I know you aren’t listening
least of all to me
but if I could impart
a simple word of advice
I would suggest
that perhaps you should refrain
from speaking of the pandemic
in the past tense, considering
that we currently find ourselves
at the start of yet another wave. https://instagr.am/p/CmKB8NTOkph/
Also, the apartment stock footage in “Publish or Perish” as having appeared in Rockford (as Beth’s place) and I’d like to think these two things were happening in units next to each other at the same time.
Hospital set in Columbo’s “Forgotten Lady” (1975) and The Rockford Files’s “In Hazard” (1976). I don’t know if the set was built for either show, but Rockford will make recurring use of it through the next couple of seasons.
Note the sconces in the Columbo cap? Reused from the previous hospital set in “A Deadly State of Mind”
For the kids at home…
Columbo is a television series that aired on NBC from 1971 to 1978. The show starred Peter Falk as the titular character, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Columbo is a brilliant detective, but he appears to be somewhat disheveled and absent-minded. He often uses his apparent forgetfulness and lack of polish to lull his suspects into a false sense of security, allowing him to outsmart them and solve the crime.
The Rockford Files is a television series that aired on NBC from 1974 to 1980. The show starred James Garner as the titular character, a private investigator who lives in a trailer in Malibu, California. Rockford is a former convict who has turned his life around and now uses his skills as a detective to solve cases. Unlike Columbo, Rockford is tough and street-smart, and he often uses his con-man wits and physical abilities to get out of difficult situations.
Both Columbo and the Rockford Files are classic detective series, but they differ in their approach to solving crimes. Columbo is a more cerebral detective, using his intellect and cunning to outsmart his suspects. In contrast, Rockford is a more physical and intuitive detective, relying on his strength and instincts to solve cases.