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Accident: Michael McKean was hit by a car on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, when it jumped a curb in Manhattan. He suffered a broken leg and other injuries.
"This is Spinal Tap" was not a "Christopher Guest ensemble film"
The article reads "...and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap." This is Spinal Tap was not a "Christopher Guest ensemble film"; it was a Rob Reiner film that Christopher Guest happened to co-write, and co-star in, but it was not directed by Guest, so it cannot be considered his film. Consequently, the claim should be re-written to reflect this. Bricology (talk) 05:19, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Michael McKean was the 2nd oldest person to ever join the cast of Saturday Night Live, after George Coe
I am a huge fan of Michael, so I hate to take away from him the claim that he was the oldest person to join the cast of SNL. But you need to go by DOB and date of first appearance as a cast member and then compare their respective ages on those dates. Date-of-hire would be much more difficult to verify, besides I think the intent of this claim refers to first actual TV appearance on the show, with onscreen credit. This would then include the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players, and the more recent categorizations of Repertory members and Featured Players. I ask others to verify my math but based on those criteria, I'm confident that George beat Michael by a very slim 8 days as oldest to ever to join SNL as a cast member.
Michael - DOB - October 17, 1947
1st appearance as a SNL cast member - March 12, 1994
On 10/17/1993 he was 46
Counting forward from 10/17/93 to 3/12/1994 - 147 days
Age at 1st appearance - 46 years and 147 days
George - DOB - May 10, 1929
1st appearance as a SNL cast member - October 11, 1975, the series premiere.
Actual show opening credits verify that for the very 1st show, he, along with writer Michael O'Donoghue, were both credited onscreen as official "Not Ready For Prime Players". I believe O'Donoghue was also credited as such for about the first 7 or 8 shows. At that time, this was the official name of "the cast", so George's first appearance as a SNL cast member was October 11, 1975. He appeared several times afterward on the live show as well as in filmed pieces (see "Alan: a Video Junkie" a video piece on 9/25/82 hosted by Chevy. George was the Dr.), but on the premiere he was a cast member.
On 5/10/1975 he was 46
Counting forward from 5/10/1975 to 10/11/1975 - 155 days
Age at 1st appearance - 46 years and 155 days
I don't know any other cast members over the years that even came close. George & Michael are indeed the two oldest to ever join the cast as members, and in that order.
January 27, 1976 – May 10, 1983 Michael McKean. Leonard "Lenny" Kosnowski (Michael McKean) is a lovable goof who pesters Laverne and Shirley, along with his best friend and roommate Squiggy, both of whom live upstairs from Laverne and Shirley's lower-level apartment. Lenny works as a truck driver at the Shotz brewery, and prizes a stuffed iguana named Jeffrey. Raised by his father after his mother abandoned them, during the series it was learned that Lenny was the 89th in line to the Polish Throne. Lenny says that, while he is not completely sure, he thinks his last name (Kosnowski) is Polish for "Help, there's a hog in my kitchen". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:05, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
A “young” Christopher guest…?
The lines about the Lenny and the Squigtones record says it “featured a young Christopher Guest”; unless it used some archival material, Guest would have been 31/ 32 at the time the record came out - does that really count as “young”…? Jock123 (talk) 14:37, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
- While I like to think of 30 as the new 20 (and 50 as the new, um, 30?), I think what it's trying to say is meaningful: This was 5 years before his first widely seen role (Spinal Tap).
- Rather than losing that point, does anyone have a less-POVish way to word this idea? - SummerPhDv2.0 14:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC)