We close out the work week with another look at Nightside (1980), the pilot for a TV series that was never picked up. It was directed by television legend Bernard L. Kowalski. Timothy appears briefly towards the end of the film as Slowboy, a violent pimp who’s even more dangerous when he’s flying high on cocaine.
Nightside was another project from those unstoppable writing /producing titans, Stephen J. Cannell and Glen A. Larson. It was the only time they worked together. They pretty much ruled television in the ’80s.
It’s way past time for another look at Obituary Bob, Timothy’s looney tunes axe murderer from “The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street,” the Tenspeed and Brown Shoe episode that first aired on June 20, 1980. OB is about to stage a diversion that involves the teddy bear.
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe was one of about eight million television projects that the legendary Stephen J. Cannell had a hand in. Creating, writing, producing, directing, even acting – you name it, he did it. There aren’t too many go-getters like him left.
EDIT 04/10/13: Video has been removed by the user. My apologies!
This week’s video presents the TV movie Nightside (1980) in its entirety, apparently the pilot for a series that never materialized. Timothy first appears at about 1:03:30 as Slowboy, an ill-tempered pimp strung out on coke.
After being talked about the whole movie, it’s a bummer that Slowboy only gets about 3 minutes total screen time. Television legends Bernard L. Kowalski (director) and Stephen J. Cannell and Glen A. Larson (writers and executive producers) were at the helm.