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Court Is Back in Session and Judge Harry T. Stone is Presiding!

(Posted August 4, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

TV Land reveals the verdict that night court will launch with a 48-hour Marathon beginning August 13th.


New York, NY, July 14, 2005 - Order in the court! TV Land pleads guilty as charged as the network launches the hilarious comedy Night Court  with a 48-hour marathon beginning Saturday, August 13 at 6 a.m. (ET/PT).


Starring Harry Anderson as Judge Harold T. Stone, this sitcom made its mark on television as one of the most memorable slapstick comedies of its era. Night Court will air in its regularly scheduled timeslot of 11:30 P.M.  every night beginning Monday, August 15th.


"Night Court's unconventional style and unforgettable courtroom antics will forever be imitated, but never duplicated," states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "Its memorable cast of characters was a remarkable assembly of talent." 


A staple in NBC's "Must-See TV" line-up of the '80s, the series  premiered on January 4, 1984.  The show centers around a Manhattan Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Harold T. Stone, (Harry Anderson) a very unique magistrate with an unorthodox style. Unlike other judges, Harry's motley crew of clerks, District Attorneys, magic tricks and bad jokes tend to follow him to the bench. He is joined by Dan Fielding (John Larroquette), the prosecuting attorney with an amazing conviction record and a sex life to match; Bull Shannon (Richard Moll), the 6' 8", bald bailiff whose bark was worse than his bite, but not by much, Mac Robinson (Charles Robinson), the sensible court clerk and Selma Hacker (Selma Diamond), the short, elderly, raspy-voiced bailiff with a dry sense of humor. After the passing of
Selma Diamond in real life, the show added the character of Roz Russell (Marsha Warfield) as the manipulative bailiff who never hesitated to express her opinion and public defendant Christine Sullivan (Markie Post) as Harry's on-again, off-again love interest.


The following is the schedule for the Night Court marathon (all times ET/PT):


Saturday, August 13th 


6:00am - #004 - Welcome Back, Momma - A woman who claims to be Harry's long lost mother and a beauty pageant operator appear before the court.

6:30am- #005 - The Eye of the Beholder - The others try to pull Bull out of the dumps when he's turned down by a charitable organization because his size and appearance are intimidating to others.


7:00am - #012 - Bull's Baby - The courtroom crew tries to help Bull when a neighbor leaves her baby with him.


7:30am - #015 - Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense) - A brand new public defender has a rough first day in court, thanks to Harry and her over-protective father.


8:00am - #017 - Pick a Number - The courtroom becomes a circus when a meek little fellow chooses Harry to decide what worthy person will receive the money from his winning lottery ticket. 


8:30am - #018 - The Computer Kid - A precocious computer whiz barricades himself in Harry's office and threatens to wipe out all his school's records.


9:00am - #020 - Harry on Trial - Harry is called before a disciplinary board for his unorthodox courtroom behavior.


9:30am - #021 - Harry and the Madam - Harry feels pressure when a notorious Madame with a hot diary comes before his bench.


10:00am - #023 - Blizzard - A blizzard traps everyone in the courthouse and Dan in an elevator with a man who's attracted to him.


10:30am - #025 - The Birthday Visitor - Billie's birthday an insecure intruder disrupts dinner for Harry.


11:00am - #026 - Dan's Parents - Dan's past is revealed when the parents he told everyone were dead come to see their successful son.


11:30am - #027 - Nuts About Harry - Patients from a mental institution stage a strike to convince the court they're being mistreated at the hospital.


12:00pm - #028 - An Old Flame - Selma's old beau wants to rekindle their romance and a substitute judge makes a mockery of the judicial system.


12:30pm - #032 - Married Alive - His friends believe the worst when Dan starts dating a homely, gauche woman who is heir to $40 million.


1:00pm - #036 - Hello and Goodbye - Everyone tries to adjust to Selma's death as Harry interviews possible replacements, but Bull goes on a drinking binge instead.


1:30pm - #038 - Dad's First Date - Christine's father has his first date in eight years and ends up before Harry, along with the tenants of a clothing-optional building.


2:00pm - #039 - Mac and Quon Le: No Reservations - Mac tries to hide Quon Le from his prejudiced grandfather, who's trying to decide who to leave his millions of dollars.


2:30pm - #042 - Dan's New Boss - Dan's life becomes a living hell as he tries to butter his new boss - a little person with a very nasty personality.


3:00pm - #048 - The Night Off - A crazy judge brought in to substitute for Harry imprisons Dan and Mac for contempt and appoints Florence and Phil the wino as the defense and prosecuting attorneys.


3:30pm - #049 - Harry and Leon - Harry takes pity on the building shoeshine boy, who seeks refuge from a social worker trying to place him in another foster home.


4:00pm - #051 - Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye - Harry's concern with Leon's imminent adoption blinds him to the presence of Mel Torme in the courthouse.


4:30pm - #053 - Could This Be Magic? - Harry decides to help his idol, a down-and-out magician, who goes on to help himself to Harry's possessions.


5:00pm - #054 - Monkey Business - Bull tries to save a baby orangutan from animal-research experiments.


5:30pm - #058 - The Next Voice You Hear... - Harry's distracted from a courtroom full of ventriloquists and their dummies by the delivery of a letter from his mother, mailed fifteen years earlier.


6:00pm - #061 - Halloween II: The Return of Leon - Harry looks forward to seeing Leon again while Dan crawls for an invitation to his boss' Halloween party.


6:30pm - #066 - Earthquake - Dan and Roz are trapped in an elevator with two hungry sumo wrestlers just convicted in Harry's court.


7:00pm - #068 - New Year's Leave - Harry deals sympathetically with an escaped felon whose only wish is
to spend New Year's Eve in Times Square to celebrate his 42nd wedding anniversary.


7:30pm - #070 - Baby Talk - Mac goes on a drunken spree in a cowboy bar after Quon Le spends
them into bankruptcy and then announces her pregnancy.


8:00pm - #001 - All You Need Is Love - Harold T. Stone becomes a night court judge and settles a dispute involving a woman threatening her husband with gunfire.


8:30pm - #002 - Santa Goes Downtown - The season is merry as Harry deals with a man in a red suit charged with trespassing and tries to restore the faith of a pair of cynical  teenage runaways.


9:00pm - #024 - Take My Wife, Please - Mac marries Quon Le, a girl he knew in Vietnam, and Harry conducts court despite temporary blindness.


9:30pm - #030 - Battling Bailiff - Bull quits his job in frustration and becomes a professional wrestler.


10:00pm - #086 - Who Was That Mashed Man? - Dan's sadistic boss asks him to look out for his very attractive niece while Harry tries to prevent a TV hero of yesteryear from killing himself.


10:30pm - #060 - Author, Author - Bull tries his hand at writing a children's story; however, the results are a trifle strong for the editors he submits it to.


11:00pm - #074 - Christine's Friend - Harry's really depressed when Christine's old friend seems to prefer
Dan as does his idol, Mel Torme.


11:30pm - #093 - I'm OK, You're Schizophrenic - Dan ties up Mel Torme so Harry can meet him but the judge is
preoccupied with trying to keep his stepfather Buddy out of a mental hospital.


Sunday, August 14th


12:00am - #071 - The Modest Proposal - Harry is depressed and unhappy when Christine announces that she plans to marry a nice, dull guy.


12:30am - #072 - A Day in the Life - NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff posts bail for a Nielsen family as the gang rushes to adjudicate 200 cases in one session.


1:00am - #077 - Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson - Quon Le plans to become a US citizen before her baby is born, but she and Mac are both rushed to the hospital with pains just as Harry begins the swearing-in ceremony.


1:30am - #082 - Death of a Bailiff - Bull decides to give away all his worldly goods after hearing God's voice when he's struck by lightning on the roof of the courthouse.


2:00am - #078 - Her Honor, Part 1 of 4 - Dan thinks he will become a new judge, but Christine is awarded the position.


2:30am - #079 - Her Honor, Part 2 of 4 - Upon learning that he will not be reappointed as a judge, Harry disappears to perform an outrageous stunt. But he doesn't realize that Christine, who has taken over the night court, has gotten his job back.


3:00am -  #080 - Her Honor, Part 3 of 4 - Christine nervously takes the bench as Dan and Mac try to cover for the newly reinstated Harry, who's planning the greatest gag of all time.


3:30am - #081 - Her Honor, Part 4 of 4 - While preparing to attempt his outrageous stunt, Harry talks to and saves the life of a suicidal man.


4:00am - #084 - Safe - Harry traps himself inside a safe while practicing a magic trick and Dan is pursued by a little devil that seems to know all about him.


4:30am - #087 - No Hard Feelings - Harry hires a blind assistant whose abrasive sense of humor put everyone on edge and Dan struggles with impotence when he meets a seductive  prospective employer.


5:00am - #090 - Let It Snow - A blizzard traps everyone inside the courthouse and cancels holiday plans, including a visit from Bull's mother, the skipper of a garbage scow.


5:30am - #092 - Hit the Road, Jack - Christine's father makes plans to retire to Florida, but winds up living with her and hanging out with Dan.


6:00am - #095 - Another Day in the Life - Panic grips the courtroom as the gang races to clear 207 cases in one session so a millionaire will donate money to save an orphanage and so Dan can win an office pool for the most convictions.


6:30am - #100 - Mac's Millions - Mac quits after inheriting $2 million from his grandfather, leaving his friends at the mercy of the most incompetent court clerk in New York.


7:00am - #104 - Fire - A fire breaks out in the building so everyone is forced to retreat to the morgue for safety, but this doesn't stop Dan from watching the  election results for his race for the state assembly.


7:30am - #106 - Educating Rhoda - Bull falls for a sweet, but inept bailiff trainee who allow a psychotic prisoner to steal her gun, who promptly make a date with Dan.


8:00am - #110 - The Night Court Before Christmas - Buddy comes to visit Harry for the holidays and Roz is arrested for appropriating a sled full of toys and distributing them to needy children.


8:30am - #111 - Mental Giant - Bull scores very high on an I.Q. test and is offered a cushy job at a think-tank trying to communicate mentally with test animals.


9:00am - #113 - Clip Show, Part 1 of 2 - A city auditor tries to investigate some of the more bizarre expenses attributed to Harry's court (via flashbacks) but he's interrupted by a clown wielding a gun and threatening to shoot everyone.


9:30am - #114 - Clip Show, Part 2 of 2 - A city auditor tries to investigate some of the more bizarre expenses attributed to Harry's court (via flashbacks) but he's interrupted by a clown wielding a gun and threatening to shoot everyone.


10:00am - #112 - Rock-a-Bye Baby - Christine wears herself to a frazzle watching a neighbor's baby while the others monopolize her television watching a lacrosse game.


10:30am - #116 - The Game Show - With Judge Stone out of town, Judge Wilbur fills in.  Bull appears on a game show.


11:00am - #117 - This Old Man - Harry and the gang refuse to take Christine and her new beau seriously: he's old enough to be her father.


11:30am - #118 - Strange Bedfellows - Dan finally meets his opponent for the state assembly seat on Election Day and sparks fly; Harry gives his cold to Mel Torme in exchange for two concert tickets.


12:00pm - #119 - From Snoop to Nuts, Part 1 of 2 - Harry works undercover to get the goods on a mobster and earns a contract on his life when Buddy spills the beans about it and about Harry's real father.


12:30pm - #120 - From Snoop to Nuts, Part 2 of 2 - Harry works undercover to get the goods on a mobster and earns a contract on his life when Buddy spills the beans about it and about Harry's real  father.


1:00pm - #122 - Not My Type - Christine accepts a date with Art the handyman, and then regrets it. Meanwhile Mac's children's story is lost in the courthouse computer.


1:30pm - #123 - Yet Another Day in the Life - The gang tries to set another record for cases adjudicated as the building slowly floods, causing prisoners to pile up in the hallways, and Dan grinds his teeth to be off by midnight to catch a flight to anywhere.


2:00pm - #126 - The Cop and the Lady - Christine falls for the gorgeous piece of beefcake assigned to protect Dan when the sleazy DA receives several death threats.


2:30pm - #136 - Razing Bull - Bull chains himself to the entrance of an old theater scheduled to be demolished and the ensuring efforts to save the building reveals a secret life from Mac's past.


3:00pm - #138 - Wedding Bell Blues, Part 1 of 2 - Christine makes an impulsive decision at her farewell dinner with beau Tony, one that has severe repercussions when he leaves on an assignment he may not return from.


3:30pm - #139 - Wedding Bell Blues, Part 2 of 2


 4:00pm - #141 - Melvin and Harold - Plans for Mel Torme to appear at Harry's 40th birthday party are derailed when Harry puts his idol behind bars for failing to pay a parking ticket.


4:30pm - #145 - Still Another Day in the Life - Harry helps a young man appearing before his court stop his girl friend's marriage to a prefab preppie.


5:00pm - #147 - The Blues of the Birth - Christine goes into labor while trapped in an elevator with Buddy and a squeamish courtroom visitor.


5:30pm - #150 - When Harry Met Margaret - Harry's first date with Margaret Turner, the new court reporter, turns into a disaster when he follows Dan's advice.


6:00pm - #153 Crossroads, Part 1 of 2 - When the staff is quarantined for the night, they spend the hours reminiscing about turning points in their lives.


6:30pm - #154 - Crossroads, Part 2 of 2


7:00pm - #155 - Day Court - Roz surprises everyone by becoming unbearably perky when the staff is temporarily assigned to daytime hours, and Christine decides she must totally change her personality to hang onto Tony and her marriage.


7:30pm - #161 - Presumed Insolvent - Dan looks at Phil the wino in a whole new light when the bum rescues a defendant left penniless by the S&L crisis.


8:00pm - #097 - Russkie Business - Yakov returns for some help in getting a visa to return to Russia to visit his mother.


8:30pm - #098 - Jung and the Restless - The gang joins Roz in an encounter group she's required to attend to temper her hostile attitude at work, and they see a new side to their co-worker.


9:00pm - #115 - The Trouble is Not in Your Set - A woman who can't tell where her life begins and television ends interrupts the proceedings brandishing a gun and demanding that her husband be released from prison and given a pardon.


9:30pm - #130 - Auntie Maim - Roz drafts Mac to pose as her fiancé when her overbearing auntie comes to visit and Dan meets an aging actress who teaches him some new tricks in an elevator.


10:00pm - #144 - My Three Dads - While attending childbirth class with her three coaches, Christine imagines her child as it grows up influenced by each of the eager proxy fathers.


10:30pm - #165 - Hey Harry, F'Crying Out Loud-- It is aWonderful Life ... Sorta - An angel appears in the guise of Mel Torme to show Harry how dismal the courtroom would be if he'd never been born, especially with Dan as the corrupt judge in charge.


11:00pm - #192 - Opportunity Knock Knocks, Part 1 of 2 - Harry contemplates a variety of job offers, Dan anticipates life on easy street with a wealthy bride, Bull deals with some really out-of-town visitors and Christine contemplates the agony of defeat.


11:30pm - #193 - Opportunity Knock Knocks, Part 2 of 2 -12:00am - #162 - Mama Was a Rollin' Stone - Dan anticipates a windfall from Phil the Wino's will but gets a surprise instead. Bull anxiously awaits a visit from his mother.


12:30am - #163 - Attachments Included - Christine finds herself tense over finalizing her divorce, Harry is nervous about moving in with Margaret, and Bull follows his mother's advice and looks for a wife with the help of a matchmaker.


1:00am - #164 - Alone Again, Naturally - Harry gets a wealth of conflicting advice when he confides in his friends that he thinks Margaret is about to propose marriage.


1:30am - #166 - To Sleep, No More - Dan suffers all the pangs of a guilty conscience over misuse of the Phil Foundation funds. Bull tries out a toupee, the Shatner 2000.


2:00am - #170 - Where There's a Will, There's a Tony, - Part 1of 2 - Harry experiences some very mixed emotions when Tony tries to win Christine back, and the transformed Dan gets some help in running the Phil Foundation, from Phil's twin brother Will.


2:30am - #171 - Where There's a Will, There's a Tony, Part 2 of 2


3:00am - #172 - A Guy Named Phantom, Part 1 of 2 - Harry and Christine are both confused over their feelings for each other, but before they can work them out, the deranged Dan kidnaps Christine at a courthouse costume party.


3:30am - #173 - A Guy Named Phantom, Part 2 of 2


4:00am - #175 - Puppy Love - Roz stuns her co-workers when her uptown husband pays a visit to secure a divorce so he can marry again.


4:30am - #176 - Pop Goes the Question - Wanda learns on the anniversary of their first date that Bull must perform a miracle before he can marry her.


5:00am - #178 - Looking for Mr. Shannon - Bull's bachelor party turns into a disaster when the guys are stranded at a motel with no money and no transportation, and where Bull is kidnapped.


5:30am - #181 - Get Me to the Roof on Time - Bull's wedding day threatens to fall apart when bride Wanda refuses to wear Mother Hank's wedding gown, Harry and Art quarrel over being best man and Christine over-organizes everything.


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