"The Mugger"
Season 3, Episode 17
#52 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date February 20, 1986
Production code 185726
Written by: Robert Perlow & Gene Braunstein
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: Chick Vennera
J.J. Barry
Jack Wells
William Utay
Mark Schriver
Jim Raymond
Dean Rubin
Charlotte Portney
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The Mugger was the 17th episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 52md overall series episode. Written by Robert Perlow and Gene Braunstein, and directed by Jim Drake, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on February 20 1986. 

"The Mugger"
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Christine decides to quit after she's mugged in the cafeteria, but a man takes her hostage in the courtroom before she can leave.


After being mugged, Christine becomes belligerent and mistrustful, and unable to do her job as a public defender. She has to rediscover her compassion when her mugger is trapped in the cafeteria and threatens hostages with a grenade. Meanwhile, Phil gets a hot stock tip from an old Wall Street buddy, and Dan nearly bankrupts himself trying to wheedle it out of him.

Plot Summary

In a classic example of the old adage "a Conservative is a Liberal who's been mugged", public defender Christine (Markie Post) sours on her job after being robbed and assaulted. Even worse, just as Christine is about to quit her post, the mugger comes back into her life, holding the courtroom hostage with a hand grenade! Meanwhile, Phil the Wino (William Utay) drives Dan (John Larroquette) crazy with a tantalizing stock tip. This episode was originally scheduled to air on January 23, 1986.

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