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  • Wheelchairs and their users in Modern Culture ! TV Films etc..

    Folks in Wheelchairs seem to be showing up everywhere on TV and films these days !!

    I've missed a few, so just using this thread to start keeping track of them etc.

    Please post any you notice. New or current etc... Not Ironside

    This is what motivated me... a remake of an old UK Comic Character(distinct from the US Character)
    The Beano's Dennis the Menace and Gnasher. From the BBC's children's channel.

    took some screen captures.

    Her chair totally rocks, I want one , check out the anti tipper mechanism and padding for when you tip over !
    and her totally practical Uggs























    youtube has them.. not sure how long they'll be up though.



    11 minutes episodes ..
    episode 1

  • #2
    One of the Gallagher kids (Debbie) on Shameless has a para boyfriend.
    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

    "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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    • #3
      US version ?
      Originally posted by Oddity View Post
      One of the Gallagher kids (Debbie) on Shameless has a para boyfriend.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
        US version ?
        Yeah Ive only ever seen that one.
        "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

        "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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        • #5
          property developer Sophie Morgan on the UK channel 4 program Best laid plans.

          http://www.channel4.com/programmes/b.../episode-guide

          https://www.youtube.com/user/Sophielmorgan/videos

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          • #6
            BBC News Correspondent Frank Gardner.



            http://www.frankgardner.co.uk/

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            • #7
              John Hockenberry


              an American journalist and author, a four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner. From April 2008 until August 2017, Hockenberry was the host of The Takeaway, a live national news program created by Public Radio International and WNYC New York


              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hockenberry

              Would love to talk to him about his rationale for those high geared push rims..




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              • #8
                Get some!


                Joe Swanson
                Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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                • #9
                  Garret from Superstore


                  Adam from Mom
                  Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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                  • #10
                    A couple of years ago...The Push Girls:



                    Speechless:



                    Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, NCIS New Orleans:



                    (KLD)
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                    • #11
                      The building manager on The Office (US) was a para.
                      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                      "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Oddity View Post
                        The building manager on The Office (US) was a para.
                        Oh, yeah! That was a great episode, too. Billy Merchant was his name...

                        Michael: This, ladies and gentlemen, is our special guest.
                        Billy Merchant: Sorry I'm late. Someone parked in the handicapped parking space.
                        Billy Merchant: Hey everyone, I'm Billy Merchant, you may have seen me around here before, I'm the properties manager of this office park
                        Michael: You are so brave. You are so brave.
                        Billy Merchant: Thank you. Actually, I've been meaning to come by here for a long time...
                        Michael: But it's hard for you! Right? Because you're in a wheelchair.
                        Billy Merchant: No, I just have a lot of properties to manage.
                        Michael: Let me ask you something, how long does it take for you to do something simple, every day, like brush your teeth in the morning?
                        Billy Merchant: I don't know, like 30 seconds?
                        Michael: Oh my God, that's three times as long as it takes me.
                        Michael: How did you get in your wheelchair?
                        Billy Merchant: This morning? Just like every other morning, just climbed on in. [Everyone laughs]
                        Michael: Hey, hey, hey, not funny! Not funny.
                        Billy Merchant: Hey, hey, relax, just jokin around here.
                        Michael: Well, that's good, he still has a sense of humor.
                        Billy Merchant: Listen, I've actually used a chair since I was four years old. I don't really notice it anymore.
                        Michael: Well they notice it. Don't you? You notice it. It's the first thing you saw when he rolled in here, isn't it?
                        Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crappler View Post
                          Oh, yeah! That was a great episode, too. Billy Merchant was his name...

                          Michael: This, ladies and gentlemen, is our special guest.
                          Billy Merchant: Sorry I'm late. Someone parked in the handicapped parking space.
                          Billy Merchant: Hey everyone, I'm Billy Merchant, you may have seen me around here before, I'm the properties manager of this office park
                          Michael: You are so brave. You are so brave.
                          Billy Merchant: Thank you. Actually, I've been meaning to come by here for a long time...
                          Michael: But it's hard for you! Right? Because you're in a wheelchair.
                          Billy Merchant: No, I just have a lot of properties to manage.
                          Michael: Let me ask you something, how long does it take for you to do something simple, every day, like brush your teeth in the morning?
                          Billy Merchant: I don't know, like 30 seconds?
                          Michael: Oh my God, that's three times as long as it takes me.
                          Michael: How did you get in your wheelchair?
                          Billy Merchant: This morning? Just like every other morning, just climbed on in. [Everyone laughs]
                          Michael: Hey, hey, hey, not funny! Not funny.
                          Billy Merchant: Hey, hey, relax, just jokin around here.
                          Michael: Well, that's good, he still has a sense of humor.
                          Billy Merchant: Listen, I've actually used a chair since I was four years old. I don't really notice it anymore.
                          Michael: Well they notice it. Don't you? You notice it. It's the first thing you saw when he rolled in here, isn't it?

                          Hahahahahahaha! I?m on my 3rd run through on Netflix and I still laugh my ass off and see new stuff (like last night I noticed Michael dumping a packet of Splenda into his diet soda while talking with folks in the break room.
                          "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                          "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                          • #14
                            The guitar player for the band Portugal. The Man, Eric Howk, uses a wheelchair due to SCI.
                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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