Season 4, Episode 12
#69 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 8, 1987
Production code 185943
Written by: Reinhold Weege
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Florence Stanley
Bruce Kirby
Alice Drummond
Jon Menick
Matt Landers
Dorothy Andrews (Uncredited)
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Murder was the 12th episode of Season 4 of Night Court, also the 69th overall series episode. Written by series creator Reinhold Weege, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 8, 1987. 

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Harry has to deal with a woman who confesses to him that she killed her husband that morning, a detective who can't get used to working without his partner and a morose Dan who was rejected as a sperm bank donor.


A sweet elderly woman comes into the courtroom and cheerfully confesses to murdering her husband. Harry is not sure he believes her. Meanwhile, a detective who can't get used to working without his partner appears in court,and Dan is flabbergasted and embarrassed when he's rejected as a sperm bank donor.

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Sweet old Mrs. Rothman (Florence Stanley) dodders into the courtroom to confess the murder of her husband. The motive, opportunity and details are clear--but Judge Harry (Harry Anderson) has trouble believing her. Elsewhere, Dan (John Larroquette) is taken aback when he is rejected as a sperm donor, and a morose detective (Bruce Kirby) spreads his depression throughout the court staff.

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