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"Monkey Business"
Season 3, Episode 19
#54 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date March 6, 1986
Production code 185721
Written by: Nat Mauldin
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Alex Henteloff
Rebecca Holden
Patty Dworkin
Bob Perlow
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Monkey Business was the 19th episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 54th overall series episode. Written by Nat Mauldin, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on March 6, 1986. 

"Monkey Business"
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Bull tries to save a baby orangutan from animal-research experiments.


Bull tries to hide a test monkey from a scientist; Dan romances an amnesiac woman.

Plot Summary

Soft-hearted Bull (Richard Moll) risks contempt of court--and by extension, his job--when he takes a liking to a baby orangutan, brought into court as evidence. Rather than allow the simian to be subjected to scientific experimentation, Bull "liberates" it from the lab doctor (Alex Henteloff) in charge. Meanwhile, Dan (John Larroquette) romances a pretty lady (Patty Freedman) who has lost her memory.

Cast (in credits order)


Guest stars/Recurring characters/cast

  • Alex Henteloff as Dr. Walter Udell
  • Rebecca Holden as Mary Korchak
  • Patty Freedman as Miss Sims (as Patty Dworkin)
  • Bob Perlow as Bearded Man in Cafeteria Window