"Just One More Thing..." - The COLUMBO Discussion Thread

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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Good BBC Radio 2 interview with Peter Falk:


    I love Peter Falk! He was the best!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited April 2023 Posts: 17,923
    Movie Man Eric: Columbo - One More Thing - Documentary

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Columbo is always stuck in my TV.

  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mattjoes wrote: »
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    That's great artwork there, @mattjoes, for a Top 10 Columbo episode. Robert Culp is by far my favourite guest star. Such a great actor.
  • edited May 2023 Posts: 2,161
    I’ve got to get back into this discussion. And part of the way to do that is re-watch the whole thing again. It’s been about seven years since I’ve done so. I used to watch it when I was a kid in the early 70s.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
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    That's great artwork there, @mattjoes, for a Top 10 Columbo episode. Robert Culp is by far my favourite guest star. Such a great actor.

    Thank you. One of my favorite episodes for sure. The back-and-forth between Culp and Falk is insanely good.

    "Right or left? You didn't tell me where the murder was committed so I couldn't possibly know which way to go.

    Nice try though."
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Thought the Peter Falk fans here might like this.
    Source: https://www.birgitvlk.com/beruehmtheiten#/columbo-und-hund/

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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Excellent work @mattjoes also one of my favorite Columbo films.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited May 2023 Posts: 17,923
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I’ve got to get back into this discussion. And part of the way to do that is re-watch the whole thing again. It’s been about seven years since I’ve done so. I used to watch it when I was a kid in the early 70s.

    That's something I need to try some time soon. Watching them all in order from the start to the finish. I've actually never done that. It'd be a great way to watch the Columbo character progress as the long-running series goes along. I look forward to your comments as you rewatch then all in order, @Birdleson. I've been a Columbo fan since I was a child too, albeit in the early 1990s. I remember my late father letting me sit up late to watch the new Columbo episode premieres on ITV around the 1994 mark. He liked Columbo too and really got what the show was about. On the other hand he disliked Quincy as being too smug and full of himself. I think Columbo's meekness and politeness appealed to him, as it does to me.
  • edited May 2023 Posts: 2,161
    I didn’t like QUINCY. The only problem with watching COLUMBO in order is that the quality goes down in the later ones. So all the real fun is over with early.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited May 2023 Posts: 17,923
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I didn’t like QUINCY. The only problem with watching COLUMBO in order is that the quality goes down in the later ones. So all the real fun is over with early.

    No, neither do I. It's probably not the best show for someone who is squeamish like me, either. Plus, the smug know-it-all nature of the central character is off-putting.

    I get what you mean about Columbo - the 1970s classic episodes are definitely the best the series has to offer.
  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    Excellent work @mattjoes also one of my favorite Columbo films.
    Thanks!

    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I’ve got to get back into this discussion. And part of the way to do that is re-watch the whole thing again. It’s been about seven years since I’ve done so. I used to watch it when I was a kid in the early 70s.

    That's something I need to try some time soon. Watching them all in order from the start to the finish. I've actually never done that. It'd be a great way to watch the Columbo character progress as the long-running series goes along
    That would be really interesting to do.
  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/XvuYSmMfLFI

    "But why did you call it oven, when you of in the cold food, of out hot eat the food?"

    What?!

    Keep talking nonsense, Lieutenant, and I'll have to have a little chat with your superiors.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/XvuYSmMfLFI

    "But why did you call it oven, when you of in the cold food, of out hot eat the food?"

    What?!

    Keep talking nonsense, Lieutenant, and I'll have to have a little chat with your superiors.

    Those videos are great. They're always good for a laugh.
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    mattjoes wrote: »

    Agree! This paints Patrick in an unflattering light. Course he was one of the few actors to audition for James Bond the first time around. Can you imagine the fights he'd have with Cubby and Harry? He seemed to want creative control and exerted it at every step.
  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    thedove wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »

    Agree! This paints Patrick in an unflattering light. Course he was one of the few actors to audition for James Bond the first time around. Can you imagine the fights he'd have with Cubby and Harry? He seemed to want creative control and exerted it at every step.

    I guess he just didn't want to be a Prisoner of someone else's creative control.

    I've just realized the comments section of that article links to another, far more positive account of Columbo screenwriting:

    https://www.michael-sloan-equalizer.com/young-man-with-a-dream.html
  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    Columbo's methods don't work in every situation.

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Columbo's methods don't work in every situation.


    Columbo would be a fish out of water in that kind of story. Though crazies and dope addicts etc. are referred to in Columbo they're never the social strata that the killer comes from.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    There's always...

  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    The bane of George Wendt's existence.
  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    An exciting thread has been ruined by the presence of this...

    LIQUID
    FILTH!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 2023 Posts: 17,923
    "Where did you keep it? On top of the stove?!"

  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    Featuring Vito Scotti doing what he knows best: hamming it up!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited September 2023 Posts: 17,923
    mattjoes wrote: »
    Featuring Vito Scotti doing what he knows best: hamming it up!

    Yes, he was a great recurring cameo guest star. I think my favourite role of his was as Thomas Dolan - the "wino" in Negative Reaction (1974).

    "That is the prevailing theory."
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    Wasn't he also a tailor in the episode featuring Jackie Cooper? He played the characters so well.

    I had forgotten the swill and lip smacking of him and the wine steward at the end of that scene! Fantastic stuff. I almost wish we had seen whether they concurred with Adrian or Columbo but better we are left to our own imagination!
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    thedove wrote: »
    Wasn't he also a tailor in the episode featuring Jackie Cooper? He played the characters so well.

    I had forgotten the swill and lip smacking of him and the wine steward at the end of that scene! Fantastic stuff. I almost wish we had seen whether they concurred with Adrian or Columbo but better we are left to our own imagination!

    Yes, he was. He was in quite a few Columbo episodes, including one of the newer ones, Murder: A Self Portrait (1989) where he played a character called Vito. He also played an undertaker in Swan Song in a funny scene where he tried to sell a funeral package to a very reluctant Columbo!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    You wouldn't like him when he's angry:

  • mattjoesmattjoes At my most trollish behavior
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    You wouldn't like him when he's angry:


    I'm happy to bother you
    I'm gonna tell you what I paid for my shoes
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