Happy Birthday, Harris Malden
Air Date: Saturday August 22nd, 2009
after the Reel 13 Classic on THIRTEEN
Created by five versatile Philadelphia comedians (collectively billed as “Sweaty Robot”), Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008) follows the title character’s struggle to come to terms with an insecurity deeply rooted in his traumatic past: Harris, much to his dismay, cannot grow facial hair. Every morning, he draws his elaborate mustaches on with black make-up.
Harris’s two roommates, Paul and Melvin, do their best to support him, though they too are struggling to come to terms with adulthood: Paul’s girlfriend is encouraging him to move in with her and Melvin is offered an intimidating, career-changing gig in Latin American male modeling.