"Life with Buddy"
Season 7, Episode 1
#124 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date September 27, 1989
Production code 186331
Written by: Bob Underwood
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: John Astin
Charles Levin
Mary Stavin
King Moody
Roger Nolan
Dorothy Andrews
Jodi Johnson
Hartley Silver
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Life With Buddy was the premiere episode of Season 7 of Night Court, also the 124th overall series episode. Written by Bob Underwood, the episode was directed by Jim Drake. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on September 27, 1989. 

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Buddy leaves the institution and moves in with Harry while Dan and his real estate agent scheme to take over a dying man's Park Avenue apartment.


Buddy is released from the mental hospital, and Harry invites him to live with him, unintentionally letting himself in for a world of aggravation. Dan hovers over a rent-controlled Park Avenue apartment, waiting eagerly for its elderly owner to pass on.

Episode Summary

As Night Court launched its seventh season, Judge Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson) invites his father Buddy (John Astin) to move with him after Buddy is released from a mental institution. The arrangement soon proves to be more than Harry can handle--and Buddy's not so keen on living outside the "system" either. Meanwhile, slimy prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) conspires with shady real-estate agent Mark Colson (Charles Levin) to get their mitts ona rent-controlled Park Avenue apartment owned by an elderly gent (King Moody) who presumably isn't long for this world.

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