"The System Works"
Season 9, Episode 9
#180 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date November 17, 1991
Production code 187236
Written by: Lee Maddux
Directed by: Jim Drake
Guest stars: Joleen Lutz
Fred Applegate
Walter Olkewicz
Eddie Barth
Lucille Meredith
Robin Pearson Rose
Paul Sand
Miriam Flynn
Nick Tate
John Mariano
Dorothy Andrews
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The System Works was the ninth episode Season 9 of Night Court; it was also the 180th episode in the series. Written by Lee Maddux, the episode, which was directed by Jim Drake, originally aired on NBC-TV, November 17, 1991.

"The System Works"
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Harry has his hands full when he agrees to teach a law course with an eclectic group of students and Dan hires an artist to do some very special sketches of Christine.

Plot Summary

Harry teaches a law class and Dan hires an artist to draw Christine.

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Travis is a reference to Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro's character in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. The actor playing Travis affects some De Niro mannerisms and dresses very similarly. In a later episode, it is mentioned Travis drives a taxi when not at night school.


  • Taxi Driver (1976 film) - Harry's student Travis is a direct spoof of Travis Bickle, the lead character played by Robert De Niro in "Taxi Driver"
  • Magnum, P.I. (TV series) - Title reference

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