Night Court - The Complete First Season

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Overview

Judge Harry Stone (Harry Anderson) presides over a wide variety of unpredictable characters with the help of his only marginally more sane staff in this collection of episodes from the hit situation comedy Night Court. Night Court: The Complete First Season features the show's first 13 episodes, originally aired in 1984 and co-starring John Larroquette, Selma Diamond, Richard Moll, Paula Kelly, and Karen Austin. The DVD set also includes cast and crew commentary on two episodes and a short documentary on the ...
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Overview

Judge Harry Stone (Harry Anderson) presides over a wide variety of unpredictable characters with the help of his only marginally more sane staff in this collection of episodes from the hit situation comedy Night Court. Night Court: The Complete First Season features the show's first 13 episodes, originally aired in 1984 and co-starring John Larroquette, Selma Diamond, Richard Moll, Paula Kelly, and Karen Austin. The DVD set also includes cast and crew commentary on two episodes and a short documentary on the making of Night Court's first season.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Night Court: Comedy's Swing Shift retrospective documentary; Commentary on the pilot episode by creator/executive producer Reinhold Weege; Subtitles: English, Français & Español
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Editorial Reviews

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An ensemble workplace comedy in the mold of Barney Miller, Night Court was often in a class by itself, thanks to the show's outrageous sense of humor. Court starred comedian and magician Harry Anderson as Harry T. Stone, a mildly eccentric judge presiding over the late-night criminal court in New York City. Stone’s core colleagues add considerable color: the laughingly lecherous prosecutor Dan Fielding John Larroquette; the giant, dimwitted bailiff Bull Richard Moll; and cranky, seen-it-all bailiff Selma Selma Diamond. Stone's nocturnal jurisdiction also ensured a steady parade of weirdos, wackos, and wanderers. A midseason replacement in 1984, Night Court’s 13-episode first season introduced Karen Austin as public defender Lana Wagner, a slot eventually and more famously filled by Markie Post as Christine Sullivan. Court stenographer Liz Williams Paula Kelly only lasted through Season 1 and was later replaced by Charles Robinson as Mac in Season 2. Aside from the obvious pre-retooling charm of this abbreviated run, there’s lots of solid comedy, too, thanks to creator Reinhold Weege a Barney Miller veteran, who authored several of the scripts. TV directing giants James Burrows the pilot, Jay Sandrich, and Jeff Melman work their usual wonders. Sandrich, for instance, directs "Once in Love with Harry," in which a hooker becomes enamored of Harry and Dan’s city council aspirations are thwarted by a stiff. The holiday-themed "Santa Goes Downtown" echoes Miracle on 34th St., with Harry showing compassion for a man in a red suit who is charged with trespassing. "Death Threat" is also a standout, featuring character actor Phil Leeds Everybody Loves Raymond’s recurring Uncle Mel as a man who claims to be God and helps out when a bomb is discovered in the courtroom. Season 1 guest stars include comedian Yakov Smirnoff and Family Ties star Michael J. Fox.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2005
  • UPC: 012569599161
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,584

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harry Anderson Judge Harry T. Stone
Ellen Foley Billie Young
John Larroquette Asst. D.A. Reinhold 'Dan' Fielding
Charles Robinson Macintosh 'Mac' Robinson
Richard Moll Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Play
   Episodes
      All You Need Is Love
      All You Need Is Love With Commentary by Reinhold Weege
      Santa Goes Downtown
      The Former Harry Stone
      Welcome Back, Momma
      The Eye of the Beholder
      Death Threat
      Once in Love With Harry
   Special Features
      Commentary on All You Need Is Love by Creator/Executive Producer Reinhold Weege
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Play
   Episodes
      Quadrangle of Love
      Wonder Drugs
      Some Like It Hot
      Harry and the Rock Star
      Bull's Baby
      Hi Honey, I'm Home
   Special Features
      Night Court: Comedy's Swing Shift
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #3 -- Commemorative DVD, Vol. 3
   Play Show 1: Perfect Strangers
   Play Show 2: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great show

    Enjoyed the show from my past. Funny light hearted comedy.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    i have been waitin 4 this so long

    night court was & will always b 1 of my favorite shows. i found so many laffs from watchin it that i am glad 2 finally have the dvd set. the characters in this show r somethin else. it takes place in ny. here u have dan, the casanova of the court (1 woman is just not enuff 4 him); judge (and at times magician) harold (harry) stone. he loves style from the 1940's & mel torme music (mels #1 fan). i would be glad to have harry be my judge. he makes it seem like fun (dependin on who your lawyer is); nostradamus "bull" shannon a tall guard 1 shouldnt fear for he has the mind of a child. havin the dvd is better than when it use 2 b on tv when u realize what u missed. i cant wait 4 season 2 to come out on dvd cause it took long enuff just 2 get season 1 put out on disc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Show Wins Hands Down As The Best!

    this is a great show.i used to watch the reruns when it came on A&E.I will definitely be getting all the seasons when they're released.also a sample of the theme song was used in a hip-hop track.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Correcting some facts for the Barnes and Nobles review.

    Liz Williams was the Public Defender. Lana Wagner was the Court Clerk. The court stenographer wasn't made an imporant role into the final few seasons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best sitcom I've ever watched.

    I watched Night court and its rerun all the time. It is the best sitcom I've ever watched. But later episodes are even better. I hope they will produce everything on DVD so that I can buy and watch all episodes whenever I want.

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