Night Court has seen another season released, this time on the Warner Archive program. At a $35 price point, the 22 episodes of the season can be seen in a way that was originally intended. While the episodes here have not been remastered in any way, the transfer that Warner has given these episodes is simply stellar. For me, Night Court really began to hit its stride beginning with this season, which marks the first time that viewers were introduced to the new baliff, Roz Russell (Marsha Warfield). By the end the initial episode (“The Next Voice You Hear…”) ends, viewers can see the slightly shaken cast gel nicely.
The show began its reign upon the top of the heap of sitcoms during this season because the plotlines skillfully skirted the line between fantasy and reality. This means that the cast meets kid versions of themselves after an earthquake, Dan falls into a coma, and the season itself ends with Harry learning that ey may not have a job. While everything is brought to a skillful close, the fourth season has something for everyone without seeming like the show itself is attempting to do too much.
When many viewers were taking in these episodes with poor network feeds, commercials, and other nuances, each episode here is clear both in terms of video and audio. I can tell that this DVD release will be one that is snapped up when individuals go Christmas shopping. With only limited distribution available, it’s time now to ensure that you have this release. Make sure to support Warner Brothers by picking this up, as good sales will make it that the company releases the season sets for the duration of the show. With more episodes unreleased on DVD than released, it only makes sense.
Night Court – The Complete Fourth Season / 2010 Warner Bros / 660 Minutes / http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.htm