ShadoPrism
 member, 1188 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
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Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 12:50
RIP Harry Anderson
The famed Night Court judge and comedian was found dead in his home in Ashville NC last night. He was 65.

I am a fan of his shows and saddened to hear of his passing.
DBCowboy
 member, 19 posts
 I'm 44, played rpgs since
 about 81 (D&D Basic ed)
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 12:57
RIP Harry Anderson
RIP

Enjoyed him on Night Court
SunRuanEr
 member, 66 posts
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 14:33
RIP Harry Anderson
Man, I spent so much time watching Night Court back in the day. Now I'm sad. :(
Der Rot Konig
 member, 173 posts
 Educated Pirate
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 14:46
RIP Harry Anderson
Me and my moms used to watch it together.  One of the first 'adult' shows that I ever understood or got into.  Always sad when a genuine entertainer passes away.
facemaker329
 member, 7007 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 18:50
RIP Harry Anderson
Much as I enjoyed him in Night Court, my fondest memory regarding him was one of his SNL appearances, where he was there as amagician, not as a guest host.  He did a great rapid-fire comic magic act that is still, to this day, one of the best pieces of stage magic I have ever seen done.  It was fast, it was simple, and it was every bit as entertaining and impressive as a stage illusion involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in tricked-out props and multiple assistants to pull off.  A friend of mine wanted to audition for America's Got Talent, with some of his larger stage illusions...I showed him that clip to explain a small, si.ple set of really good tricks could have just as much impact as any large-scale illusion...more, in my estimation, because there's nithing preset on the stage and everything happens right there in front of the audience without any apparent trick prop

Anderson was brilliant at that kind of stripped-down stuff.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1191 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 20:01
RIP Harry Anderson
In the article I read about him. He started out as a magician as a kid and in later life, after leaving hollywood, he continued to work as a magician. At $20,000 a show.
dybbuk67
 member, 72 posts
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 20:57
RIP Harry Anderson
His circus geek routine was classic!
Utsukushi
 member, 1447 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 20:59
RIP Harry Anderson
I remember him being one of the first comedy magicians I saw who was actually good at magic.

My favorite bit of trivia about Night Court was that they wanted Bull to look big, but they already had Harry Anderson and John Laroquette, who were both 6'4.  Apparently it was not easy finding a bailiff who could loom over them.

Thank you, Facemaker, for reminding me of his SNL appearances!  I'd forgotten all about those.  He was a lot of fun.
nuric
 member, 2958 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 21:34
RIP Harry Anderson
He was good in everything he did, from stand up, to his own shows, to guest spots as a grafter on Cheers.
He was always a joy to watch.
Wyrm
 member, 649 posts
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 23:52
RIP Harry Anderson
I enjoyed immensely as Dave Barry. Who just so happens to also be one of my favorite writers.