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What To Binge This Weekend: ‘Night Court’

They are rebooting Night Court. This seems…fine? Harry Anderson is dead, and so is Markie Post. It’s going to be a different show. Then again, the premise works for a comedy, even today. It’s a show about, well, a court at night. Specifically, a night court in Manhattan presided over by Judge Harry Stone. There’s an assorted collection of colorful characters, and the kept the cases relatively light.

Night Court is a bit of an absurdist comedy, and though Anderson is ostensibly the star, the show really became synonymous with John Larroquette as Dan Fielding, the primary prosecuting attorney on the show. He’s amoral and perpetually horny. The easy joke would have been to make the public defender the sleazy one. Instead, Night Court made the prosecutor a creep.

Larroquette won four Emmys in a row for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Then, he withdrew his name from consideration at that point. Four Emmys. For a show that, honestly, a lot of people haven’t seen if they didn’t watch it in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Now, though, that can change. The show is now available to watch, for free with ads, on IMDbTV. Check out Larroquette in action. Also Anderson, Post, Richard Moll, and the rest of the Night Court gang. One time Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner showed up. The show got weird.

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