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Old 08-22-2017, 12:34 PM
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Originally Posted by StillRoaming View Post
Columbo was my first thought too. Regardless, I still love that show! It was never a whodunit but more of a character piece. I'll take interesting characters over surprise or action anytime. The fun was in watching Columbo square off with some of the most interesting murderers in town. I especially loved watching him catch Patrick McGoohan and Robert Culp time and time again. They always looked like they were having fun filming the episodes.
My favorite was the one where Donald Pleasence played a wine connoisseur who kills his half- brother to prevent him selling the family winery to " The sixty-nine-cents-a-gallon Marino Brothers? They don't make wine! They don't even make good mouthwash!" Colombo and Pleasence turned out to really like one another and the arrest at the end is bitter sweet.

You are correct that the main attraction of the show was the interplay between Columbo and the killer of the week. The mystery and solution were not always that logical. And you really did have to wonder why these suspects never just shut their mouths and point Columbo toward their attorney. They always wound up convicting themselves by talking.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:20 AM
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Forgive me if someone already said this but Home Improvement was rather predictable:

1) Tim messes something up at "Tool Time."

2)Tim does or says something stupid/insensitive at home which upsets his wife.

3) Tim is in the doghouse with her for upsetting her.

4) Tim eventually wanders into the backyard where he confides in Wilson, his half-faced neighbor.

5) Wilson gives advice & analogies most of which goes way over Tim's head.

6)Tim thinks he understands what Wison says & comes inside to apologize to Jill by paraphrasing some of what Wison said (but of course Tim screws up most of Wilson's words).

7. Wife Jill forgives Tim even though she's confused about most of what he said in his apology.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Location: Colorado
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The Rockford Files..

Jim gets knocked out
He gets up and is back on the job
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