TRAFFIC LIGHT "Help Wanted" Episode 13 – Daryl "Chill" Mitchell has one of those faces that you kind of know, sort of recognize and remember, but can’t quite place his name. And sure, I’d seen theHouse Party movies, but ages ago, and a very forgettable 10 Things I Hate About You, and even the vaguely-funny John Larroquette Show. So he was a dude I sort of knew, but sort of didn’t.
"Chill" shows up in a wheelchair on this season-ending (and series-ending) episode of Traffic Light, and I’m thinking, I know that guy, funny dude… and he sure gets along well in that wheelchair!
Come to find out the actor has actually been wheelchair-bound since 2001 after a biking accident with spinal cord damage. D’oh! But he’s really damned good. His comedic timing is impeccable; sort of the bizarre love-child an impossible union between Bernie Mac (R.I.P.) and Chris Tucker might produce. And dude did a stint on The Cosby Show; you can’t get much better sitcom grooming than that. Read More...