Video of the Week: “Likely Stories”

This week’s video constitutes a new addition to Timothy’s official filmography! We have the great Bruce Kimmel to thank for mentioning it in his wonderful book, There’s Mel, There’s Woody, and There’s You (2010). Likely Stories was a comedy series that appeared on HBO in the 1980’s. Kimmel got Tim to appear in two sketches for the show in 1983:  The soap opera spoof “The Lays of Our Lives,” and the spaghetti Western take-off “A Fistful of Boots.” “Boots” never aired (but Kimmel tells me he has a tape of it somewhere that he will try to make available), but “The Lays of Our Lives” appears on the videotape Likely Stories Vol. 2. And so, here is Timothy’s brief, memorable and extremely weird turn as the Gynecologist in “The Lays of Our Lives”!

I got the tape yesterday, popped it in and shot the video directly off the TV screen. According to Kimmel, those are Jewel Shepard‘s legs. Here’s hoping that “Fistful of Boots” sees the light of day soon!

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