LOST Thoughts (and video) : Hurley Nickname Origin #2


Jacklost-jack-t2 and Hugo are stomping through the jungle (non-dousable torches in hand) searching for Claire’sclaire-t attacker from her “nightmare”. Hugo starts talking about who is everyone anyways. That they are all virtually strangers and anyone could have been the one responsible. (Turns out he was right. Ethan “not on the manifest” Rom was one of the first “helpers” on the scene after Claire woke up screaming.)

Hugo then speaks of himself. “My name’s not Hurley. It’s Hugo Reyes. Hurley’s just a nickname I have. Why? I’m not telling!” πŸ™‚

Yes, the origin of the “Hurley” nickname is one of the many things that I would like to be solved before this ride comes to a full and complete stop. Some possiblities are as follows…

Hurley might have been a bouncer like Mr. T before his RockyIII/A-Team/Mr. T’s cereal fame.

(Posted on youtube by kintaro222)

Hurley might have gotten busted by his friends after too many loop da loops and cotton candy at the fair.
Or perhaps had an unfortunate “incident”, much like Chunk from “The Goonies” (seen here interigated by Jack Bauer from “24” )

(Made for youtube by d00kee)

Hurley might have had an eating disorder and that his loved ones might not have been as “sensitive” to his plight.

Hurley might stand for “hurly burly” , signifying his occasional unstableness/temper flair ups (but might have come in handy when he was “back home, I was known as a warrior myself” …another mystery)

Interestingly, the phrase “hurly burly” comes from the Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth”, who’s lead character has a case of ” I see dead people” syndrome. One of the exchanges happens as he is yelling at the “specter” of the murdered Banquo , who is sitting in his chair, that no one else can see. (Suddenly, I’m thinking about Jacob’s cabin, for some reason.ben-t13 πŸ˜‰ )

But I think it is very probable that “Hurley” stands for either/both a rare 1968 Chevy Camaro that was custom ordered by a Mrs. Leland P. Hurley for her 16 year old son or for champion race car driver Hurley Haywood, who, among his many races, participated in some Chevy IROC racing back in the 1980s (seeing Hugo might have a bit of a “lead foot” . )

As we know, Hugo has a couple “issues” with his Camaro. First, with his dad, David, promising to rebuild it together, then mysteriously becoming absent for 17 years until Hugo won the lottery. Then, when he was given the keys to the Camaro ,fully restored, by his dad after the O6 came back, only to be freaked out by the numbers being on the odometer. Lastly, Hugo gets arrested when he goes on a high speed chase through Los Angeles trying to get away from “but I’m also here” Charlie lost-charlie-t1, who was last seen by the Ho Ho’s. πŸ˜‰

Gives a new meaning to the phrase ” That’s one bad ride”. πŸ™‚

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