05-01-2006, 12:54 PM
I still believe that Hurley is Jimmy Stewart's character and Dave is Harvey, because Harvey did not want Jimmy Stewart to take the pill that the doctors wanted him to take, because then Harvey would disappear, and Jimmy Stewart (Elwood P. Dobb) character would be mean, rude, uncaring, just another human being on the face of this planet and supposedly well (mentally).
Who out there agrees with this dudette!:cool: :rolleyes:
05-01-2006, 01:11 PM
I have never seen Harvey but from what you say it sounds like a good comparison!
05-01-2006, 01:52 PM
LOL sounds good - do we have any pre-pooka scenes of Hurley to judge his unpookish character? Will Hurley change now that Dave Pooka has taken a swan dive into the deep blue sea? Is Libby his new Pooka?
Off topic but in an interview, Actress Charisma Carpenter said she has a new dog that she named Hurley.
05-01-2006, 04:01 PM
I think it's a stretch but hey too each their own.
05-25-2006, 02:41 PM
I feel really stupid asking this but what is POOKA in reference to?
And what movie does Jimmy Stewart star in with a similar plotline to Hurley & Dave?
06-03-2006, 09:07 AM
The 1950 movie is titled "Harvey" and stars Jimmy Stewart as a middle-aged man (Elwood Dowd) with a known drinking problem. It is a comedy about his family trying to commit him to an institution for help, especially after he starts introducing his companion to everybody. You see, his companion is a 6+ foot tall white rabbit named Harvey that only Elwood ever sees or hears... maybe.
Harvey tells Elwood that he is a pooka - which is a term for a mystical creature from Celtic lore that is mischievious in nature, but often helpful to the person they attach themselves to.
Since this is a comedy, the hijinks occur and it is very sweet and ironic. Classic film.
So, somewhat of a parallel to Hurley having an invisible friend, but only superficially in the entire story context, UNLESS we haven't seen that Hurley's family committed him to Santa Rosa BECAUSE of his invisible friend.