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Night Court: Her Honor (1)

Through connections Mac gets advance notice about the new judges list and discovers that Christine is one of the new appointees. Meanwhile, the Wheelers return to the courtroom and buy the snack bar newsstand in the cafeteria.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x21
Production Number: 185951
Airdate: Wednesday April 29th, 1987

Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Linwood Boomer

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Guest Stars
Annie O'Donnell
As June Wheeler
Brent Spiner
As Bob Wheeler
Sebastian Massa
As Man
Suzanne Larusch
As Woman
Wil Albert
As Mr. Peele
Lee Wilkof
As Timmy
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
Dan: (while Harry signs warrants) Sorry about that little incident, sir. I realize this is not the time or place for groveling, but...
Harry: Oh, no. This is the time. This is the place.

Christine: Dan, do you really think that your name's gonna be on that list of new judges?
Dan: Do maggots like rotting flesh?
Christine: Excuse me while I just go phone that one in to Bartlett's.

Mac: They were picked up on a 509(b) violation, sir.
Harry: 509?
Mac: Uh-huh.
Harry: B?
Mac: Yeah.
Harry: I don't believe I'm familiar with that one.
Dan: Well, sir, it's not used in Manhattan very much. It involves the illegal detonation of poultry.
Harry: Excuse me, but I didn't think that chickens were among our more widely-used explosives.

Dan: I just wanted to let you know that the reason I walked out of the courtroom is because there were principles at stake.
Harry: So why did you come back?
Dan: Because I realized something very important.
Harry: Which is?
Dan: I have no principles. I can't afford them.

Cultural References
The book Harry is reading is The Tower Commission Report, which was a 1987 commission that looked into the Iran-Contra scandal of the mid-80's.

Mac: (to Harry) Aren't you the one who predicted that big Village People comeback?

The Village People was a disco singing group that formed in 1977. They had three top 40 hits, including two top ten songs, "In the Navy" and "YMCA," before fading from the popular music scene.

Dan: Do maggots like rotting flesh?
Christine: Excuse me while I just go phone that one in to Bartlett's.

The "Bartlett's" Christine references is Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.

Dan: It seems as though (looking at the Wheelers) Darla and Alfalfa here....

Darla and Alfalfa were two characters in the Our Gang series of films in the 1930's.

Dan: What ever happened to the Archies?
Bull: (to Roz) Not a day goes by that I don't ask myself that same question.

"The Archies" was a group of studio musicians who performed songs for the music group in the cartoon series based on the Archie comic books. The song "Sugar Sugar" hit #1 in 1969. Among the studio musicians behind the music were Ron Dante, who later worked with Barry Manilow, and Andy Kim, who had his own hit with "Rock Me Gently."

Warning: Night Court season 4 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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