Tagged: Columbo: Fun facts


The prophecy of General Hollister,
from the Columbo episode “Dead Weight”, from whom made fame from exploits of the Korean War.  He is honored in a news segment, probably on NBC.  Listen carefully, it tells more than a story about Hollister’s past.  A prophecy describing what has and what will happen.

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We take a moment to remember Bernard Fox (1927-2016),
a favorite character actor who graced the sets of The Andy Griffith Show and Bewitched.   Making two appearances on Columbo, he played Detective Dirk on “Dagger of the Mind” and Purser Watkins on “Troubled Waters”.  We put up some favorite screen caps to commemorate his Columbo filmography.

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We pay tribute to Robert Vaughn (1932-2016),
who was the guest villain in Columbo “Troubled Waters”.  The Man From U.N.C.L.E., gave his best, devious performance trying to escape a murder charge over open seas.   You may not have have noticed, but his character of Hayden Danziger was a man of many personas.    We take a look through the Columbo kaleidoscope.

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Paying homage to Arlene Martell (1936-2014),
she made multiple appearances in Columbo.   We take a look at her contributions to Columbo and pop-culture, including a couple surprises.

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Was there a ghost in “Short Fuse”?

In the episode from Columbo, we see Valarie Bishop run outside to catch Roger Stanford before he drives off.  In tight frame, we can see over Valarie’s shoulders.  Does something dash across the rooftops?  We won’t answer just here, you’ll have to click and read more.

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Did Dr. Mark Collier confess?
We examine one of Lt. Columbo’s weakest cases to link his suspect to murder.   From “A Deadly State of Mind”, Dr. Collier is set up, tricked, and fooled when confronted with his only witness, a blind man.   Columbo’s only hope is deceive the hypnotist into confessing he judges a blind man by the way he walks and the way he moves.

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