Episode 2 : The sign that this episode was going to work for me was when in the first image of the episode, a man dressed as Santa Claus in court, did not garner any laugh track reaction. In fact the overall episode lacked the laugh track overkill. I really appreciate that in this day and age of iCarly. Okay yes, I have overheard episodes that my little sisters have watched. I don’t actually seek them out on my own, that’s more of a Barry thing to do.
But anyway, this episode is surprisingly dramatic. It concerns a man who may or may not be Santa Claus and a troubled teen played by super special guest star Marty McFly. Whom you may remember from Casualties of War. The plot is kind of silly and cliched in a lot of ways. But I really appreciated it for trying to be a little dramatic. I guess you could say the same thing about that episode of Saved by The Bell where Jesse becomes addicted to diet pills. But we all know that episode is a classic anyway.
Episode 3 : The image of John Larroquette smoking a pipe is one that makes me want to do two things. One of those being taking up smoking pipes, other being dressing up as John Larroquette for Halloween. I had already promised a friend that I would be sporting a Short Round costume, but the call of the Larroquette is too small.
Anyway, this episode was about some of the mystery surrounding Judge Harry Stone. In a rather dramatic moment (Why so serious Night Court?), he reveals the one crime he committed. I said before that lead actor Harry Anderson bore a strong resemblance to a Dana Carvey/Ted Danson hybrid-being. But I realized that he also looks like Nick Nolte at angels. We just need a mugshot to know how true that really is.
Episode 4 : Maybe it was just my ADD kicking in, but this episode felt a little slow-paced at times. It features Judge Harry Stone dealing with his mom and stuff. I like both the character and the actor. But I watch this show for Larroquette. And I do appreciate the show’s attempts at drama. But that is becoming such a cliche for me to say that I think I will stop.
During the episode I thought of a haiku about Larroquette that I could compose. But I decided to save that for later. Probably when I get to the end of the first season. Ya dig?