"Branded (Part 2)"
Season 7, Episode 10
#133 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date December 6, 1989
Production code 186342
Written by: Bill Bryan
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: Michael Fairman
John Ingle
Matthew Labyorteaux
Logan Ramsey
Ruth Manning
William Utay
Debi A. Monahan
Curt Lowens
Dorothy Andrews
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Branded: Part 2' was the second part of a two-part episode stoy arc, the 10th episode of season 7 of Night Court, and the 133rd overall episode in the seris. Written by Bill Bryan, the episode, directed by Jim Drake, originallly aired on NBC-TV on December 6, 1989.
"Branded (Part 2)"
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Part 2 and conclusion of two episode story. 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 is suspended from work while preparing for his disbarment hearing. Broke, he is forced to take a job waiting tables in a French restaurant under an assumed name. He has lost the will to defend himself, but his friends go to the hearing to stick up for him. Meanwhile, Roz and Christine's co-dieting is causing some weird behavior in both of them.

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  • Judge Casement: Anything else?
  • Dan: Yes. I would like to thank each of my friends for coming down here, and sticking up for me. Especially you, Roz.
  • Roz: Beats sitting here listening to Harry.
  • Dan: I would also like to thank Mr. Johnson, and Mr. Wood, for teaching me a very important lesson. You see, all my life I wanted to be rich and important, like you. Even as a kid back in Louisiana, I would wear a tie while slopping hogs, pretending they were reporters, all clamoring to ask me questions about my latest courtroom triumph.
  • Dan: (contining) I would graciously answer each in turn, until my bucket was empty and my tie was covered with pig phlegm. All those years ago, and then suddenly, I had the chance to become one of you! To my own surprise, I said no. Because I realized that, you're not better than the people I grew up with. You're not even better than the pigs.

  • Bobby Johnson: [to Dan, laughing] We're gonna sue you blind, dude!
  • Theodore Wood: Bobby, be quiet.
  • Bobby: Aw, don't tell me to be quiet. I want you to hit this guy with papers, now!
  • Theodore: (getting angry) I said shut up!
  • Bobby:' Who do you think you're talking to, huh? Hey, maybe I'll go call my old man!
  • Theodore: Yeah, you do that, Bobby. And when you got him on the phone, you tell him I'm fed up bailing his snot-nosed son out of trouble!
  • Bobby:' What? Hey listen, pal, I don't need your...!
  • Roz: [stands up and pushes Bobby into a chair] Hey! Why don't we just let the nice man finish talking?

[Bobby shuts up immediately]

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