As saucemaster noted it's Harold Loyd. (No relation to Christopher Loyd:) The scene with Doc at the end of the film was an homage to the famous scene from the classic silent film 'Safety Last.' The inclusion of this in the opening scene was a little tip of the hat to say that the scene at the end was an intentional… » 9/26/14 3:39pm 9/26/14 3:39pm

Even if the story was true it still wouldn't make sense. Imagine if it went like this: "One day I saw a kid inject himself with insulin to control his diabetes, so I asked him if it made him feel better. He said no, he wished he was like the other kids who didn't need to inject themselves with insulin. I was outraged… » 3/07/14 2:37pm 3/07/14 2:37pm