Finishing up the work week is another look at “The Blue Angels,” the episode of Charlie’s Angels that first aired on May 4, 1977. Timothy is about to get shot by Ed Lauter in the first few minutes of the episode. I have no idea what happens after that. With no Tim, I just lost interest.
I really should give this episode another chance, given that it was directed by the great Georg Stanford Brown. Known mostly for his fine acting, he’s also an accomplished director of series television and made-for-TV movies. He’s even voiced a video game character or two. Tim would have been a great voice-over artist, I think.
Today’s pic is another of Timothy’s fleeting appearance in “The Blue Angels,” the episode of Charlie’s Angels that first aired on May 4, 1977. He appears at the beginning of the episode, has a brief exchange with the late great Ed Lauter, gets shot by him, and dies. Don’t ask me what happens after that; I lost interest.
Directing this episode was the great Georg Stanford Brown, seasoned veteran of films and television since the 1960s and still active today. He has nearly as many directing credits as acting credits, and is equally skilled at both.
We continue this week’s death scene theme with “The Blue Angels,” the episode of Charlie’s Angels that first aired on May 4, 1977. I posted this one a few months ago, but how could I not include it in an examination of Timothy’s death scenes? He shows up at the beginning of the episode, Ed Lauter shoots him, he dies quite memorably (as you can see), and the episode goes downhill from there.
Lauter has certainly carved a niche for himself in the Character Actor Hall of Fame, right alongside Tim. He’s been an unmistakable presence in many a film and television show since the early 1970s and is still going strong today. He enjoys playing bad guys. “I like those roles. Lee Marvin once told me, ‘When you play a heavy, every once in a while make the audience like you a little bit. Then they’ll think, ‘Wait a minute, he’s not such a bad guy. Did you see the way he petted that dog?'” Sounds like someone else we know…
Our pic for this “Black Friday” is Timothy’s death scene from “The Blue Angels,” the episode of Charlie’s Angels that was first broadcast on May 4, 1977. This is actually what I look like (in my head, at least) whenever someone suggests to me that the only way to kick off the holiday season is to get up at 4:00 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving and beat down the door of some big box chain store in order to be the first one on my block to load up on cheap plastic crap from China.
Tim’s teeth were one of the eight wonders of the world, as far as I’m concerned. He always gave his all in his death scenes. He really makes you feel it.
Today we take another look at “The Blue Angels,” the Charlie’s Angels episode that was first aired on May 4, 1977. Timothy only appears in the first few minutes. This is how he ends up, unfortunately.
He got a much more important role in his second appearance on the show later that year, in the episode “Angels on Ice.” “The Blue Angels” was directed by the prolific television actor and director Georg Stanford Brown.
Today’s pic is from the Charlie’s Angels episode “The Blue Angels,” which is not about the flight exhibition team I used to watch every year at the Navy base where I grew up (I wish it were), and which was first broadcast on May 4, 1977. Tim plays another character named Bert (or maybe it’s Burt). He gets killed in the first few minutes of the show.
I have no idea what happens in the rest of the episode. After Tim gets killed, I lost interest. Sigh.