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.