Pic of the Day: “The Blue Angels” revisited

We continue this week’s death scene theme with “The Blue Angels,” the episode of Charlie’s Angels that first aired on May 4, 1977. I posted this one a few months ago, but how could I not include it in an examination of Timothy’s death scenes? He shows up at the beginning of the episode, Ed Lauter shoots him, he dies quite memorably (as you can see), and the episode goes downhill from there.

The Blue Angels - 1977

Lauter has certainly carved a niche for himself in the Character Actor Hall of Fame, right alongside Tim. He’s been an unmistakable presence in many a film and television show since the early 1970s and is still going strong today. He enjoys playing bad guys. “I like those roles. Lee Marvin once told me, ‘When you play a heavy, every once in a while make the audience like you a little bit.  Then they’ll think, ‘Wait a minute, he’s not such a bad guy. Did you see the way he petted that dog?'” Sounds like someone else we know…

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