"The Modest Proposal"
Season 4, Episode 14
#71 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 29, 1987
Production code 185944
Written by: Howard Ostroff
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Timpthy Stack
Dororthy Andrews (Uncredited)
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The Modest Proposal was the 14th episode of Season 4 of Night Court, also the 71st overall series episode. Written by Howard Ostroff, and directed by Jeff Melman, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 29, 1987. 

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Harry scoffs when Christine announces her engagemant.


Christine is engaged to Bill, the world's most boring human being. When she gives signs of cold feet (including throwing up in Dan's briefcase) the others try to gently (or not-so-gently) talk her out of it. 

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Not quite over his crush on Christine (Markie Post), Harry (Harry Anderson) isn't very happy when she announces her engagement to a guy named Bill (Timothy Stack). She admires Bill for his "reserve", while everyone else regards him as the most boring person in the history of civilization. When Christine shows signs of wanting to break the engagement, the courtroom staff urges her along--but are they doing it out of concern for her, or because the lovestruck Harry is setting the template?

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