Why yes, that is Harry Anderson from ‘Night Court’ in a weird low-budget Creationist movie
So, because they can’t do it in real life, Creationists have been awfully fond of making these movies lately where they do totally awesome takedowns of impossibly dumb college professors who are out to persecute all the Christians. There was that one with the guy who played Hercules called “God Is Not Dead” and some others, and now there is this one, called “A Matter of Faith.” It is produced by “Answers In Genesis”–the same group that runs the Creation Museum.
When I first saw it, a minute ago on Right Wing Watch, I thought I knew what I was in for. I’m pretty familiar with all the Creationist propaganda, as I am a fan of things that are explicitly hilarious. What I was not prepared for, is that it stars HARRY ANDERSON. At first, I thought it was just a dude who kind of looks like Harry Anderson, but then the credits popped up and yeah, it’s him.
For those of you too young to know, Harry Anderson played a whimsical judge/magician on the show “Night Court,” alongside such luminaries as Markie Post and John Larroquette and Richard Moll who played “Bull” and was just the best ever. You may also know him from Stephen King’s “It” or as the fictional version of Dave Barry on “Dave’s World.”
In what is obviously a tragic downward turn, Anderson is in this movie, playing the smug atheist professor who probably in the end will come to realize that evolution is a lie from the pit of hell.
Nothing on his Wikipedia page indicates that he is a weird Jesus freak, so one can only guess that this is a move of desperation. There has to be a better way, though! Harry! You’re better than this! Go and be a magician again or something! Anything is better than this!