|"Pick a Number"|
| Season 2, Episode 4|
#17 in Series (193 episodes)
When a man named Leo (Sydney Lassick) who's just won 3 millon dollars in the NYC lottery asks Judge Stone to give the money to "someone who needs it more" than he, Harry is left to ponder what to do with the winnig ticket that's in the man's possesion in "Pick a Number" in Season 2 (ep.#4).
|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, who later appears in recurring roles as philosophical former stockbroker turned derelict and Dan Fielding's financial advisor and lackey Phil Sanders and later, also his successful brother Will Sanders, who also becomes Dan's financial advisor and lackey, as well as his valet, is here seen as Ivan Brewster.
Cast (in credits order)Edit
- Harry Anderson as Harold T. Stone
- Charles Robinson as Mac Robinson
- John Larroquette as Dan Fielding
- Ellen Foley as Billie Young
- Richard Moll as Bull Shannon
- Selma Diamond as Selma Hacker
Guest stars/Recurring characters/castEdit
- William Utay as Ivan Brewster
- Sydney Lassick as Leo Baldassare
- Terry Kiser as Al Craven
- Jennifer Richards as Mary Jo Martin
- Bobby Ramsen as Arnie Prince
- 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