"Who loves ya, baby?" - The Kojak Discussion Thread

DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
edited December 2022 in General Movies & TV Posts: 17,640
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"It does what it says on the tin, baby." *sucks on lollipop* :)

I'm currently watching the first season of Kojak on DVD for the first time so I thought that it might be fun to follow up on 'The Columbo Discussion Thread' with one on Lt Theo Kojak, as played by Telly Savalas in the original series that ran from 1973 to 1978 (and later Ving Rhames in the 2005 remake which lasted for one season).

So are there any Kojak fans in hiding here on MI6 Community?

I'd love to hear from you!

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Great show, still on ITV 3 in the afternoons. I really rate
    Telly Savalas as an actor,
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    Great show, still on ITV 3 in the afternoons. I really rate
    Telly Savalas as an actor,

    I really rate him too!

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    Great TV show which I loved to watch also. Many fun times growing up at home watching this show! :-bd
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    Savalas did a lot of films, but not many that were memorable. Aside from OHMSS, I enjoyed his performance as Maggott in The Dirty Dozen. Kojak was never one of my favorite series, but I didn't mind watching it if it happened to be on.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2016 Posts: 17,640
    Just bought Season 2 of Kojak as well. Watched the last of the 25 episodes first, 'I Want to Report a Dream', as it guest starred Columbo actress Ruth Gordon as a psychic who reports a dream she had of a murder. She'a a great actress who played Abigail Mitchell in Columbo: Try and Catch Me (1977).
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    In the 70s, "Kojak" was a much used nickname for any bald guy.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    In the 70s, "Kojak" was a much used nickname for any bald guy.

    In the 60s it was "Blofeld"...

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    I bought my best friend at school this board game as a birthday present.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    I bought my best friend at school this board game as a birthday present.

    You were clearly a good friend. There was a board game for Columbo too in the 1970s which is now highly collectable among fans:

    Columbo-Box-768x339.jpg.webp
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    In the 70s, "Kojak" was a much used nickname for any bald guy.

    It still was in the 1990s:

  • A Kojak with a Kodak!

    Where is that from ?
  • mattjoesmattjoes This is the boodanaychur.
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    Here in Chile, lollipops are called kojaks. I bet most of the youngsters here don't even know the origin of the term.

    I bought my best friend at school this board game as a birthday present.
    As you handed the gift, you obviously said "who loves ya, baby."

    Dragonpol wrote: »
    ?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.etsystatic.com%2F20938541%2Fr%2Fil%2Fb0fab9%2F3991822584%2Fil_794xN.3991822584_l8on.jpg&f=1&nofb=1&ipt=f3f5ec0b0b2b4274b59f6bc67fe42405100d852170e429bca2154850b3be9fdd&ipo=images
    I bought my best friend at school this board game as a birthday present.

    You were clearly a good friend. There was a board game for Columbo too in the 1970s which is now highly collectable among fans:

    Columbo-Box-768x339.jpg.webp
    Going to have to look this up.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited December 2022 Posts: 17,640
    A Kojak with a Kodak!

    Where is that from ?

    If you're talking about that clip it's from an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994) (or KMKYWAP for short).

  • Dragonpol wrote: »
    A Kojak with a Kodak!

    Where is that from ?

    If you're talking about that clip it's from an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994) (or KMKYWAP for short).

    There’s nothing about a Kojak with a Kodak in that clip.

    Here’s a hint. It’s a line from a movie.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    A Kojak with a Kodak!

    Where is that from ?

    If you're talking about that clip it's from an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994) (or KMKYWAP for short).

    There’s nothing about a Kojak with a Kodak in that clip.

    Here’s a hint. It’s a line from a movie.

    Ah, I see. Not familiar with that line but thought you were referring to that video I posted where Lt Col Kojak Slaphead III had the pictures of Telly Savalas on his shirt and rosette!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Meanwhile, in the 70s, Corgi had Kojak's Buick :

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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    A Kojak with a Kodak!

    Where is that from ?

    If you're talking about that clip it's from an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994) (or KMKYWAP for short).

    There’s nothing about a Kojak with a Kodak in that clip.

    Here’s a hint. It’s a line from a movie.

    Ah, I see. Not familiar with that line but thought you were referring to that video I posted where Lt Col Kojak Slaphead III had the pictures of Telly Savalas on his shirt and rosette!

    I think I've "got the photo". It's a line from the film Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and it's entered the lexicon in the US to refer to a camera trap operated by a speed cop.
  • Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    A Kojak with a Kodak!

    Where is that from ?

    If you're talking about that clip it's from an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994) (or KMKYWAP for short).

    There’s nothing about a Kojak with a Kodak in that clip.

    Here’s a hint. It’s a line from a movie.

    Ah, I see. Not familiar with that line but thought you were referring to that video I posted where Lt Col Kojak Slaphead III had the pictures of Telly Savalas on his shirt and rosette!

    I think I've "got the photo". It's a line from the film Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and it's entered the lexicon in the US to refer to a camera trap operated by a speed cop.
    Correctomundo, as the Fonz would say!!

    Yep it’s Jerry Reed (The Snowman) radioing ahead to Burt Reynolds (The Bandit) to warn him of a state trooper ahead with a radar gun - a Kojak with a Kodak! :)
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