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"Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye"
Season 3, Episode 16
#51 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date February 6, 1986
Production code 185729
Written by: Bob Stevens
Directed by: John Larroquette
Guest stars: Mel Tormé
Bumper Robinson
Margot Rose
William Utay
Iona Morris
Iona Morris
Lisle Wilson
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Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye was the 16th episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 51st overall series episode. Written by Bob Stevens, and directed by series cast member John Larroquette, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on February 6 1986. 

"Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye"
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Harry's concern with Leon's imminent adoption blinds him to the presence of Mel Torme in the courthouse.


Leon threatens to run away again when Juvenile Services attempts to take him from Harry and place him with a pair of geeky foster parents. Harry is so preoccupied that he misses a visit by Mel Torme, his idol.

Plot Summary

It had to happen: Harry's idol Mel Torme has shown up in the courtroom! Unfortunately, it looks as though Harry (Harry Anderson) will pass up the opportunity to meet the fabled Velvet Fog. It seems that he is bogged down with personal problems involving courtroom shoeshine boy Leon (Bumper Robinson), who has run away from his nerdy adoptive parents--and intends to move back in with Harry whether Social Services likes it or not.

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