Mac Robinson

Mac Robinson
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Mac Robinson as played by Charles Robinson on the series.
Vital statistics
Birthplace New York City, U.S.
Court Clerk, Manhattan Municipal Court, NYC
Most "normal" or level-headed of the Night Court bunch; former Vietnam vet who marries a Vietnamese girl whose family he became friendly with
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
12 in series, in Seasons 2-9
Played by: Charles Robinson

Macintosh "Mac" Robinson is the Court Clerk at the Manhattan Criminal Court on Night Court, from the season 2 for the duration of the run of the series.  The part of Mac is played by Charles Robinson. Mac replaced Lana Wagner (played by Karen Austin who appeared in 10 episodes in Season 1), who was the original court clerk on the series.

About Mac

Mac is a Vietnam War veteran. He is easygoing and pragmatic and was probably the most "normal" character. He had a good sense of humor, and was a loyal friend to his coworkers. He always wore a cardigan sweater, plaid shirt, and a knit tie (Dan stated in his will that Mac would get all his suits, so "he would stop wearing those God-awful sweaters"). His catchphrase was the lament "It was my favorite sweater!" after one of his garish cardigans got ruined. If he witnessed a problem, his usual first words were "Oh, my dear Lord!"

In the episode "Take My Wife, Please" in Season 2, Mac is reunited with Quon Le Duc, a refugee woman from Vietnam (where she met Mac as a teen during his service in the Vietnam War and her family let Mac stay at their home while injured) who is trying to become a naturalized American citizen, and was somewhat naive about America and its customs, but was loving and very devoted to him.

Not wanting her to be deported, Mac married her to keep her in the country, but, after reaizing that they were falling in love with each other, decided to keep the marriage intact; the couple would soon have a daughter, Renee Flicka Robinson.

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