There goes the judge

Because I have to, this scene from season three of Night Court, a wondrous juxtaposition of pathos and punchlines, with John Larroquette and the late Harry Anderson:

You may remember that Harry Stone got his judgeship by accident: the outgoing mayor of New York made a crapton of appointments on his last day in office, and Harry was the only nominee for judge who was actually at home when the phone call came. You tell me life isn’t like that.

5 comments

  1. Holly H »

    17 April 2018 · 11:45 am

    I forgot how good those actors were, thanks. Chokes me up.

    If only we could have that kind of luck with the Supreme Court.

  2. McGehee »

    17 April 2018 · 12:00 pm

    I’m struck by how young Larroquette was — mainly because I still see him from time to time.

    As for Harry, I need to stop DuckDuckGoing celebrities; he’s not the first to pass away within weeks of my suddenly wondering, “What’s so-and-so up to these days?”

  3. Roger O Green »

    17 April 2018 · 2:09 pm

    Harry wasn’t much older than we are!
    Damn

  4. CGHill »

    17 April 2018 · 2:26 pm

    Which is perhaps why I didn’t mention it.

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