History YMMV / NightCourt

9th May '17 4:13:11 AM jormis29
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** Season 4's "Author, Author" features a rare on-camera appearance by voice actor [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Joe Alaskey]] playing a man who was arrested for accosting a woman who has split-personality disorder... and happens to be played by a surprisingly formal-looking [[TheNanny Fran Drescher]].

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** Season 4's "Author, Author" features a rare on-camera appearance by voice actor [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Joe Alaskey]] playing a man who was arrested for accosting a woman who has split-personality disorder... and happens to be played by a surprisingly formal-looking [[TheNanny Fran Drescher]].Creator/FranDrescher.
22nd Apr '17 2:06:57 AM Doryna
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* {{Tearjerker}}:
** The first episode after Selma Diamond's death has an especially poignant one.
** In another episode, Harry confronts another older judge on his erratic behavior, and learns that the man is on the verge of cracking after a career of seemingly-futile decisions. Judge Drayton finally breaks down after this speech:
---> '''Judge Drayton:''' There was once this girl who came through my courtroom, carrying a baby. Beautiful girl, seventeen or eighteen. Long, dark hair, dark complexion... and a big black eye where her husband had hit her. She asked me to make him stop. I said, fine, I'll send him to jail. I gave him two years...then she changed her testimony, she said she was lying! She didn't want her husband to go to jail! He was a good provider, he brought home money so the family could eat! All she wanted, was ''for him to stop hitting her!'' And I couldn't make him stop, Harry! In twenty-five years, I couldn't make ''anybody'' stop!
** In "The Former Harry Stone," word of Harry's criminal record gets out. With a sleazy reporter hounding him and questions spreading among the staff, Harry comes clean in court to help mediate the current case. His crime was stealing a car and crashing into a liquor store. He spent two nights in jail and a few weeks in a reformatory, but the incident deeply affected the rest of his life because of his "father's stare":
--->"Believe me, in 20 minutes, I spent my time in Hell. It was a courtroom like this, and he sat right there. You would've thought he could've blinked or... something. He could've reached out and slapped me, or yelled at me, or beat me, but... dammit, he just sat there and looked at me. And then when it was all over, all he said was, 'You disappointed me, Harold.' When a boy loves his father, you would rather get knocked across the head with a two-by-four than hear that kind of stuff. Anyway, not too long after that, he just... sort of... died. It always kind of bugged me, y'know? That he never found out. That... ''(tugs on his robe)'' that I hadn't made a habit out of stealing cars."
** Hell, Harry's entire ''life'' was almost unbearably hard, especially when he talks about growing up without his mother:
-->'''Harry''': I am capable of feeling loss. When Selma died, I felt loss. When Florence died, I felt loss. Because I cared very much for them and they cared for me. If I needed comfort and compassion they were there. If I just needed a friend to talk to, they were there. But when I needed a mother, no one was there.
13th Feb '17 11:38:23 AM ooh
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The show could be quite heavy-handed in its dealings with social issues, especially when it came to accepting alternate lifestyles. Considering it was produced in a time when America was panicking over the loss of "traditional" values, the show was necessary in depicting that those who were "different" should be treated with compassion and that change could be dealt with humor and grace rather than anger and fear.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The show could be quite heavy-handed in its dealings with social issues, especially when it came to accepting alternate lifestyles. what conservatives consider as "alternate lifestyles." Considering it was produced in a time when America was panicking over the loss of "traditional" values, the show was necessary in depicting that those who were "different" should be treated with compassion and that change could be dealt with humor and grace rather than anger and fear.
19th Jan '17 8:33:28 PM Brandon
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* HeReallyCanAct: This is in the YMMV section for aesthetic reasons, but anyone who was a fan could tell you the show had an uncanny ability to provide equal parts humor and pathos almost constantly.


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* HeReallyCanAct: This is in the YMMV section for aesthetic reasons, but anyone who was a fan could tell you the show had an uncanny ability to provide equal parts humor and pathos almost constantly.
19th Jan '17 8:32:51 PM Brandon
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* HarsherInHindsight: Really anytime Selma is shown smoking, given that Selma Diamond passed away from lung cancer, and was a chronic chain smoker in real life. Even worse, when Selma's smoking habit was the basis of a ''joke!''
-->"Why do you think I keep coming to work? For my health?" ''(lights up cigarette)''
17th Jan '17 5:39:34 PM nombretomado
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** Season 4's "Author, Author" features a rare on-camera appearance by voice actor [[LooneyTunes Joe Alaskey]] playing a man who was arrested for accosting a woman who has split-personality disorder... and happens to be played by a surprisingly formal-looking [[TheNanny Fran Drescher]].

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** Season 4's "Author, Author" features a rare on-camera appearance by voice actor [[LooneyTunes [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Joe Alaskey]] playing a man who was arrested for accosting a woman who has split-personality disorder... and happens to be played by a surprisingly formal-looking [[TheNanny Fran Drescher]].
27th Dec '16 8:36:01 AM Brandon
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** Season 4's "Author, Author" features a rare on-camera appearance by voice actor [[LooneyTunes Joe Alaskey]] playing a man who was arrested for accosting a woman who has split-personality disorder... and happens to be played by a surprisingly formal-looking [[TheNanny Fran Drescher]].
25th Nov '16 5:16:43 PM glickmam
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/DonCheadle, Teri Hatcher, Dennis Haysbert, Creator/BrentSpiner, and Creator/NanaVisitor appeared on the show early in their careers.

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Creator/DonCheadle, Teri Hatcher, Dennis Haysbert, Creator/BrentSpiner, and Creator/NanaVisitor appeared on the show early in their careers.careers.
** Markie Post was originally a model on ''Series/CardSharks'', and had played Terri on ''Series/TheFallGuy''.
** James Burrows directed the pilot episode. Burrows is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
** Linwood Boomer wrote seven episodes. Boomer is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' and for playing Adam Kendall on ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie''.
** Creator/MichaelJFox played a teenage runaway in the second episode. Ironically, Michael Gross, whom played Fox's on-screen dad in ''Series/FamilyTies'', made an appearance in season 4, playing a public defender who is sexually harassing Christine.
** [[Film/PoliceAcademy Officer Tackleberry]] was Mac's Vietnam war buddy.
** [[Series/MurphyBrown Eldin]] was a pimp in the Season 5 episode "Let It Snow".
** Ellen Foley, who played public defender Billie Young in season 2, sang back-up vocals for MeatLoaf. Her best known vocals are on "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" ("I wanna know right now / Will you love me forever?")
** [[Creator/RichardMoll Bull]] is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Two-Face]].
** Bull's foster son Andy [[spoiler:aka Stella]] from the season 2 episode "Bull Gets a Kid" is played by a young Pamela Adlon (under her maiden name Pamela Segall) best known for voicing boys, like [[WesternAnimation/TheOblongs Milo Oblong]], [[WesternAnimation/TimeSquad Otto Osworth]], and, most famously, [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bobby Hill]].
** Markie Post later voiced [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime June Darby]].
** As noted on this page, horror fans will surely recognize John Larroquette's baritone.
20th Nov '16 2:53:09 PM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: At the end of "Hurricane" part 2, at one point Harry says "live long and prosper" and even gives the Vulcan hand symbol when he does. Creator/BrentSpiner happens to be guest-starring in the episode, a year before ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' would premiere on television.

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At the end of "Hurricane" part 2, at one point Harry says "live long and prosper" and even gives the Vulcan hand symbol when he does. Creator/BrentSpiner happens to be guest-starring in the episode, a year before ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' would premiere on television.


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** It's quite fun to see Richard Moll playing a high-voiced simpleton at the start of his career, when he's now best known for deep and raspy-voiced cartoon villains.
17th Nov '16 5:34:51 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/DonCheadle, Teri Hatcher, Dennis Haysbert, Creator/BrentSpiner, and Creator/NanaVisitor appeared on the show early in their careers.
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