Video of the Week: “Big Jessie”

Here’s one of Timothy’s seldom-seen television episodes in its entirety! Let’s hope it stays up for a while. It’s “Big Jessie,” the episode of the short-lived Western series Cimarron Strip that was first broadcast on February 8, 1968. Tim is memorable as Lobo, the knife-throwing scoundrel with the nasty scar.

Also appearing here is another venerable character actor, the great Jack Elam. It’s too bad he and Tim have no scenes together, or that they didn’t get a chance to work together more often. It would have been great to see these two scene-stealers vie for our attention. Enjoy!

Pic of the Day: “Big Jessie” revisited

Our pic of the day is another from the Cimarron Strip episode “Big Jessie”, first airing on February 8, 1968. Henchman Lobo sports a nasty scar and an even nastier attitude.

Big Jessie - 1968

At the helm for this episode was Herschel Daugherty. He began his career in feature films as a dialogue director in the mid-1940s. He soon began directing television series episodes in the early 1950s and worked quite successfully in this capacity for over twenty years, winning a Directors Guild of America award in 1957.

Pic of the Day: “Big Jessie” revisited

Today’s pic takes another gander at Lobo, the knife-throwing henchman with the scar from “Big Jessie,” the episode of Cimarron Strip that first aired on February 8, 1968. He is not a very happy fellow in general.

Big Jessie - 1968

Portraying the “Big Jessie” of the title is someone you probably wouldn’t expect – Mariette Hartley (no scenes with Timothy, unfortunately). She’s been a bright presence on television and the occasional feature film for over 50 years, and she’s still going strong today.

Pic of the Day: “Big Jessie” revisited

Ending the work week is another look at Lobo, the scarred henchman of “Big Jessie,” the Cimarron Strip episode that first aired on February 8, 1968. Lobo likes to while away the time throwing knives at things.

Big Jessie - 1968

The star of Cimarron Strip, Stuart Whitman, was a frequent co-star of Tim’s. They both appeared in Convicts 4 (1962), Shock Treatment (1964), Rio Conchos (1964), and the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep” (1976). I do believe they were friends off-screen as well.

Pic of the Day: “Big Jessie” revisited

Today’s pic takes another look at “Big Jessie,” the Cimarron Strip episode that first aired on February 8, 1968. Tim is once again cast in the role of the bad guy’s henchman, the kind of part he could have played in his sleep. This particular fellow goes by the name of Lobo.

Big Jessie - 1968

As detective shows were popular in the 70’s, so Westerns were the thing in the 50’s and 60’s, and Timothy guest-starred on many of them. It’s too bad he’s not given much to do here besides glower.

Video of the Week: “Big Jessie”

EDITOR’S NOTE 03/27/14: Another one removed for copyright infringement. Sorry about that, folks!

Our video for this week is the pre-credits sequence from “Big Jessie,” the episode of the Western series Cimarron Strip that first aired on February 8, 1968. Timothy and Donnelly Rhodes are a pair of outlaws on the run who are about to make life miserable for Marshal Jim Crown (Stuart Whitman).

Rhodes, born and raised in Winnipeg, has been a Canadian and American television stalwart since the late 1950s. His most notable recent performance is probably that of Dr. Cottle in the Battlestar Galactica reboot.

Pic of the Day: “Big Jessie”

Our pic for today finds Tim in Western mode once again. He appeared in the Cimarron Strip episode “Big Jessie,” which was aired on February 8, 1968. He portrays henchman Lobo, who has a nasty scar on his face and likes to pass the time throwing knives.

Cimarron Strip

The character of “Big Jessie” is played by a young Mariette Hartley. It’s also great to see Donnelly Rhodes and Jack Elam here as well.