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Old 01-28-2018, 07:11 PM
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Anyone remember a Night Court like Sitcom that wasn't picked up?

Anyone remember a predecessor to Night Court with a completely different cast probably around 1978 or 1979? I think it was a mid-summer tryout that didnít get picked up. I thought the judge was Herb Edelman probably best known for the Odd Couple movie, but I see no listing that matches. The judge had a red headed clerk he referred to as Carrot Top I believe.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:04 PM
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My first thought is Sirota's Court, though it was from 1976-7, and not from summertime. Michael Constantine played the judge, and he does look a bit like Edelman.

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Old 01-28-2018, 08:14 PM
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Too late to add: the actress who played his clerk (Cynthia Harris) was a redhead. It just might be your show.
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My first thought is Sirota's Court, though it was from 1976-7, and not from summertime. Michael Constantine played the judge, and he does look a bit like Edelman.
That's the one. Thank you. I've been watching Night court seasons 1-4 and then watched the Odd Couple tonight on TCM, it reminded me of this lost show that was effectively the first try at Night Court.

I'm surprised I didn't recall Fred Willard in it. Edelman & Constantine do kind of look the same and this was a long time ago.
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Just a WAG here, but could you be thinking of a sitcom starring Tony Randall as a widowed judge with two kids? His clerk (secretary, actually) was played by the very red-haired actress Allyn Ann McLerie.

See if this looks familiar.
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I remember watching Sirota's Court back then, though I have no distinct memories of it, other than the balding judge, and the theme song.

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I thought the judge was Herb Edelman probably best known for the Odd Couple movie
Really? Not as Stan, Dorothy's ex, on the Golden Girls?
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Really? Not as Stan, Dorothy's ex, on the Golden Girls?
Or Bert, Bob Denver's buddy on The Good Guys?
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:54 PM
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I remember watching Sirota's Court back then, though I have no distinct memories of it, other than the balding judge, and the theme song.
My memories of it were pretty minor too. Only that it was about a Night Court. I couldn't even remember the star.

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Really? Not as Stan, Dorothy's ex, on the Golden Girls?
Huge show, but I didn't watch it, not my cup of tea or something.

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Or Bert, Bob Denver's buddy on The Good Guys?
Seriously? Does anyone remember that show? It was also never in syndication.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:49 PM
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I remember watching Sirota's Court back then, though I have no distinct memories of it, other than the balding judge, and the theme song.
They said "Sirota" so many times in the theme song that it's lost all meaning!
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Seriously? Does anyone remember that show? It was also never in syndication.
I remember it and it's the first show I think of when I think of Herb Edelman. (And the third show when thinking of Bob Denver.)
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(And the third show when thinking of Bob Denver.)
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