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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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To: Resettozero
I thought they were fantastic on the show Oswald.

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.

51 posted on 05/22/2012 6:43:51 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Robwin

Aw, come one. Lenny and Squiggy were lovable characters. Dumb as a box of rocks.


52 posted on 05/22/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; Krankor
You can’t assume the driver was not at fault.

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.

53 posted on 05/22/2012 6:51:50 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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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.

Mark


54 posted on 05/22/2012 6:58:21 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

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!”


55 posted on 05/22/2012 7:07:10 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: MarkL

A great little movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZQLEeFLCec&feature=related


56 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: MarkL

A great little movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZQLEeFLCec&feature=related


57 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:21 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Don’t forget his role as Martin tupper’s boss in “Dream on.”


58 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:32 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: SunkenCiv

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 ;)


59 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Funniest movie ever!


60 posted on 05/22/2012 7:45:50 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Liberty Valance

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.


61 posted on 05/22/2012 7:46:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: chasio649

GATB?


62 posted on 05/22/2012 8:03:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pontiac
As one who drove a truck past that intersection hundreds of afternoons in the 90’s, my guess is that he tried crossing against the light or stepped out past the parking lane against the light. Fellow I worked with killed a pedestrian who stepped off the center mall on B’way right in front of his truck in the same neighborhood.
Once on my way downtown I had to brake quickly to avoid a jay-walker between 71 & 72 and B’way. Fellow crossing against the light at 72 walked smack into the side of my truck with his face. Started screaming at me for stopping as he tried to stop his nose and mouth from bleeding. Luckily a cop saw the whole thing and told him to shut up and me to be on my way. (I took his badge number, gave it to my boss and never heard another thing about it)
63 posted on 05/22/2012 8:42:54 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: TheConservativeParty

and as the INS Inspector in Coneheads - da movie

64 posted on 05/22/2012 9:30:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SunkenCiv

Proud of it too :)


65 posted on 05/22/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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To: chasio649

;’)


66 posted on 05/22/2012 10:13:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Darren McCarty

To this day, I think Johnny 5 is the only former robotic military weapon to become a naturalized citizen.


67 posted on 05/23/2012 1:21:03 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: jimbo123; All

***UPDATE***

Michael McKean tweets he’s 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 y’all.”

Indeed, after the accident McKean, who suffered a broken leg and other injuries ....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/michael-mckean-tweets-hes-a-lucky-man-after-being-hit-by-car/2012/05/24/gJQA1HzsmU_blog.html


68 posted on 05/24/2012 8:17:42 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Thanks!


69 posted on 05/24/2012 8:23:10 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Liberty Valance

Good thing he wasn’t the drummer in Spinal Tap, or else, he would have been toast.


70 posted on 05/24/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

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.


71 posted on 05/24/2012 11:10:00 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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