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Actor Michael McKean of ‘Laverne & Shirley' struck by car on upper West Side in Manhattan
NY Daily News ^ | 5/22/12 | SARAH ARMAGHAN

Posted on 05/22/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by jimbo123

The 'This is Spinal Tap' star was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

“Laverne & Shirley” star Michael McKean was injured when he was struck by a car on the upper West Side Tuesday afternoon, police sources said.

McKean, 64, a New York City native who played Lenny on the hit television show, was seen bleeding from the head after a car barreled into him at W. 86th St. and Broadway just before 3 p.m., witnesses and the FDNY said.

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1 posted on 05/22/2012 5:13:10 PM PDT by jimbo123
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2 posted on 05/22/2012 5:16:20 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Those are bad photos.

Best wishes to him.

3 posted on 05/22/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: jimbo123

Prayers for him.

Spinal Tap is classic


4 posted on 05/22/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jimbo123
McKean, 64, a New York City native who played Lenny on the hit television show, was seen bleeding from the head after a car barreled into him

No criminality was suspected in the smash-up, police said.

Great writing here. Barreled suggest a speeding car at least or violating a signal.

How about just the facts and leave the drama to the society page.

Apparently the driver was not at fault so let’s not use inflammatory words unnecessarily.

5 posted on 05/22/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: jimbo123

Doesn’t say anything about who hit him, so I’ll assume it was a hispanic male who then fled (staggered) away from the scene.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 5:22:13 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: windcliff

ping


7 posted on 05/22/2012 5:25:34 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Pontiac
Apparently the driver was not at fault so let’s not use inflammatory words unnecessarily.

Well, a garbage can and a mailbox were knocked over so, unless McKean's flying body knocked them down. I don't know how the driver or someone else wasn't to blame.
8 posted on 05/22/2012 5:27:51 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: jimbo123

Sad to hear that...he is a fine actor...”Spinal Tap”, “A Mighty Wind”, “Best in Show”, one of the finest improv actors of our time.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jimbo123

Crap, thats not a minor accident. Hope he pulls through without too much damage.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 5:30:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

Good to hear he’s out of critical condition.

Every once in a while, when walking down an avenue and looking at the traffic in NYC, I wonder why more people on the sidewalk aren’t hit by out of control cars.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, I’m sure I’d feel much worse if I weren’t under such heavy sedation.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, I’m sure I’d feel much worse if I weren’t under such heavy sedation.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 5:31:30 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Starcrossed” by Lenny and the Squigtones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kozXmXBuJHE


14 posted on 05/22/2012 5:33:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jimbo123

He played “Lenny”, of “Lenny and Squiggy” on Laverne and Shirley?


15 posted on 05/22/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" are two of my favorites. Love the eccentricity of the two sub-cultures. Prayers for recovery and healing.

As an aside, does anyone know if a Joe Biden motorcade was in NYC?

16 posted on 05/22/2012 5:36:51 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t know much about him either good or bad other than he sure was a good actor.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 5:37:56 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: jimbo123

Unlike Chrissy Matthews and Thomas Friedman, Michael McKean is a great Jeopardy contestant.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2010/05/michael_mckean_wins_1_million.html


18 posted on 05/22/2012 5:38:53 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: jimbo123

Prayers up for him.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 5:39:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jimbo123

Prayers for Mr. McKean.


20 posted on 05/22/2012 5:40:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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21 posted on 05/22/2012 5:41:17 PM PDT by South40
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Wasn’t he in one of the Short Circuit movies?


22 posted on 05/22/2012 5:41:47 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: jimbo123
Great actor - hope he recovers fully ...

Member of "The Folksmen" in A Mighty Wind. Hilarious!

Best of Show - Waiting for Guffman - Spinal Tap and many more ...

23 posted on 05/22/2012 5:43:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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I just remembered, he played “Perry White” in one of the very best episodes of “Smallville”. He basically made the show.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:40 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: jimbo123

Was Squiggy driving the car?


25 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:40 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: jimbo123

Bad looking photos but he had his arm up as if to accomodate the EMTs doing their work. Good sign. Prayers up!


26 posted on 05/22/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: kevcol
Doesn’t say anything about who hit him, so I’ll assume it was a hispanic male who then fled (staggered) away from the scene.

Might have been Squiggy.

27 posted on 05/22/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: jimbo123

His wife is a hottie too. I certainly would be reluctant to shuffle off the mortal coil if I could look forward to coming home to Annette O’Toole.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 5:48:03 PM PDT by Snake65
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To: PapaNew
Was Squiggy driving the car?

I think "The Big Ragoo" was driving.

29 posted on 05/22/2012 5:48:28 PM PDT by South40
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To: PapaNew

If i recall correctly “Squiggy” suffered from MS but is still around.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 5:49:32 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: fatnotlazy

It goes to 11...


31 posted on 05/22/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Pontiac

Given the driver also hit and knocked over a large metal urban trashcan and a mailbox, pulling a metal blue postal mailbox out of the ground, speeding is a reasonable assumption.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 5:52:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Autonomous User
Derek Smalls: Can I ask a practical question at this point? Are we gonna do Stonehenge tomorrow night?

David St. Hubbins: No of course we're not going to do %@$#! Stonehenge tomorrow night!

:-)

33 posted on 05/22/2012 5:52:19 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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Certainly. Short Circuit 2. Critics didn’t think much of it, but it was fun.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Pontiac

You can’t assume the driver was not at fault. They write these stories so as not to get sued, so it could well be the driver was at fault.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 5:53:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: KevinDavis; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jimbo123.

He was great in one of my favorite X-Files episodes as well.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 5:56:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rastus

That’s right. Fred. It’s been so long since I’ve seen it. I remember one line to this day. “Los locos kick yer ass. Los locos kick your face. Los locos kick yer balls into outer space!”


37 posted on 05/22/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He, as Morris Fletcher, also traded bodies with Fox Mulder on The X-Files and smacked Scully on the behind. Classic episodes.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SunkenCiv

Indeed he was. He was in at least three X-files episodes I can think of off the top of my head...playing the enigmatic Morris Fletcher.


39 posted on 05/22/2012 6:06:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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How awful. I hope that he recovers quickly and fully.


40 posted on 05/22/2012 6:07:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: jimbo123

Please pray. Reports are of broken leg

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/actor_michael_mckean_suffers_broken_dEzjmVrwy6wyxnzgE8RTJO


41 posted on 05/22/2012 6:07:10 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Played the character Morris Fletcher on at least one episode of The Lone Gunmen. But his role in This is Spinal Tap is hard to top.


42 posted on 05/22/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SMGFan

Best wishes Michael. We could all use more of your talent. Prayers and good thoughts.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 6:11:23 PM PDT by RedStateNotShirt
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To: Clintonfatigued; jimbo123; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

“Lenny”

I enjoyed him in “Coneheads”.


44 posted on 05/22/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Liberty Valance
A Mighty Wind was great - but I liked their previous work.


45 posted on 05/22/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: jimbo123
I hope he didn't hurt his hand.

(Or anthing else.)

46 posted on 05/22/2012 6:22:14 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: jimbo123

“Lenny” is 64? Oh, my. Hope he recovers soon.


47 posted on 05/22/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: TomServo

Give Me Some Money

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-BYzaDwNoE


48 posted on 05/22/2012 6:23:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I couldn't stand him as one of the Lenny/Squiggy characters in that insipid Laverne and Shirley but what he's done since then, much of which has already been mentioned, made him one of my favorite actors (I add "Young Doctors in Love").

I wish him a speedy recovery and shall pray for him.

49 posted on 05/22/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Rastus

“””Certainly. Short Circuit 2. Critics didn’t think much of it, but it was fun.”””””

How ironic that I bought Short Circuit Two this weekend at Half Price books and watched it last night.

Best of luck to Michael.


50 posted on 05/22/2012 6:40:14 PM PDT by shelterguy
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