Sunday, June 7, 2009

A JONES FOR INDY-TV

In "The Cost Of Living", an episode of 'CSI: NY', the murder victim was an archaeologist who took the name of "James Sutton". (His real name was Mitch Henson.) At the time of his death, Sutton was on the trail of the answer behind the disappearance and probable murder of Judge Crater back in the 1930's. He even found the Judge's pocket watch near FDR's long-abandoned personal train cars under the Waldorf-Astoria.

Seeing the body's old scars, Sutton's battered fedora, and hearing about his exploits at the nearby explorers' club, Investigator Stella Bonasera remarked:

Stella: Seems James fashioned himself a real Indiana Jones.

Mac: Until someone made this his last crusade.

Perhaps a better way to have described him would have been as "another Indiana Jones", or as "the next Indiana Jones", because the original Indiana Jones was real in Toobworld.

Four actors have played Indy on TV: Corey Carrier, Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, and Harrison Ford himself, who of course originated the role in the movies.

Stella didn't really mis-speak, but she could have chosen her words better. At any rate, there was no Zonk unearthed in this mention of Dr. Henry Jones.

BCnU!

6 comments:

P said...

You should choose your words better, you missed the first two "actors"to portray Indy on tv.

Toby O'B said...

Okay, P... enlighten me. To whom are you referring?

P said...

Why make it easy...ok I will,a cursory look at IMDB should help you.

Toby O'B said...

LOL! Well, I did that first before I asked. I got everybody from the TV series and that's what Toobworld is all about. We're not exactly like Wold Newton where you'd count everybody from video games and the movies, which is why I discounted River Phoenix.

Otherwise, nobody in the character name search for "Indiana Jones" jumped out at me as needing to be included....

P said...

For better or worse a child named Neil Boulane played "Baby Indy" and "Boutalat" is credited as "Toddler Indy" in the Young Indiana Jones episode: My First Adventure.

Trivially speaking...

Toby O'B said...

LOL! Okay, thanks for that, P! I'm glad the torture is over. Buwhahahaha! I'm going to look into this! Always room for another Indy post!