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Some Interesting COLUMBO Connections ...

May 21 2012 at 11:39 PM

Tatia Loring  (Login tatialoringnw)
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We knew about the MAD Magazine "take-off" of I SPY

and MAD's tribute to TGAH and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
(a.k.a. Boob & Carnal & Tad & Alas & Alfred"

BUT ....

I didn't know MAD had one of COLUMBO featuring suspect "Dr. Robert Culpable" ....

The issue is from 1973 (#156) and it's titled CLODUMBO.

(If anyone knows anything more about this one or can scan some of it for us, we'd love to see it.)

It appears to be showcasing "Death Lends A Hand" -
with Investigator Brimmer and his great rectangular glasses.

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This is from an article on the British COLUMBO site.

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for the full article go to:

And on YOU TUBE, you'll find a great 4 1/2 minute clip from "Death Lends A Hand"
featuring the ingenious "blue glasses" murder scene and Gil Mellé's cool music.

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From the YOU TUBE description ... "To illustrate this highly-visual scene,
composer Gil Mellé injects a wide array of musical styles from musique concrète
to electronic music and jazz" ... superbly done.

(Gil Mellé also did the music for 2 other Culp TV movies -
"A Cry for Help" and "A Cold's Night's Death.")

There's another "Culp-Columbo" video up on YOU TUBE, but quite different.
It's called "Kings of Murder" and features footage from "A Most Crucial Game."
The background is "Queens of the Stone Age" music "You Would Know."
There are some great shots of Columbo confronting Culp at the end.
The beginning of the video is a bit strange, and there's a little dialog in French,
but hang in there. The YOU TUBE description is in French and it seems the episode
is called " Le Grain de Sable" (A Grain of Sand) when it was shown in France.

AND as long as you are hanging around YOU TUBE ....

"A NAME FOR EVIL" has just made an appearance over there.
(Yes, the full "Wardrobe Deficient" version.)
If you need to take baby steps towards this one, let me suggest you visit
Lisa's Consummate Culp site first for her complete review of the movie.

and then take a deep breath and head over to see the whole thing.
(Move fast, because something tells me this one
isn't going to be up all that long.)

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A Name for Evil

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