"A Guy Named Phantom (Part 2)"
Season 9, Episode 2
#173 in series (193 episodes)
Dan, as he reveals himself as "The Phantom" to Christine, who he "holds hostage" in the basement area of the courthouse, in trying to vindicate himself, and find the real culprit, in "A Guy Named Phantom (Part 2)", the second part of the Season 1 opening episode arc.
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date September 25, 1991
Production code 187232
Written by: Chris Cluess & Stu Kreisman
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: William Utay
Gilbert Gottfried
Joleen Lutz
Raye Birk
Mike Finneran
Derek Zemrak
Dorothy Andrews
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A Guy Named Phantom (Part 2) was the second episode Season 9 of Night Court; it was also the conclusion of a two-episode story arc, and also the 173rd episode in the series. Written by Chris Cluess with Stu Kreisman. The episode was directed by Jim Drake, originally aired on NBC-TV, September 25, 1991.

"A Guy Named Phantom (Part 2)"
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While Harry and Christine try to sort out their feelings about each other, Dan, posing in disguise as "The Phantom", kidnaps her.

Plot Summary

In Part 2 of the Season 9 premiere story arc, Harry masks his love for Christine, all of a sudden, disappears before Harry tells her how he feels; the search is on for Dan, who's revealed as the phantom. (ala a sendup of "The Phantom of the Opera")

Dan, while trying to vindicate himself and "rid the court of evildoers", and hopefully find and "unmask" the real culprit, "holds Christine hostage" in the basement area beneath the courthouse and above the subway station, this on the eve of the big courthouse costume ball, as a second phantom, who turns out to be Will Sanders, Phil's brother, confesses to all that he's the culprit who stole the money from the Phil Foundation, as Dan refuses to press charges, as Will becomes his new valet/financial advisor, just as Det. Frank Pepitone (Raye Birk), was about to arrest Dan for the theft of the money.

Did You Know?


At the end of this episode Dan is playing the accordion slowly. The song he is playing is the old WW2 comedy song "Mairzy Doats".


  • The Phantom of the Opera' (1925 film) - Dan acts as "The Phantom"

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