What in the ever-loving heck has the world come to? Beloved actor Rick Moranis, best known from your favorite childhood movies like Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, was punched in the head on the Upper East Side of New York yesterday.
The unprovoked attack occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning as the 67-year-old Canadian strolled along Central Park West near West 70th Street near his apartment building. A stranger (ironically wearing an “I [heart] NY” sweatshirt) struck him, knocking him to the ground.
Though Moranis went to a local hospital, his management has since said, “He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”
Moranis reported the incident, which was caught on video, to police, but the suspect has yet to be apprehended.
Whoever did this, know that there’s a rabid fan base ready to exact its revenge.
news: trump has covid
news: rick moranis was sucker-punched
twitter: TONIGHT WE RIOT
— Laurazepam (@andlikelaura) October 2, 2020
Trump has Someone hit
COVID. RIck Moranis pic.twitter.com/BAVqcLwIP0
— Girth Nowitski (@Vnorman007) October 2, 2020
Rick Moranis task force assemble
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) October 2, 2020
I demand to be put in a gladiatorial arena with the man who assaulted Rick Moranis
— Ewan Paterson (@EwanRuinsThings) October 2, 2020
Rick Moranis is the people’s hero and we simply won’t stand for this!
At least one person was able to find humor in this sad situation – fellow Canuk Ryan Reynolds, who recently appeared in a Mint Mobile commercial with Moranis.
Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 2, 2020
“Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020,” Reynolds said. “Glad to hear he’s okay.”
Cover Photo: Columbia Pictures
Visit the Mandatory Shop for great deals on your very own Mandatory merch.
Weird News 7/21/2020
Men’s Beards May Have Evolved to Sustain Punches to the Head, Random Study Suggests Scientists Are Running Out of Things to Study
Louisiana Man Puts the ‘Ass’ in Bass Pro Shop by Swimming in Fish Tank
San Jose Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Their Own Trainer, Rupturing His Testicle (That’s Nuts)
Apple Delays iPhone 12 Release, Consumers Expected to Just Use Phone They’ve Had a Whole Year Already
Ivanka Trump Tells Unemployed Americans to ‘Find Something New,’ Which Is Precisely What We Wish Her Whole Family Would Do
Dumb as Rocks: Kanye West Photoshops His Face Onto Mount Rushmore
The Internet Had Its Phallic Way With Ivanka Trump Modeling Goya Beans, Hilarious Tweets Ensued
Rudy Giuliani Calls NYPD After Being Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen, Can Only Take a Joke if it Becomes President
Badass Mother Who Wore Face Mask Through 38-Hour Labor Says ‘If I Can, So Can You’
Aww Nuts: Squirrel in Colorado Tests Positive for Bubonic Plague Because 2020
Meanwhile in Florida…Woman Sues for Paternity Test on Goats (But Not for the Reason You Think)
Trump’s Terrorist Theory of 75-Year-Old Man Shoved by Police Exhibits New Expert Level of Sociopathic Thinking