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…

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Our pic for today looks once again at the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice,” which first appeared on your television screen on September 21, 1977. Timothy and Lee Delano are members of a shady Middle Eastern gang planning mayhem during an ice show.

Angels on Ice - 1977

Delano was a busy character actor in films and on television for over 30 years. He also did lots of stage work and co-founded a theater and drama school. Trekkies will remember him as Kalo in my favorite episode of the original Star Trek series, “A Piece of the Action” (1968).

Pic of the Day: “The Blue Angels” revisited

Our pic for this “Black Friday” is Timothy’s death scene from “The Blue Angels,” the episode of Charlie’s Angels that was first broadcast on May 4, 1977. This is actually what I look like (in my head, at least) whenever someone suggests to me that the only way to kick off the holiday season is to get up at 4:00 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving and beat down the door of some big box chain store in order to be the first one on my block to load up on cheap plastic crap from China.

The Blue Angels - 1977

Tim’s teeth were one of the eight wonders of the world, as far as I’m concerned. He always gave his all in his death scenes. He really makes you feel it.

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Today we revisit Timothy’s vaguely Russian/Middle Eastern gang leader in “Angels on Ice,” the Charlie’s Angels episode that first aired on September 21, 1977. He has just come to the realization that the rather awkward belly dancer who has been entertaining him and his gang is, in fact, that pesky spy girl Kelly (Jaclyn Smith).

Angels on Ice - 1977

Timothy built up quite a roster of guest appearances on television during the 1970’s – Charlie’s Angels, CHiPs, Baretta, Ellery Queen, the list goes on. Each one was given the unmistakable Carey treatment; he never just walked through a role, no matter how small. He once said that each role he played could very well be his last, so why not strive to make it his best? Why not, indeed.

Pic of the Day: “The Blue Angels” revisited

Today we take another look at “The Blue Angels,” the Charlie’s Angels episode that was first aired on May 4, 1977. Timothy only appears in the first few minutes. This is how he ends up, unfortunately.

The Blue Angels - 1977

He got a much more important role in his second appearance on the show later that year, in the episode “Angels on Ice.” “The Blue Angels” was directed by the prolific television actor and director Georg Stanford Brown.

Video of the Week: “Angels on Ice”

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for the Video of the Week! This week it’s a compressed version of the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice,” a two-parter that first aired on September 21, 1977. Timothy is the leader of a Russian (I think?) gang out to sabotage an ice show for a little international political intrigue. Jaclyn Smith also attempts to bellydance. Don’t quit your day job, Jaclyn.

Whoever decided that Tim’s rather exotic-looking character could pass as a security guard is to be commended for thinking outside the box.

Pic of the Day: “Fifth Man in a String Quartet” revisited

Closing out the first work week of 2012 is another look at the McCloud episode “Fifth Man in a String Quartet,” first airing on February 2, 1972. Tim is the manager of a rather seedy apartment building, trying to make friends with McCloud (Dennis Weaver).

Fifth Man in a String Quartet

Timothy made scores of television appearances in the 1970s. He became a familiar face on Columbo, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch, and Charlie’s Angels, just to name a few.