Tee Hee played by Julius W. Harris is the fourth villain of Live And Let Die. This intimidating character confronts Bond when he is taken to see Mr Big.
Tee Hee renders Bonds gun useless by bending the barrel using a prosthetic hook in place of an arm. Tee Hee is later seen in one of the highlights of the film. Bond is taken to a farm owned by Kananga, but on this farm trespassers will be eaten. After Tee Hee gives Bond a guided tour of this crocodile and alligator haven he maroons Bond on a small island in the middle of a lake of crocs. In a short but impressive sequence, Bond escapes by jumping over the backs of a number of crocodiles to reach land. Tee Hee returns in the films climax where he fights with Bond aboard a speeding train – perhaps the inspiration for a similar sequence in The Spy Who Loved Me. Before he is strangled by Tee Hee’s steel arm, he manages to cut the arms wire attaching it to a rail, then sending Tee Hee minus an arm, flying out the window.
Tee Hee is a classic Bond villain and is played purely for comic, but great effect in Live And Let Die. A larger than life character, Tee Hee sports a steel arm with deadly gripping hook after an encounter with a crocodile took his whole arm off. An amusing character, Tee Hee finds amusement in nearly anything and has chance to deliver some of the films best quips. §