| Season 6, Episode 20|
#121 in series (193 episodes)
|Network/Country:||NBC-TV / United States|
|Air date||April 12, 1989|
|Written by:||Bob Underwood|
|Directed by:||Jeff Melman|
|Guest stars:|| Dennis Haysbert|
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Pen Pal was the 20th episode of Season 6 of Night Court, also the 121st overall series episode. Written by Bob Underwood, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on April 12, 1989.
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Christine has a prison pen pal who escapes and Roz falls for him.
Roz falls in love with Christine's prison pen pal (Dennis Haysbert), who has escaped from prison; Dan flirts with a law student.
Dennis Haysbert, future star of such TV series as FOX's 24 and CBS-TV's The Unit, appears in this episode as prison convict James Morgan. While Christine (Markie Post) carries on a pen-pal correspondence with Morgan, Roz (Marsha Warfield) manages to worm her way into the proceedings, whereupon the convict falls in love with her--and promptly escapes, hoping for a quickie romantic rendezvous before the cops close in. Meanwhile, Dan (John Larroquette) is in for a surprise when he puts the moves on attractive law student Rita Vargas (Lisa Waltz).
Cast (in credits order)
- Harry Anderson as Harold T. Stone
- Charles Robinson as Mac Robinson
- John Larroquette as Dan Fielding
- Markie Post as Christine Sullivan
- Richard Moll as Bull Shannon
- Marsha Warfield as Roz Russell