"Pick a Number"
Season 2, Episode 3
#16 in Series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date October 25, 1984
Production code 185605
Written by Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Guest stars: William Utay
Sydney Lassick
Terry Kiser
Jennifer Richards
Bobby Ramsen
Ralph Manza
Gary Allen
Eda Reiss Merin
Russ Marin
Don Sherman
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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.

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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".


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