Our pic today takes another look at the Baretta episode “That Sister Ain’t No Cousin”. It first aired on January 19, 1977. Colorfully attired drug lord El Greco expresses his affection for the new load of statuary (with drugs secreted inside, if I’m not mistaken) that is going to make them all rich, as his henchman (Judd Omen) looks on dubiously.
You may best remember Omen as bad-tempered but big-hearted con Mickey in Tim Burton‘s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985). He also appeared in David Lynch‘s Dune (1984). After some steady film and television work since the late 1970s, he’s been out of circulation since 2005. It would be nice to see him on-screen once again.
Our pic of the day takes another look at the Grecophile drug lord known as, appropriately enough, El Greco, from the Baretta episode “That Sister Ain’t No Cousin”. It was first broadcast on January 19, 1977. He has just been taken down by Baretta (Robert Blake) in a nun outfit. It’s a long story.
Also appearing here as one of El Greco’s henchmen is Judd Omen, so funny as Mickey, Pee-wee Herman‘s convict pal in Tim Burton‘s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985). Don’t mess with him, he cuts “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” labels off of mattresses! He’s got a really bad temper!
Today’s pic (click to embiggen) comes from one of Tim’s four appearances on the TV show Baretta. The episode is “That Sister Ain’t No Cousin,” and it was first broadcast on January 19, 1977. Tim portrays a drug lord known as El Greco, whose interests include cock-fighting and ancient Greek culture. He and his henchman, played by Judd Omen (Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure), are enthralled by their new shipment of statuary in which is secreted a million dollars’ worth of heroin. I think. Or, something. It’s kind of vague. Anyway, it’s going to enable them to live “like the Greek kings.”
This shot has several things going for it. And by that I mean, Tim’s outfit. That jacket is absolutely priceless. And I am madly in love with the hat. Madly, I tell you.