"Harry and Leon"
Season 3, Episode 14
#49 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 23, 1986
Production code 185727
Written by: Nat Maudlin
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Bumper Robinson
Margot Rose
Lorry Goldman
Mike Finneran
Suzanne LaRusch
Peter Renaday
Lionel Douglass
Charlotte Portney (uncredited)
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Harry and Leon was the 14th episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 49th overall series episode. Written by Nat Maudlin, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 23, 1986. 

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Harry takes pity on the building shoeshine boy (Bumper Robinson), who seeks refuge from a social worker trying to place him in another foster home.


The staff are surprised to discover that Leon, the shoe shine boy, is actually an orphan living in the courthouse. Rather than let him be sent to juvenile hall, Harry asks for custody of him.

Plot Summary

Upon discovering that shoeshine boy Leon (Bumper Robinson) is an orphan who literally lives in the court building, kind-hearted Harry (Harry Anderson) considers taking the boy in as a foster son. This brings Harry face to face with brusque social worker Charlotte Lund (Margot Rose) for the first (but definitely not the last!) time. Somehow or other, an illegal pie-thrower is also worked into the proceedings.

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