Would anyone go for seaon sets of Night Court?

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  1. Bryan Tuck

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    I was a big fan of this show during its original run, and I still like to catch the reruns when I can. I would probably buy reasonably-priced season box sets of the show if they were released.
    Just to make something clear: I have heard nothing about this; I think the whole NBC 75th anniversary thing is what made me think about it. Also, the show is owned by Warner, I believe, but now that they've taken the plunge with the Friends set, maybe they'd be willing to look into other series. Night Court was a pretty popular show in its day; it ran for nine seasons, I think. Would anyone else be interested in buying sets of this, or am I even more of a geek than I thought? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. David Lambert

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    I would absolutely adore season sets of this series.
    Not only does it stand on it's own merits (and there are many of them, from the hilarious characters to the sex appeal of Markie Post to the multiple-Emmy wins of John Laroquette (sic?).
    Not only that, but it appeals to fans of Cheers by way of Harry Anderson's huckster character that appeared in the bar from time to time.
    Also it appeals to Star Trek fans, due to Brent "Data" Spiner's appearances in the court (the first time with a separate appearance by none other than Michael J. Fox!).
    Also appeals to fans of Gomez Addams, with John Astin's appearances as Harry's dad ("but I'm feeling MUCH better now!").
    Also it appeals to fans of rocker Meat Loaf, since Markie's character was preceded by another blond Public Defender, played by a post-Rock career Ellen Foley!
    Not to mention that the show was friggin' hilarious from top to bottom, from beginning to end. Must-See TV-on-DVD!
    Vote!
     
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    I'm with you! I discovered this show a few years ago on an old video tape recorded off TV and I loved it.
     
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    I tried to watch this a few times but it was either the same episode over and over or the same plot: some psycho holds the court at gunpoint until they can talk him down.
     
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    Well, I might wait until they hit the Markie Post shows ([​IMG]), but after that, they've definitely got a sale.
    Regards,
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    [​IMG] Markie Post [​IMG]
     
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    Absolutly, one of the funniest shows ever created! John Larroquette used to kill me on a weekly basis, probably because I identified with him so much, he was a horny bastard, and so was I! [​IMG]
     
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    I have been dying for Night Court on DVD. I would assume A&E owns the rights, as it is shown exclusively on that network. We've seen what they can do with The Avengers, The Prisoner, and others....we should try and contact them, and see if they do own the rights. If Warner owns the rights, screw it, we might as well tape it off A&E every day. Oh, and Shane, I agree that they used the "guy takes the courtrooom hostage" plot WAAAY too many times, but there are plenty of great episodes where they thankfully didn't....keep giving it a try.
     
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    Ooooooooooooo-kay [​IMG]
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    Oh yes, I'd buy all these on DVD in a heart beat. We've still got most of them on wearing out VHS tape from it's original syndicated run, and some from it's first run. We'd watch these often.

    BTW, Markie Post was in it starting in the second season. Only the first season was somewhat different (and more serious).
     
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    I too would love to have all the Night Court episodes. That show along with cheers are my favorites.

    Though I would doing cartwheels around the block If I could get the first season of men behaving badly on dvd. Funniest show I have ever seen!
     
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    You know, sorry, this is my first post to this site, and I hate for it to be mean-spirited in any way, but to think that if so many people would apparently hate me for loving Family Guy, I have to feel the same about Night Court.

    What is the big deal with this show? I agree with the one poster who said it was the same episode, same plot line over and over.

    Anderson was great doing standup and his magic act. As an actor, though....well, actually, that can be said of most standups.

    I'd rather see News Radio or the original Batman series before this one. WAYYY before this one.

    Okay, flame me for liking Family Guy.
     
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    Yes, indeed...I would buy Night Court, season-by-season! One of the all-time great sitcoms.
     
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    As far as when which public defender showed up when, I'll not that this series kicked off on January 4, 1984, per the IMDB, and that they list the cast this way:
    Cast overview, first billed only:
    Harry Anderson (I) .... Judge Harold T. 'Harry' Stone
    Gail Strickland .... Public Defender Sheila Gardner (pilot)
    Paula Kelly (I) .... Public Defender Liz Williams (1984)
    Ellen Foley .... Public Defender Billie Young (1984-1985)
    Markie Post .... Public Defender Christine Sullivan Giuliano (1985-1992)
    John Larroquette .... Assistant District Attorney Reinhold 'Dan' Feilding
    Karen Austin (I) .... Court Clerk Lana Wagner (1984)
    Charles Robinson (I) .... Court Clerk Macintosh 'Mac' Robinson (1984-1992)
    Richard Moll .... Bailiff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon
    Selma Diamond .... Bailiff Selma Hacker (1984-1985)
    Florence Halop .... Bailiff Florence Kleiner (1985-1986)
    Marsha Warfield .... Bailiff Rozalind 'Roz' Russell (1986-1992)
    So that ought to settle the matter of when Markie showed up, eh? And speaking of her respectable set... :b
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    YES YSE SYE YES YES!!!
     
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    I'd love this set as well...the series that is...[​IMG]
    Just picked up the Mini-Series 10th Kingdom and enjoy that as well...
    Another one that would be great is Barney Miller...excellent writing and acting on that one!
    G2
     

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