"Yet Another Day in the Life"
Season 6, Episode 22
#123 in series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date May 3, 1989
Production code 186482
Written by: Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: Mike Finneran
Kelly Connell
Nancy Lenehan
Patrick Richwood
Ken Sagges
Shirley Jo Feeney
Roy Brocksmith
Bruce French
Barbara Brownell
Dorothy Andrews
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Yet Another Day in the Life was the 22nd and season ending episode of Season 6 of Night Court, also the 123rd overall series episode. Written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on May 3, 1989. 

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The gang tries to set another record for cases adjudicated as the building slowly floods, causing prisoners to pile up in the hallways and Dan grinds his teeth to be off by midnight to catch a flight to anywhere.


A water pipe bursts in the holding cells, forcing the court staff to keep the inmates handcuffed in the hallways on the upper floors. The Court must finish its docket by midnight to relieve the pressure, while searching for three violent offenders who have escaped their bonds and gone missing.

Episode Summary

Season Six of Night Court ends with the third of the series' "Day in the Life" episodes, in which the court staff is compelled to process a huge number of cases before a midnight deadline. On this go-round, the time limit is imposed when a water pipe bursts in the building's holding cells, forcing the handcuffed inmates to crowd into the courtroom. As the water rises and midnight approaches, Judge Harry (Harry Anderson) must convict as many inmates as humanly possible--a task made doubly difficult when several of the more dangerous criminals escape

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