Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

Our pic of the day is another look at Danny, the garrulous but racist diner proprietor of the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle,” first broadcast on March 5, 1977. Hutch (David Soul) is doing his best to calm Danny down during the investigation of a broken window.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

Check this post for a video of this priceless performance. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go fix myself some super pancakes.

Pic of the Day: “Speedtrap” revisited

Today’s pic is a nice close-up of Tim from Speedtrap (1977), directed by Earl Bellamy. He is sizing up Joe Don Baker right before attempting to land a punch.

Bellamy also directed Timothy in the Starsky and Hutch “super pancakes” episode (“The Velvet Jungle”)  that same year. He was another hard-working television director who helmed over 1,600 episodes over 30 years.

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

It’s Friday – why not celebrate with some SUPER PANCAKES? Today we take another look at “The Velvet Jungle,” the Starsky and Hutch episode that first aired on March 5, 1977. Danny, the racist diner owner, is not being much help to our heroes as they try to crack the case.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

Danny might be a fun guy to hang out with, if he weren’t such a racist dickweed. Watch this episode now on Amazon Instant Video!

Video of the Week: “Speedtrap”

This week’s video is a segment of Earl Bellamy‘s Speedtrap (1977), the goofy drive-in smash-’em-up starring Joe Don Baker. This section includes the classic moment when Timothy suddenly appears in the back seat of Joe Don’s car, trains a gun on him and intones “Good eeeeevening.” It’s priceless. The famous “library” scene follows shortly thereafter.

Bellamy was a hard-working television director who also directed Tim that same year in the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle.”

 

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

Today’s pic is another priceless shot of Timothy from the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle,” which was first broadcast on March 5, 1977. Danny, the racist diner owner, has just offered Starsky and Hutch a helping of his “super pancakes.” AAAAHHHH they’re delicious!

The Velvet Jungle 1977

My dear friend Heather Drain, of the fabulous blog Mondo Heather, once told me that this scene made her literally fall out of her chair with delighted laughter. Ohhh, Tim, you rascal you.

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.

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle”

Our pic for today is from that Starsky and Hutch episode we posted a video from a while back. The episode is “The Velvet Jungle,” which was first broadcast on March 5, 1977. Tim is the blatantly racist owner of a diner who is more concerned about a broken window than the fact that the Latina woman who deliberately broke the window was in dire need of his help.

Starsky and Hutch

This is a prime example of Tim taking what could have been a ho-hum bit part in the hands of a lesser actor and giving it the indelible Timothy Carey stamp. “People expect super pancakes from me in this neighborhood!”