The BEST Episodes of Night Court
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2019
Judge Harold T. Stone presides over Manhattan's Night Court, where all of the petty, silly, and dime-a-dozen crimes get sent to be tried. Invariably, the cases appearing before the court are bizarre, but that's OK because Harry Stone is not your typical judge. He's assisted by a motley crew of clerks, attorneys, and bailiffs who often create as much chaos as the criminals they bring in for trial.
#1 - Halloween II: The Return of Leon
Season 4 - Episode 4
Harry looks forward to seeing Leon again while Dan crawls for an invitation to his boss' Halloween party.
#2 - Undressed for Success
Season 9 - Episode 14
Mac considers doing an underwear commercial for some quick cash and Roz entrusts some personal treasures to Dan.
#3 - Opportunity Knock Knocks (2)
Season 9 - Episode 21
Harry contemplates a variety of job offers, Dan anticipates life on easy street with a wealthy bride, Bull deals with some really out-of-town visitors, and Christine contemplates the agony of defeat.
#4 - Wheels of Justice (1)
Season 3 - Episode 9
Everyone is in a financial crisis when the city can't pay its employees, Harry has to evict a woman and son, and a homeless couple from West Virginia tells their tale of woe.
#5 - The Hurricane (1)
Season 3 - Episode 21
The courtroom becomes a delivery room when Hurricane Mel traps four pregnant women.
#6 - A Day in the Life
Season 4 - Episode 15
NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff posts bail for a Neilsen family as the gang rushes to adjudicate 200 cases in one session.
#7 - Harry on Trial
Season 2 - Episode 7
Harry is called before a disciplinary board for his unorthodox courtroom behavior.
#8 - Paternity
Season 4 - Episode 19
Dan is served with a paternity suit and Bull runs for union rep against a very tough lady.
#9 - Walk, Don't Wheel
Season 2 - Episode 22
A disabled law student takes Harry's refusal of her prom invitation as a slap against her handicap.
#10 - Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye
Season 3 - Episode 16
Harry's concern with Leon's imminent adoption blinds him to the presence of Mel Torme in the courthouse.
#11 - Another Day in the Life
Season 5 - Episode 16
Panic grips the courtroom as the gang races to clear 207 cases in one session so a millionaire will donate money to save an orphanage and so Dan can win an office pool for the most convictions.
#12 - Hit the Road, Jack
Season 5 - Episode 13
Christine's father makes plans to retire to Florida, but winds up living with her and hanging out with Dan.
#13 - Flo's Retirement
Season 3 - Episode 20
The staff tries everything they can think of to postpone Flo's mandatory retirement.
#14 - Her Honor (2)
Season 4 - Episode 22
Upon learning that he will not be reappointed as a judge, Harry disappears to perform an outrageous stunt. But he doesn't realize that Christine, who has taken over the night court, has gotten his job back.
#15 - Her Honor (4)
Season 5 - Episode 2
While preparing to attempt his outrageous stunt, Harry talks to and saves the life of a suicidal man.
#16 - Dad's First Date
Season 3 - Episode 3
Christine's father has his first date in eight years and ends up before Harry, along with the tenants of a clothing-optional building.
#17 - Death of a Bailiff
Season 5 - Episode 3
Bull decides to give away all his worldly goods after hearing God's voice when he's struck by lightning on the roof of the courthouse.
#18 - The Hostage
Season 3 - Episode 2
A strange little man charged with stealing electronic parts takes Dan hostage and demands the rest of the parts he needs to communicate with his home planet of Saturn.
#19 - Rabid
Season 4 - Episode 16
Harry asks Dan to care for his new dog, who saved his life from a fire, but the mutt bites Dan and raises a rabies scare that could cost him his life.
#20 - Monkey Business
Season 3 - Episode 19
Bull tries to save a baby orangutan from animal-research experiments.
#21 - The Night Off
Season 3 - Episode 13
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.
#22 - Santa Goes Downtown
Season 1 - Episode 2
The season is merry as Harry deals with a man in a red suit charged with trespassing and tries to restore the faith of a pair of cynical teenage runaways.
#23 - Who Was That Mashed Man?
Season 5 - Episode 7
Dan's sadistic boss asks him to look out for his very attractive niece while Harry tries to prevent a TV hero of yesteryear from killing himself.
#24 - The Modest Proposal
Season 4 - Episode 14
Harry is depressed and unhappy when Christine announces that she plans to marry a nice, dull guy.
#25 - I'm OK, You're Catatonic/Schizophrenic
Season 5 - Episode 14
Dan ties up Mel Torme so Harry can meet him but the judge is preoccupied with trying to keep his stepfather Buddy out of a mental hospital.