- Johnny Depp played a classic hapless hero in Edward Scissorhands, but made Ichabod Crane less hapless in Sleepy Hollow. I think some Monk quirks may fit well with Ichabod. Inject a germaphobe in a world filled with outhouses and you inject some easy laughs. Douglas Adams filled his books with hapless heroes. Arthur Dent,complete with bathrobe and towel, travels from adventure to adventure in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Marvin the, too big a brain, robot is a cosmic sad sack. Zooey Deschanel often played hapless characters; I’m sure her role in the Hitchhiker movie taught her some tricks. Are there better examples? Maybe in cartoons, Homer Simpson, Wile E. Coyote, or Tom of Tom and Jerry. Johnny Depp was raised in Florida; his heritage and his career reflects Florida history. There once were some sailors from Dieppe….