Watch Night Court
- 9 Seasons
A courtroom in urban America is presided over by a judge with a wacky sense of humor. Played with finesse by Harry Anderson, the judge sits on some of the funniest shenanigans ever assembled. He offers judgments fitting the funny crimes for a laugh-a-minute half hour. Judge Harry T. Stone is ably assisted by his bailiff, Bull, played by Richard Moll. Richard has the perfect poker face as he delivers lines that will leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. His sidekick is bailiff Roz Russell, played to perfection by Marsha Warfield. On the other side of the bench was Assistant District Attorney Dan Fielding, a womanizer. Played with a fine sense of the absurd by John Laroquette, the ADA knew no bounds when it came to romancing the fair sex. Opposite him, the Public Defender stood her ground. Played by Markie Post, Christine Sullivan was the character searching for some sense of the law in all the funny lines. There were many guest stars on the series, which ran from 1984 to 1992. John Astin played Judge Harry T. Stone's father, in a recurring role whose most famous line was "but I'm feeling much better!" Other recurring roles were played by Yakov Smirnoff as a friend of Judge Stone and Brent Spiner as a farmer whose family joins him in visiting Judge Stone. Other guest stars went on to fame in their own series, such as Fran Drescher, who played a bipolar author who becomes entangled with ADA Dan Fielding. Another guest whose career took off was Michael J. Fox, who played a runaway.