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"Futureman"
Season 7, Episode 14
#137 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 24, 1990
Production code 186340
Written by: Leonard Mlodinow & Scott Rubenstein
Directed by: Tim Steele
Guest stars: John Astin
Michael McManus
Kevin Sifuentes
Richard Coca
Raf Mauro
Dorothy Andrews
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Futureman' was the second 14th episode of Season 7 of Night Court, and the 137th overall episode in the series. Written by Leonard Mlodinow and Scott Rubenstein, the episode, directed by Tim Steele, originallly aired on NBC-TV on January 24, 1990.

"Futureman"
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Synopsis

Dan is held hostage in the courtroom by two thugs but a man from the future — VHK 937 — appears on a mission to save him.

Storyline

A man claiming to be from the future (and armed with a working laser gun) takes the courtroom hostage, while two street punks are holding Dan. Bull tries the whole range of remedies for getting rid of his hiccups.

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Connections

References
  • Sudden Impact (1983 Clint easwood film) - "Make My Day?"
  • Gilligans Island - Quote - "Buddy, we couldn't very well tell people that you spent a year tryin' to figure out ways to get Gilligan off the island."
  • The Jetsons (TV series) - Title reference to the animated TV series ismade

Scene excerpts

Quotes

  • Mac: (looking at Buddy's resume) - What is this, Buddy? It says here you spent 1971 on a meditative sabbatical.*Buddy: - Well, Harry dreamed that one up.
  • Harry: (Judge Stone) - I came up with 10,000 ideas.
  • Mac: - Ideas? Like, building a bamboo raft?
  • Buddy: 10,000 and one!

  • Bull: Anybody know a cure for hiccups?

[hiccups]

  • Dan: Yes, staple your lips together.
  • Bull: That didn't work.

[hiccups]


  • Harry (Judge Stone): [trying to resolve the hostage situation in the courtroom from the hallway] Okay, there's no time to spare. Mac, you call...
  • Mac: [way ahead of Harry] Call the SWAT team and see if VHK-937 is a known alias.

[he leaves]

  • Harry (Judge Stone): And Roz, you check the local...
  • Roz: [way ahead of Harry] Check the local mental hospitals and see if they're missing any patients with a laser gun.

[she leaves]

  • Harry (Judge Stone): [alone, so basically to no one] ... Don't just stand there, guys. Get moving.

  • Harry (Judge Stone): Surely, murder is not the only answer.
  • VHK-937: Alright. We'll give them a choice.

[to Dan and the Montez bros]

  • VHK-937: Death or castration?
  • Dan, Chico & Pico Montez: [brief pause, but the obvious answer] Death!

Cast (in credits order)

Starring

Recurring cast and characters/Guest stars