Night Court – Pilot Episode (1984)
Night Court from 1984 was a staple on 80s TV
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Today’s episode we feature the first episode of the hit TV show NIGHT COURT.
Night Court faired much better than “Sirota’s Court”, the show it was patterned after from ’76-’77
Night Court debuted on NBC in 1984, The show ran ’til 1992.
Set in the ‘Night Court’ in Manhattan, Judge Harold “Harry” Stone (played by Harry Anderson) saw his share of strange people come through his courtroom.
The show was created Reinhold Weege. Weege had worked on Barney Miller in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The cast included John Larroquette, Paula Kelly, Richard Moll, Marsha Warfield, Markie Post and great weekly guest stars.
Night Court received a number of awards and nominations. Both Selma Diamond (in 1985) and John Larroquette (in 1988) earned Golden Globe nominations
Paula Kelly was nominated for an Emmy after the first season. Larroquette won four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from 1985 to 1988, before he withdrew his name from the ballot in 1989.
Selma Diamond was nominated in 1985, and Anderson received three nominations in 1985, 1986 and 1987.
The series received three nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1985, 1987, and 1988.
The series also received many awards and nominations in the areas of lighting, editing, sound mixing, and technical direction. The show was nominated for thirty-one Emmys, winning seven
Let’s go back to 1984
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