|Harry "The Hat" Anderson 1952-2018|
|Night Court 1984-1992|
|Dave's World 1993-1997|
Harry Anderson is best known for his two hit sitcoms (three, if you really know your '80s television), and while none of those series were lacking in laughs, I don't think any of them were the best showcase for his talent, which was simply Anderson alone in front of an audience doing his act. Not that I personally was in that audience. Instead I watched at home as Anderson for a time also made sporadic appearances on Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live, but it at least gave me a sense of what his night club act must have been like. And what was that act? Before he became a wisecracking judge and a wisecracking Miami columnist, Anderson was a wisecracking magician. Watch:
Don't try that at home...or at a needle-exchange program.