Disorder in the court! Judge Harold T. Stone, Dan, Bull and Selma return for a rollicking second season of dispensing justice to the assorted nuts of Night Court. New to the courtroom: Noo Yawk-savvy defender Billie Young ... more »and Vietnam vet Mac Robinson, the court clerk. On the 22-episode docket: an invisible man, a mogul madam, a lovelorn nun, hookers, pickpockets, flashers, wackos, weirdos, gonzos and great guest stars, including Michael Richards, Stella Stevens, Jack Gilford, John Astin, Lou Ferrigno and, as substitute defender Christine Sullivan, Markie Post, who will become a full-time cast member in Season 3. Join the fun as Judge Harry throws the book at crime the joke book.« less
After FOUR years of waiting..... season two FINALLY arrives!
J. McDonald | 07/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My original "review" was written in 2006, with a main focus on how PATHETIC it was that Warner Brothers had not yet released season two. After four years, and many excellent reviews by other fans, it looks like we will FINALLY get our wish! I have decided to change the tone of my review from "negative" to "positive", and enhance it with episode information. My original review is still attached at the bottom, perhaps as a reminder to Warner of how unhappy we all were (and that they had better not wait another FOUR years before releasing season THREE).
Brief episode list:
1. "The Nun" - 9/27/1984 Dinah Manoff as a NUN! Woohoo! 2. Christine and Mac (a.k.a. Daddy for the Defense) - 10/4/1984 Markie Post arrives (for one episode)!!! 3. Billie and the Cat - 10/18/1984 It's a "catnapping" and Harry sends public defender Billie Young to jail. 4. Pick a Number - 10/25/1984 A winning lottery ticket sends the courtroom into a frenzy! 5. The Computer Kid - 11/1/1984 A computer whiz takes over Harry's office! 6. Bull Gets a Kid - 11/8/1984 Yep. Bull becomes a foster parent! 7. Harry on Trial - 11/15/1984 Harry isn't your average judge, and he could be in trouble for it! 8. Harry and the Madam - 11/22/1984 Stella Stevens guest stars! 9. Inside Harry Stone - 11/29/1984 John Astin guest stars! Harry and his darn ulcer! 10. The Blizzard - 12/6/1984 Trapped in the courtroom! Dan is stuck in an elevator, and he's NOT alone. 11. Take My Wife, Please - 12/13/1984 Michael Richards guest stars!! 12. The Birthday Visitor - 1/3/1985 It's Billie's Birthday... but it doesn't go smoothly! 13. Dan's Parents - 1/10/1985 Dan's past AND parents come to haunt him! 14. Nuts About Harry - 1/17/1985 Nuts are on the loose! Mental patients go on strike! 15. An Old Flame - 1/24/1985 Selma's old boyfriend shows up. 16. The Gypsy - 1/31/1985 Bull is cursed! Or is he? 17. Battling Bailiff - 2/7/1985 Bull quits to become a pro wrestler! 18. Billie's Valentine - 2/14/1985 Billie's boyfriend causes a lot of trouble! Guest: Lou Ferrigno!!! 19. Married Alive - 2/21/1985 Dan the gold-digger? 20. Mac and Quon Le: Together Again - 2/28/1985 Billie or Dan for a comission? 21. World War III - 5/2/1985 Yakov Smirnoff and Gordon Jump! 22. Walk, Don't Wheel - 5/9/1985 Harry refuses to go to the prom with a disabled girl.
Twenty Two great episodes of classic comedy! Markie Post doesn't yet become a regular cast member (you'll have to wait 'til season three). Speaking of Markie Post; fans sure would like to have the second season of "the Fall Guy" released (where she appeared from 1982-1985).
It's been a LONG wait, but it will certainly be worth it! There are still OTHER great series out there that have been treated unfairly by the studios, so this release can be seen as a bit of hope for all of us!
Three cheers for the arrival of season two!
------ > My original review:
It boggles my mind that a tv series like DOOGIE HOWSER has FOUR seasons out on DVD while a program like Night Court that ran for NINE years has only ONE!
I would never describe the folks at Warner Bros. as being "bright", after all they had an entire TV network "close shop" and merge with another failed network (UPN). I'm sure it's all a reflection of "great decision making" :)
At any rate, maybe they'll do something RIGHT for a change and release the second season of Night Court... FINALLY.
Two thumbs up for Amazon and I hope they know something that we don't know about the potential of this release.
Just because a DVD box set of a "season one" doesn't sell as well as a production company would like doesn't mean that future releases of later seasons will not sell better or even HELP to increase sales of the first season. Also, when several seasons have been released buyers tend to be more willing to make an investment into the series as a whole. I know lots of people who wait until several seasons are out (or even an entire series) before they start buying.
If you're going to release a "season one" of a TV series on DVD you're making a promise to fans of that series. I think production companies need to wise up and realize that they will certainly make all the money they wanted if they simply make a commitment and release everything. They may not see huge numbers at the beginning... but it will all sell eventually. Also, having the product "out there" is valuable in terms of NAME RECOGNITION for the production company. It will help the Warner Bros. NAME to have high quality and COMPLETE series in the DVD marketplace. Night Court is one of those series.
Kudos to Amazon for this Step of Faith!
BRADLEY R HUTSON | Illinois | 05/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes! Night Court on DVD might not be dead after all! PLEASE click on the button above to be e-mailed by Amazon when this product is finally available, so Warner Brothers will realize how wrong it's been to deprive us of the second season for soooooooo long! Seeing this here just made my night! Yes yes YES!
UPDATE: May 27, 2007
Well, an entire year has now passed since I wrote my comments above. The joy I expressed that night has since turned into frustration. I just don't understand this! WHY won't Warner Bros. release the second season? The 6-episode "Television Favorites" compilation disc has not seemed to get them moving at all, unlike some of the other shows they tried that tactic with. "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "The Drew Carey Show" were both given season sets following those releases, but "Night Court" still seems to be dead in the water. The thought of being stuck with the butchered syndication versions of the final eight seasons (and even then, shown only rarely) is NOT appealing.
The length of time between first and second seasons is approaching "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" proportions! I can only hope that the end result will be the same...better late than never!
Well Warner, the ball's in your "court"! (pun intended)
UPDATE: October 10, 2008
Hooray!!!!! Night Court Season Two will FINALLY be available in February, 2009. A mere FOUR years after Season One, but better late than never. PLEASE support this set so maybe Season Three won't take another four years to get. At that rate, I would be 64 years old when the Ninth and final season would be released! :)
My faith in Warner Bros. has been restored. Good things truly DO come to those who wait. Whew! "
MAKE IT AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Jeremy L. Carr | Pensacola, FL United States | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have big $$$$ and I want to spend it buying Night Court DVD's!!!"
Fan of Dan the Man, and all those o | 09/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first season of Night Court was released the year I had made a New Year's resolution to not buy any DVDs that year. But, knowing myself, I made the stipulation that if Night Court came out, I could buy that one. I did. I just bought another copy for my Dad. It was the one show that my entire family enjoyed. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that season two is released soon. I'll definitely be among the first in line to buy it.
Warner Bros., why are you waiting so long?"
It's about time!
M. Reed | Massillon, OH USA | 09/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A year & a half later-it appears they're FINALLY going to release Season 2! I hope Warner Brothers doesn't plan on releasing future seasons at this rate-it'll take over 10 years!
I bought Season 1 within days of it's release, & even though I wasn't a fan of the 1st couple seasons, I plan on owning the entire run, even though John Larroquette didn't really hit his prime until about the 3rd season. (some of "Dan Fielding's" lines are firmly imbedded in my memory, as is a quote I use frequently when I don't find something particularly exciting-"Oh boy-keep-my-feet-from-dancing.") Keep more seasons coming!!!"