|"Pick a Number"|
| Season 2, Episode 3|
#16 in Series (193 episodes)
|Network/Country:||NBC-TV / United States|
|Air date||October 25, 1984|
|Written by||Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno|
|Directed by:||Jeff Melman|
|Guest stars:|| William Utay|
Eda Reiss Merin
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Pick a Number was the fourth episode of Season 2 of Night Court, also the 17th overall series episode. Written by Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno, the episode was directed by Jeff Melman. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on October 25, 1984.
|"Pick a Number"|
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The courtroom becomes a circus when a meek little fellow chooses Harry to decide what worthy person will receive the money from his winning lottery ticket.
Trouble begins when a mild-mannered fellow named Leo (Sydney Lassick) entrusts Judge Harry (Harry Anderson) with a winning lottery ticket. It now falls to Harry to select the "worthy individual" who will receive the three-million dollar prize. Meanwhile, bailiff Bull (Richard Moll) wrestles with the problem of working the word "Pentimento" into a sentence.
Plot Summary Edit
A humble man with a $3 million lottery ticket wants Harry to give it away to the most worthy person, as Harry must then try to select that "worthy person".
- William Utay, soon in recurring roles as philosophical derelict Phil Sanders and later, also his successful brother Will Sanders, is here seen as Ivan Brewster.
Guest stars/Recurring charactes/castEdit
- William Utay as Ivan Brewster
- Sydney Lassick as Leo
- Terry Kiser as Al Craven
- Jennifer Richards as Mary Jo Martin
- Bobby Ramsen as Arnie Price
- Ralph Manza as Jerome Chapel
- Gary Allen as Mr. Runyon
- Eda Reiss Merin as Gertrude Stuckey
- Russ Marin as Lottery Commission Representative
- Don Sherman as Angry Man with Eyepatch