"Death Takes a Halloween"
Season 8, Episode 5
#152 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date October 26, 1990
Production code 186936
Written by: Harry Anderson
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: S. Marc Jordan
Joleen Lutz
Stephen Root
Mike Finneran
Blanche Rubin
Raf Mauro
Doug MacHugh
Melba Englander
Dorothy Andrews
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Death Takes a Halloween was the fifth episode of Season 8 of Night Court, the 152nd overall episode in the series. Written by Harry Anderson, the episode, directed Jim Drake, originallly aired on NBC-TV on October 26, 1990.

"Death Takes a Halloween"
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On Halloween, Harry locks up a defendant known as the Spirit of Death (Stephen Root), and people, including next scheduled victim Dan, stop dying.


A defendant pulled in on a minor charge claims to be the Angel of Death, and says that Harry has to release him. Harry jails him for contempt of court, but begins to feel uncertain as reports come in of people miraculously surviving fatal accidents all over the city. Even more worried is Dan, who own obituary has appeared in the paper.

Did You Know?


  • The title came from the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday.


  • Death Takes a Holiday (1934 film) - Title reference

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