2 safe-crackers realize too late that the lookout on their jewel store burglary is no longer looking out, he's absconded with the most valuable jewels. The double-crosser bursts into ...
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2 safe-crackers realize too late that the lookout on their jewel store burglary is no longer looking out, he's absconded with the most valuable jewels. The double-crosser bursts into Mother's nightclub, interrupting Mother's Louis Armstrong-style rendition of "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home," to beg Peter Gunn to protect a mysterious 4th conspirator, Timothy, so he and Timothy can catch a train out of town the next morning. Before Gunn can meet Timothy, the double-crosser flees. The 4th conspirator, waiting in the alley, is a trained seal, on a leash. Lt. Jacobi seals off the train station because the whole situation smells fishy. Written by
It is worthy to note the uncanny resemblance to the Vladamir Sokolawsky character (who would reprise this role in another episode) to that of Peter Sellers characters in future Blake Edwards collaborations. See more »
Tongue-in-cheek episode that's more amusing than dramatic. Even the standard fisticuffs are brief. However, if you've got tender ears, you might come prepared. Mother (Emerson) belts out a couple of ditties like there's no tomorrow, while eccentric artist Vladimir (Corden) combines exotic sounds into shrieking results. And mustn't forget Timothy the lovable seal who provides his own sound effects. Yes indeed, producer Edwards knew that colorful characters can more than compensate for formula plots. In fact the series was premised on that idea. Oh yes, the plot's something about a jewel robber double-crossing his two henchmen and then feeding the stolen jewels to Timothy in order to smuggle them out of the country. Now that's not one to think about, especially not at dinnertime. Anyhow, in my little book, it's a highly entertaining 30-minutes as long as you're not expecting a heavy dose of thick-ear.
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