Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Tune in and settle down for some hearty chuckles as baby-faced, delightfully irreverent Judge Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson) lifts his gavel and raps for order as Night Court begins its first season. The opening episode finds Harry surviving his first evening on the bench, mediating between a man and his gun-wielding spouse. In attendance during this and subsequent season-one episodes are towering, bald-headed bailiff Bull Shannon (Richard Moll), abrasive, chain-smoking jail matron Selma Hacker (Selma Diamond), dewy-eyed court clerk Lana Wagner (Karen Austin), and lecherous Assistant DA Dan Fielding (John Larroquette). Appearing exclusively in the first season is sassy-legal aid attorney Liz Williams (Paula Kelly); also on hand for season one and season one alone is Terry Kiser as nosy reporter Al Craven. By season's end, supporting player Karen Austin had left Night Court, though she continued to receive billing at the beginning of each episode.
courtroom, judge, bailiff