Today’s quote is from actor-writer-composer-director Bruce Kimmel, who worked with Timothy in some short comic sketches for an HBO comedy show called Likely Stories in 1984. Whether these episodes were ever aired, or if any surviving footage with Tim exists, is unclear.
For A Fistful Of Boots, it was me in the Clint role (just as I’d done it in my trailer) and for the villain I cast the supremely weird and wacky Timothy Carey. […]
We shot A Fistful Of Boots at the Fox Malibu Ranch. Timothy Carey lived up to his reputation as one of the strangest people on Earth. He just came up with the oddest line readings and facial expressions ever, and some of his ideas were just insane. I always let him tell them to me, though, and then he was always happy if I let him do at least one crazy thing. […]
The Young Comics Night and The Lays Of Our Lives shoots both went fine, with only Timothy Carey’s craziness taking a turn for the worse as the Gynecologist – his endless weird suggestions caused the actress in the scene with him, Jewel Shepard, to get really creeped out.
– Bruce Kimmel, from “There’s Mel, There’s Woody, and There’s You”: My Life in the Slow Lane (AuthorHouse, 2010)
Footage of the Lays Of Our Lives bit exists and was on a VHS tape of Likely Stories. Fistful of Boots never made the show, but I have a rough cut somewhere
THANK YOU, Bruce! I’m guessing it’s on this one? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380923/ I just snagged a copy on Amazon.
If you could somehow make the Fistful footage available someday, a whole bunch of us would be eternally grateful…! 🙂