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Night Court: Dan's Operation (1)

After routine ulcer surgery Dan ignores the doctor's orders and returns to work too soon, endangering his life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x5
Production Number: 185936
Airdate: Thursday November 06th, 1986

Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Bob Stevens

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Guest Stars
Cal Gibson
As Morgue Attendant
Gary Grossman
As Mr. Feldman
Jack Riley
As Dr. Flick
John Dullaghan
As Surgeon
Leslie Bevis
As Sheila
Nicholas Worth
As Sister Ralph
Todd Susman
As Mr. Rogers
William Utay
As Phil Sanders
Main Cast
Harry Anderson
As Harold T. Stone
John Larroquette
As Dan Fielding
Richard Moll
As Bull Shannon
Charles Robinson
As Mac Robinson
Markie Post
As Christine Sullivan
Marsha Warfield
As Rosalind "Roz" Russell
Episode Quotes
Dr. Flick: Who are you people?
Christine: (gesturing to Dan) We're his friends.
Dr. Flick: My condolences.

Mac: Dan, we know just how much guts this is taking.
Dan: About two feet, from what I understand.

Harry: Real nice guy.
Mac: Yep.
Harry: Very polite.
Mac: Yep.
Harry: Kinda makes you wanna barf.
Mac: Yep.

Cultural References
(Dan opens present and reads book title)
Dan: Death Be Not Proud.

Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunther, was published in 1949. The book dealt with the death of Gunther's son from a brain tumor.

Mac: People vs. Barbarella.

The hooker is named after the title character of the 1968 film that starred Jane Fonda as Barbarella.

Dan: (turning on TV) Petticoat Junction. Highly underrated as far as I'm... (Harry cuts Dan off by taking remote)

Petticoat Junction was a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1963 until 1970. It was one of numerous "rural" based sitcoms on CBS, including The Andy Griffith Show and The Beverly Hillbillies. The series Green Acres was a spin-off of Petticoat Junction.

Warning: Night Court season 4 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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