Into The Twilight Zone with Detective Columbo

Into The Twilight Zone with Detective Columbo

While perusing the title, I can sense what you may be thinking: what would the iconic television character of Detective Columbo have to do with the vintage but short-lived television program, Twilight Zone?

A lot, as it turns out.

How do we know this?

There exists empirical evidence, the creator, narrator and host of the vintage, ground-breaking, and formerly popular television program The Twilight Zone, which featured half-hour long vignettes of speculative fiction during the era of the early 1960’s, did not “die” in the mid-1970’s, but went on to become mainstream television’s lovable, bumbling, but oh so calculating Los Angeles police Lieutenant, Columbo.

Not only was it discovered the career arc of both Serling’s and Falk’s official biographies merge chronologically, but Serling’s features connections to the US military, connections which we’ve witnessed, time and again, represent a suspicious and rather pertinent commonality between nearly every celebrity entertainer/popular culture figure examined in the past.

Further examination of Falk’s biographies revealed telling connections to the prominent family of American merchant bankers, the Rockefellers, and to the historically prescient socio-political formulation of anarcho-communism/Marxism. Continue reading “Into The Twilight Zone with Detective Columbo”

Was The Price Worth It, Bob?

Was The Price Worth It, Bob?

Considering the wider scope of American popular culture and entertainment, television game shows – along with their close siblings daytime talk shows and soap operas – represent the lowest common denominator.

Nevertheless, there is a lot more to the former host of one of America’s longest running game shows, The Price is Right, than initially meets the eye.

Who is Bob Barker, and how is it he remained – for so long – America’s favorite and most beloved, if not premiere, game show host?

While possessing a smooth baritone resembling a trumpet muffled in silk accompanied by a gleaming smile and gregarious manner, Barker was, for decades, the gold standard against which all competitors in the business of game show hosts were measured.

Would you, therefore, become shocked to discover “Bob Barker” was yet another fabricated television character who was about as real as Mister T., the Six Million Dollar Man and Columbo (an installment on that television character is coming next – and is not to be missed!)? Continue reading “Was The Price Worth It, Bob?”