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Night Court: Constitution (1)

An original draft of the Constitution, left unguarded by a TV production crew, is taken hostage by a man just as newly-diagnosed diabetic Roz suffers a reaction to her insulin.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 186209
Airdate: Thursday December 03rd, 1987

Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Rich Reinhart

Guest Stars
Isabella HofmannIsabella Hofmann
As Dr. Townsend
Jeremy LawrenceJeremy Lawrence
As Nesbitt Sherman
Mark NeelyMark Neely
As Ron
Darwyn CarsonDarwyn Carson
As Francine LaRue
Doug HaleDoug Hale
As Lincoln
Erik HowellErik Howell
As Washington
Richard GillilandRichard Gilliland
As Brian Kapshaw
Wayne GraceWayne Grace
As Roosevelt
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: (reading newspaper) Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
Christine: What's so funny, Mac?
Mac: This ad. "Come celebrate the Constitution's 200th birthday at Shuster's Plumbing and Toilet Supplies."
Dan: (reading same ad) "George Washington sat here."

Bull: I still don't see why she wouldn't let us visit her at the hospital.
Christine: I do. It's embarrassing. I hate wearing those hospital gowns that hang wide open in the back.
Dan: I always turn mine around.

Christine: Excuse me, Your Honor? Before we proceed we're gonna need an order to separate. One of the parties involved isn't here. The man playing Thomas Jefferson hasn't sobered up yet.
Harry: A little too much Yankee doodle brandy?
Dan: About ten minutes ago he stuck a feather down his throat and threw up macaroni.

Washington: Say, were you ever in the road company of La Cage Aux Folles?
Bull: No, but every year I play the psycho killer in our bailiff Christmas pageant.
Washington: (to Dan after Bull walks away) Is he serious?
Dan: Yeah. It's a great show. Frosty the Hit Man.

Cultural References
Harry: (adjusting George Washington wig) You know, Mac, I'm really beginning to enjoy this thing.
Mac: Me, too, sir. It's just like working with Mamie Van Doren.

Mamie Van Doren (born 1933) is an actress. Van Doren, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield were collectively known as "the three M's," the three biggest "sex symbol" actresses of the 1950's and early 60's.

Harry: (as Bull brings banner into courtroom) Hey, Wooly Bully, whatcha doing?

"Wooly Bully" was a #2 hit for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs in 1965.

Bull: She said she was Edd "Kookie" Byrnes in disguise.

Edd Byrnes (born 1933) is an actor best known for playing the role of "Kookie" Kookson on the ABC series 77 Sunset Strip. The popularity of the character and his nonstop hair combing inspired the top 5 song "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)," performed by Byrnes and Connie Stevens, in 1959.

Episode References
Harry: Boy, it's been a weird two weeks without Roz. I didn't think that diabetes kept you in the hospital that long.

This episode establishes that Roz is a diabetic.

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