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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:24 PM

Charlie Robinson who played Mac on Night Court has passed.

One of my favorite shows.

Charlie Robinson, who became a regular on the hit comedy Night Court starting in its second season, has died at age 75.

The actor passed on Sunday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from cardiac arrest with multisystem organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He had a career spanning more than five decades that featured major roles in films and in the theater, though he was best known for his work in television.

Robinson's best-known role was as the court clerk Macintosh 'Mac' Robinson on NBC's Night Court from 1985 until the show's final season in 1992.

His character replaced another clerk played by Karen Austin in the first season.

Mac was a Vietnam veteran and the most easy-going of the main cast, who had an instantly recognizable costume featuring some kind of plaid shirt paired with a cardigan and a knit tie.

The sitcom focused on the staff working the nightshift at a Manhattan court and also starred Harry Anderson and John Larroquette, among others.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9782307/Charlie-Robinson-featured-Night-Court-eight-seasons-dies-75.html

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Reply Charlie Robinson who played Mac on Night Court has passed. (Original post)
edbermac Jul 12 OP
niyad Jul 12 #1
jimfields33 Jul 13 #3
niyad Jul 13 #5
jimfields33 Jul 13 #6
Bayard Jul 13 #2
Prof. Toru Tanaka Jul 13 #9
oasis Jul 13 #4
ShazzieB Jul 13 #7
Catherine Vincent Jul 13 #8
Demovictory9 Jul 13 #10
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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:30 PM

1. Requiescat in pace. I was just watching some old "McBride" episodes where he played a

judge. John Larroquette was McBride, and the two characters were constantly at odds.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:23 AM

3. Oh damn. I watched a few myself. I didn't recognize "Mac"

I have them all on DVR so Iíll pay attention during the next one. Of course, I recognized John.

I loved the Mac character on night court.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:06 AM

5. He was not in every episode, so you may not have seen him. But the interactions

between the two characters was interesting.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:31 AM

6. Cool. Thank you. I'll keep a watch for sure.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:03 AM

2. I LOVED Night Court!

And Mac was a favorite.

Which night was it? Some of the best shows ever in one night: Night Court, Cheers, and ER.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:49 AM

9. Thursday nights. NBC had a stranglehold on Thursday nights for years.


I'm not 100% sure but I think The Cosby Show was #1 overall in the Nielsen ratings for five straight seasons.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:28 AM

4. Good show for the times. Played his role well.

Rest in Peace.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:39 AM

7. I loved that show so much.

Mac was great. They all were.

75 is way too young to die. Of course, Harry Anderson (the judge) died at an even younger age, 66, I think. That was a real shocker.

"Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
--Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:10 AM

8. Rest in peace, Mac

Rest in peace, Harry.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:51 AM

10. Blast.from the past

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:12 AM

11. He was great!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:15 AM

12. He was definitely a working actor. 126 acting credits on IMDB

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732455/
Directed 3 episodes of Night Court

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