Skip to comments.Actor Michael McKean of ‘Laverne & Shirley' struck by car on upper West Side in Manhattan
Posted on 05/22/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
The 'This is Spinal Tap' star was taken to St. Lukes 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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Henry the Penguin (voiced by David Lander AKA Squiggy) - Oswald's downstairs neighbor and best friend. A persnickety penguin, Henry is a creature of habit in every way and usually shuns the idea of trying different things, though he can sometimes be persuaded otherwise.
He does his best to maintain a rigid schedule, which includes taking care of his extensive spoon collection, ending every evening watching "Penguin Patrol", his favorite TV show, and doing the Penguin Polka before bedtime. Most of Henry's favorite foods are fish-flavored and he is a proven expert on snow.
He has an identical cousin from the North named Louie (voiced by Michael McKean AKA Lenny), and on occasion speaks of an Aunt Arctica. His motto is "slow and steady". He always takes two (used to be three) marshmallows in his hot cocoa, saying "No more, no less". He also hates getting wet.
Aw, come one. Lenny and Squiggy were lovable characters. Dumb as a box of rocks.
Just going by what the article states. The police do not suspect the driver. So why should we.
No criminality was suspected in the smash-up, police said.
One has to assume there were witnesses that spoke to the police. This is NYC after all. People are everywhere.
As far as the mailbox being knocked over; the driver may have jerk the wheel at the last moment in trying to avoid hitting McKean.
My only point is that the reporter is using inflammatory words when the police are saying they have so far determined that the driver was not at fault.
Best wishes for a full recovery.
While best known for the mentioned roles, he had a small but memorable role (along with the guy who played “Squiggy”) a really hilarious movie, “Used Cars.”
Prayers for him and his family.
I was just gonna mention Used Cars. One of my all-time favorite movies!
“If i can build and install a pacemaker in this man’s chest, i can damn well bounce a microwave off a satellite!”
A great little movie.
A great little movie.
Don’t forget his role as Martin tupper’s boss in “Dream on.”
He was great in one of my favorite X-Files episodes as well.
Yeah..i was hoping he would use Mulder’s body to ravish Scully ;)
Funniest movie ever!
Yes you’re right, Squiggy is still around.
He and Lenny appeared recently on TV Land’s annual awards show. The cast of Laverne and Shirley got an award for this year’s favorite old show.
and as the INS Inspector in Coneheads - da movie
Proud of it too :)
To this day, I think Johnny 5 is the only former robotic military weapon to become a naturalized citizen.
Michael McKean tweets hes a lucky man after being hit by car
By Sarah Anne Hughes
Michael McKean. (Charles Sykes - AP) Just one day after being hit by a car on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, actor Michael McKean returned to Twitter to declare himself a lucky man.
The This Is Spinal Tap star tweeted late Wednesday, Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, priceless friends; a little overwhelmed by the sweet tweets. Love all yall.
Indeed, after the accident McKean, who suffered a broken leg and other injuries ....
Good thing he wasn’t the drummer in Spinal Tap, or else, he would have been toast.
The day that happened my local Fox station showed the Simpsons episode where his L&S co-star Sqiggy was killed in a flood. Weird.