Harlan Takes a Fall

After recording his lines for a scene with Milhouse and Comic Book Guy in an episode of The Simpsons on April 4, Harlan Ellison was injured when he fell out of a chair in the Writers’ Enclave room, as reported on the Harlan Ellison Webderland. Harlan described it:

“Then one of the ancient, rickety old swivel chairs they use to furnish the Writers’ Enclave, in which I sat extolling, tipped me over with a crash, hurtling me assoverteakettle, onto the linoleum. Maximum fucking pain, everyone in panic.”

The fall was serious and painful enough that Ellison reported his recovery required a week of bed rest.