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Night Court: Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense)

Legal Aid sends Christine Sullivan to Harry's court as a substitute defense attorney. Her first day arguing cases in court is compounded by the presence of her overprotective father.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 185601
Airdate: Thursday October 04th, 1984

Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Reinhold Weege

Special Guest Stars
Markie PostMarkie Post
As Christine Sullivan

Guest Stars
Eugene RocheEugene Roche
As Jack Sullivan
Jay GerberJay Gerber
As Alan Kitch
Martin GarnerMartin Garner
As Bernie
Tessa RichardeTessa Richarde
As Aphrodite
Charlotte PortneyCharlotte Portney
As Court Transcriptionist
Paul LieberPaul Lieber
As Keith Landon
Main Cast
Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Harold T. Stone
John LarroquetteJohn Larroquette
As Dan Fielding
Richard MollRichard Moll
As Bull Shannon
Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
As Selma Hacker
Charles RobinsonCharles Robinson
As Mac Robinson
Episode Notes
This was the first appearance of Markie Post as Christine Sullivan. She became a regular cast member beginning with the third season.

Episode Quotes
Harry: Remember my first night here, Mr. Prosecutor?
Dan: Still having the flashbacks, sir.

Harry: How do you feel, Selma?
Selma: Like a little puppy, Harry. A dead little puppy.

Kitch: (shaking Christine's hand) Alan Kitch. It's going to be a pleasure working with you.
Christine: Christine Sullivan. And you are?
Kitch: A criminal!

Jack: Your Honor, I apologize for saying I hated your filthy, rotten, stinking, slime-soaked guts.
Harry: I feel I've been trashed by the best, Mr. Sullivan.

Cultural References
Harry: Come on down!

"Come on down!" is the way contestants are called from the studio audience on The Price is Right.

Landon: Listen to this. 1944, Bill Marion and the Marionettes, "Springtime of Love."

Per music encyclopedias, the group name is fictitious. The song is real, dating to the late 19th century.

Harry: Being a judge means never having to say you're sorry.

A spoof of the famous line, "Love means never having to say you're sorry," from the 1970 film Love Story.

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