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Whose your favorite 60’s/70’s t.v detective/ P.I?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fretting out, Nov 23, 2020.

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Favorite t.v detective/p.i?

  1. Columbo

    52 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. Cannon

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. Mannix

    9 vote(s)
    6.6%
  4. Kolchak

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. Barnaby Jones

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  6. Magnum

    12 vote(s)
    8.8%
  7. Rockford

    54 vote(s)
    39.7%
  1. DougM

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    I love a lot of them, but of the choices you gave us, it's gotta be Jimmy, and they were all 70s BTW, no 60s were there, and you left out several 70s ones too. And Magnum was the 80s.
     
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    Lance White, he was the fiction of fiction, Rockford couldn't catch a break.
     
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    Don't forget Nero Wolfe, although the good one with Tim Hutton and Maury Chaykin came much later. It was tried unsuccessfully twice earlier, once with William Conrad as Wolfe. f5ba3fb68972d17d1e4acf9074e2f0ea.jpg NW 2.jpg NERO_WOLFE_Maury_Chaykin_Timothy_Hutton.jpg
     
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    Dammit! Didn't read the whole thread. But I did recall Lance White without effort while I still forget everything else. Also I remember Rockford's scorn for "hunches". Really memorable episode.

    Other than that Columbo wins for me because I can't stand Rockford's harmonica saturated theme song.
     
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    I tried watching Colombo on one of the cable channels before I dumped the cable in favor of streaming. Combined with the long commercial breaks and how long it took him to get going, I just couldn't do it. I used to like Colombo, but he did take forever to get to the point, on anything.

    I really like the original b&w Mannix. I never really cared much for detective shows, I was always more interested in westerns.
     
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    Sometimes it takes a while for Columbo to appear, my parents got me the series on DVD last year, I watch him every week even though I’ve seen all of them, with 90 some episodes it takes a while to cycle back through

    The local “ME T.V” plays Mannix but I usually Don’t wake up till Cannon is on, I dig William Conrad, I learned the other day he was a fighter pilot during the war and he was also one heck of an angler, although I saw a movie he directed/produced the other day and it was terrible

    I haven’t seen the black and white Mannix yet

    I guess I’m just too young to get the westerns although I like the Rifleman from time to time
     
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    Cannon could chase anybody down with that big Continental and pin them against something. Took him a few minutes to get out of the car, but he always pinned his man.
     
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    I voted for Rockford, but Hawaii 5-0 had the best theme music by a million miles. When I was a kid I always insisted on listening to the theme before switching the channel to whatever it was the adults wanted to watch.
     
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    And he kicked major bottom usually with karate chops thrown in for good measure
     
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    I just realized I've made a mistake on who I was watching in B&W. It was Mike Connors, but Tightrope was the name of the series. To tell you the truth, I wasn't real big on Connors in Mannix. I just got it mixed up there but when you posted, I realized my mistake.

    Now how could you not like a cowboy like this?

     
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    Johnny Staccato.
     
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    I'm sorry, but Peter Gunn had the best theme song, followed by the Pink Panther. Gotta love Henry Mancini!
     
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    Sledgehammer, i know its '80 cheeze but:rolleyes:
     
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    D*mn it, someone beat me to this!!!

    Just this...FTW!
     
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    It would have to be a Quinn Martin production.
     
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    Glad someone mentioned Baretta and Starsky/Hutch. There was McCloud, too. If I remember correctly one of the networks had a weekly detective series that would alternate among Columbo, Night Stalker, McCloud, and maybe a couple others....?
     
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    Rockfish, hands down - I mean, Rockford. That theme song was pretty cool for the time, too. ;-)

    Just one more thing, sir/ma'am... Columbo is a close second. ;-)
     
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    Same here. I also tried to watch some Rockford Files a few years ago on some free streaming thing - it was almost painful. Most of those 70s shows are so dated now in production and in plausibility they're beyond watchable, lol
     
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