Pic of the Day: “Superstar” revisited

Today – Pi Day! – our pic revisits the Supertrain episode “Superstar,” which, by some uncanny coincidence, was first broadcast exactly 34 years ago today: March 14, 1979. Timothy’s grumpy hit man Anderson is itching to take a shot at the guy he’s gunning for, Jack Hogarth (Dennis Dugan).

Superstar - 1979

Tim has lots of fun saying the name “Hogarth” in this episode. As usual, his greatest co-stars are his teeth. This ill-conceived series – all 9 episodes – is pretty dismal, but Tim and his interactions with the great Mills Watson as his hapless sidekick make this particular episode (barely) worth watching.

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