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Offline MartyS (Gromit)

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RIP Harry Anderson
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:49:58 PM »
Harry Anderson is gone at 65.

When he was on Cheers it was always a great episode.  And of course Night Court was great.

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Re: RIP Harry Anderson
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 04:42:42 AM »
Yeah, I loved Night Court as a kid and he was pretty great in it.

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Re: RIP Harry Anderson
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 04:21:21 PM »
Oh no!  :( That's terrible news. Always loved him on Night Court. He was always very funny.

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Re: RIP Harry Anderson
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 06:22:18 PM »
That's a shame.  I really liked him.  I watched Night Court religiously when I was a kid.  When I grew up, I thought it was kind of stupid.
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Re: RIP Harry Anderson
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 07:17:27 PM »
I grew up on Night Court and Dave's World... Always loved Harry. I have all of Night Court on DVD and re-watched up thru season 3 a while back. The news of his passing made me pick it back up at the start of season 4.

Yeah, some of the sappy bits can get pretty 80's cheesy, but they typically tended to cut that tone by some interruption.... And thru all the sitcomminess of it all, the "peanut gallery" nature of the show holds up really well. It's on par with the Muppet Show in that sense.  There haven't been many shows like that, where the premise itself can open doors for a cavalcade of absurd characters.
...and there he was, reigning supreme at number two.  The One... The Only... The Unabeefer.