Pic of the Day: “Ain’t We Got Fun” revisited

Our pic today takes another look at “Ain’t We Got Fun,” the episode of the venerable television crime series The Untouchables that debuted on November 12, 1959. Bootlegger Big Jim Harrington (Ted de Corsia), his moll Renee (Phyllis Coates), and his torpedo Loxie are taking in the act of irreverent comic Johnny Paycheck (Cameron Mitchell). Paycheck is seriously working Loxie’s last good nerve. The big lug can barely restrain himself from punching Johnny’s lights out.

Ain't We Got Fun - 1959

Coates was born Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell in Wichita Falls, Texas. She enjoyed a long career as one of the most lovely and talented television stars of the 1950’s and ’60s. She is perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Lois Lane, intrepid girl reporter, in the Adventures of Superman series opposite George Reeves.

Pic of the Day: “Ain’t We Got Fun” revisited

Let’s start off the week with another look at “Ain’t We Got Fun,” the episode of The Untouchables that first aired on November 12, 1959. Tim is uncredited as Loxie, the grinning pyromaniac torpedo of bootlegger Big Jim Harrington (Ted de Corsia).

Ain't We Got Fun - 1959

Today’s pic is from the strange, surreal sequence at the end of the episode in which Loxie and Harrington torment comic Johnny Paycheck (Cameron Mitchell), who unfortunately does not tell them to take this job and shove it. It’s definitely one of the most off-beat things ever seen on television in the late 1950’s.