Looking at episodes of Columbo, but not necessarily in order. Hosted by RJ White and Jon Morris.
Live chat- this Wednesday!
This Wednesday, May 20, at 9 PM (EDT), Jon and RJ are going to try a live watch-along chat of a Mrs. Columbo episode. Get the details!
The Servicing of Dixie Daisy
From the early days of this podcast (In what, 1986? 2002? 2014?), there has been one episode set aside for the very last Columbo we’d watch. Well, this is it, folks. The last roundup. The final act. The fourth quarter. The seventh ogre. Here, now, is “Strange Bedfellows.”
George Wendt is the owner of a racing horse farm who’s having trouble living up to the standards of his late father. Throw in a brother who’s an inveterate gambler and the guy’s wound a little tight. When little brother owes the mob tons of money, he sees an opportunity to not only kill his brother, but also a gangster in order to clear the debt away. He didn’t count on the local mob boss being a scene-chewing Rod Steiger who has no problem whatsoever working with the cops to entrap Norm Peterson in a third act gaslighting nightmare. Joining us to wrap up the podcast is the same guy who helped start it off, Leonard Pierce.
Next on Just One More Thing: “Strange Bedfellows”
So it’s come to this. Our final show. Season thirteen’s “Strange Bedfellows,” (AKA The George Wendt Episode) in which the comedian plays a racehorse breeder whose brother is in deep to the mob. Kills the brother, kills a mob guy, there you go. WILL HE GET AWAY WITH IT? Who can say? Leonard Pierce will be our final guest.
In this next-to-last edition of the podcast, Jon and RJ list their top and bottom five Columbo episodes, talk about favorite performances and answer lots of your listener questions, along with a bunch of other talk about the program. And yes- a bunch came in after this was recorded! Don’t worry- they’ll go through them and cover what they can during the George Wendt Episode.
Next on Just One More Thing: You, maybe?
Our next-to-last show will largely be Jon and I discussing Columbo, giving our best-of and worst-of lists, etc. But, we want your questions, too! About Columbo, about the podcast, whatever! Leave them in the comments here, send them to email@example.com, or post them to our Twitter, @jomtpodcast.
The Usual. Somebody Killed Somebody.
What do you know? The second-to-last Columbo episode ever is the second-to-last one we’re covering! In “Murder with Too Many Notes,” Billy Connolly plays a past-his-prime film score composer whose protégé has secretly been the one producing the maestro’s best work lately. When the kid starts demanding some credit for his work, the composer sees no way out than to stage an untimely death for the wannabe John Williams. Author and film archivist Jenny Hammerton (Cooking with Columbo) joins us to discuss the episode, weather on our respective continents, what Columbo souvenir you’d want in your house, and so much more. Also- a contest to win Jenny’s book! Details in the episode.
Mostly great discussion
The hosts are entertaining and enlightening. If you’re interested in the show, you can enjoy them. The real weakness is when they have a guest who doesn’t even like the show nor even the premise of it. Such a guest distracts from the content.
Not appropriate for children.
Would’ve been a great show without the cussing. I adore Columbo so I was excited about this. One thing I love about the show is that it’s wholesome, deals with murder but never raunchy. I liked what they had to say but only made it into the third episode and stopped because of the language.
Just Discovered this delightful podcast
Through Silver Screen Suppers. Am working my way through the back episodes. Just got up to 2015. Do not want it to end!