"An Old Flame"
Season 2, Episode 15
#28 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 24, 1985
Production code 185615
Written by: Nat Maudlin
Stu Kreisman (story editor)
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Jack Gilford
 Phil Leeds 
Brian Greene 
Daniel Greene 
Charlotte Portney (Uncredited)
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An Old Flame was the 15th episode of Season 2 of Night Court, also the 28h overall series episode. Written by Nat Maudlin, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 24, 1985. 

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Selma's old beau wants to rekindle their romance and a substitute judge isn't what he's cracked up to be.


Selma's old boyfriend, Marty, comes after her again. While Harry is shut in his office for an annual file review, his super-efficient replacement, Judge Kopelson, charms the entire staff, but a background check reveals him to be a fraud.

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In this episode, Jack Gilford guest stars as Marty Ratner, an old flame of caustic, chain-smoking court matron Selma (Selma Diamond). Marty wants to make up for lost time and whisk Selma off to Florida, but she's heard that song before. Meanwhile, in Harry's absence, the courtroom is presided over by Judge Arnold Koppelson (Phil Leeds), who proves to be an excellent replacement in every respect save one: He's not really a judge! 

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