This season, life in Judge Harry Stone's court starts with a tear (as the gang says farewell to Selma) and a horselaugh (as they welcome wiseacre Flo to the municipal menagerie). And it's all fun from there in 22 absurdly hilarious episodes as Harry and his staff (including another newcomer, Legal Aid attorney Christine Sullivan) contend with New York's zaniest nuts and dolts: the usual winos, weirdos, hookers and con artists, plus an orangutan, a rock star, a man from Saturn and a gorgeous witch who has Harry under her spell. The 3-Disc Set of Season 3 ends on a dark and stormy night, when four expectant moms fulfill their expectations with the panic-stricken assistance of the whole Night Court crew. Lullaby and good Night Court!
4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Viva Multi-Disc (2-5)
||Harry Anderson, Markie Post, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson, Richard Moll|
||Box set, Color, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC|
|Number of Discs:
||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:
||February 23, 2010|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 65 reviews|
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46 of 48 found the following review helpful:
So glad this didn't wind up in the Warner ArchivesNov 07, 2009
Seasons one and two of Night Court were good, but season three begins some of the best years of the show with Markie Post joining the cast as Christine, the public defender and Florence Halop replacing Selma Diamond as one of the two bailiffs - Selma died during the summer of 1985. Christine filled what was really missing from the bill that former public defender Billy just never could deliver. Christine is who we always knew was Harry's soulmate, a fact the two of them dance around for the entire duration of the series. Beautiful, compassionate, and somewhat naive, she also makes the perfect target for Dan Fielding's leachery. Harry's soulmate was something Billy just never convinced me she could be, and she simply wasn't the type to attract Dan Fielding.
This season also marks a full turn away from the "Barney Miller" style of the first two seasons as the show turns into full scale mayhem with a courtroom as just an incidental backdrop for the parade of human oddities that come before Judge Harry Stone. This is also the first year John Astin begins to make regular appearances as someone who was married to Harry's mom after she deserted him as a child. It turns out the two met in a mental institution, but - as Astin never fails to mention - "He's feeling much better now". Astin's character at first provides a link to Harry's missing years with his mother, but in a later season he is revealed to be much more than that.
Another change that has taken place is that Dan Fielding is now portrayed as someone who has no money, when in the first season he was always going on about his substantial portfolio. Dan's desperation for both s ex and money turns him into the ultimate greed machine, yet he still retains a likability that is comparable only to the likes of Jack Carson and Daffy Duck. No wonder John Larroquette won four Emmys for his portrayal before finally retiring his name from consideration.
Quan Le returns periodically as Mac's wife. Mac is the likable and efficient clerk of the court, and Quan Le is the girl that has loved Mac since she was a girl in Vietnam and he was a soldier there. Unfortunately, she is always having troubles confusing advertising with laws - trouble that usually costs Mac money. For example she believes that "American Express - Don't Leave Home Without It" is some kind of statute.
Most humor and movies from the 80's just haven't aged very well, but this show is different. It's timeless in the way that The Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges are, and I highly recommend it.
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Please, please release all seasons!Jul 14, 2009
By Redhead Sarah
Love this show! They need to release all the seasons. Even if they don't include a bunch of extras!
14 of 16 found the following review helpful:
How LongApr 20, 2009
By James Ryan
Well after seeing how long it took the wise people to get season 2 out after Amazon had a listing for it but no date, let us all hope they are MUCH faster this time. This is a great show, simple jokes that can make anyone laugh.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Please release all seasonsAug 19, 2009
Night Court is a treasure of a show. I have great memories of watching it the same night as Cheers. It's funny with a lot of heart and social commentary. Judge Harry reaches out to the characters and helps them with a lot of wisdom. The later seasons will probably sell a lot better than early seasons because Markie Post, Charles Robinson and Marsha Warfield joined show later and became permanent. The banter between Christine and Dan was priceless which we don't get to see until later.
So for what it's worth to the company that puts out the night court dvds please for the love of excellent programming release the rest of the seasons!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Awesome SitcomAug 11, 2009
By David B. Carlo
This awesome sitcom that, in my opinion, ranks right up there with Seinfeld and Cheers. It deserves to be honored by releasing EVERY season. I eagerly anticipate the release of Season 3, and every season thereafter.
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