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"Her Honor (Part 3)"
Season 5, Episode 1
#80 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date September 17, 1987
Production code 186201
Written by: Linwood Boomer
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Richard Frank
Bill Applebaum
Jake Dengel
Howard Honig
Donna Ponterotto
Michael Michaud
Brent Spiner
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Her Honor (Part 3) was premiere episode of Season 5 of Night Court, also the 80th overall series episode. Written by Craig Porter and Linwood Boomer, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which premiered on NBC-TV, first aired on September 17, 1987. 

"Her Honor (Part 3)"
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Christine nervously takes the bench as Dan and Mac try to cover for the newly reinstated Harry, who's planning the greatest gag of all time.


Harry prepares for the ultimate prank, not knowing that Christine has convinced the mayor to give him his job back. Christine gets nauseous during her first day as a judge, while Dan and Mac have to stall a stuffy mayoral aide sent to swear Harry back in.

Plot Summary

Night Court launches its fifth season with the third episode of a four-part story arc, which began at the tail end of Season Four. As former public defender Christine Sullivan (Markie Post) battles an attack of nausea to assume her duties as night court judge, her predecessor Harry T. Stone is still AWOL, plotting the "ultimate prank" to get even with New York City for not reappointing him. Little does Harry know that Christine has arranged for him to be reinstated--and now a nervous Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) must vamp for time to avoid arousing the suspicions of an uptight mayoral aide (Richard Frank).

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