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Seshmeister
02-24-2010, 10:15 PM
I have a guilty pleasure of watching some old TV shows and Columbo remains a favorite. The depressing thing about this is playing the IMDB who is still alive game.

I'm watching one tonight and it's getting ludicrous. Why I should be surprised that actors from a show made nearly 40! years ago might have died I don't know...

It's just the thought that soon I'll be watching stuff completely made up of ghosts...

"Columbo" Suitable for Framing (1971)

Directed by
Hy Averback DEAD

Writing credits
Jackson Gillis
Richard Levinson DEAD
William Link


Peter Falk ... Columbo - SENILE
Ross Martin ... Dale Kingston DEAD
Don Ameche ... Frank Simpson DEAD
Kim Hunter ... Edna Matthews DEAD
Rosanna Huffman ... Tracy O'Connor
Joan Shawlee ... Mitilda DEAD
Barney Phillips ... Captain Tyler DEAD
Mary Wickes ... Landlady DEAD
Vic Tayback ... Sam Franklin DEAD
Sandra Gould ... Matron DEAD
Curt Conway ... Evans DEAD
Claude Johnson ... Policeman DEAD
Dennis Rucker ... Parking Boy (Joe)

Anonymous
02-24-2010, 10:20 PM
You think that's bad?

How about pumping it repeatedly to some wild porn star who does it all, and when you get tired of the same scenes you go looking for info on her and she's been dead for quite a while?

It's enough to make you go limp.

Cheers! :bottle:

LoungeMachine
02-24-2010, 11:24 PM
You think that's bad?

How about pumping it repeatedly to some wild porn star who does it all, :

Welp, if you had bothered to check it out, you would have already known from sesh that Don Ameche was dead......

you sick little fucker. :gulp:

LoungeMachine
02-24-2010, 11:28 PM
I have a guilty pleasure of watching some old TV shows and Columbo remains a favorite. )

Mine is The Rockford Files...

But what's hilarious is almost everyone you just listed, has been in an episode of TRF.

But then if I happen to see ANY 70's cop/PI/drama 2/3rds of the supporting cast can be seen on every other show..

I swear there were only 2 dozen actors in LA during that period :D

:gulp:

Seshmeister
02-25-2010, 12:50 AM
The Rockford Files has one of the best TV theme tunes ever written. :)

LoungeMachine
02-25-2010, 01:13 AM
speaking of being entertained by dead people.....

Wonder what spED is up to these days....

:gulp:

kwame k
02-25-2010, 01:33 AM
The Rockford Files has one of the best TV theme tunes ever written. :)

Mike Post was awesome at writing theme songs...... The A-Team, Baa Baa Black Sheep, CHiPs, The Commish, Hunter, MacGyver, Magnum, P.I., NewsRadio, Quantum Leap, Remington Steele and many more.

Little Texan
02-25-2010, 02:42 AM
Mike Post was awesome at writing theme songs...... The A-Team, Baa Baa Black Sheep, CHiPs, The Commish, Hunter, MacGyver, Magnum, P.I., NewsRadio, Quantum Leap, Remington Steele and many more.

Too bad he wasn't good at producing rock albums.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3GTOQGJNP5k/SSVU0nBfyYI/AAAAAAAAAeA/jUAo-jahpVY/s320/vhIII.jpg

kwame k
02-25-2010, 02:44 AM
True dat..........

Seshmeister
02-25-2010, 08:55 AM
Never knew about that bit of trivia.

Mr Walker
02-25-2010, 10:18 AM
I met Vic Tayback once... nice guy.

Seshmeister
02-25-2010, 10:22 AM
Checked out 20 years ago at just 60.

Mr Walker
02-25-2010, 11:14 AM
Checked out 20 years ago at just 60.

I was a kid... I sat behind him at a Broadway play... I think it was Dracula with Frank Langella.
I knew him from the 70s TV sitcom 'Alice' I was pretty starstruck.

standin
02-25-2010, 11:22 AM
When I had a tv I really liked watching McHale's Navy.

I just this moment discovered that all but season 1 is on Hulu.com

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Anonymous
02-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Welp, if you had bothered to check it out, you would have already known from sesh that Don Ameche was dead......

you sick little fucker. :gulp:

Actually, I meant Moana Pozzi, or, more recently, Anastasia Blue.

Who the hell is Don Ameche? And how did Sesh know the guy? More importantly, why did you wank furiously watching him?

Actually, never mind the last question.

I really don't wanna know.

Cheers! :bottle:

ZahZoo
02-26-2010, 09:47 AM
I like old westerns like The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, The Virginian... Plus old cop shows like Kojac, Streets of San Francisco & Hawaii-50.

One of my favorites I haven't seen in reruns for several years is Taxi...

sadaist
02-26-2010, 10:01 AM
And the cast of Jersey Shore is alive & well. Yay us. :rolleyes:

FORD
02-26-2010, 03:25 PM
Not to mention half of The Beatles, half of The Who, half of The Knack, and 3/4 of The Ramones are all dead, and yet Sammy Hagar still roams this earth.

No goddamn justice :(

kwame k
02-26-2010, 05:22 PM
I like old westerns like The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, The Virginian... Plus old cop shows like Kojac, Streets of San Francisco & Hawaii-50.

One of my favorites I haven't seen in reruns for several years is Taxi...

There's another great theme song, Hawaii 5-0......the drumming on that song is so fun.

Blackflag
02-26-2010, 06:08 PM
There are only three TV shows that were ever worth watching: 24, Barney Miller, and Sledge Hammer!.

Blackflag
02-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Not to mention half of The Beatles, half of The Who, half of The Knack, and 3/4 of The Ramones are all dead, and yet Sammy Hagar still roams this earth.

No goddamn justice :(

How does "the knack" end up in that list?

Seshmeister
02-26-2010, 06:11 PM
I like old westerns like The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, The Virginian... Plus old cop shows like Kojac, Streets of San Francisco & Hawaii-50.

One of my favorites I haven't seen in reruns for several years is Taxi...

There are lots of Taxi reruns still on cable here.

The Taxi people went on to do Cheers and then Frasier.

Movie people get so much credit and fame but those guys have made maybe 250 hours of good to great comedy.

Kristy
02-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Mike Post was awesome at writing theme songs...... The A-Team, Baa Baa Black Sheep, CHiPs, The Commish, Hunter, MacGyver, Magnum, P.I., NewsRadio, Quantum Leap, Remington Steele and many more.

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Blackflag
02-26-2010, 06:15 PM
And B&BH, but that goes without saying.

chefcraig
02-26-2010, 07:01 PM
Mine is The Rockford Files...

But what's hilarious is almost everyone you just listed, has been in an episode of TRF.

But then if I happen to see ANY 70's cop/PI/drama 2/3rds of the supporting cast can be seen on every other show..

I swear there were only 2 dozen actors in LA during that period :D


One of the best episodes of TRF ever featured Tom Selleck as this Dudley Do-Right private detective that seemed to be adored by everyone he ever encountered, mainly because he seemed to have saved their lives at one time or another. The chemistry between Selleck (playing Lance something), Rockford and Lieutenant Chapman was priceless.

Lance had a gun strapped to the door of his glove compartment in his convertible, which without fail would open and slam into Rockford's kneecap. Of course, Lance got the millionaire's daughter at the end, while Rockford was asked by the guy "What can I do for your services?" Rockford responded with what we all say in such a situation, "Oh, that's really not necessary...", to which the millionaire says "OK", and walks away, leaving Rockford with nothing.

kwame k
02-26-2010, 07:12 PM
For anyone interested you can watch The Rockford Files here Hulu - Search (http://www.hulu.com/search?query=The+Rockford+Files&st=0)

FORD
02-26-2010, 07:13 PM
How does "the knack" end up in that list?

Have you listened to their albums, or did you just buy into the media "they wanted to be the next Beatles, but they're just a one hit wonder" bullshit?

Fucking brilliant band. And sadly more disrespected than Rodney fucking Dangerfield.

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LoungeMachine
02-26-2010, 07:26 PM
One of the best episodes of TRF ever featured Tom Selleck as this Dudley Do-Right private detective that seemed to be adored by everyone he ever encountered, mainly because he seemed to have saved their lives at one time or another. The chemistry between Selleck (playing Lance something), Rockford and Lieutenant Chapman was priceless.

Lance had a gun strapped to the door of his glove compartment in his convertible, which without fail would open and slam into Rockford's kneecap. Of course, Lance got the millionaire's daughter at the end, while Rockford was asked by the guy "What can I do for your services?" Rockford responded with what we all say in such a situation, "Oh, that's really not necessary...", to which the millionaire says "OK", and walks away, leaving Rockford with nothing.


Called White on White and Nearly Perfect.

I have all of the seasons on DVD, and most of the Made for TV Movies from the 90's on vhs

:gulp:

One of the greatest shows ever, IMO. Sadly, I think Jimmy Garner will be the next star to go....

FORD
02-26-2010, 07:33 PM
Called White on White and Nearly Perfect.

I have all of the seasons on DVD, and most of the Made for TV Movies from the 90's on vhs

:gulp:

One of the greatest shows ever, IMO. Sadly, I think Jimmy Garner will be the next star to go....

Yeah, he was looking so old on that last TV series he did, "8 simple rules" or whatever it was called. Ironically he survived the show, and John Ritter didn't :(

chefcraig
02-26-2010, 07:37 PM
Called White on White and Nearly Perfect.

I have all of the seasons on DVD, and most of the Made for TV Movies from the 90's on vhs

:gulp:

One of the greatest shows ever, IMO. Sadly, I think Jimmy Garner will be the next star to go....

Yeah, I hear ya. It's a testament to how good the writing was on that show that I can recall a hilarious sequence from that episode, roughly 35 years after it aired.

Lance and Rockford stumble onto a crime scene, and Lance promptly picks up the phone to call the police. This draws Rockford's ire, as he hates getting involved with active investigations. So when the police arrive, Lance addresses Chapman by saying "Hi, Doug. I used the phone because I didn't think the bad guys used it." Chapman responds "Yeah, you are probably right there, Lancer." Cut to a clearly astounded Jim Garner, who has observed this conversation with a look of sheer incredulous indignation. As they are leaving, Garner says to Lance "Lemme guess, you saved his life too?"

:lmao:

Little Texan
02-26-2010, 08:13 PM
There are only three TV shows that were ever worth watching: 24, Barney Miller, and Sledge Hammer!.

Sledge Hammer...there's a show that was prematurely yanked from the airwaves...LOVED that show!

thome
02-26-2010, 08:17 PM
There are lots of Taxi reruns still on cable here.

The Taxi people went on to do Cheers and then Frasier.

Movie people get so much credit and fame but those guys have made maybe 250 hours of good to great comedy.


That show sukked long before cable.

Sensible Shoes
02-27-2010, 12:29 PM
Actually, I meant Moana Pozzi, or, more recently, Anastasia Blue.

Who the hell is Don Ameche? And how did Sesh know the guy? More importantly, why did you wank furiously watching him?

Actually, never mind the last question.

I really don't wanna know.

Cheers! :bottle:

Go watch Trading Places. Or Cocoon. Wank to him? Maybe Carmen Miranda did. WAYYYY back.

ZahZoo
02-27-2010, 01:11 PM
There's another great theme song, Hawaii 5-0......the drumming on that song is so fun.

yep.

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Anonymous
02-27-2010, 01:16 PM
Go watch Trading Places. Or Cocoon. Wank to him? Maybe Carmen Miranda did. WAYYYY back.

Those aren't porn. Why did Lounge say he was a porn actor?

We ARE aware of Lounge's issues, but this makes absolutely no sense at all.

I need a drink.

Cheers! :bottle:

High Life Man
02-27-2010, 04:04 PM
What the? The 3 Stooges are all dead?

Speaking of Cheers, I have been watching the reruns of it on WGN on Sunday nights. God damn, that was a funny fucking show.

Sensible Shoes
02-27-2010, 11:35 PM
Those aren't porn. Why did Lounge say he was a porn actor?

We ARE aware of Lounge's issues, but this makes absolutely no sense at all.

I need a drink.

Cheers! :bottle:

Perhaps I missed something - I was referring to Don Ameche. Is that how you read it?

Hardrock69
03-01-2010, 02:46 PM
I met Vic Tayback once... nice guy.

I always liked him. He was in the Star Trek episode "A Piece Of The Action".
Was also in a cheeseball 80's flick called Loverboy.

Great sense of comic timing. Too bad he is gone already.

Anonymous
03-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Perhaps I missed something - I was referring to Don Ameche. Is that how you read it?

Yes. But so was Lounge.

I was talking about porn stars. Female ones.

I really have no idea what happened afterwards.

Only Lounge can help clear this up. Where's the fucker?

Cheers! :bottle:

MAX
03-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Not to mention half of The Beatles, half of The Who, half of The Knack, and 3/4 of The Ramones are all dead, and yet Sammy Hagar still roams this earth.

No goddamn justice :(


"We live in a country, where John Lennon takes six bullets in the chest, Yoko Ono was standing right next to him and not one fucking bullet! Explain that to me! Explain that to me, God! Explain it to me, God! I want it! God! Jesus! Now we've got twenty-five more years of nyeeeeeeeeeeehhhh nnnnnyyyooooowwwwww. Yeah, I'm real fucking happy now, God. I'm wearing a huge happy hat, Jesus Christ! I mean Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead, and we can't get Jon Bon Jovi in a helicopter. Come on, folks. "Get on that helicopter John. Shut the fuck up and get on that helicopter! There's a hair dresser in there. Yeah, go ahead in there, yeah yeah." - Denis Leary

Mr Walker
03-03-2010, 11:38 AM
I was watching an old episode of The Partridge Family the other night and saw Vic Tayback in it. It was the episode when Danny was helping some Vegas showgirl pick stocks and her boyfriend mobster (Pat Harrington of One Day At A Time if you wanna play six degrees (or less) of DLR) had his thugs (Vic Tayback & character actor Dick Bakalyan) scare Danny into not seeing her anymore, unaware that Danny was only 10.

Made me wonder if Partridge manager Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden) was still alive... turns out he is, living in semi-retirement in Florida. Madden & Bonaduce had some great chemistry on the show.

Looking back, The Partridge Family show had a really amazing list of guest stars... Richard Pryor, Johnny Cash, Jodie Foster, Uncle Fester, the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob Reiner... I could go on and on...

Seshmeister
03-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Looking back, The Partridge Family show had a really amazing list of guest stars... Richard Pryor, Johnny Cash, Jodie Foster, Uncle Fester, the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob Reiner... I could go on and on...

The guy from Anvil??? :)

Mr Walker
03-03-2010, 12:52 PM
The guy from Anvil??? :)

Might have been... dude is old enough to have been around back then.

Just kidding,,, I'm referring to Meat Head Rob Reiner... I think he might have played Laurie's boy friend in an episode.

Laurie was so pretty... she wants nothing to do with her Partridge past.
Bonaduce was talking some shit about her on a recent TV segment here in the States.

Danny Bonaduce Doesn't Miss MIA Onscreen Sib Susan Dey | PopEater.com (http://www.popeater.com/2010/03/02/danny-bonaduce-susan-dey/)

I can see why Tracey the triangle player hasn't gotten much work since the series ended.

Seshmeister
03-03-2010, 01:02 PM
We never got the Partridge family over here but I was a fan of LA Law back in the day which had that fishy tart Laurie Partridge in it.

http://www.sunflowercelebs.com/images/Susan_Dey_2051/susandey_UhGVqNR7B36_1242706849.jpg

She's pushing 60 now...

LoungeMachine
03-03-2010, 02:12 PM
LA Law also had the late John Spencer, who went on to play COS Leo McGarry.

:gulp:

Seshmeister
06-24-2011, 05:12 PM
Bumping for poor old Peter Falk... :(

http://www.rotharmy.com/forums/showthread.php?62640-Columbo-Star-Peter-Falk-Dies