Watch Timothy Olyphant’s First TV Appearance

Senior Pop Culture Editor
01.18.12 10 Comments

It’s a long way to Harlan County.

Sixteen years ago, Timothy Olyphant, who we love/know best as the badass hat-wearing Marshal Raylan Givens on “Justified,” made his first TV appearance in the short-lived CBS series, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The show starred Maria Bello and Scott “Fourth Best Star Trek Captain” Bakula as two secret agents who posed as a married couple. Olyphant appears in the pilot episode, as Scooby, Bakula’s assistant.

So many candlesticks next to so many bookshelves were pulled before we found the secret place in the Internet where this clip was hidden, but it’s totally worth it to see a soul-patched Raylan (and not a cool soul patch, like the one he rocked on “Deadwood”) wearing a Ying-and-Yang fish shirt. Did we mention his name’s Scooby?

The time sync’s a little wonky, but that’s what happens you’re dealing with a show that hasn’t seen the light of day since 1996.

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