Columbo

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  1. blunthead
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    I liked all of the Richard Levinson/William Link TV efforts, which include Murder She Wrote and Ellery Queen, and my favorite Anthony Hopkins movie and performance is Guilty Conscience, which they wrote.
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    No, not all the episodes are on Netflix. But, they have added more here recently.
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    As a matter of fact, I was recently watching the old Ellery Queens. Jim Hutton was so cute. How old was Tim when he died?
  4. blunthead
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    You mean Jim? Per Wikipedia he was 45 when he died. :(
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    How old did it say Tim was. Tim is Jim's son. Every time I see Tim in an SK movie, I think of Jim too.
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  6. blunthead
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    OIC. Tim was born in 1960 and Jim died in 1979, so Tim was 19.
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    Thanks blunty. For some reason in my mind, I had him a little kid. Tough age to lose a dad any way you look at it.
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  8. blunthead
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    Especially when he was only 45.
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  9. Tim D.
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    Some early episodes of Columbo were some of the first things that a fella by the name of Steven Spielberg directed. He went on to be kinda successful.
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I actually thought that was a Columbo too far.
  11. Tim D.
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    I remember reading a story many years ago about Peter Falk having dinner at a restaurant when his glass eye fell out into his bowl of soup. As he got it out, cleaned it off and put it back in, a nearby diner who had witnessed the whole thing nearly fainted.
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    I also loved Peter in Murder By Death. He played Sam Diamond.

    Sam Diamond: Look all over him.

    Dick Charleston: All over his body?

    Sam Diamond: Well, somebody's gotta do it. I'm busy standing guard.

    Dick Charleston: Why don't I stand guard? You look all over the body.

    Sam Diamond: All right, we'll take turns. You look over the first dead, naked body that we find and I'll look over the second.
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    :rofl:
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    Lepplady Well-Known Member

    Oh my WORD! Would you look at that panel!
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    I remember seeing a clip of Falk telling this story, but I can't find it.

    Having been rejected by the armed services (because of his false eye), he joined
    the Merchant Marine. There they don't care if you're blind or not,
    says Falk. The only one on a ship who has to see is the captain. And
    in the case of the Titanic, he couldn't see very well, either.

    After he was assigned to a ship, Falk walked into the sleeping quarters,
    which were empty, except for a big fat guy named Joe' who was sitting
    in the upper bunk across from mine. I don't know what got into me,but for
    some reason I decided to play a joke on him. So when he asked me how come a
    young kid like myself was in the Merchant Marine, I told him I had a slight
    physical problem. With that, I sat down in my bunk and took out my two
    front teeth -- at that time I had a bridge on my upper front teeth.
    Anyway, I took it out and laid it on the bench in front of my bunk. Then I
    reached in and took out my eye and dropped it on the bench next to my
    teeth. It made a nice sound effect. As Joe was doing a double take, I then
    bent over and with both of my hands pretended to be twisting my leg, as if
    I had a false leg, which I was unscrewing to take off. Suddenly Joe's
    face went white, and he leaped off his bunk and said, I'm going out on
    deck for awhile.'
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    Okay confession time. I had a crush on Petrocelli! I was an odd girl.
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    Tonight I watched Swan Song starring Johnny Cash.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

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