"Giving Thanks"
Season 4, Episode 2
#59 in series (193 episodes)
Ep 4x2 - Giving Thanks
Dan demands that Christine sleep with him after he saves her life with the Heimlich maneuver in "Giving Thanks" in Season 4 (ep.#2).
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date October 9, 1986
Production code 185935
Written by: Teresa O'Neill
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Sandy Helberg
Gino Conforti
Carmine Caridi
Walter Olkewicz
Raymond Singer
George Pentecost
William Utay
Charlotte Portney
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Giving Thanks was the 2nd episode of Season 4 of Night Court, also the 59th overall series episode. Written by Teresa O'Neill, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on October 9, 1986. 

"Giving Thanks"
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Dan demands that Christine sleep with him after he saves her life with the Heimlich maneuver.


Dan saves Christine from choking in the cafeteria. Convinced that she owes him her life, Christine asks how she can repay him. His answer is simple: sleep with him.

Plot Summary

When Christine (Markie Post) chokes on her lunch, Dan (John Larroquette) performs the Heimlich maneuver and saves her life. Much as Christine would like to repay Dan for his unaccustomed gallantry, the "price" he demands--namely, a night in bed--is a bit too high. Reluctantly, Christine says "Yes"...but Dan's hopes for an evening of purple passion are dashed by the unexpected appearance of a suicidal 38-year-old male virgin (Sandy Helberg)!

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