“The Internet Finds Andy Hardy” from The Classic Film Broad


I have never reblogged another writer’s material before, as it definitely smacks of plagiarism, but I just thought this was THE BEST memorial to Mickey Rooney and I didn’t even want to try to match it with something of my own.

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The Internet Finds Andy Hardy

When a classic film actor dies, the classic film community (particularly on Twitter) tends to lose their minds. There’s a great deal of sadness and a feeling of loss as these icons slip away from us, one by one, to leave us with nothing but their celluloid memories. But if we did nothing but mourn these celebrities, we would all be eating Xanax by the handful. That’s when comedy is born. While Joan Fontaine’s death in December caused a number of delightful tweets (“Somewhere, Olivia de Havilland is holding her two Oscars and singing ‘Rose’s Turn'”), none has caused as big a ruckus as the passing of the one and only Mickey Rooney.
MickeyRooneyMGM’s boy wonder left this world on April 6th, 2014 at the age of 93. He was a lifelong entertainer, and we are forever grateful for him and his contributions to the film industry. However, he was a a notoriously salty old guy and a mackdaddy to boot. And with that, my friends, the internet found Andy Hardy. Seriously, Twitter exploded with gems last night. Here are my top ten favorite social media comments on Mickey Rooney, in no particular order. If you made the list, you just pat yourself on the back right now. Because I’m still laughing.

  1. “Mickey Rooney?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! He was so young and in his prime. Why God, why?!” – Kathy Shields Collier
  2. “I guess this means no more Andy Hardy movies?” – I don’t even know
  3. “Mickey Rooney got all the best babes despite being short as hell. #RIP beautiful man” – Lena Dunham
  4. “What’s going on? Why did that angel just give me a harp? Where am I?” – @notmickeyrooney
  5. “I met Mickey Rooney in 2009. Me: You look great! Mickey (growling): Why shouldn’t I? Me: Because you’re 89. Mickey: Oh, right. #RIP” – @willmckinley
  6. “NATALIE WOOD WOULD BE LIKE 75 IF SHE WERE ALIVE I MEAN PRACTICALLY A TEENAGER” – @hollygolightly
  7. “Somewhere up in heaven, Ava Gardner turned to Lana Turner and said, ‘Fachrissake, he’s back’.” – @cruellatrix
  8. “Meanwhile, Olivia’s in Paris drinking holy water or something” – @tishxogomez
  9. “Mickey totally just showed up in Hell and Bette just yelled, ‘HEY BITCHES, YOUR LOVER IS HERE.’ And Lana and Ava just rolled their eyes.” – @kweencarly
  10. “MICKEY BEAT SHIRLEY TEMPLE YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS MARGARET O’BRIEN IS PROBABLY THE LAST MGM CHILD STAR IN THE GAME TOOTIE SMITH 4 LIFE” – @darling_liz

*Note: This is in no way intended to disrespect the formidable Mr. Rooney. Bless his heart.”