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"Dad's First Date"
Season 3, Episode 3
#38 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date October 17, 1985
Production code 185716
Written by: Bob Stevens
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Eugene Roche
Brianne Leary
Jay Gerber
Charles Fleischer
Angela Aames
Estelle Harris
Jack Klutcher
Charlotte Portney
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Dad's First Date was the third episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 38th overall series episode. Written by Bob Stevens, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on October  17, 1985. 

"Dad's First Date"
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Christine's father has his first date in eight years and ends up before Harry, along with the tenants of a clothing-optional building.


Christine is excited when her father, Jack, who hasn't had a romantic night with anyone since the death of her mother eight years earlier, makes a date with an attractive young woman, but less so when Jack shows up in court on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Plot Summary

Christine (Markie Post) is both surprised and delighted when her widowed dad Jack (Eugene Roche) re-enters the dating scene after eight years of loneliness. Later on, however, Jack is hauled into court in the company of an prostitute--and while still surprised, Christine is far from delighted! The situation turns out to be both innocent and rather poignant, but not before Judge Harry (Harry Anderson) must wrestle with another case involving elderly nudists!

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