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Night Court: Season 7
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"Night Court" Season 7 DVD cover.
Program information
Episodes aired:
Dates aired:
October 27, 1989 - May 2, 1990
NBC-TV / United States
Previous Season:
Season 6
Next Season:
Season 8

Night Court: Season 7

Season 7 of Night Court began with the episode "Life with Buddy", which featured John Astin of The Addams Family TV series fame, in his recurring role as Buddy Ryan, Judge Stone's biological dad; the episode aired on NBC-TV on September 27, 1989; the season's finale episode, "The Blues of the Birth", aired on May 2, 1990 as a total of 24 episodes were aired in the season.


In Season 7, John Larroquette’s comedic skills really shine brightly as he brings to life arrogant assistant district attorney Dan Fielding. First, Dan gets more than he bargained for when he foolishly agrees to take Bull (Richard Moll) to a private singles club. Then, Dan hosts a controversial late-night talk show where his natural talent for insulting people comes in handy. Plus, Roz gives Dan dancing lessons and Christine falls for Tony Giuliano (Ray Arbruzzo), a NYPD detective assigned to protect Dan when the sleazy DA receives several death threats. The couple court, then wed, and soon they find out she is pregnant! Recurring guest star John Astin (of The Addams Family TV show fame) appears as Harry’s estranged father, Buddy, who used to live in a mental institution. He might just fit right in with the ongoing stream of oddball defendants in New York City’s night court. Gordon Clapp (later of ABC-TV;s NYPD Blue series) and Ray Abruzzo (later of ABC-TV's The Practice series fame) also guest star.

Season 7 (1989-90)

Image Ep. No. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original air date Production code
Image Needed Bull.jpg 1 124 "Life with Buddy" Jim Drake Bob Underwood September 27, 1989 186331
Buddy leaves the institution and moves in with Harry while Dan and his real estate agent scheme to take over a dying man's Park Avenue apartment.
NC ep 7x2 - If I Were a Rich Man.jpg 2 125 "If I Were a Rich Man" Jim Drake Gary Murphy & Larry Strawther October 11, 1989 186333
Dan plans to swindle a billionaire land developer and Mac agrees to host a cosmetics party for Quon Le.
NC ep 7x3 - The Cop and The Lady.jpg 3 126 "The Cop and the Lady" Jim Drake Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson October 18, 1989 186332
Christine falls for the gorgeous piece of beefcake assigned to protect Dan when the sleazy DA receives several death threats. Ray Arbruzzo makes his first appearance as NYPD Detective Tony Guiliano.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 4 127 "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Stephen King, Stephen King" Tim Steele Fred Rubin October 25, 1989 186334
On Halloween night, Harry loses his new bat, Tito, and an exorcist's curse resurrects the unquiet spirit of a defendant from fifty years earlier.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 5 128 "Blue Suede Bull" Jim Drake Bill Bryan November 1, 1989 186335
Harry embarrasses Christine in front of a very pro-feminist judge with his trick handcuffs while Dan repays a debt to Bull by taking him out on the town for a swinging evening.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 6 129 "For Love or Money" Jim Drake Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson November 8, 1989 186336
Buddy proposes to a wealthy, fun loving widow while Dan tries to hide the fact that he's been reduced to living in his office.
Night Court episode 7x7 - Auntie Maim.png 7 130 "Auntie Maim" Jim Drake Bob Underwood November 15, 1989 186338
Roz drafts Mac to pose as her fiancé when her overbearing but still caring Aunt Ruth (special guest star Della Reese) comes to visit, while Dan meets an aging Hollywood actress (Magda Harout) who teaches him some new tricks in an elevator.
Night Court episode 7x8 - Attack of the Mac Snacks.png 8 131 "Attack of the Mac Snacks" Jim Drake Harry Anderson & Turk Pipkin November 22, 1989 186337
Harry and Mac team up to market one of Quon Le's snack concoctions, Christine's stingy uncle pays her a visit, and Dan tries to pretend he's in touch with his feminine side in order to seduce a co-worker.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 9 132 "Branded (Part 1)" Jim Drake Bill Bryan November 29, 1989 186341
Dan becomes the target for first a job offer, then disbarment proceedings when a wealthy lawyer seeks to get charges against his son dropped, and Christine and Roz become diet buddies. Part 1 of two episode story arc.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 10 133 "Branded (Part 2)" Jim Drake Bill Bryan December 6, 1989 186342
Part 2 and conclusion of two episode story. See Part 1, above.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 11 134 "Passion Plundered" Jim Drake Gail Rock December 20, 1989 186343
Dan and Harry each vie for the attentions of an attractive reporter doing a story on Harry's courtroom and Roz gets swept off her feet by three Boldavian brothers.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 12 135 "Amore or Less" Jim Drake Fred Rubin January 3, 1990 186339
Christine finds everyone too busy to help her out with her new romance so she turns to two feuding advice columnists.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 13 136 "Razing Bull" Jim Drake Fred Rubin January 17, 1990 186344
Bull chains himself to the entrance of an old theater scheduled to be demolished and the ensuring efforts to save the building reveals a secret life from Mac's past. Special appearance by The Rivingtons.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 14 137 "Futureman" Tim Steele Leonard Mlodinow & Scott Rubenstein January 24, 1990 186340
Dan is held hostage in the courtroom by two thugs but a man from the future — VHK 937 — appears on a mission to save him.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 15 138 "Wedding Bell Blues (Part 1)" Jim Drake Gary Murphy & Larry Strawther February 7, 1990 186346
Christine makes an impulsive decision at her farewell dinner with beau Tony, one that has severe repercussions when he leaves on an assignment he may not return from. James Avery appears in this episode.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 16 139 "Wedding Bell Blues (Part 2)" Jim Drake Gary Murphy & Larry Strawther February 14, 1990 186347
Christine deals with Tony's departure and her unexpected pregnancy.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 17 140 "The Talk Show" Jim Drake Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson February 21, 1990 186345
Dan finds a new niche in life as the host of a shock-TV show and Mac and Quon Le may lose out on their Graceland vacation.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 18 141 "Melvin and Harold" Jim Drake Bob Underwood February 28, 1990 186348
Plans for Mel Tormé to appear at Harry's 40th birthday party are derailed when Harry puts his idol behind bars for failing to pay a parking ticket.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 19 142 "The Glasnost Menagerie" Tim Steele Fred Rubin March 7, 1990 186349
Harry helps Yakov get a visa extension for his father (Arte Johnson) and Mac buys a washing machine with an attitude problem.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 20 143 "I Said Dance!" Jim Drake Bill Bryan March 14, 1990 186350
Roz faces a lawsuit and no job after Bull borrows her gun and shoots himself in the foot, thanks to his sue-happy lawyer cousin.
NC ep. 7x21 - My Three Dads.jpg 21 144 "My Three Dads" Charles Robinson & Howard Ritter Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson March 28, 1990 186351
While attending childbirth class with her three coaches, Christine imagines her child as it grows up influenced by each of the eager proxy fathers.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 22 145 "Still Another Day in the Life" Tim Steele Bob Underwood April 4, 1990 186352
Harry helps a young man appearing before his court stop his girl friend's marriage to a prefab preppie.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 23 146 "A Closer Look" Howard Ritter & Harry Anderson Bill Bryan, Fred Rubin & Bob Underwood April 11, 1990 186353
Harry, his court and co-workers come under the sharp journalistic eye of a TV reporter doing a story on typical night court events.
Image Needed Bull.jpg 24 147 "The Blues of the Birth" Tim Steele Gary Murphy & Larry Strawther May 2, 1990 186354
Christine goes into labor while trapped in an elevator with Buddy and a squeamish courtroom visitor (Stephen Furst).