"Dan's Parents"
Season 2, Episode 13
#26 in series (193 episodes)
Night Court ep. 2x13 - Dan's Parents
Dan is embarrassed when his country farmer parents come to visit him from Louisiana in "Dan's Parents" in Season 2 (ep.#13).
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 10, 1985
Production code 185614
Written by: Reinhold Weege
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: John McIntire
Jeanette Nolan
Maurice Marsac
John C. Becher
Charlotte Portney
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Dan's Parents was the 13th episode of Season 2 of Night Court, also the 26th overall series episode. Written by Reinhold Weege, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 10, 1985. 

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Dan's past is revealed when the parents he told everyone were dead, The Gilmores, come to see their successful "sonny boy".


Dan's extremely rustic parents, Daddy-Bob and Mucette Elmore, come to visit him in Manhattan from Louisiana, embarrassing him all night until he practically disowns them. John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan both guest star. 

Plot Summary

Much to the surprise of the Night Court staff, Dan Fielding's dirt farmer parents, whom he said were dead, all of a sudden arrive at the courthouse fresh from tiny Paris, Louisiana with the intent to surprise him. It quickly becomes obvious why Dan (John Larroquette) has tried to obliterate his parents' existence: Not only are they "poor white trash", but they're also Democrats! Cast as the elder Elmores (Dan began using his middle name "Fielding" as his surname in college) are real-life husband and wife character actors John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan.

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