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Cleveland just can't catch a break: RIP Harvey Pekar

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    The teacher in History of Comic Book Art adored this dude. As did a lot of people.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Had never heard of him before the "American Splendor" movie, but he seemed like quite a character.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Sui generis. RIP.
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    How is David Thomas feeling?

  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I don't think Cleveland as an entity can catch or not catch a break in the first place.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    He had a bizarro moment on the old NBC Letterman show when he went on with a screed against GE, which owned the network.

    That may have been his last appearance on the show.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    "He quit on us" - Dan Gilbert.
  8. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    He made one appearance after that.

  9. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Apparently Peter Scolari was on the next night ...
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe they ever had such a socially inept guy on in the first place. Maybe once, but after that ... fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    That was the point. It was awkward and weird. When Letterman did the 12:30 show, they couldn't always get A-list guests, so they developed a list of oddballs -- Dr. Ruth, Brother Theodore, the woman from the nut museum, Harvey.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Coroner's ruling -- died of an accidental prescription drug overdose.
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