This week’s video accompanies the wonderful article by filmmaker Andre Perkowski (and was also created by him) that provided our Quote of the Week last Sunday. It comprises scenes from Timothy’s last television appearance in the Airwolf episode “Tracks” (3.22.1986) overlaid with the audio from Morgan Morgan’s near-soliloquy from Minnie and Moskowitz (1971). The result is surrealism at its finest. Enjoy!
Kicking off the week is another look at the Airwolf episode “Tracks,” first airing on March 22, 1986. Prof. Paul McClelland, aka “The Cat Man,” is picking off folks he considers a threat to mountain wildlife with a rather fearsome hunting bow. It was Timothy’s last television appearance.
This post is “dedicated” to a most loathsome individual who shall remain nameless.
The final days of 2014 see us revisiting the Airwolf episode “Tracks”. Timothy’s final television appearance first aired on March 22, 1986. As self-styled wildlife protector “The Cat Man,” Tim gets lots of mostly silent screen time and many good close-ups as he meanders maniacally through the mountains. (Alliteration for the win!)
In the director’s chair for this episode was veteran film and television stunt man Ron Stein. He’s been in the business since 1964 and was still doing stunt work as of 2013. That’s dedication for you right there. His work on Airwolf alone brought him a Stuntman Award on the very day this episode was broadcast.
It may seem silly, but the passing last night of feline internet legend Colonel Meow has me in a deep funk. As one of his many loyal minions, I wanted to honor him today by posting another pic from the Airwolf episode “Tracks.” It first aired on March 22, 1986, and was Timothy’s last television appearance. He portrays eccentric Professor Paul McClelland, the local legend known as “The Cat Man.” Unfortunately, the professor ventures far beyond eccentricity when he goes to murderous lengths to protect the wild mountain cats that he loves and considers family.
Tim was a great lover of animals, both on-screen and off. I’m sure that he too would be mourning the passing of the Colonel. We raise a glass of scotch in your honor, Colonel Meow. May you gather even more minions beyond the Rainbow Bridge and find grand success in a slight paradigm shift – afterlife domination.
Today’s pic is another from “Tracks,” the Airwolf episode that first aired on March 22, 1986. In Timothy’s last television performance he portrays Prof. Paul McClelland, aka “The Cat Man,” an unbalanced recluse who protects the wild mountain cats he loves with a gigantic hunting bow.
The actor with his back to the camera is John Dennis Johnston, veteran character actor since the 1970s. He seems to specialize in shady characters and authority figures, mostly on TV but in film and on stage as well. He was declared legally blind in 1995, but he’s still hard at work.
Today we revisit the Airwolf episode “Tracks,” first airing on March 22, 1986. Timothy’s last television role was that of Prof. Paul McClelland, aka “The Cat Man,” who hides out in the woods and aims a giant hunting bow at anyone he perceives as a threat to the wild cats in the area.
I was hoping against hope that Tim might share a scene here with series regular, the incomparable Ernest Borgnine, but alas, it was not to be. The episode was directed by long-time actor and stunt man Ron Stein.
Our pic of the day revisits the episode of The New Mike Hammer known as “Cold Target.” It was first broadcast on December 1, 1984. Timothy is reformed killer Kenny the Knife, hanging out at Skid Row missions and keeping Hammer (Stacy Keach) up to speed on the word on the street.
Tim’s two appearances as Kenny on Hammer were among his last for television. His final TV role was as Professor McClelland, “the Cat Man,” in the Airwolf episode “Tracks” in 1986.