Today we revisit “The Long Shot,” the episode of Racket Squad that provided Tim with one of his first speaking parts in Hollywood. It also marked his first outing in a role that would become one of his staples – the boss’ torpedo. “The Long Shot” was first broadcast on July 3, 1952. Frankie, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, thinks he has done his boss (Edward Keane) a favor. Nothing doing.
Keane was an extremely prolific character actor. He appeared in scores of films, mostly in uncredited bit parts, from 1921 right up until his death in 1959.