Night Court: Season 2
Night Court Season 2 DVD
"Night Court" Season 2 DVD cover.
Program information
Episodes aired:
Dates aired:
September 27, 1984 - May 9, 1985
NBC-TV / United States
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Season 1
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Season 3

Night Court: Season 2

Season 2 of Night Court premiered on NBC-TV September 27, 1984. A total of 22 episodes were aired that season, which concluded on May 9, 1985.


Get ready for laughs, because court is in session — Night Court, that is! In this season, Harry experiences an unusual chemistry with a charismatic madam named Irene Danbury, played by Stella Stevens, who appears before his courtroom after brothel has been raided in the episode "Harry and the Madam"; Charles Robinson joins the cast as new court reporter Lana Wagner, who was played by Karen Austin in Season 1.

In the episode "Take My Wife, Please", Mac marries Quon Le (Denice Kumagai), a girl he knew in Vietnam, and Harry conducts court despite temporary blindness. Michael Richards, later of NBC-TV's Seinfeld, and formerly of the ABC-TV late night series Fridays fame, guest appears in the episode. Also, in the episode "An Old Flame, Selma's old beau (Jack Gilford) wants to rekindle their romance. Also, Ellen Foley joins the cast as new Public Defender Billie Young, who replaced the departed Paula Kelly, who played former defender Liz Williams.

Season 2 (1984-85)

Image No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
Ep 2x2 - The Nun 1 14 "The Nun" Jeff Melman Bob Stevens September 27, 1984 185602
An impressionable young nun decides to leave her order after meeting Harry.

  • Note: Dinah Manoff, later of Empty Nest TV series fame, guest stars.
Christine and her Dad Jack 2 15 "Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense)" Jeff Melman Bob Stevens October 4, 1984 185601
A brand new public defender has a rough first day in court, thanks to Harry and her over-protective father. One-episode guest stint by future cast member Markie Post as Christine Sullivan; Eugene Roche also guest stars.
2x3 - Harry puts Billie behind bars 3 16 "Billie and the Cat" Lee Bernhardi Zachary D. Wechsler October 18, 1984 185604
Harry sends new public defender Billie Young (Ellen Foley) to jail for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a cat her client is accused of kidnapping.
Ep 2x4 - Pick a Number 4 17 "Pick a Number" Jeff Melman Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno October 25, 1984 185605
The courtroom becomes a circus when a meek little fellow chooses Harry to decide what worthy person will receive the money from his winning lottery ticket.
Ep 2x5 - The Computer Kid 5 18 "The Computer Kid" Jim Drake Bob Stevens November 1, 1984 185607
A precocious computer whiz barricades himself in Harry's office and threatens to wipe out all his school's records.
2x6 - Big Brother Bull introduces Andy 6 19 "Bull Gets a Kid" Jeff Melman Nat Mauldin November 8, 1984 185608
Bull finally is allowed a foster son by a volunteer-fathers organization, but he winds up with a bit of a surprise.
Image Needed Bull 7 20 "Harry on Trial" Jeff Melman Chris Cluess & Stu Kreisman November 15, 1984 185609
Harry is called before a disciplinary board for his unorthodox courtroom behavior.
Night Court ep. 2x8 - Harry and the Madam 8 21 "Harry and the Madam" Noam Pitlik Tom Sheehan November 22, 1984 185610
Harry feels a lot of official pressure when a notorious madame with a hot diary comes before his bench.
Image Needed Bull 9 22 "Inside Harry Stone" Jeff Melman Chris Cluess & Stu Kreisman November 29, 1984 185606
Harry is reluctant to have surgery for his ulcer symptoms. John Astin appears as a hospital patient named Kenny.
Image Needed Bull 10 23 "The Blizzard" Jeff Melman Reinhold Weege December 6, 1984 185611
A blizzard traps everyone in the courthouse and Dan in an elevator with a man who's attracted to him.
Image Needed Bull 11 24 "Take My Wife, Please" Jeff Melman Tom Reeder December 13, 1984 185612
Mac marries Quon Le, a girl he knew in Vietnam, and Harry conducts court despite temporary blindness. Michael Richards appears in this episode.
Image Needed Bull 12 25 "The Birthday Visitor" Gary Shimokawa Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno January 3, 1985 185613
Billie's birthday dinner for Harry is disrupted by an insecure intruder.
Night Court ep. 2x13 - Dan's Parents 13 26 "Dan's Parents" Jeff Melman Reinhold Weege January 10, 1985 185614
Dan's past is revealed when the parents he told everyone were dead come to see their successful sonny boy.
Night Court episode 2x14 - Nuts About Harry 14 27 "Nuts About Harry" Jeff Melman Tom Reeder January 17, 1985 185603
Patients from a mental institution stage a strike to convince the court they're being mistreated at the hospital.
Image Needed Bull 15 28 "An Old Flame" Jeff Melman Nat Maudlin January 24, 1985 185615
Selma's old beau wants to rekindle their romance and a substitute judge isn't what he's cracked up to be.
Image Needed Bull 16 29 "The Gypsy" Alan Bergmann Howard Ostroff January 31, 1985 185616
Harry uses a little hocus-pocus to convince Bull he's cured of a gypsy curse.
Image Needed Bull 17 30 "Battling Bailiff" Jeff Melman Chris Cluess & Stu Kreisman February 7, 1985 185617
Bull quits his job in frustration and becomes a professional wrestler.
Image Needed Bull 18 31 "Billie's Valentine" Jeff Melman Bob Stevens February 14, 1985 185618
Billie's new boyfriend turns out to be a professional problem for her, despite his romantic accomplishments.
Image Needed Bull 19 32 "Married Alive" Jeff Melman Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno February 21, 1985 185619
His friends believe the worst when Dan starts dating a homely, gauche woman who's heir to $40 million.
Image Needed Bull 20 33 "Mac and Quon Le: Together Again" Alan Bergmann Tom Reeder February 28, 1985 185620
Quon Le appears before the court for prostitution and Harry has to choose between Billie and Dan for the mayoral commission.
Image Needed Bull 21 34 "World War III" Alan Bergmann Nat Mauldin May 2, 1985 185621
Harry searches for Yakov's brother, a Russian circus defector. Meanwhile, Soviet and American agents (Leonard Stone, Gordon Jump) negotiate an arms agreement.
Image Needed Bull 22 35 "Walk, Don't Wheel" Reinhold Weege Reinhold Weege May 9, 1985 185622
A disabled law student takes Harry's refusal of her prom invitation as a slap against her handicap.
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