and magician, the Fabulous Falcone (Carl Ballantine – McHale's Navy); Christine walks out on her job after a mugging; and, in a multi-episode arc, lifelong bachelor Harry finds himself in an unfamiliar role when he volunteers to temporarily serve as a foster parent for a 12-year-old orphan boy. Court is in session!]]>
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This season also marks a full turn away from the "Barney Miller" style of the first two seasons as the show turns into full scale mayhem with a courtroom as just an incidental backdrop for the parade of human oddities that come before Judge Harry Stone. This is also the first year John Astin begins to make regular appearances as someone who was married to Harry's mom after she deserted him as a child. It turns out the two met in a mental institution, but - as Astin never fails to mention - "He's feeling much better now". Astin's character at first provides a link to Harry's missing years with his mother, but in a later season he is revealed to be much more than that.
Another change that has taken place is that Dan Fielding is now portrayed as someone who has no money, when in the first season he was always going on about his substantial portfolio.Read more ›
But as far as production values...
I dunno what they sourced to master these discs, but the video quality appears to be that of a poorly noise-controlled standard VHS. The image shutters and has a distortion bar at the top on many episodes, but not all. There has been no video processing or cleanup of any kind, which leaves me to think the originals they pulled this from were garbage anyways, or not the studio-broadcast versions.
In short, buy for the content, not the presentation of it...
So for what it's worth to the company that puts out the night court dvds please for the love of excellent programming release the rest of the seasons!
I signed up to be notified upon season three's release. I hope all the others make it too.
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Here we go. Finally, the cast has been completed with the addition of Markie Post as the Public Defender, Christine Sullivan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by By CJs Pirate
Streams like a dream and I love getting to spend my evening watching this rather than trashy reality shows!Published 2 months ago by D'Shane Barnett
Wade though the 80s hair and fashion and discover these wonderful actors with great chemistry. They still continue to crack us up. Night Court will always be cool.Published 2 months ago by BluDragon