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Night Court: Mac's Dilemma

The man who saved Mac's life in Vietnam is facing imprisonment unless Mac decides to not enter the latest conviction into the computer system, while the staff tries to find the body of a Japanese diplomat that Bull lost on the way to the morgue.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x6
Production Number: 186205
Airdate: Thursday November 12th, 1987

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Guest Stars
Keye Luke
As Mr. Shibata
Richard Brestoff
As Richard Elliot
Barry O'Neill
As Little Boy
David Graf
As Hondo Jenkins
Helen Duffy
As Mother
Mitch Kreindel
As the Doctor
Rif Hutton
As Marshal
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
Mac: This guy ran through 50 yards of enemy fire to save my life.
Hondo: I still got the shrapnel scars to show for it. (to Christine) You wanna see?
Christine: No, I'll take your word for it.
Roz: You didn't ask me.

Harry: (after pacing back and forth with his oversized gavel in his hands) You lost a dead Japanese industrialist?
Bull: (hanging head, in soft, high-pitched voice) Yes.
Harry: How the hell do you lose a dead body?!
Bull: He outsmarted me, sir.
Dan: I don't think any further explanation is necessary.

Roz: (entering Harry's office) Your Honor?
Harry: Any word on Mr. Shibata yet?
Roz: Not yet, but he's been reported on three different floors.
Bull: See? This guy is sly, Your Honor.
Harry: What do you mean, "sly," Bull? A corpse is a corpse!
Dan: (impersonating Mister Ed) Of course, of course!

Harry: Are you sure you looked everywhere?
Roz: I even checked the men's room, sir.
Harry: And you didn't see anything?
Roz: Nothing to get excited about.

Cultural References
Harry: We will serve no crime before its time.

A play on the famous slogan, "We will sell no wine before its time," that Orson Welles said in the Paul Masson wine commercials of the mid-1980's.

Harry: What do you mean, "sly," Bull? A corpse is a corpse!
Dan: (impersonating Mister Ed) Of course, of course!

A spoof of the opening line of the theme song to the TV series Mister Ed, which began, "A horse is a horse, of course, of course."

Dan: All right. Harry, I've had it with the night of the rolling dead.

A play on the title of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

Harry: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the water fountain.

A play on the ad slogan, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," for the 1978 sequel Jaws 2.

Warning: Night Court season 5 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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