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"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
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"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"With her. Not only at the question that at the funeral for her family patios into this. She responded well so well that some of the people's funeral foot detectives. Frank deluca liuqiu see. Was this handsome guy. Spending a lot of time with her and people who hadn't met him but it heard about him for mary and other family members thought. Well that must be pettis older lover when in fact it was one of the detectives. Deluca was there but he stayed in the back and said very little. This guy was not only vicious and immoral but just a coward. Patty see mostly focused on herself at the funeral. Sh actually did some joking and the flirting and went out for smokes with that handsome detective but she vacillated between this happy go lucky woman and a woman deep in the depths of despair at one point she dramatically threw herself over the coffins and loudly sobbed but the detectives at this point side is quite a performance. Yeah so one week. After the discovery of the colombo families bodies a man came forward after hearing reward being offered and he said a iota. Check in on this guy lanny. Who is the would be hitman so a team of investigators watched the home of lanny mitchell. They waited for a couple hours. And then a chevy. Vega pulled into the driveway when they approached him and asked if he knew patti colombo. He got visibly pale. He soon confessed. City admit patty in the fall of nineteen seventy five. She had asked him to get her gun and then she asked him to kill her parents her brother she had promised to pay ten thousand dollars for each of the three members of the family and payment for the murders was to be made from the proceeds of the insurance and the family of state. So here this guy said that she wanted him to kill michael here so at some point. Her ideas about this changed from. Don't hurt my brother to kill all three of them. Patty wanted the killings to occur near a holiday and she wanted to be there at the time of the killings. Now i don't know what's with that i'm just the more i read about this. The more psychotic. I think that she is yes. You are right. I am right so patty her boyfriend. Frank wanted the killings to be done a. Sap patio told the lanny to enter through the patio doors which she would leave unlocked now. Mary colombo sister told detectives one evening after he came by. Get something from the home mary. It found the patio doors unlock- then she had locked them. Yes so patty was definitely ready to do this and went through with it. She was very shocking and just days after that she was charged with three counts of first degree murder. It was may fifteenth in the early morning when police knocked on her apartment door and told her they had a search warrant..
"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"All around his body were pieces of glass. There was a lamp shade ripped and bloodied nearby but the lamp was gone and while they were looking they found four human teeth in the carpet. Now mary's body was lying in front of an open bathroom door with a wound. Cut all the way across her throat and her face was covered with hardened lead she had a gunshot wound between her is now her head appeared to also been bashed in with a kind of a square shaped blunt object. She still is wearing her diamond ring. So either this wasn't a robbery or the robbery it then. The office has got to the last bedroom in the house on the upper level and found the body of an adolescent boy who was eventually identified as their thirteen year. Old son michael colombo. His corpse was dressed in a white t shirt and blue sweatpants and is barefoot. His head like those of his parents was covered with blood lying next his body was a bowling trophy which is likely to be the square shape. Blunt weapon that had been used on his father his jess was completely covered with small slashes cuts and puncture wounds and the technicians. Also noted that michael had two very clear. Gunshot wounds in his head was just left over the left eye and the other the right side of the temple so this is just so horrible. I mean this one thing. It is horrible to kill people for money. And if michael had woken up and they killed him because he was a witness. That would still be horrible but to me. It's just shocking that they purposely killed the thirteen year old and not just killed him but what. She stabbed him almost one hundred times. It's not just the killing. His manner of killing yes. Investigators believe that it was patty. Who did that well. I mean look at the parents. To here's is dead. Shot in the head. Both parents shot in the head but also had throat slashed and they were battered. Saw overkill well then setting up the mob to look like she was raped. So it's really just makes me afraid of those people. They're much more horrible than even thought so. Pani wasn't arrested right. Away and deluca wasn't either after being notified about her entire family being murdered. Patty showed up for police interview. She was wearing a fredericks of hollywood type outfit and some heavy makeup. Look good when you're going to be questioned about your parents. Murder write it. She didn't seem terribly upset. And what she did is she began offering leads right away for who might have done these murders. She claimed that her father had ties to the mob and she said that he had run a mob chop shop for stolen cars which was behind the auto parts store where he was the manager but the police were quickly able to figure out that frank columbo had absolutely no ties to the mob. In fact he may have had a temper but he was an honest hardworking family man. So of course. The police were immediately suspicious of patty. In fact she was immediately. The prime suspect detectives when they were questioning. Paddy worked out a variation on the good cop bad cop routine and they called the boyfriend bad cop so they got a good looking. Detective to act enamored with patti.
"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"Refusing to come out so. Patty pleaded with her mother for help. She had dropped the charges against a father because she wanted to make immense. She and frank deluca would be getting married in june or july. After his divorce from maryland was final they would be starting over together and by the way they'd also like to have a baby of their own. I do have some sympathy for these parents. Because it's really out of their control and they feel like their daughters. Just going down a really bad road but mary tried to help. She agreed to try and help patch up between patty and her dad and despite all the difficulties she did want her only daughter to be happy so she promised to talk to her husband. But it just didn't work when patty returned a week later to talk feeling more optimistic about resolving this animosity between them. Her father again hit out in his bedroom. His compromise the only one he would ever consider was suggested to patty through mary so mary said your father says he's perfectly willing to start all over with you but only with you. He says if you'll come back home we can forget everything that's happened and start fresh so this wasn't going to happen. Patty was outraged at the mere suggestion. The conflict had nothing to do with her coming back home. Her home in her mind was with frank deluca because he was the man she loved and wanted to spend the rest of her life with so she said to her mom. Never that'll never happen and she left the house. You're so now we're in sort of a quandary. We well. I guess that deluca became really obsessed with thinking that he was going to be killed by. Frank columbo or what of his so called mobsters monster boys so over that summer of nineteen seventy five padding it with two men. One was a car salesman issue seduced and he was a shady character named lanny. asked him for gun and then she asked him if he would kill her parents. He said he would kill him. The price was ten thousand dollars per person so patty belushi found someone to kill your parents. But isn't that a huge leap. You try and make up with your parents and then the next thing you know. You're want to have them killed your well you know. He's stubborn. people on both sides there right. Yeah but that to me is just something that would never cross my mind to have someone killed where you're not eighteen nineteen years old. Well sure. But i don't think every eighteen or nineteen year old would do that either. There's something seriously wrong.
"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"Frank never had any intention of keeping his word not to have sex with patty in their home the agreement he had made with marilyn and it used help patty to move in with them just as a total lie so even though she was declining to have sex with the lucan his home. He was a persistent bugger. he told. Patty didn't count if they're the only two home at the time. I like that reasoning. Yeah that's the whole thing is crazy so eventually they started having sex in the deluca home and eventually they had managed to have sex in every room of the house. Patty went to see your father and she told him she wanted to move out of the deluca and get her own place frank. It hoped that she would return home but he figured anything to get her away from deluca. Yeah so after patricia. had leftover. Mary had finally told her husband about the rumors about deluca patty. It was better to hear from her than someone outside the house. She decided and of course he was beside himself. This was this little girl and this guy was only a little bit younger than frank columbo. So patricia dad was happy to pay her rent. He said if it meant that she would leave deluca. Finally it was looking to him. Like patricia was moving her life into the right direction. One evening patricia was watching tv in her new apartment. When deluca rang the doorbell she had called him with her new address determined to go her own way with the strength of her own willpower. She had made her mind up not to have sex with him when he came over. But of course that didn't work what he did when he came over. That really stunned her and destroyed oliver plans for the future is he said. I leaving my family patricia. And getting a divorce. And i want us to get married so this was shocking to a lot of people over maryland. Thought this was just another affair and he'd get tired of her but he was going to leave his whole family for her. In at the same time deluca new marriage is a patio dreamed of.
"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"And she commented that the dha lucas look too young to have five children. That's when joy told patricia. That frank deluca was actually thirty five or thirty six years old. Not twenty eight but later on when patricia confronted him. Deluca wasn't even apologetic. E talked her into going to a motel with him that night so he could explain himself and his justification for all of his lies included that he had gotten married too young that they had too many kids and that he and his wife were no longer in love. He claimed that he hadn't had sex with maryland since he had met patricia. Anti told her that he had been falling in love with patricia. Almost from the first time he saw her working in corgis he claimed that he really hated lying to her but he was completely in love with her and he'd been terrified that he might lose her if she knew the truth. He said he did want to marry patricia. But it would look bad to the walgreens company if he left his family. Walgreens had subsidized his college education after he was injured and lost a football scholarship so they had a lot invested in him and he didn't want to lose this career and he said he was enough of an honorable man. He had to take care of his children and he didn't make enough money to support to households anyway so he had a lot of excuses. A lot of justifications there a bucket full that he did so even though he'd been lying to her since they first met. Patty forgave him. She was so in love with him. She felt that she really had no choice. And at the end of their conversation she confessed to deluca that she is only fifteen when they met and now who seventeen. So we have a little Session of truthfulness between the two of sort of yeah well before. She turned eighteen patricia. Mom mary had to have surgery for colon cancer. The surgery actually went better than expected and mary was expected to recover when she came home from the hospital. She was put on bedrest though for at least four weeks it. Patricia took on the responsibilities of preparing meals for her father and michael serving her mother her meals in her bedroom. Keeping the house. Clean and doing the family laundry patricia had to take care of her mother's colostomy bag which was of course no fun. Besides emptying in washing the bag she also had to take care of the store so mary was understandably upset about having this colostomy. It's a real blow to her self esteem and that made her a difficult patient so this was a lot for a seventeen year. Old girl the handle. Yeah shortly before her eighteenth birthday. Patty stole from some lockers. In the walgreens employee break room. Deluca had loaned her as master key which allowed her access the other lockers. Marian colombo recalled but they are unable to settle things without patty being arrested..
"columbo" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"She did enjoy school and because of her early years surrounded by adults by the time she hit school she already knew her numbers letters shapes and colors. Patty like to help other kids. Who might be having difficulty with the school work and sometimes over dinner. She would complain to repairs about the kids weren't up to snuff at least according to her although she still in kindergarten. She told her parents that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up in the first grade patty began going to saint carmichael on tuesday and thursday afternoons for catechism and she found the nuns to actually be nicer than her teacher at the elementary school. Who sometimes didn't have a lot of patience with the kids. The sisters always seemed to be in a good mood so her dream switched from being a teacher to being a non when she grew up and she would tell this to her family and you know she was just the center of attention. They thought it was adorable. Sure in all of her life. She was the center of the adult attention. When an adult went shopping they were happy to take her with them and she rarely came home without something for herself. Mary sometimes complain to frank that patty was being spoiled. She was like a princess. The hope was that a younger sibling would spread the love a bit. And give patio less self-centered view of the world when asked if she preferred a baby brother or baby sister patio said she wanted a sister. The boys at school she thought were dirty and played rough. She didn't like it. She wanted a sister who would play school and dress up and imagination games like she liked so during the late months of mary second pregnancy had his uncle gusts often came to the apartment in the afternoon after she got home from school and took her off mary's hands he let her come along with him and his candy delivery route and patty loved it. The van smell of chocolate. And gus hit an eight track player so she could listen to music and they would ride to different parts of the city and into the suburbs. Your party really like the suburban deliveries most of the people. There lived in houses instead of apartment. Buildings had soft green lawns instead of front stoops and sidewalks. Suburban neighborhoods are open places..
Bruce Kirby, veteran character actor and father of Bruno Kirby, dies at 95
"Of a kind. Unoriginal. He will be missed. You would recognize him if you saw him. But if I say that Veteran character actor Bruce Kirby has died. You would? Probably a year ago. Who wan? Um, but we You saw his face. You'd know who he was. He's been on comes of TV shows on guy. I didn't know he was the father of Bruno Kirby. Really? Yeah. Who's dead? Also Bruce Cara Kirby, the veteran character actor, probably best known for playing. The gullible Sergeant George Kramer on the long running NBC series. Columbo has died. He was 95. Kirby excelled at playing authority figures during his more than five decades and show business. Died Sunday, according to his Son who isn't Bruno Kirby. John Kirby reported his death his older son after Bruno Kirby died in August from leukemia. At the age of 57. Theo. Elder Kirby also portrayed District attorney Bruce rode off on NBC's L. A law early in his career. He was one of the goofy cops from the Fictional 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Known as car. 54. Where are you starring the guy
'Columbo,' 'Murder, She Wrote' co-creator William Link dies
"Television writer and producer. William Link who created the iconic shows murder, she wrote, and Colombo has died. Here's Michael Castor. One other thing. The Emmy and Golden Globe winner earned his first writing credit in 1959, and over the next 50 years, he wrote her produced more than 70. TV shows and movies. Links Big first success. Columbo star Peter Faulk is a rumpled, apologetic police detective who always conflict killer who always appeared much smarter until Columbo nailed him. William Links other hit series murder, she wrote Start. Angela Lansbury is a senior citizen mystery writer who solved murders. His knees confirmed a variety. That link died Sunday in Los Angeles at age
NBC's Peacock streaming service hits nearly 22 million signups
"They've got a special offer for our listeners. So stay tuned after the show to find out more. Have you checked with the peacock streaming service? It's an NBC universal it launched earlier this year and I rather like it. It has lots of shows from NBC both new and old classics from the Universal Library from old chose like Columbo and murder. She wrote two movies that the Great Alfred Hitchcock made for the film studio. Peacock is the most recent of the new major streaming services to launch this year and many folks wonder if it will go the way of Qube, the ill-fated Streamer, which just announced that it would be shutting down by the end of the year. In an odd call with analyst recently, the CEO of NBC Universal Jeff Schell talked up peacock and said, it was the opposite of qube in netted has quote stuff people WanNa. Watch unquote and what is that specifically? Well, a little bit of everything shell mentioned premier league soccer NBC News programming shows that aired and other places before like yellowstone and Mr Mercedes along with reruns of thirty rock in the law and order series. Now, that's the good news the bad news for Shell. You can't watch peacock on the nation's number two streaming platforms Amazon prime video. It is available on Apple TV and Roku.
Kim Cattrall, actress and producer: I have self worth. And Im expensive.
"CAM drawl joins us on skimmed from the couch. She needs no introduction we are geeking out, but we will introduce her anyway she is a Golden Globe winning actress and producer you know her from her role as Samantha Jones on sex in the city and. She's The star and producer of the new series filthy rich on Fox which premieres on September twenty. First, we are so excited because we need some new shows in this Cogan, Environment Kim. Thank you so much for joining us today. welcomed the skimmed from the couch. Thank you for inviting man. It's good to be here. I will just say I'm geeking out 'cause I've loved you since Mannequin. So this is just So we're going to start the first question. We ask every guest, which is skim your resume for us. Oh my gosh. You know when I first started as an actress I was desperate to get credits and now I'm trying to eliminate. Oh well, you know they say don't have any regrets and I don't because even from jobs that I didn't particularly feel good about in retrospect I learned something it starts off with, of course, theater credits and commercial credits I remember getting a job on a lob laws commercial this Toronto. Before I came to the United States studied in the United States but then I went back up to Canada. And I had a clerk in a grocery store and William Shatner, he was sort of the MC selling the product and years. Later when I did a star trek movie with him, I said I. I, know you definitely don't recognize me I was shocked in. Clerk. Needless to say that's not on my resume anymore but. At the time I was doing a lunch hour theatre Gig you know and was making about one, hundred, fifty dollars every two weeks. So those those little jobs meant so much because I could I could keep in the theater I keep working as an actress and I was very grateful and when I brought it up, he simply smiled and said I don't remember. At least he was on. Yeah. So walk us through what was your big break? How did you go from the shopping clerk to being able to pick and choose what credits you have I did a show called scruples. First of all, I did a Columbo episode, which was kind of it was the hot hot show to to watch never mind beyond and they were waiting for another actress who just had dates and I was there I was told later on I was the first choice but they wanted to have some unknown entity is as an actor as one of the guest stars. And it was a really fun little role on this sort of passionate young girl who was in love with his older man. In a she was kind of nympheas but was very soulful. I got that job and Dan they were auditioning for this movie called scruples and that was really got everybody excited. It was based on a judith krantz novel was very soapy and fun and passionate. Packed with all kinds of wonderful personalities and actors and it was about Beverly Hills and it was we shot in nineteen seventy nine even before the glove, the eighties and more is more I played this kind of trouble Starlit who is bisexual and not that they really touched on that. You know very gingerly of course at the time, but it introduced me to a different level of just struggling and making due to being brought in the room because I had done that and and people like what I've done. So that was a marked difference, and then shortly after that, I did have a film called tribute and ticket to heaven and a lot of sort of films. What's one thing that we can't Google about you there's so much out there. But like what's the one thing that people would be surprised to know I think one of the things that people are surprised to know very recently is that I I am now an American citizen I think a lot of people associate associate me with being American and being a New Yorker of course, but I have just taken the plunge. So I can vote
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"An actor like Donald pleasants just Rome so far off the reservation you could never even hope to get him back. His roaring speeches and screens and sweaty beady eyed. Tyrannical rants are just a thing of incredible hilariousness. GotTa Watch that. Jonathan Demme interesting which one did he direct? He did murder under glass all about the cook is that another cooking? Is the restaurant critic isn't it? Yeah. Okay. Sound Right Richard Klein. WHO's that? Well, he was a fresh young face who became a Hollywood star on the in the years before World War Two alongside Mickey Rooney Babes on Broadway. For me and my Gal. He created Mickey Rooney show, and for Colombo dreaded dagger of the Mind Requiem for a falling star I. Think he's one of the best Colombo loves. and double exposure. which I believe is one of the one of the Bob. Episodes Or. You know the Jack Cassidy where's the evil photographer? I thought it was Robert CULP was the Eagle Eagle for its Robert CULP. Yes right. Like Robert culp in his ascot's as like the neighborhood photographers kind of swanning around as an important figure, right? Notable Director I'll give you just a couple more Norman Lloyd who is still with us at H. Two hundred. People remember Norman Lloyd as a as a doctor outlander on elsewhere. But Oh, yeah him. But he was very involved with way back in the forties with Orson Welles and the mercury. Theatre? interesting. I mean the guys just been and everything and he literally. I mean. He's got to be one hundred sell over one hundred years old. That's amazing. He's still alive ill, still alive. I just saw on TV some last year mazing wearing a barack. Love it. I'm waiting for your Beret face to Dr. Sam wanamaker. Sam, want father of Zoe wanamaker. Why don't know who is children are Sam wanamaker was a ah did a both the Hollywood film Diana. TV Guy for a long time in the sixties and seventies now help me on here your movie Quentin Tarantino once upon a time. In Hollywood, Hollywood. Yeah. The the director of the Western. Yeah. Supposed to be based on the fact that the character is called Sam wanamaker. Yes. It's not Sam wanamaker who died in the eighties maybe but it's supposed to be the characters Sam wanamaker. Yeah. But who is the actor? Who Plays Sam Wanamaker? In once upon a time in Hollywood yeah. I got confused because I thought it was Sam WanNa make. But then I just found out this morning that he's been dead for. Forty years. He seemed like a guy who is a movie director playing a movie Anyway he did a Colombo Wilson. He's Friedrich von. TRAPP. A really, yes. That can't be. He is Friedrich von. TRAPP. In the sound of music and Peter Parker Spider man on the television series. The amazing spider. What's his name?.
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"Is regarded by many people as one of the best in the history of news. This was murdered by the book It's a great episode. It's the great episode I mean everything really good. It was all right there you know as far as the setup. you know a Colombo and the arrogant rich guy in the way that the show was put together all the pieces were there from the very first episode didn't evening adult. NOPE end. The direction is is apparent. You can tell that Spielberg has chops even though it's very one of the very first things he directed. Let's start with Colombo himself because Peter Falk draft blueprint for murder I think he only did one. That's the only one This I was surprised by didn't know this Nicholas Cola Santo coach from cheers. Yeah. What he did the Johnny cash episode. Corrected. That, and he also directed the attitude in black the the of episode that oh I thought Cavities directed that Oh. Well, I have a mind. Yeah. I think you're you must be right maybe directed something else it's possible I didn't have cassidy's as director maybe on media I made that up. Yeah no Nicholas close onto was a TV director but apparently drafted a ton of things mccloud ironside chips Sudan's we say that Risky Notch Ben, Gazzara share. How's that? For a weird crossover Ben bizarro directed two episodes troubled waters and a friend indeed both very good did. Ben Gazzara do. Heavy. On any any academic episodes you cannot act as a heavy that's very interesting. So. Of course. McGowan. Going directly Fi. Directed five I mean McGowan. Is Essentially. Like. Probably the third leg of the columbine trying goal really like. He's so involved not only portraying the killer in many many episodes but directing five episodes over twenty five years is pretty impressive Leo. Penn. father of Sean and Christopher Pen and musician Michael Penn Yeah. Very famous director he directed three episodes of Columbo. Including, what to me is the most over the top episode which I believe me I don't say that lightly but any old port in a storm is Donald pleasants episode where he's one half of a brotherly duo that owns a vineyard. And it's show unbelievably ridiculous. The Heights to which Donald pleasants himself to go as an actor is really something to marvel at and be impressed by is a good episode. It's. I mean it's good for watching..
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"Katie, Seghal of married with Children Sheriff Phil Children Fame played a secretary candidate for for a crime. Season Three. PAT. Morita. Of Karate kid fame sure. He was some sort of a maybe. A I don't know he was the Butler or something in the in black of he was John's cavities. Basically, he was the guy who answered the door he answered the door. Yes because as you know, all conductors have mansions in Los Angeles. Ed Begley Junior. Plays a cop in season seven episodes. Great. He's great. There's a couple of people. Again, these are people who as extras. On credit in the show, Jeff Goldblum appears in an episode judge. Appears in an episode not as name characters. They're. You know they're actually back around people and. I would be malpractice not to mention the appearance of Sorel book as the. Record. Executive Emma Swan one of the great cameos in the history of Colombo and. Another episode really worth checking out because it's It's An Atypical Colombo to me for some reason, because of the star power of Johnny cash like it just Johnny cash is such a presence that it's one of the rare Colombo's where. I think the guest star. Johnny cash is not a great actor. I don't mean that disparagingly that's not his day job. But he so larger than life and. Likable yet has a core of menace and darkness that. It's it's an atypical episode in Sorrel. Book appears is a Weirdo round rimmed glasses wearing manager who shot like extreme close ups in what's supposed to be some kind of sixties psychedelic thing I don't know what the Hell's going on with. No sorrel book as a boss Hog on the dukes of Hazzard. Signature role this was very different. Very, different work for him in that in the in his columbo episode what was his interest in the Johnny cash character I don't know again I thought he was like a record executive of the which is sort of standing there staring at Johnny cash yeah, it was odd. Really Weird episode. Anyone else. That's all I had. You have other people that would you know it's a good segue into the next question, which is what other notable directors directed, and of course, very famously Spielberg directed the very first episode of Columbo murder by the book in Nineteen Seventy One and it was one of Spielberg's very first directing credits. This was kind of after Spielberg had been found. and cultivated I think in the universal system, right? Like that's where his his mentor was. He was put into work directing television series did also did some Marcus welby which you know. Ironic, fan of in some segments of our. So Spielberg I just want to mention this as a as a network TV historian. The idea that Steven Spielberg would have made the first non pilot episode of this show and that the episode that he made..
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"The. Nineties I believe somebody else took up the the property as far as the books and road all of. These. Stories which Colombo gets involved as at doing his detective work. With real life. crime is an so Colombo. Ripped from the headlines. So Colombo Solve, the Kennedy assassination Colombo Colombo, and the Charles Manson murders just no lines says finds out where Jimmy Hoffa is buried on the I don I don't support approve of that. You can't have Colombo without Peter Falk Full Stop period I'm I'm saying somebody out there in your in your. listenership. Is Missing Columbus off a like mystery novels. Maybe they get their jollies off of these these books which you can still find on Ebay very cheap. Okay maybe however also, Mrs Colombo shouldn't be because again part of the ethos of the series in part of the genius of the series is the character you never see anew new you're not even really sure exists that that is that is part of the DNA. You can't break that by then having Mrs Colombo Have Series I don't that doesn't work that. That is outside the universe for me of what makes this series special and it should eat her breaks. The Spanish. Should be said that this missed the Mrs Colombo I think maybe nine, hundred, ninety, one or nineteen, eighty, two on NBC. The producers of Colombo were completely against the idea Peer Fox is not on any of the episodes I mean it's it's a it's no longer this outside the universe and it's not very good either. Rick do I have to ask you if you're a Kate mulgrew I? Don't I know you are. But I'm. This Ryan's hope thing caught me off guard everybody else knows that Kate mulgrew captain Jane on Star Trek Voyager right kind of I'm kind of shocked at Cindy in would well, they say if so was her defining role. Maybe their soap opera viewers or maybe Cindy's a soap opera viewer. But of course, it's Janeway I mean that's the defining role period. So. Peer Fox real life wife was in at least one episode. Did she appear in more? Did they meet on the Colombo set I have no knowledge of any of this. I've done all the work on this. Okay. Who was she? Okay. Sarah Denise. Oh. Okay. Sure Boys. So she was she was she was in a lot of TV shows for many many years right when she was a character actress before. before to Peter Full. Peter Fox second wife she was in six episodes between. Between, the. The NBC. ABC in she only played the killer once in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, one ABC episode called Murder Of a rock star..
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"STOGIES stubbed out in the sand and it's so brilliant because to me in the universe that shows you he already knows he already knows at that point. that. She did it although he doesn't find the keys to lay right and then we'd be remiss not to mention that up until this point I think you're fifteen or twenty minutes into the episode it haven't seen Colombo. So the first. Indication is after she comes back from her the Scotch Filled A. Trip back and forth to New, York. Is the three cigar butts in the in the giant Ashtray, and then she goes into the office and somebody's in the safe and you're thinking you're going to see somehow see the the Edmonds corpse being taken out in a bag instead they open up the door and Colombo. Colombo comes out of the state. What a great. So good. Horny. Oh, just awesome. You know what also is Great I. Love the character where the way they do the flight, she's flying to New York to receive an award. So she flies with Gd Spradlin or is he fine with GD or she's she's flying with Marielle heartily I can't remember she's flying with data remember who's on plane right? I know that does the lawyer gives a give a ride to the airport but I don't know we don't see the plane. While in the way that they get her back is I think it's a phone call. So it's Maryelle Hartley plays the assistant, right? Right because she's the one who finds the body She calls her and you hear the phone call. You see to see a shot of a plane traveling now east to West to get back to California, and then you hear Ruth Gordon's character who on the way how who, when, when everything is supposedly okay and she's on route to an event to capture a big award. She says, can we have a scotch on the rocks? Then, you hear the phone call alerting her to the bad news that her nephew has been found dead, and then you hear the character jauntily order the Scotch on the rocks. The same way just it's a great little audio touch. We don't see this. We just hear it. Yeah. Over the shot of the plane, and that's how you know you're dealing with a psychopathic murderer mug that this next question is one I thought. This is one of the reasons why you're so perfect to be on here. This is teeing up for you Richard, Brown. Sitting Mike next question, other spinoffs other than Mrs. Colombo? Follow up question. Are you a kate mulgrew fan and if so was her defining role Mary Ryan. So now I know you're GONNA have a lot to say about Kate mulgrew. So let's hold that second part. First of all, I don't believe there any other spinoffs other than Mrs Colombo, which I'm not a fan of have. Are you aware of any other? The only thing I know of is the short weived? Members Colombo on NBC which I think lasted less than less than a season may have been out of some other movies or something like that but it didn't do well Have you ever gone into Colombo, the the novels. You. Ever. Nominations. No snow. No about this. I mean I I know about them I know that they exist but I don't know if they're novelization episodes or is it like fan fiction after the fact while there's One. I can gather there are two series of of books and they've been because it was also a mass market paperback kind of guns out through different publishers at different times. But what I was able isolate was that in the seventies they were doing these kind of adaptation novels basically taking the Plays of the the TV shows and then non-allies ing them. Okay. then..
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"Wife because because it's to traumatize. I totally buy that as a character motivation for him but I also think that in the construct of the series, we wouldn't get false information from Colombo. During. So when Columbo goes to the house and makes that observation. I think that's in service of my theory, which is, Colombo. May well know that this guy pushed the niece off the boat. Because I. Don't think Colombo would go to the House and make make an eroneous deduction. That's not what the character does. Anyway, that's a fair argument I just know I i. think that's a good argument in your in your. For your case, but I will just sort I will stand on on my argument that there is you're not provided any information about what actually happened to the niece, and if you're only going facial expressions, that's not enough to convict I totally. Suffocate the guy in airtight six totally agree with you totally agree that it makes the episode better as a result. So I don't really we don't need to go through the entire the episode the episode is available as you pointed out to me last night all of a sudden they're all back on Amazon prime after not being available streaming except on the Bizarre Columba Youtube Channel, which has the weirdest collection of. Only a handful of full episodes, it doesn't even have those anymore, but it had a collection of full episodes and I guess the deal must have expired for it was previously on Netflix last time I watched Colombo before. Purchasing, the DVD set myself but now it's back Amazon prime. So I guess it's available there for anyone who wants to watch. Try and catch me, which is just a definitely superlative Kalomo episode. If you've heard me in any of the other guests talking about Colombo and sort of our curious some night to see what the hell this is all about why people love this character so much we'll get into that as we jump into. Cindy's questions, but it's a great episode and it's well worth checking out as a public service to your listeners also. Let. You know that when they disappeared from Youtube Dave also they also now showed up on the new NBC Peacock Streaming Service. Oh, I didn't know that so you can get you can get you can get them in a couple of place well, yeah. So the peacock is actually there's a free tear and may have the first four seasons Colombo for free if anybody is sort of a needs Colombo Jones Colombo. Colombo Jones would be a great remarried. I'd be curious to know if you buy the service if they have the if they have the rest of the episodes, this particular when we're talking about is season seven so you can't watch it on peacock, but at least not an free to but right maybe.
"columbo" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"I suggested that we watch try and catch me which. To me is one of my favorite columbo episodes but only in a very specific slice, I'm GonNa just generally call it my favorite. Good Columbo episode in that I don't mean other ones that I love are bad I just mean that other ones take camp to a level beyond ten with certain guest stars. Like the Roddy McDowell the Shatner's. The greatest scenery tour in the history of Colombo Donald pleasance. Who am I forgetting, our boy Jack Casting right those are. Those are great but those are operatic Lee. Kind of over the top at sometimes well, you're gonNA like different episodes for different different res Yes you know sometimes it's the guest star sometimes it's really the writing and the mystery that it's actually you know a well directed or well written episodes. Okay to have multiple favorites for different reasons. This one for me though is what you just said. I think the writing I think the tone of it is so different than almost any other Colombo. And I think. The heart of it is is what I really respond to every time I watch I, watch it again. Last night I've probably seen it ten times Colombo speech in front of Ladies Auxiliary where he sort of for the only time in this series really kind of explains the heart and soul of the character and the mission that he's on is so profound in great like I. Don't use that term lightly I. Think it's really a brilliantly written little speech that he delivers there I talk better when this I didn't expect anything like this. I came here just like you to enjoy the famous Abigail Mitchell. For all that chemical stuff. I think missile was putting on because I don't know anything about that. And about my work being dark and frightening. I'll tell you the truth I'm not sure about that either. I'd like my job. Y I can not. And I'm not the press bite. And I don't think the world is full of criminals and full of murderers because it isn't. It's full of Nice people just like you. And if it wasn't for my job, I wouldn't be getting a meeting like this. and. I'll tell you something else. Even, with some of the murderers that I mean. I even liked them to. Sometimes. Like. Him Even, respect. Not, what they did certainly not for that. But for that part of which is intelligent. Funny. Or just. Nice. Because there's niceness and everyone. A little bit anyhow. It can take cops word for it. Thank you, ladies. In Ruth Gordon who I got into this a little bit with my guest head Jessica. When we Rosemary's baby I like Ruth Gordon when she's not doing. Maude Cutesy Ruth Gordon I like when she's doing kind of Ruth Gordon. Sternness underneath the routine and much like Rosemary's baby have that here and I think that makes a fantastic villain..
"columbo" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Have with the international community tried to march towards this this other standard and difficult in part because lots of Somalia's still under control of Al Shabaab. It's challenging because the it's a federal system or his become a federal system and the President President for Maggio which means cheese And he used to work in municipal government and but Buffalo New York. President for Maggio is in a fight with most of the other federal states. And he's trying to impose his people and I think we're gonNA see slippage again. We saw slip into the last time. And I think that's where we are. In fact most people would even say elections in Somalia. Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty One. And when you talk about elections in Somalia you're defining Somalia narrowly because there won't be voting in the al-shabaab controlled areas and there won't be voting in Somaliland. I'm assuming right. It's not in Shabaab territories and not in Somaliland but in Peut land and the other federal member states. Okay so there is. There is hope. I think that it's a problem that we should work on right like I don't I wouldn't count it out. But it does mean consistent pressure working through some of these issues and I saw in the last election cycle that we were too slow on the draw. And that's how it slipped multiple months and I worry that's going to be the case with this time round fact we're messaging it already that it may not happen. Twenty back to Ethiopia for a moment. Last time we spoke we talked about just having this youthful energetic leader and how much potential there would be to move through some of Ethiopia's longstanding issues. What progress has he made not just on issues of government corruption in the administration of government? But on the ethnic tensions that have driven so much of Ethiopian politics for decades. I say something. A little controversial in Ethiopia. And there's this whole debate around whether obviously have gotten the Nobel Prize and people say well. It was too early. I think it was too late. I think that when he came in in twenty eighteen all the message was right. Love wins what he said and I think he brought a breath of fresh air to a system that was clearly crumbling incorrect In these last couple of years we saw some cooler temps against him. We saw an increase violence between different communities. He has gone after his own detractors. In a very aggressive way he has not carried along the rest of the former party so he's created a new party called the Prosperity Party and a key faction that's associated with the old regime the grain ethnic group is not part of it. So there's a lot of issues. I think that still working on it doesn't mean that we can't have a great result ultimately in Ethiopia. But we need to get away from sort of the laudatory commentary again to sort of what's happening and what is. Avi Need to do to move the country forward Amelia. Let's move geographically a little farther over. Let's talk about Chad Niger. Mali Mauritania burkina-fasso the Suhel overall and are referred to the overall area but feel free to drill down to give specific examples. We've had ups and downs in the security in particular in the Suhel over the last. Save fifteen years. How has that evolved in the last year or so? And what lessons might there be in the Suhel experience for what? We just talked about regarding. Mozambique I think this is an excellent question. I think there are a lot of lessons to be learned. If I were a member of the new government I would probably be out to my friends in the Suhel and have a great heart to heart about some parallels between the security situations of since two thousand sixteen we've seen an increase a fivefold increase in militant attacks in the Suhel and we expect that these texts Wilkerson throughout twenty twenty as we sort of alluded to some of the western powers in salary thinking their role there but at the same time the local security services are in no position to counter what various militant groups in the Sahara up to if anything their activities the security services activities are making the situation worse increasing. The number of grievances among the locals and creating a ready pool of new recruits for these various militant groups to then expand their base to expand their capacity for attacks at the same time. While there's some pressure in Burkina fossil and the jared too simplistic pressure to address the security situation in Mali. You don't see that pressure insect somewhat arguing that political Benefit from war communist developed there and have no incentive to see the violence abate. I think if I remember when we see government working out at the Suhel I would pay close attention to the role of foreign militaries actors as I mentioned earlier. All these foreign countries have their own constituencies their own priorities. And as those fall out of line with these other countries though leave or they'll adjust in ways that may not be favorable to the country that they're supporting. I think this is also a good example of how mistreating civilians can worsen the security situation. We see that in the house is typically. The Falani are often at the receiving end of abuse from the security services and their militia vigilante allies which increases grievances in the recruitment vase for the militant groups. I think something that we need to keep an eye on what's happening inside ready and that expectable start in. Mozambique soon is the emergence of vigilante groups and militias which can be very effective in providing intelligence military in providing logistical support actual not finding support for the military but in order to be effective. They require control from the military from the civilian authorities. And we see in this the hell back controls absence and my fear. In Mozambique in Kabul God specifically is if these militia type groups arise the government and the military will similarly be hard pressed to control them to direct them. And we'll have another basically armed elements to account for and to deal with when the time comes to find leap. Pacify the area. Sure in the Suhel you talked about the role of foreign governments helping the area governments and with what Judd said about a potential. Us draw down in west Africa. Were really talking mostly about the French. Do you see any lagging in French. Support that is decade after decade. The French keep coming back in and especially in the last couple of decades there's been a significant investment in several of these countries. Is there any intervention fatigue or support fatigue going on from the French government? That may in a sense. Pull the carpet out from the remaining support for these governments. French support. Influence in the region is important I don't believe any of the governments in the Suhel or military. Have the capacity. I guess that's one of the struggles of foreign actor.
"columbo" Discussed on So it's a show?: keeping up with the Gilmore Girls
"Win You heard these references. What did you think they meant slash? Tell me why you picked this reference. So I had never heard of Colombo who we now know is Colombo's a TV series named after. Its character Columbo. Character Columbo if you didn't know that which. What a weird name Colombo? I know. It's last day right right but it's just kind of like. Hey I'm Steve Colombo like Columbus should just I dunno it's odd to me be Columbus or nothing Anyways yes I did not know what a man it's like. Get a clue kind of sounded like detective but also not a very smart person. So I wasn't some I wasn't sure but I did you. Had you ever heard of Colombo I heard of it. That's basically it. I think I might might have known. It was a detective TV series literally all I knew. Yeah so I had heard nothing but then when I looked it up I don't know I think talked about matlock before on here so I just have fond memories of like old detective shows so oh I wanted to give it a try. Maybe one day I'm going to have to pick matlock because I know exactly about as much as that as I do this well I I I I I like matlock better but we can get into more about. Why later? Sure so Colombo you guys. It is a detective show and it's lead. What does he lieutenant Colombo the Police Department? Would you know what place what city did. He doesn't take place. Then I think. La Oh okay. Thank but it's kind of here nor there I just know they have beaches and and it was a couple of hours to San Diego in the episode. I watched okay. Oh actually I'm one hundred percent sure because when Peter Falk died the LAPD was like we're big fans. He's one of our. That's which is pretty great so read that Peter faulk played Colombo Bohumil him from Princess Bride. He's the Graham. Yes as soon as I started watching it as as when I started. I started watching the show. I was like that guy reminds me of princess bride specific and I would just like is it. No it's not the inconceivable guy and then I just looked it up and Oh yeah the GRANDPA of course but it's funny honey. I connected him to a movie as a whole opposed to character So yeah he's a detective and he does his best to solve crimes times and guess what he always gets it he always gets his man or woman. True in the episodes I watched it was both times a man but you are corrected act was women sometimes. Yes men commit crimes too much surprise because in the first episode I watched He. It was a woman who committed the the murder in asked her assistant. Who is a man? How can you work for a woman Senator Times Nineteen Seventy one okay. Okay So yeah I watched a couple episodes you to And to be clear there were sixty eight episodes toto there about an hour and a half each give or take a little less summer. Little more. We'll get into more about why that was later. And it had a weird a weird series run because tennis started started and staffed last it went from nineteen seventy one to seventy eight on. NBC minute went from Nineteen Eighty nine to ninety five on ABC and in there were some one off episodes in nineteen ninety seven ninety eight two thousand one in two thousand and three. Wow Yeah so oh Colombo just kept. He solved crimes only and And we will talk more about guest stars stars but because I love nothing more on the show than to list guest stars get ready because I gotta tell you got some people show. Yes William Shatner Ed Begley Junior Leslie Nielsen. Who We just talked about on the love boat? Dabney Coleman Martin Landau from Ed would remember him Leonard. Nimoy Johnny Cash. Dick Van Dyke Drill Lozano. Oh Janet Lee Faye dunaway from Chinatown. I got George Wind from cheers. Matthew Rees Martin Sheen can control Blythe Danner. Nancy Nancy Walker and Valerie Harper from Mary. Tyler Moore show and then these are some of the This one cracks me up little richard so random and Jamie Lee Curtis Vincent Price and back to that episode with Johnny Cash. The name of that episode was Swansong Song Guy. I couldn't resist making that little connection. The Swan Kill Them. I wish that were the case. I think Johnny cash was the murderer if I read correctly in that one And actually a lot of these guest stars were nominated or won Emmys the show so in total one thirteen emmys was nominated for twenty five more. Actually Peter faulk one four times for this role and the show one Outstanding Limited series so pretty big dent in the world TV. Yeah so tell me about the episodes you watched Kyla well. I washed the hour and a half long. Who was the earth was even longer than that? It's very surprise i. It was not prepared for that either. It kept going and I was like. Aren't we added about an hour. No there's more. Yeah the second episode I picked. It might have been influenced by the fact that it was an hour and fifteen minutes but this one was like the pre pilot. I'm not sure because there was like old tunnel more about that so it was called ransom for a dead man. Sounds pretty cool kind of a cool band name. That is a good name trademarking that now. WHO's.
Apple loses another legal battle with Swatch
"Swat has accidentally stumbled into another apple and tangle meant and once again come out smelling like a rose earlier this month. Macrumors ran the piece saying Swiss court had sided with the Swiss watchmaker and its bite with apple over the tagline tick different apple argued that that trademark unfairly referenced it's nineteen nineties think different ad campaign. The Swiss court disagreed saying that appeals think different campaign wasn't famous enough and Switzerland to warrant protection. Occasionally stuff happens. But when those occasions are close together it starts to look weird. The Sydney Morning Herald says apple has lost a case in Australia to keep swans from using the phrase one more thing down under. Of course, you know, the phrase is one apple co-founder Steve Jobs used to use at media events before. Introducing something that would change the world. Tim cokes even used the phrase, most notably. When he introduced apple watch back in twenty fourteen now swatch is using it to sell watches, which it's always a prising the here, they still do quoting the report swatch argued it used the phrase to market a film, the wa inspired set of watches and claimed that us was influenced by television detective Columbo who would often say just one more thing. I don't think I'd call Colombo film, Noah, also, I sort of wonder whether they got NBC's permission to use the phrase of that's really where it came from. Actually, it doesn't sound like that would matter to the court and his ruling against apple the peace had hearing officer Adrian, Richard saying patchy and temporary used does not have the character of indication of a trade source also weighing heavily against the opponent on this issue this ordinary meaning that the phrase carries simply that the speaker is about to say something else.
"columbo" Discussed on TV Avalanche
"Cross the bridge between genres you know kinda get you there even if it wouldn't be something that's if i was writing it myself that i would pick yeah it was robby the robot from forbidden planet in the columbo episode i'm staring at a photo of colombo shaking hands with robbie right now i just did that episode of columbo is on tv not that long ago and i was like i was watching thinking is this the one with the role i was flipping through and i saw was like is this the one with the robot in five minutes later this robot comes plopping into the room to meet with columbus like man in the post for this podcast i will play side by side photos of robbie and the original robot from the sixties version of lost in space well well i mean i still i still stand by my story i vote that it was the losses base for awhile colombo like i said as long as interject tells me these things i trust him fair enough all right so next up you got anything else unless the space we wanna keep its they poured a lot of money into it and you can see the money on the screen it's just it's it's not as as interesting as it needs to be the justify the storytelling approach that all of these shows take like it's yeah let's go that's fair so next up on our list we have new girl new girl returns for its final season two night tuesday houma recording this.
Steven Bochco, creator of 'Hill Street Blues,' dies at 74
"Stephen bochco a producer whose boundary pushing series such as la law hillstreet blues and nypd blue has died he was seventy four bochco had been battling a rare form of leukemia for many years other tv shows on his resume include columbo murder one and doogie howser m d he also wrote two novels death by hollywood and truth is a total.