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Night Court: Mac's Dilemma

The man who saved Mac's life in Vietnam is facing imprisonment unless Mac decides to not enter the latest conviction into the computer system, while the staff tries to find the body of a Japanese diplomat that Bull lost on the way to the morgue.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x6
Production Number: 186205
Airdate: Thursday November 12th, 1987

Guest Stars
Keye LukeKeye Luke
As Mr. Shibata
Richard BrestoffRichard Brestoff
As Richard Elliot
Barry OBarry O'Neill
As Little Boy
David GrafDavid Graf
As Hondo Jenkins
Helen DuffyHelen Duffy
As Mother
Mitch KreindelMitch Kreindel
As the Doctor
Rif HuttonRif Hutton
As Marshal
Main Cast
Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Harold T. Stone
John LarroquetteJohn Larroquette
As Dan Fielding
Richard MollRichard Moll
As Bull Shannon
Charles RobinsonCharles Robinson
As Mac Robinson
Markie PostMarkie Post
As Christine Sullivan
Marsha WarfieldMarsha Warfield
As Rosalind "Roz" Russell
Episode Quotes
Mac: This guy ran through 50 yards of enemy fire to save my life.
Hondo: I still got the shrapnel scars to show for it. (to Christine) You wanna see?
Christine: No, I'll take your word for it.
Roz: You didn't ask me.

Harry: (after pacing back and forth with his oversized gavel in his hands) You lost a dead Japanese industrialist?
Bull: (hanging head, in soft, high-pitched voice) Yes.
Harry: How the hell do you lose a dead body?!
Bull: He outsmarted me, sir.
Dan: I don't think any further explanation is necessary.

Roz: (entering Harry's office) Your Honor?
Harry: Any word on Mr. Shibata yet?
Roz: Not yet, but he's been reported on three different floors.
Bull: See? This guy is sly, Your Honor.
Harry: What do you mean, "sly," Bull? A corpse is a corpse!
Dan: (impersonating Mister Ed) Of course, of course!

Harry: Are you sure you looked everywhere?
Roz: I even checked the men's room, sir.
Harry: And you didn't see anything?
Roz: Nothing to get excited about.

Cultural References
Harry: We will serve no crime before its time.

A play on the famous slogan, "We will sell no wine before its time," that Orson Welles said in the Paul Masson wine commercials of the mid-1980's.

Harry: What do you mean, "sly," Bull? A corpse is a corpse!
Dan: (impersonating Mister Ed) Of course, of course!

A spoof of the opening line of the theme song to the TV series Mister Ed, which began, "A horse is a horse, of course, of course."

Dan: All right. Harry, I've had it with the night of the rolling dead.

A play on the title of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

Harry: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the water fountain.

A play on the ad slogan, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," for the 1978 sequel Jaws 2.

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