| Season 4, Episode 19|
#76 in Series (193 episodes)
|Network/Country:||NBC-TV / United States|
|Air date||March 18, 1987|
|Written by||Teresa O'Neill|
|Directed by:||Jim Drake|
|Guest stars:|| Matt Shakman|
Tom Williams (Uncredited)
Dorothy Andrews (Uncredited)
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Paternity was the 19th episode of Season 4 of Night Court, also the 76th overall series episode. Written by Teresa O' Neill and directed by Jim Drake, the episode, which premiered on NBC-TV, first aired on March 18, 1987.
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After a smart-mouthed kid claims to be his son, Dan is served with a paternity suit.
Dan is slapped with a paternity suit, and his supposed son shows up at the courthouse to claim his father.
Dan's chickens come home to roost when the libidinous prosecutor is slapped with a paternity suit. The plot thickens when Dan (John Larroquette) comes face to face with the 10-year-old (Matt Shakman) claiming to be his son. And elsewhere, Bull (Richard Moll) is surprised by the competition in his bid for the post of union representative. With this episode, Night Court moved from its traditional Thursday-night timeslot to a Wednesday-night berth.