Do stores even celebrate Christmas in July anymore? The last time I heard of a Christmas in July sale was nearly 10 years ago, and that was when the Casey car dealership in Newport News would decorate the lot in Christmas decorations in July. Christmas in July is such an antiquated term to me.
Okay, I’m going to do Christmas in July for one night, because I love this episode of Night Court too much to wait until December. I loved Night Court growing up, I’m obsessed with it as an adult, I have hundreds of episodes on my DVR because Encore (yes, strangely enough the movie channel) shows it every night.
The episode starts with one of the rare times Harry actually uses his Mac in his office. Mac (the court clerk, not the computer) mentions how nasty the weather is getting outside, and Christine comes in wearing that same cotton ball Santa beard from the old 7up commercials.
Of course, Christine’s handmade present for Harry is phallic shaped! ‘Cuz she wants Harry, but of course she’s totally in denial that she wants Harry, but come on that knitted gavel cozy looks more like a Harry cozy.
Oh. That’s why Harry had his Mac out. It was a way to shut up Art the incompetent handyman. WHY IS IT SO COLD IN THE BUILDING? Art goes downstairs to “be gentle” to Bertha the furnace.
(Bull mistakes Christine’s ornament as a cookie)
Bull’s excited that his mom is flying in from whatever planetary garbage boat she comes from. From what I read on Amazon reviews of the Season 8 DVD, we don’t see his mom until then. So right now, we have to imagine her looking something like the lady Ren & Stimpy saved from that burning building that one time:
Harry: Your mom hauls … refuse?
Bull: I know it sounds glamourous, sir, but success hasn’t changed mom one bit! She still puts her pants on one leg at a time! … The good one first, then the peg.
In the courtroom, its too hot now…Art played with Berta too much.
It’s Mac and Quan Le’s daughter’s first Christmas. Mac pulled all the stops at and shopped at Bloomingdales for her. He even bought her a train set.
Mac: Quan Le! She’ll hear you! Stop saying t-r-a-i-n!
Bull: You bought her a trombone?
Quan Le: Don’t you think she’s a little young to appreciate one of those?
Harry: WOW! A DOODLETOWN FLYER WITH A CHUG CHUG SMOKESTACK!
Mac & Quan Le are my One True Pairing.
Roz is going to Atlantic City to see men beat each other up and hear that noses go squish for her Christmas break.
"You enjoying that gavel cozy, sir?"
"As much as one human being possibly could!"
Dan’s decided to go to the wonderful isle of Jamaica with some Floozy, and he’s decided to talk like the 7up Guy too. Ah-ha-ha. She sounds like this mean chick who lived on my hall junior year.
Dan’s so stupid though, he tells her to go to the airport with their tickets and luggage. Dan cozy.
There’s this really stupid plot line where Santa and Robert Pastorelli (aka, Eldin from Murphy Brown) are up in court because Santa wanted to pick up a hooker during his lunch break, and Santa and the pimp got in an altercation. I just like seeing Robert. Proceeding on. It’s really convenient that they have to sit around because Mac can’t pull up their records on the computer due to the winter storm outside. Bull can’t call the airport either to look for his peg leg mommy.
Suddenly, Mac tells Harry the snow plow packed 10 ft of snow outside of the court’s doors. Wait. This happened back in the second season back in 1984 …. yeah because Bull braved the blizzard to try and get food. This time Bull is braving the blizzard to find his mom at the airport. As much as I like Night Court, sometimes they were really guilty of repeating story lines.
Christine: Wait, even though its 150 degrees right now, we stand a good chance of losing our precious limbs to frostbite?
See, Harry knew all along it was a Harry cozy. “Not me!”
So, the heat also gives out in the court building, but yet Art has some oil drums sitting around. Ha, Roz throws away Christine’s Christmas card.
"Mac, do you think the baby’s warm enough?"
OH MY GOD, IT’S BULL.
So Art also had a Bull sized oil drum? Good thing Santa knows how to heat water up because he used to blow safes.
Homeless Lady: How long has his brain been without oxygen?
Roz: I’d say since the early sixties.
"Bull, are you okay?"
"How much is all of this gonna cost me?"
The firemen rescue the crew, and think the group is trying to make Bull Soup.
"God bless us all!"
"…what do you mean the tickets were cashed in by a Mrs. Fielding?"
Bull’s mommy had to rescue a ship in the Persian Gulf, but she sent Bull some live bait to cheer him up—but then he spilled it in his pot. (Also, who is that other bailiff behind bull? He’s been in nearly every episode, but so far I’ve watched every episode from seasons 1-4 and I haven’t heard him speak yet.)
Ohhh snap, Harry and Christine kiss at the end.