"Hit the Road, Jack"
Season 5, Episode 13
#92 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 14, 1988
Production code 186208
Written by: Dennis Koenig
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Eugene Roche
Beverly Sanders
Tommy Madden
B.J. Turner
Frank Collison
Teresa Frost
Tona Dodd
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Hit the Road, Jack was the 13th episode of Season 5 of Night Court, also the 92nd overall series episode. Written by Dennis Koenig, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 14, 1988. 

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Christine's father makes plans to retire to Florida, but winds up living with her and hanging out with Dan.


Christine's father, Jack, retires his taxicab and trades his apartment for a motor home, but stays with Christine while his R.V. is being outfitted. He soon drives her crazy, especially by making best friends with Dan.

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The episode title comes from the song "Hit the Road Jack" written by Percy Mayfield and recorded by singer, pianist Ray Charles.

Scene Exerpts


  • Christine: My personal life is my personal business.
  • Dan: Here's a list of all the dates your daughter's had in the last six months. They're cross-referenced as to age, occupation, and what time they got home.
  • Dan: Hey, what the hell is this?
  • Jack (Christine's father): Good man, Fielding.
  • Christine: What is this? Why does everyone think they have a right to pry into my private affairs?
  • Dan:' Well, shove an ice pick up our noses for caring about you!
  • Jack: I couldn't have said it better myself, Dan.
  • Dan: Jack listen. I just want to take this opportunity to wish you a glorious and joyous sojourn into retirement.

[Salutes Jack]

  • Dan: (to Jack) Bon voyage, cabbie.
  • Jack: Thank you, buddy. You're a wonderful, caring human being.

[Dan takes this opportunity to hug Jack and immaturely stick his tongue out at Christine]

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