Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Favorite Fictional Character --- Judge Harry T Stone

To continue on with my journey through 1980s sitcoms, I though I would briefly talk about one of the funniest characters I had ever seen.  I of course am talking about Judge Harry T. Stone of "Night Court"

Judge Harold "Harry" T Stone presided over the night shift in a Manhattan courtroom.  Along with a group of other, equally funny characters, Judge Stone presided over what ended up being a enjoyable chaotic mess of petty criminals and over the top cases.

Harry Stone was a young, fun loving Judge who would never allow the tone of his courtroom to get too serious.  He was always there with a joke or a magic trick, since he was an amateur magician.  At the same time he acted as the moral compass of the show and never let a real crime go unpunished.  He would actually at times be quite serious and almost take on a lecturing tone with certain defendants.

What I really appreciated about him, other than his moral funniness was his love for the 40s.   He not only loved he movies but the clothing as well.  Both of which I can completely relate to.  His Mel Torme fascination though, that I'm not so sure about.  With or without his questionable taste in music, Judge Stone was a fun loving character that always did the right thing but was still able to enjoy himself.


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

You would make my husband proud. He loved this show.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I forgot about this show! How funny and a great pick!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved that show!

Unknown said...

I used to love Night Court as a kid. Heck, I'd probably still watch the reruns.

Harry was good. Dan was better. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh MY GOD!!!! I've completely forgot about this show. He was a great judge! :) Thank you for the memories. :) I remember enjoying the humor and the characters. :)