Sheila: (putting hands over Dan's eyes) Guess who.
Dan: (inhaling deeply) That's a captivating fragrance you're wearing. What do you call it?
Harry: I guess we're gonna have to cancel the 10 o'clock break.
Dan: (screaming) NO! (Harry looks at him) What I mean, sir, is that I rely on that break to, uh... rejuvenate myself, to, uh...refresh myself, to...
Harry: To have cheap sex in the broom closet.
Dan: Absolutely not. Shelia brought her van.
Dan: Your Honor, they attempted to burn 1,200 copies of the same book. (hands charred book to Harry)
Harry: (standing, furious) I don't give a damn! (hands book to Mac) I feel it's my responsibility to set an example by fining radical extremists like this with every ounce of power that this state has seen fit to grant me!
Mac: (reading book title) "The Genius of Barry Manilow."
Harry: (bangs gavel) One dollar!
Harry: So you admit you've been doing this for money?
Mrs. Smith: Sometimes I do it for pudding.
Dan: (to Christine) Sometimes I do it in pudding.
Brandon: (to the Boswells) I'm sorry I'm late. Listen, I left as soon as I got your message.
Harry: Who are you?
Brandon: Brandon Tartikoff.
Roz: (to Bull) Brandon what-ikoff?
The episode title is also the title of a 1967 Beatles song.
Man in a Dryer: My life is even more desolate and hopeless than before!
Roz: Yes, but at least now you have that nice, April fresh smell.
Downy Fabric Softener has promoted itself with the phrase "April fresh smell" for decades.
Mrs. Boswell: He killed Lucy!
Harry: There's been a death?
Christine: She's referring to the new Lucy TV show, sir.
Life With Lucy starred Lucille Ball and aired on ABC in 1986. It was canceled after 13 episodes due to poor ratings.
Mr. Boswell: We never even go out anymore.
Mr. Boswell: Well, we went out once for our anniversary.
Mrs. Boswell: (sobbing) We lost Punky!
"Punky" is the title character on the sitcom Punky Brewster. It aired on NBC for two seasons, then went to syndication for two more years before being canceled.
The man who pays the fine for the Boswells, a Nielsen ratings family, is Brandon Tartikoff. Tartikoff (1949-1997) was the head of programming at NBC during its rise to #1 in the ratings. He was behind the development of the Thursday night "Must See TV" line-up, which included Night Court.
Brandon: Listen, don't worry about a thing. I'll have you out of here in time to see The Misfits of Science.
Roz: It's been canceled.
The Misfits of Science was a sci-fi drama on NBC that ran for 16 episodes in 1985-86.
Mac: (on phone to Bill Cosby) Why don't you suck on one of those Pudding Pops while you wait?
Bill Cosby was featured in a series of commercials for Jell-O products throughout the 1980's, including the Pudding Pops.
The other reference, as an inside joke, is that Cosby's #1-rated show was the lead program on the Thursday night "Must See TV" line-up.
Tuttle: Well....(long pause) it's...(long pause) a...(long pause) long....(long pause) story.
Tuttle, a Postal employee, talks extremely slowly, a comical reference to the bad reputation the U.S. Postal Service has for slow service.