We end the week with the last pic I have of Timothy’s brief appearance in the Daniel Boone episode “Mamma Cooper,” which first aired on February 5, 1970. He portrays a slave trader by the name of Wibberly.
His previous appearance on the show, in the episode “The Blackbirder” (10.3.68), showcased one of his best performances ever, in film or on television. He was in almost every scene and stole every single one of them. He’s in this episode barely a minute or so. At this time he was very busy filming Tweet’s Ladies of Pasadena, which could account for the smallness of the part. Once again we’re left with a mere glimpse of an intriguing character that we wish we could see more of.
Our pic for today takes another look at Timothy’s fleeting appearance in the Daniel Boone episode “Mamma Cooper,” first broadcast on February 5, 1970. He portrays a jovial but unsavory character named Wibberly, bridge-toll-taker and slave trader.
Tim’s vocal delivery has an almost cartoonish quality to it here. He would have been a great voice-over artist for cartoons and the like, methinks.
A friend of the blog reminded me recently about this great episode of Daniel Boone, first broadcast on October 3, 1968. Timothy completely steals the show as bounty hunter Lute Purdy.
This episode was directed by William Wiard, veteran TV workhorse who directed 36 episodes of the Daniel Boone series, including the other episode Tim appears in, “Mamma Cooper” (02/05/1970). Don Pedro Colley, as former slave Gideon, also appears in Tim’s Tenspeed and Brown Shoe episode “The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street” (06/20/1980). I also remember him fondly as Baron Samedi in the blaxploitation horror classic Sugar Hill (1974).
Today’s pic comes from the second of Tim’s performances on the Daniel Boone TV series. The episode was “Mamma Cooper,” which first aired on February 5, 1970. Tim is a fellow named Wibberly, who collects bridge tolls and offers to sell Daniel some runaway slaves.
Unlike Tim’s previous appearance in the series, where his character is the focal point of the story and he’s in almost every scene, Tim only has a few lines and is on screen less than a minute. I think he may have been preoccupied with filming Tweet’s Ladies of Pasadena at this point.