Night Court

Santa Goes Downtown

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 1/11/84
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  • Episode Description
  • The season is merry as Harry deals with a man in a red suit charged with trespassing and tries to restore the faith of a pair of cynical teenage runaways.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Larroquette

    Dan Fielding

  • Harry Anderson

    Judge Harold T. Stone

  • Richard Moll

    Bull Shannon

  • Karen Austin

    Lana Wagner

  • Paula Kelly

    Liz Williams

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Great episode.

    By fiveironbell, Dec 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Lana: Strange say, huh? (everyone groans) I'm sure there must be an explanation for everything. Harry: I'm sure there must be. Lana: Like what? Liz: He overheard some policemen talking perhaps. Bull: Yeah or he picked up the phone when we weren't looking, disguised his voice, took down the information, replaced the receiver without us noticing and we were none the wiser. Dan: You will already be none the wiser.

    • Harry: You apologize to him. Eddie: What? Harry: I said apologize to him. Eddie: For what? Harry: Are you that stupid? Eddie: Hey I ain't saying nothing without my attorney present. Liz: She's here. Tell him if you're stupid or not.

    • Dr. Green: Judge Harold T. Stone? Harry: I'm Judge Stone. Dr. Green: Dr. Peter Stone, Windwood Psychiatric Center. The police called me, told me I might find John here. Harry: John? Dr. Green: John Stevens. The man in the red flannel suit. Harry: Oh that John Stevens. John: Dr. Green, what a surprise? Dr. Green: Hello John. I feel fortunate. We usually don't catch him this soon after Christmas. Harry: You don't? Dr. Green: No, every year he disappears just before Christmas. Usually manages to elude us till about the first of February. Bull: You mean this guy's a fruitcake? Harry: Bull. Bull: I'm sorry. Alleged fruitcake.

    • Santa: You know, it's alright for you not to believe in me. It really is because the important thing is that I believe in you. Eddie: What is that supposed to mean? Santa: Well it means I care. That's all. Eddie: Oh sure how comforting. I can smell the booze on you from here. What am I supposed to do? Jump up and down because some wino in a red suit tells me, he cares about me? Santa: (yells) I do care! Harry: Hey maybe a game of charades would be fun? Santa: (yells) Laugh at me all you want. All of you disbelievers can laugh all you want but don't tell me I don't care. Don't anybody ever tell me I don't care. (he collapses on the ground)

    • Mary: Eddie, is he really Santa Claus? Eddie: Oh sure he is. Look, look, he's got a red suit. He's got a beard. You need more proof than that?

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    Notes (1)

    • Paula Kelly replaces Gail Strickland as the public defender starting in this episode for the duration of season one.

    Allusions (2)

    • Harry: Eddie. Eddie what? Eddie: Cleaver. Perhaps you know my brothers, Wally and the Beav? Leave It To Beaver was a show in the 1950s about a contemporary family that focused mostly on Wally's younger brother, nicknamed The Beaver, and family life. The show ran from 1957-1963.

    • HarryHi, I'm Judge Stone and you're ... Eddie: Batman. This is my old lady Wonder Woman. Batman was a superhero that fought crime and restored peace to Gotham City. There was a Batman show that ran from 1966-1968. Wonder Woman was a female superhero. There was a Wonder Woman tv show that ran from 1975-1979, starring Lynda Carter.

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