"The Computer Kid"
Season 2, Episode 5
#18 in series (193 episodes)
Ep 2x5 - The Computer Kid
Harry is saddled with areal dilemma when a precocious computer whiz barricades himself in his office and threatens to wipe out all his school's records in "The Computer Kid" in Season 2 (ep.#5).
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date November 1, 1984
Production code 185607
Written by: Bob Stevens & Stu Kreisman (story editor)
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: Miriam Flynn
Matthew Faison
Anthony Holland

Blackie Dammett
Richard Mehana
Fred Applegate
Christian Brackett-Zika

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The Computer Kid was the fifth episode of Season 2 of Night Court, also the 18th overall series episode. Written by Bob Stevens, the episode was directed by Jim Drake The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on November 1, 1984. 

"The Computer Kid"
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A precocious computer whiz barricades himself in Harry's office and threatens to wipe out all his school's records.


A school-aged computer whiz hacks into the school district's database and takes their permanent records hostage.

Plot Summary

Child actor Christian Brackett-Zika appears as Jeremy, a preteen computer whiz who locks himself in Harry's chambers after an argument with his school principal. Unless Harry (Harry Anderson) can get through to Jeremy, the kid will use his computer knowhow to complete wipe out the school's "permanent" records--and possibly everything on record throughout New York City!


  • This episode was of course taped long before the "young computer geek" became a standard sitcom character along with the "evil land developer" and "oversexed housewife".

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