History Trivia / NightCourt

15th Aug '17 3:59:50 PM TroperBeDoper
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** Will Utay appeared as a defendant in an early episode before his recurring role as Phil Sanders; likewise, Cathy McAuley appeared in a Season 7 episode as a woman Dan attempted to pick up, before returning the next season as Wanda, Bull's girlfriend/wife

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** Will Utay appeared as a defendant in an early episode before his recurring role as Phil Sanders; likewise, Cathy McAuley [=McAuley=] appeared in a Season 7 episode as a woman Dan attempted to pick up, before returning the next season as Wanda, Bull's girlfriend/wife


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** The king of this (on Night Court, at least) has to be actor Jack Riley, who played five roles over the course of the series, including a murderous clown, a gay dog breeder interested in Dan, and the doctor in charge of Dan's surgery.
** Running a close second is Timothy Stack, who played three separate, prominent characters over the course of the series.
*** In "The Modest Proposal", he played Bill - Christine's humorless fiancee. He winds up dumping her at the altar as he suddenly "gets" every single punchline to every joke he was ever told.
*** In the two-parter "Snoop and Nuts", he plays Tim Bond - an incompetent federal agent working with Harry to bring down a crime boss.
*** In the two-parter "Wedding Bell Blues", he plays Mr. Marley - a pencil-pusher who takes over running maintenance for the court house after the staff go on strike.
** Stuart Pankin has also played three separate characters in the series, including a podiatrist who has to deliver Mac and Quon Le's baby, and a rock star's greedy business manager.
** Lana Clarkson, of ''Film/BarbarianQueen'' fame, also played two roles on the show.
*** In "Hello, Goodbye", she played a bailiff trainee.
*** In "My Three Dads", she played Dan's stewardess date in a dream sequence.
** Creator/GregoryItzin (Charles Logan from Series/TwentyFour) played a mobster's defense lawyer in one episode, and a mugger in another two-parter.
** In a lesser example, before their recurring roles on the show as Phil and Buddy, Will Utay and John Astin each appeared as unrelated characters in season two episodes; Utay played a defendant who beat up a mime and stole his change "for kicks" in "Pick a Number" and Astin played a CloudCuckoolander hospital patient (albeit similar to his later role) named Kenny in "Inside Harry Stone".
** The late Phil Leeds, an elderly actor known for his odd appearance, made several appearances on the show, including as a man who [[AGodAmI believed he was God]] and one of the aliens that meets with Bull in the GrandFinale.
9th Aug '17 5:46:02 AM WhoseLineFan
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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "A Day In The Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera" in the episode "A Guy Named Phantom".

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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "A Day In The Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera" in Part 2 of the episode "A Guy Named Phantom".
27th Jul '17 11:39:47 AM WhoseLineFan
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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day In The Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera" in the episode "A Guy Named Phantom".

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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day "A Day In The Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera" in the episode "A Guy Named Phantom".
22nd Jul '17 2:19:35 AM glickmam
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* RealLifeRelative: In Season 2, Dan's parents were played by real-life married couple John [=McIntire=] and Jeanette Nolan.

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* RealLifeRelative: In Season 2, Dan's parents were played by real-life married couple John [=McIntire=] and Jeanette Nolan. Amusingly, the two also appeared together in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''.
13th Jul '17 8:28:54 AM RippenFan33
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** In "Not My Type", Christine attempts to entertain the crowd on her date with art with a performance of Bach's Two-Part Invention in D Major, and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.

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** In "Not My Type", Christine attempts to entertain the crowd on her date with art Art with a performance of Bach's Two-Part Invention in D Major, and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.


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** Will Utay appeared as a defendant in an early episode before his recurring role as Phil Sanders; likewise, Cathy McAuley appeared in a Season 7 episode as a woman Dan attempted to pick up, before returning the next season as Wanda, Bull's girlfriend/wife
*** Like Series/BarneyMiller before it, the show had a number of actors who appeared on the show (many of whom also appeared on BM, such as Stanley Brock, John Dullaghan, George Murdock, & Alex Hentlehoff) in different roles. See the main page for more details.
11th Jun '17 5:51:45 AM WhoseLineFan
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** In "Not My Type", Christine attempts to entertain the crowd on her date with art with a performance of Bach's Two-Part Invention in D major, and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.

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** In "Not My Type", Christine attempts to entertain the crowd on her date with art with a performance of Bach's Two-Part Invention in D major, Major, and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.
11th Jun '17 5:50:23 AM WhoseLineFan
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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day in the Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera" in the episode "Phantom of the Courthouse".

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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day in the In The Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera" in the episode "Phantom of the Courthouse"."A Guy Named Phantom".
11th Jun '17 5:47:32 AM WhoseLineFan
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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day in the Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera".

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** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day in the Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera".Opera" in the episode "Phantom of the Courthouse".
8th Jun '17 2:04:06 AM bombadil211
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** In addition to the above two, there was Gail Strickland (who played the public defender in the pilot before being replaced by Kelly) and Ellen Foley (who played the same role throughout most of Season 2).

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** In addition to the above two, there was Gail Strickland (who played the public defender in the pilot before being replaced by Kelly) and Ellen Foley (who played the same role throughout most of was only in Season 2).2 because the producers were waiting for Markie Post to become available).
8th Jun '17 1:23:02 AM mlsmithca
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* TheCastShowoff:
** Anderson did numerous magic tricks during his time on the show, which, considering that he is a REAL amateur magician (and former conman) isn't that surprising.
** Larroquette also showed off in two episodes. Once, his ability as a MotorMouth of a [[RattlingOffLegal description of the charges against a defendant]] in the episode "Day in the Life" and his skill as an accordionist in an episode that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera".
** In "Not My Type", Christine attempts to entertain the crowd on her date with art with a performance of Bach's Two-Part Invention in D major, and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.



* ThePeteBest: Karen Austin and Paula Kelly who were only present during the first season before leaving, and their characters (Lana and Liz, respectively) quickly forgotten about. Karen Austin has stated that she was let go due to being diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, and producers thought this would be an issue for filming. It has never been disclosed why Paula Kelly left the show.

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* ThePeteBest: ThePeteBest:
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Karen Austin and Paula Kelly who were only present during the first season before leaving, and their characters (Lana and Liz, respectively) quickly forgotten about. Karen Austin has stated that she was let go due to being diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, and producers thought this would be an issue for filming. It has never been disclosed why Paula Kelly left the show.



** Series/ThirtyRock had the episode "The One with the Cast of Night Court", which featured Kenneth trying to get a proper finale for the show filmed.

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** Series/ThirtyRock ''Series/ThirtyRock'' had the episode "The One with the Cast of Night Court", which featured Kenneth trying to get a proper finale for the show filmed.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The showrunners had plans to conclude Harry and Christine's romantic arc with a wedding in Season 8 as it was supposed to be the final season. A surprise renewal caused the writers to try and keep it going, and eventually losing momentum, in Season 9. NBC then told the writers to not write a series finale, leading them to believe that a tenth season was going to happen, but then, on the final day of shooting, gave everyone notes saying that the soundstage had to be completely cleared by the end of the day and brought in extra security to make sure that no one tried to linger once production wrapped.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ScrewedByTheNetwork:
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The showrunners had plans to conclude Harry and Christine's romantic arc with a wedding in Season 8 as it was supposed to be the final season. A surprise renewal caused the writers to try and keep it going, and eventually losing momentum, in Season 9. NBC then told the writers to not write a series finale, leading them to believe that a tenth season was going to happen, but then, on the final day of shooting, gave everyone notes saying that the soundstage had to be completely cleared by the end of the day and brought in extra security to make sure that no one tried to linger once production wrapped.



-->'''Markie Post:''' "Their attitude was always, 'Hey! ''Series/TheCosbyShow''! Hey, ''Series/FamilyTies''! Hey, ''{{Series/Cheers}}''! [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And... oh, yeah... Night Court...]]"

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-->'''Markie --->'''Markie Post:''' "Their attitude was always, 'Hey! ''Series/TheCosbyShow''! Hey, ''Series/FamilyTies''! Hey, ''{{Series/Cheers}}''! [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And... oh, yeah... Night Court...]]"



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The show is very much based on the [[TheBigRottenApple pre-Giuliani NYC]].

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The show is very much based on the [[TheBigRottenApple pre-Giuliani NYC]].
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