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Jinx
03-25-2015, 06:22 AM
Surely, there is a Night Court fanatic amongst the SDopers! In the older episodes, there was an older lady who was kinda crabby and usually ridiculing Bull, IIRC. I want to say it was Nancy Walker, but this name does not appear in the "Full Cast" listing on IMDB.com. Well, she's a lot like Nancy Walker!

So, who was this old lady? :confused: Surely, someone remembers! (Just recently, I saw her on CHiPs as a helpless old lady changing a flat tire...if some CHiPs fans may recognize her!)

Eutychus
03-25-2015, 06:29 AM
Selma Diamond (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0224723/?ref_=nv_sr_5)

Joey P
03-25-2015, 06:29 AM
Selma Diamond (https://weminoredinfilm.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/selma-diamond-e25ab.jpg)?


ETA Florence Halop (https://weminoredinfilm.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/florence_halop_2.jpg) was also on CHiPs

Shoeless
03-25-2015, 10:40 AM
Chain-smoking Selma Diamond! She was awesome. One of my favorite lines of hers was an exchange between her and (I think) Bull where she mentions that she bought herself an exercise bike. Bull asks how far she rides every day and she says "I don't know, I took off the speedometer to make room for the ashtray." :D

Exapno Mapcase
03-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Selma Diamond was one of the few women writers on early TV comedy/variety shows. The Rose Marie character on The Dick van Dyke Show was partially based on her.

Thudlow Boink
03-25-2015, 11:19 AM
I know without looking it up that Selma Diamond fits your description. She was only on for the first season or so, and died of lung cancer. She was replaced by the relatively similar Florence Halop, who only lasted about a season herself. Subsequently Marcia Wallace joined the cast, but she wasn't quite the same sort of character.

jz78817
03-25-2015, 11:33 AM
I know without looking it up that Selma Diamond fits your description. She was only on for the first season or so, and died of lung cancer. She was replaced by the relatively similar Florence Halop, who only lasted about a season herself. Subsequently Marcia Wallace joined the cast, but she wasn't quite the same sort of character.

Correction: Marsha Warfield. She may not have been the same type of character, but it was when she arrived where the cast really seemed to jell.

running coach
03-25-2015, 11:38 AM
Kinda crabby? That's like saying the sun is kinda warm. :D
She was one of my favorites from the first season cast.

Exapno Mapcase
03-25-2015, 11:46 AM
Subsequently Marcia Wallace joined the cast, but she wasn't quite the same sort of character.

Or to put it another way: Marcia Warfield was as different a character from Diamond and from everybody else on the show as was possible to invent without hiring an alien.

Amateur Barbarian
03-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Correction: Marsha Warfield. She may not have been the same type of character, but it was when she arrived where the cast really seemed to jell.
Markie Post had some nice jell. :D

One of my favorite bittersweet sequences from TV is the episode that ends with Harry sitting on the curb, telling a dog, "It's my birthday." (Anyone know which episode that is?)

Thudlow Boink
03-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Correction: Marsha Warfield.:smack: Thanks, yes. That's what I get for relying on memory.

MovieMogul
03-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Markie Post had some nice jell. :D

One of my favorite bittersweet sequences from TV is the episode that ends with Harry sitting on the curb, telling a dog, "It's my birthday." (Anyone know which episode that is?)
"The Birthday Visitor" (season 2) and "Melvin and Harold" (season 7) both take place on Harry's birthday, if that narrows it down a little…

running coach
03-25-2015, 05:22 PM
Markie Post had some nice jell. :D


Didn't know you were a hair man.

Casey1505
03-25-2015, 07:39 PM
I know without looking it up that Selma Diamond fits your description. She was only on for the first season or so, and died of lung cancer. She was replaced by the relatively similar Florence Halop, who only lasted about a season herself. Subsequently Marcia Wallace joined the cast, but she wasn't quite the same sort of character.
Selma Diamond died after season 2 wrapped. Florence Halop after season three. Marsha Warfield was no doubt given a thorough medical exam before being hired.

running coach
03-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Selma Diamond died after season 2 wrapped. Florence Halop after season three. Marsha Warfield was no doubt given a thorough medical exam before being hired.

Totally missed the diabetes. :D

terentii
03-26-2015, 06:20 PM
Totally missed the diabetes. :D

She was, however, at least 30 years younger than either of her predecessors.

kopek
03-26-2015, 07:37 PM
Selma Diamond died after season 2 wrapped. Florence Halop after season three.

The episode where she "died" (already being dead) and Bull losing it was a classic. And after meeting Flo, his "Can I keep her?" Terrific writing and television.

Casey1505
03-27-2015, 01:28 PM
The episode where she "died" (already being dead) and Bull losing it was a classic. And after meeting Flo, his "Can I keep her?" Terrific writing and television.

"I'm here about the job."
"What job?"
"Does this look like a wetsuit?"

OttoDaFe
03-27-2015, 03:25 PM
"I'm gonna need a raise."

silenus
03-27-2015, 04:12 PM
I'm loving that MeTV is running repeats of Night Court about 4 times a night. Keeps my DVR busy, it does.

Biggirl
03-27-2015, 04:23 PM
Or to put it another way: Marcia Warfield was as different a character from Diamond and from everybody else on the show as was possible to invent without hiring an alien.

Huh? She was a crabby, female bailiff with a sharp tongue who nobody messed with. How is that so opposite from the two that preceded?

Exapno Mapcase
03-27-2015, 05:16 PM
Huh? She was a crabby, female bailiff with a sharp tongue who nobody messed with. How is that so opposite from the two that preceded?

Nobody messed with any of the baliffs, including Bull. But he and the female baliffs were totally different from one another and Martha Warfield was totally different from her predecessors.

Biggirl
03-27-2015, 05:22 PM
Nobody messed with any of the baliffs, including Bull. But he and the female baliffs were totally different from one another and Martha Warfield was totally different from her predecessors.

I disagree. Selma and Florence were practically indistinguishable and Marsha fit in quite seamlessly with all the the Night Court crew. I was wondering in what way Marsha one step away from an alien.

Little Nemo
03-27-2015, 05:52 PM
One thing I remember about Warfield was an interview she did talked about her height. Warfield's 5'11". But the men on Night Court were all unusually tall: Charlie Robinson's 6'3", Harry Anderson and John Larroquette are 6'4", and Richard Moll is 6'8". Warfield said that working on Night Court is the only time in her life where she felt "petite".

DrDeth
03-27-2015, 05:54 PM
Nobody messed with any of the baliffs, including Bull. But he and the female baliffs were totally different from one another and Martha Warfield was totally different from her predecessors.

I agree. I mean they had that in common but nothing else.

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