Columbo! (Do you watch,which is your favorite)

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  1. Moriarty

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    I was introduced to Colombo with the revival movies in the '80s. I thought the way he messed with the guilty parties was the best thing ever. Always made me laugh, how smooth he was.
    I'm not a fanatic but if I remember also catching some old episodes here and there. I was never disappointed. I remember Colombo fondly.
    And now I'm off to YouTube...
     
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    Just One More Thing...... "Murder Under Glass", "Forgotten Lady" and the young & famous film director (based on Spielberg) made at Universal Studios..... "Murder, Smoke & Shadows"
     
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    Peugeot 403 cabriolet. I'd love one (in better condition than Colombo's).
    Bit of a Pug fan here
     
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    Coincidentally, just last week I was watching a series of Television Academy interviews with "Columbo" co-creator William Link.



    There are a lot of great Television Academy interviews on YouTube. One of them that I found surprisingly entertaining is a series with composer Mike Post. He's completely different than I had imagined him to be.

     
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    A favourite of mine. Never really liked the show until a few years ago when some channel was rerunning them. I got a DVD set but haven't had the time to see them all.


    Oh, yeah... Gee, I'm sorry to bother you but... I nearly forgot... I didn't tell you my favourite. Boy, that would be a shame if I didn't mention it, wouldn't it? Hmmm. I have to say l really liked so many.... (flips through notebook)... Lets see...
     
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    I've only seen a few of the episodes from the 90's, the second go round. those aren't so great. a couple were ok, but sorta weak overall.
     
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    Always enjoyed Colombo. The wife grabbed me a couple of DVD sets a while back. Throw one in once in a while.
     
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    The writers and/or Falk would deliberately put little signature bits into the scripts such as the aforementioned "Be seeing you'. They're fairly subtle which IMO adds to their charm...

    There's one in this clip.... Can anyone spot it??

     
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    i never knew till some years after that peter falk only had on eye. i only thought it was curious bec I had a gf that used to look at me like that with 2 good eyes :)
     
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    And that director was played by Fisher Stevens, almost unrecognisable as Ben Jabituya in 'Short Circuit'. (which has one of my all-time favourite lines: ''Escaped robot fights for his life!... film at eleven''.)
     
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    Falk, not Faulk.
     
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    We've always liked Columbo and have seen all episodes over the decades more than once.
    Several years ago we bought the complete Columbo DVD box set (Amazon) which does include the movies too.
    Great entertainment.

    "Just one more thing"....a good day to all.
     
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    Is it the sound of the lift / elevator doors closing on them (Enterprise-style) near the beginning? I'm stumped if not.
     
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    My folks got time the DVD’s for Christmas and I’ve watched it everyday since and put one in the DVD player before I go to bed, I haven’t watched too much of the first 3 seasons because they are the ones playing on Sunday nights now

    I’m surprised how many people here like columbo
     
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    Yeah I'm stumped too.
     
  16. chulaivet1966

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    If I were asked I would think Columbo was pretty well received.

    (Hmmm.....don't mean to hijack but are you a fan of Perry Mason?....we are.
    We have the complete DVD box set of the TV series too....I think it's 270 episodes.
    108$ on Amazon.
    I wasn't enamored with his later TV series/movies....Ironside.)

    Back to it....
     
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    By showing the crime at the beginning, the show avoids all the pitfalls of more traditional mysteries: a lack of focus, last minute twists, and most importantly- no way for the audience to follow along. I will take a Columbo marathon over SUV any say of the week!!!
     
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    After Columbo mentions suture... he then says (probably) Spock's most uttered word: fascinating.
     
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