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Night Court: Wonder Drugs

Harry's interview for a law review journal is undermined by Lana's bizarre behavior after she takes an antiviral medication.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 185364
Airdate: Wednesday March 07th, 1984

Director: Asaad Kelada
Writer: Howard Ostroff


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Guest Stars
Jack RileyJack Riley
As Emil Dutton
Recurring
Lionel Mark SmithLionel Mark Smith
As Steve Bostwick
Ronald FeinbergRonald Feinberg
As crossdresser

Co-Guest Stars
Sandy MartinSandy Martin
As Woman in front row #1
Recurring
Arva HoltArva Holt
As Woman in front row #2
Main Cast
Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Harold T. Stone
John LarroquetteJohn Larroquette
As Dan Fielding
Richard MollRichard Moll
As Bull Shannon
Karen Austin (1)Karen Austin (1)
As Lana Wagner
Paula Kelly (1)Paula Kelly (1)
As Liz Williams
Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
As Selma Hacker
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
(Unknown artist)The Man I LoveLana


Episode Quotes
Harry: What's it look like tonight?
Bull: The guy in the dress wants another strip search.
Harry: What a sickie...
Bull: Yeah.
Harry: I mean, gloves with a cocktail dress?

Lana: (to Harry) I want children, lots of them. My doctor says that I'm built to have children.
Crossdresser: (to Lana) I envy you.
Lana: (to crossdresser) Get a shave!

Lana: My doctor gave me a prescription and I'll be fine.
Harry: Well, good, then take your medicine, take the night off, go home and go to bed.
Liz: (entering) Hi, everybody.
Lana: (to Harry) I cannot do you any good in bed.
Liz: No man's gonna buy that!

Lana: Emil Dutton, Your Honor, alias Mr. Frou-Frou. Charged with gambling, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot, attempting assault, attacking an officer, and resisting arrest.
Harry: What, no lewd behavior?
Dutton: I was too drunk.

Liz: Have you ever seen anyone sleep like that?
Selma: Not without candles at both ends.



Cultural References
Liz: Well, if you're sure.
Dan: Come on. Harry knows best.

A play on the title of the radio (1949-1954) and television (1954-1960) program Father Knows Best, which starred Robert Young.

Harry: Gil Hodges!
Lana: What?
Harry: I was trying all day to think of the name of the guy who played first base for the Dodgers in '52.

Gil Hodges (1924-1972) briefly played third base and catcher before moving to first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, winning the World Series in 1955. After his playing career ended he managed the Washington Senators and won the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets.



Warning: Night Court season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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