Oh, we all have the one friend who seems to always appear to be the asshole at a function or gathering. I’m sure I’ve been labeled that in the past too. Yep, I just called myself an asshole. But is there anything worse than having an asshole around when you’re being harassed by a bunch of flesh-eating undead ghouls? Yeah, kinda makes things worse. Thanks, Harry Cooper.
For those living under a rock for the past 48 years, I’m talking about THE Harry Cooper from George A. Romero’s zombie classic Night Of The Living Dead played by actor Karl Hardman. I actually just realized btw that the TV show ‘Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper‘ would have been better and way more interesting if Harry Cooper was the Cooper they were talking about. Who cares about a basketball coach who subs as a school teacher when you could have Harry Cooper going off on random people with that mean scowl on his face?
Now when Harry Cooper wasn’t shouting at his wife to get in the basement, he was getting into a poorly choreographed fist fight with Ben. Sure he put a few boards up to try and keep the zombies out, but other than that he was pretty much useless. Which is why it was a real crowd-pleaser after Ben shoots him, that his own daughter gloriously munches on his bullet-riddled corpse. The moral of this story? If you’re an asshole, your zombified daughter will eat you. And Harry Cooper…..you were a real asshole. RIP.