Today we take another look at the Cowboy G-Men episode “Gypsy Traders,” first broadcast on February 28, 1953. The Tall Gypsy is about to have an unfortunate run-in (make that itch-in) with Zerbo (Phil Arnold) and his Siphonaptera circus.
In spite of this series being readily available on commercial DVDs from Alpha Video, the picture quality just isn’t that great. I imagine we should be grateful that they still exist and leave it at that. Still, one can dream.
Today we revisit “Gypsy Traders,” the Cowboy G-Men episode that first aired on February 28, 1953. Timothy gets to indulge in a bit of comedy as the “Tall Gypsy” has an itchy encounter with Zerbo (Phil Arnold) and his flea circus.
Arnold was a hard-working character actor, often uncredited in his early film bits. He fared much better on television, turning in memorable character roles in the 1950s and ’60s. His career was cut short when he died of a heart attack at the age of 58 in 1968.
Today’s pic is from the Cowboy G-Men episode “Gypsy Traders,” which first aired on February 28, 1953 (I posted the video of this recently). Tim is uncredited and has no lines as “Tall Gypsy,” but he does have this amusing bit of comedy business with Phil Arnold during an encounter with “Zerbo’s Flea Circus.”
I noticed that Tim has much less dialogue and screen time in the episodes of this show that he appeared in in 1953 than in the 1952 episodes. Not sure if that’s because he was starting to get more film work, or if they had decided he was too much of a handful…