Night Court Episode Review: “Not My Type”

by StevenHelmer

A review of the season 6 Night Court episode that first aired in April 1989.

Synopsis: Art (Mike Finneran) needs a date for his lodge banquet and ends up asking Christine (Markie Post). At first, she rejects him. However, after her coworkers make her feel guilty, she ends up accepting his invite, only to find she was not prepared for the consequences. Meanwhile, Mac (Charles Robinson) tries to recover copies his creative writing project after Dan (John Larroquette) accidentally sends it to everyone in the courthouse.


As has become a habit for me the past couple of weeks, I ended up recording Night Court when it was on yesterday evening and watched it this morning before work. When I saw it was this episode and I read the description, I honestly didn’t think it was going to be one I would enjoy watching. However, as it turns out, it was much better than expected.

I think the story with Christine and Art was one of the big surprises when it came to this particular episode. They have absolutely nothing in common and, the second she reluctantly says yes, it’s pretty easy to predict the date will not end well. And, when they get to the lodge and she’s asked to participate in a pageant that requires everything from a talent competition to a boxing match, it was obviously only a matter of time before she snapped.

However, despite that, it wasn’t as easy to predict as I thought it would be, mostly because Christine is just too nice of a person to simply let a date with a coworker end on a sour note. As a result, I wasn’t sure what would end up happening. I figured they would end the relationship before it started but I wasn’t sure how it would end without feelings getting hurt.

Of course, the most memorable thing about that story had to be Art with the floor buffer. That part, which is at the very end, is something that makes this episode worth watching more than once.

Unfortunately, the part with Mac searching for his story (which was told from a child’s perspective and was about a dog) wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be.  Part of the reason for this is it was pretty dated, at least when it came to the computers and how a simple key stroke made the story part of every court document. But, it was also somewhat predictable too and it wasn’t too hard to figure out what was going to happen when people read the story or even the truth behind his creative writing project, though, I do have to admit, the present he was given at the very end was cute.

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Final Opinion

I had my doubts about this episode but, overall, I think it was actually halfway decent. It wasn’t my favorite from the series. But, I did enjoy watching it and would recommend it.

My Grade: B

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Updated: 12/15/2017, StevenHelmer
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DerdriuMarriner on 02/28/2022

StevenHelmer, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.
The library system unfortunately does not have Night Court listed among its Blu-ray and DVD collections. The series looks like it must have done well since the Wikipedia article lists nine seasons for it.

How would it fare in comparison to the Law and Order and NCIS series?

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