Picks and Pans Review: The Home Court

updated 10/23/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/23/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Pamela Reed (Kindergarten Cop) plays Sydney Solomon, a Chicago family-court judge. "I got crack mothers. I got kids with Uzis," she says dourly of her caseload. The laugh track erupts as if this pronouncement were the height of hilarity.

Charles Rocket plays a fellow jurist who invites Reed out to lunch to celebrate sentencing his first serial killer. Reed balks. "Free curly fries if you wear your robe," he quips. She accepts.

On the domestic front, Reed is a harried single mother of four. When her youngest boy tries to hide a football behind his back, Reed warns, "That big red thing dangling behind you better be your prostate." Yes, she says this to her 11-year-old son. Cue the laugh track again. The family's dinner-table gags run the gamut from mammaries to pink eye.

How appetizing. In our judgment, The Home Court deserves to get benched.

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