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** A lot of advertisements for NBC, which was the most popular TV network throughout most of the eighties, mentioned almost all their other hit shows but left Night Court out completely.



** 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. Amusingly, Florence Stanley, who also made appearances on the series as her ''Series/MyTwoDads'' role of Judge Margaret Wilbur, would later work together on ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''.

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** 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. Amusingly, Florence Stanley, who also made appearances on the series as her ''Series/MyTwoDads'' role of Judge Margaret Wilbur, would later work together with Pankin on ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''.


** 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.

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** 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. Amusingly, Florence Stanley, who also made appearances on the series as her ''Series/MyTwoDads'' role of Judge Margaret Wilbur, would later work together on ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''.


* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Selma Diamond after the second season, and Florence Halop after the third. Marsha Warfield was hired because she was much younger, so this could be prevented from happening a third time.

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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Selma Diamond after the second season, and Florence Halop after the third. Marsha Warfield was hired because she was much younger, so this could be prevented from happening a third time.time[[note]]although she gave the producers a scare when she lit up a cigarette during an early meeting as both of her predecessors had died of lung cancer[[/note]].

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*** Selma Hacker was specifically created for Selma Diamond. Weege wanted to cast Diamond and created the character just for her.

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*** Weege later said that he did base Harold Stone off of "Harry the Hat" having seen Anderson on ''Cheers'' and did specifically request him to audition for the role, but that the role wasn't created specifically for Anderson.

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*** Part of what allowed the show to survive was likely the fact that the BottleEpisode was the standard for most episodes, greatly reducing costs compared to other shows that were always sending their characters out into new environments.

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://nightcourt.wikia.com/wiki/Night_Court_Wiki The Night Court Wiki]].


** In "Not My Type", Christine attempts to entertain the crowd on her date with Art with a performance of Bach's Two-Part Invention No. 3 in A Minor, 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 No. 3 in A Minor, minor,[[note]] Actually D major, but mis-identifying the key allows for the crowd to snicker at its similiarity to a term for an underaged person.[[/note]] and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.



* YouLookFamiliar: John Astin appears in an early episode as a hospital patient before playing Harry's dad, Buddy.
** 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.
** 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.

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* YouLookFamiliar: John Astin appears in an early episode as a hospital patient before playing Harry's dad, Buddy.
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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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girlfriend/wife.
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Like Series/BarneyMiller ''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, & and Alex Hentlehoff) in different roles. See the main page for more details.
** The king of this (on Night Court, ''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.

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* NamesTheSame: Buddy Ryan, Harry's [[spoiler: father]] shares his name with the late, legendary Chicago Bears defensive coordinator but is otherwise unrelated.

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** A lot of advertisements for NBC, which was the most popular TV network throughout most of the eighties, mentioned almost all their other hit shows but left Night Court out completely.


** Larroquette also showed off in three 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", his skill as a pianist in the episode "Christine's Friend", and as an accordionist on Part 1 of the episode "A Guy Named Phantom", that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera".

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** Larroquette also showed off in three 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", his skill as a pianist in the episode "Christine's Friend", and as an accordionist accordion player on Part 1 of the episode "A Guy Named Phantom", 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.

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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 No. 3 in D Major, A Minor, and the angle of the shot reveals that Markie Post actually is playing the piano and not miming.


** 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 on Part 1 of the episode "A Guy Named Phantom", that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera".

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** Larroquette also showed off in two three 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 Life", his skill as a pianist in the episode "Christine's Friend", and as an accordionist on Part 1 of the episode "A Guy Named Phantom", that was a homage to "The Phantom of the Opera".

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* PostScriptSeason: Season 8 is over. Dan quits his job and loses the Phil Foundation fortune. More importantly, Harry and Christine have professed their love to one another. OK, that's the end. What's that? We've been renewed? Oh, crap! ''Series/ThirtyRock'' devoted [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_with_the_Cast_of_Night_Court an episode]] to the idea that several of the characters on that show were unhappy with the Season 9 ending to ''Night Court'', so they staged a "fake" episode, reuniting several of the actual cast members (Harry Anderson, Markie Post, and Charles Robinson), and they had Harry and Christine get married.


** Averted with Harry Stone played by Harry Anderson, oddly enough. According to series creator and executive producer Reinhold Weege's DVD commentary, the character was called Harry and was a devoted Tormé fan and magician before magician turned actor Harry Anderson auditioned.

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** Averted with Harry Stone played by Harry Anderson, oddly enough. According to series creator and executive producer Reinhold Weege's DVD commentary, the character was called Harry and was a devoted Tormé fan and magician before magician turned actor magician-turned-actor (and devoted Tormé fan) Harry Anderson auditioned.auditioned for the role.

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