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"Her Honor (Part 1)"
Season 4, Episode 21
#78 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date April 29, 1987
Production code 185951
Written by: Linwood Boomer
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Brent Spiner
Annie O'Donnell
Lee Wilkof
Wil Albert
Sebastian Massa
Suzanne LaRusch
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Her Honor (Part 1) was the 21st episode of Season 4 of Night Court, also the 78th overall series episode. Written by Linwood Boomer and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which premiered on NBC-TV, first aired on April 29, 1987. 

"Her Honor (Part 1)"
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Dan thinks he will become a new judge, but Christine is awarded the position. However, Harry discovers that his name is not on the judge reappointment list. Meanwhile the Wheelers, the hick couple from Yugoslavia, become the proprietors of the concession stand.


Dan confidently expects to be nominated as a judge, but takes a blow when the committee picks Christine instead. Everyone else is happy for her, until they are told that Harry has been turned down for re-appointment.

Plot Summary

In the first episode of a four-part story arc, Christine (Markie Post) fulfills a lifelong dream when she is appointed a judge. But what is good news to Christine is bad news for Dan (John Larroquette), who was passed up for the appointment--and for Judge Harry (Harry Anderson), whose reappointment has been turned down. Elsewhere, the zany Wheeler family of West Virginia is hauled into court on a charge of "detonating" chickens!

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