Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

It’s National Pancake Day! What better way to celebrate than with a nice hot stack of “super pancakes” served up by Danny, the (unfortunately racist) diner dude from the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle,” first broadcast on March 5, 1977. Here Danny reveals the secret ingredient that makes his “super pancakes” so super.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

I’m guessing a visit from the county health inspector is in Danny’s future. Dirty dining, indeed. Now let’s all go out and get some pancakes!

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

Today’s pic takes another look at the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle,” first airing on March 5, 1977. Racist diner owner Danny is telling the boys about his “super pancakes,” but Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) does not appear convinced.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

Glaser has been a reliable presence on television since the late 1960s. He is closely involved with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, co-founded by his late wife Elizabeth, who passed away from complications of the disease in 1994. He is now an accomplished author of young adult fantasy fiction. “The Velvet Jungle” airs this Friday, December 5th, on the El Rey network.

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

It’s been almost a year since we last checked in with Danny, the racially insensitive creator of “super pancakes,” and that just ain’t right! So here he is again, from the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle”. It was first aired on March 5, 1977.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

Earlier we got a glimpse of Danny’s secret ingredient and what makes his “super pancakes” so super when, in the midst of mixing the batter, he licked the whisk, then added more sugar and continued mixing. Keepin’ it classy, Danny!

Video of the Week: “The Velvet Jungle”

Sorry I missed the last couple days – still disorganized after our California adventure. But I finally got it together enough to post our Video of the Week, and it’s a good one. It’s part one of “The Velvet Jungle,” the Starsky and Hutch episode that first aired on March 5, 1977. It contains the entirety of Timothy’s priceless performance as Danny, the unfortunately racist creator of “super pancakes.”

He really puts himself into his work, doesn’t he? Heh. This episode was directed by Earl Bellamy, who also directed Tim the same year in Speedtrap. He and Tim shared a birthday – March 11. He directed gobs and gobs of television from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

Super pancakes, anyone? Today we take another look at Danny, the comical but racist diner proprietor from the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle,” first airing on March 5, 1977. Here we see him growling “El close-o!” to the frantic Latina woman who has just witnessed a murder and is pounding on his door trying to get some help, if that’s not too much to ask.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

Here’s another one you can view over at Amazon Instant Video. Timothy’s few minutes are absolutely priceless.

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.