|"The Night Off"|
| Season 3, Episode 13|
#48 in series (193 episodes)
Judge Hirsch, an eccentric veteran judge (Jeff Corey) who mentored Harry who substitutes for him for a session, puts Dan and Mac in jail and appoints wino Phil and bailiff Florence as the court counsel as Harry is forced to try to get his mentor removed from the bench in "The Night Off" in Season 3 (ep.#13).
|Network/Country:||NBC-TV / United States|
|Air date||January 16, 1986|
|Written by:||Nat Maudlin & Reinhold Weege|
|Directed by:||Jim Drake|
|Guest stars:|| Jeff Corey|
Mark L. Taylor
Charlotte Portney (uncredited)
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The Night Off was the 13th episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 48th overall series episode. Written by Nat Maudlin and series creator Reinhold Weege, and directed by Jim Drake, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 16, 1986.
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A crazy judge brought in to substitute for Harry imprisons Dan and Mac for contempt and appoints Florence and Phil the wino as the defense and prosecuting attorneys.
Some crazy substitute judge puts Dan and Mac in jail and appoints a wino and Florence as the court attorneys.
While Harry (Harry Anderson) takes a night off, his replacement is the much-older Judge Robert Hirsch (Jeff Corey). This turns out to be a calamitous substitution: though Harry may be eccentric, Judge Hirsch proves to be downright certifiable. Before the night is over, the half-baked Hirsch has jailed public defender Christine (Markie Post) and prosecutor Dan (John Larroquette)--and replaced them with court matron Florence (Florence Halop) and resident derelict Phil (William Utay)! Future Evening Shade regular Michael Jeter shows up in a minor role.
Cast (in credits order)
- Harry Anderson as Harold T. Stone
- Charles Robinson as Mac Robinson
- John Larroquette as Dan Fielding
- Markie Post as Christine Sullivan
- Richard Moll as Bull Shannon
- Florence Halop as Florence Kleiner