"Branded (Part 1)"
Season 7, Episode 9
#132 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date November 29, 1989
Production code 186341
Written by: Bill Bryan
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: Michael Fairman
John Ingle
Matthew Labyorteaux
Arlene Lorre
James MacNerland
William Utay
Dorothy Andrews
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Branded: Part 1' was the first part of a two-part episode stoy arc, the 9th episode of season 7 of Night Court, and the 132nd overall eisode in the seris. Written by Bill Bryan, the episode, directed by Jim Drake, originallly aired on NBC-TV on November 29, 1989.

"Branded (Part 1)"
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Dan becomes the target for first a job offer, then disbarment proceedings when a wealthy lawyer seeks to get charges against his son dropped, and Christine and Roz become diet buddies. Part 1 of two episode story arc.


Dan receives a job offer from the most prestigious law firm in New York, and, as a favor to the hiring partner, arranges an early hearing for the senior partner's son, who is appearing on a shoplifting charge. Dan later finds out that the boy is a repeat offender, and the job offer was a scam. Dan brings a bribery charge against the hiring partner's son, but ends up facing disbarment for blackmail.

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  • Judge Casement: Who do you think you are, Pencil Neck?
  • Harry (Judge Stone): I happen to be a judge.
  • Judge Casement: Well, Judge Pencil Neck...

  • Judge Casement: Who's Fielding?
  • Dan: I am, Your Honor.
  • Judge Casement: Get your butt up here and state your grievance.

[Dan takes the stand]

  • Judge Casement: Briefly, very briefly.
  • Dan:' [stands and points at Wood] HE DID IT!


  • Judge Casement: You may elaborate.

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