"The Wheels of Justice (Part 1)"
Season 3, Episode 9
#44 in Series (193 episodes)
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date December 5, 1985
Production code 185714
Written by Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn
Directed by: Alan Bergmann
Guest stars: Brent Spiner 
 Annie O'Donnell 
Keri Houlihan 
William Utay 
Laura Jacoby 
Harold Pruett
Susan Ruttan
Charles Bouvier
Charlotte Portney
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The Wheels of Justice: Part 1 was the ninth episode of Season 3 of Night Court, also the 44th overall series episode. Written by Jeff Reno and Ron Osborn, and directed by A;an Bergmann, the episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on December 5, 1985. 

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Everyone is in a financial crisis when the city can't pay its employees, Harry has to evict a woman and son from a sleazy hotel, and a homeless couple from West Virginia tells their tale of woe. Part 1 of 2 part story arc.


A budget crisis in the state legislature freezes the paychecks of all city employees, including the court staff. Harry faces his own crisis when the law forces him to side with a sleazy landlord against a poor cleaning lady and her unstable son. When the son is shot during an attempted armed robbery, Harry quits.

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In the first episode of a two-part story, the Night Court staff is cut off from their paychecks by a municipal budget crisis. This freeze could not have come at a worse time for Harry, who is trying to save a cleaning lady (Susan Ruttan) and her troubled son (Harold P. Pruett) from being tossed into the street by a nasty landlord (Charles Bouvier). Ultimately, tragedy strikes--and a frustrated Harry quits his job! This episode marks the first appearance of the Wheelers, a rambunctious family of indigents who claim to hail from West Virginia (future Star Trek: The Next Generation regular Brent Spiner is seen as Bob Wheeler).

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