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.
You would make my husband proud. He loved this show.
I forgot about this show! How funny and a great pick!
Oh, I loved that show!
I used to love Night Court as a kid. Heck, I'd probably still watch the reruns.
Harry was good. Dan was better. :)
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. :)
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