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"Dan's Boss"
Season 3, Episode 7
#42 in series (193 episodes)
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Dan's diminuitive, tyrannical new boss, Vincent Daniels (Daniel Frishman), causes him fits as he tries to dictate to him how he wants him to conduct himself during a courtroom session in "Dan's Boss" in Season 3 (ep.#7).
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date November 14, 1985
Production code 185720
Written by: Howard Ostroff & Gilbert Spragg
Directed by: Reinhold Weege
Guest stars: Daniel Frishman 
 Martin Garner 
Robert Englund 
Ritch Brinkley 
Charlotte Portney
Chino 'Fats' Williams
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Dan's Boss was the seventh episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 42nd overall series episode. Written by Bob Stevens, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on November 14, 1985. 

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Dan's life becomes a living hell as he tries to butter his new boss: a little person with a very nasty personality. First appearance by Daniel Frishman as Vincent Daniels.


The new district attorney shows up to observe Dan, who falls short of making a good first impression, and Flo receives attention from a potential suitor.

Plot Summary

Dwarf actor Daniel Frishman makes his first appearance as Dan's new boss Vincent Daniels, who makes up for his lack of height with a towering knowledge of legal matters--not to mention a mile-wide mean streak. After observing Dan, who did not take kindly to his constant critiquing of his court demeanor, he threatens to fire him as Assistant D.A. and replace him with a new prosecutor, before he checks his conviction record and decides to keep him as his assistant. Curiously, the more Vincent threatens to make Dan's life a living hell, the more Dan (John Larroquette) likes it! Meanwhile, court matron Flo (Florence Halop) is squired by a very strange gentleman.

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