Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Scatman Crothers on TV

Day three of "Scatman Crothers Week!"

Scatman guest-starred on just about every TV show in the 1970's/early 80's, and co-starred on Chico and the Man for 65 episodes. Here's a smattering of his work...

Love, American Style (1969)
Scatman played the One Man Band in the segment "Love and the Dummies"...


Bewitched (1971)
Scatman plays a horse stable hand who catches Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) talking to a horse in the episode "Three Men and a Witch on a Horse"...


Kojak (1973)
Scatman played hustler/informer Gaylord Fuller in the episode "The Corrupter"...


Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Scatman played voodoo shop owner Uncle Filemon in the episode "The Zombie"...


The Odd Couple (1974)
Long before Seinfeld became famous for shooting an entire episode waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, The Odd Couple filmed an entire episode waiting in a subway car. Scatman played the Blind Man in "The Subway Story"...


Sanford and Son (1975)
Scatman played Fred Sanford's (Redd Foxx) long-time friend Bowlegs in the episode "The Stand-In"...


Chico and the Man (1975)
Scatman played Louie the garbage man on Chico and the Man from 1974 to 1978. In the episode "The Invention", Ed (Jack Albertson) and Chico (Freddie Prinze) are taken for $500 when they try to patent Ed's invention of a motorcycle with training wheels.


Starsky and Hutch (1977)
Scatman played Huggy Bear's (Antonio Fargas) friend Fireball in the episode "Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road"...


Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1977)
Here's Scatman and LaWanda Page roasting Angie Dickinson on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts...


Charlie's Angels (1978)
Here's Scatman again with Dean Martin in Las vegas, playing Jip Baker in the Charlie's Angels episode "Angels in Vegas"...


The Love Boat (1978)
Scatman guest-starred on two episodes of The Love Boat. Here, Scatman does a little hambone, playing Virgil 'Scattergun' Gibson in the episode "Isaac's History Lesson"...


The Incredible Hulk (1979)
Scatman played theatre owner Edgar McGee in the episode "My Favorite Magician" – which was a nod to Ray Walston's other TV show "My Favorite Martian".


Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1980)
Set in 1935 Tennessee, Scatman plays a pitcher when a town integrates its baseball team, in the episode "Black Travelers"...


Magnum, P.I. (1981)
Scatman played Tickler, the piano player, in the episode "Lest We Forget"...


The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981)
Scatman once again associates himself with The Harlem Globetrotters (click here for past connections), this time as their coach Dewey Stevens...


Taxi (1983)
Jim (Christopher Lloyd) gives each of the cabbies $1000 to give to someone in need. Tony (Tony Danza) spends it on Walt (Scatman), in episode "A Grand Gesture"...

3 comments:

Pete said...
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Pete said...

I remember that Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode quite well considering its been like 30 years since I've seen it. lol

Rosemary said...

That was my favorite Odd Couple episode ever!

"You can see this dog?"

"Big dog."