Readers' Poll: The 10 Best TV Shows of the 1980s

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10. 'Night Court'

New York really does hold court sessions late into the evening. Stop by the downtown courthouse to watch a steady stream of accused people face sentencing – just don't expect to see the staff engage in elaborate prank wars, a judge obsessed with magic tricks and Mel Torme, a womanizing prosecutor or a dim-witted bailiff named Bull. Sadly, reality is a lot more boring than television.

Fun Night Court fact: Ellen Foley, who portrayed public defender Billie Young in the second season, was Meat Loaf's duet partner on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." She also dated the Clash's Mick Jones, and their rocky relationship inspired him to write "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"