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Old January 4th, 2021, 09:59 PM   #121
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Think of Mannix (TV circa 1970s, the private eye who lived in a trailer near the beach and wore a sport coat).
I'm not familiar with this show but sounds a lot like James Garner in The Rockford Files. Which came first? Come to think of it used the same setup for Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon

Funny there's a whole private eye genre. Sort of died out a bit. But there are so many iterations. In my era we had Tom Selleck in Magnum PI but he traded in his sports coat for a Tiger's baseball cap, causal attire, and a red Ferrari. I'm still not sure how he was able to sneak around undetected in a flashy sports car. lol
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Old January 4th, 2021, 10:03 PM   #122
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We need a new, modern, "gritty" PI show...one where each episode is just the guy sitting in his 30 year-old car, eating junk food, trying to get photos of a cheating husband, while arguing on the phone with his ex-wife about alimony payments and child support for their three kids.

And Selleck left the private investigatory life to go public and become police chief or commissioner or something, spending most of his time presiding over large family dinners with Wahlbergs. Until Blue Bloods was cancelled.
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Old January 4th, 2021, 10:14 PM   #123
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We need a new, modern, "gritty" PI show...one where each episode is just the guy sitting in his 30 year-old car, eating junk food, trying to get photos of a cheating husband, while arguing on the phone with his ex-wife about alimony payments and child support for their three kids.

And Selleck left the private investigatory life to go public and become police chief or commissioner or something, spending most of his time presiding over large family dinners with Wahlbergs. Until Blue Bloods was cancelled.
I always had a private chuckle that lackadaisical Hawaiian PI would one day become the respected commissioner for the NYPD
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Old January 4th, 2021, 10:18 PM   #124
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Don't forget that period in between, probably during his midlife crisis, when he was a pediatrician who dated one of his former patients who was half his age, and hung out with her annoying 20-something Friends.
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Old January 4th, 2021, 10:26 PM   #125
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Don't forget that period in between, probably during his midlife crisis, when he was a pediatrician who dated one of his former patients who was half his age, and hung out with her annoying 20-something Friends.
I lost interest in him between islands.
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Old January 4th, 2021, 10:34 PM   #126
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Old January 5th, 2021, 02:29 AM   #127
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Iíve always thought British detectives as in real ones always look like policemen, whereas US ones just look normal.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 02:41 AM   #128
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I have it on good authority they also say "What's all this, then?" a lot.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 06:21 AM   #129
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No - it's "ello, ello, ello, What's all this, then?"

It's only recently they were encouraged to speak normally in court. For years there were stock phrases. The uniformed constable giving evidence in court would be asked a question by the wig wearing prosecution or defence barister. He or she would turn to the judge and ask" May I refer to my notes, M'lud?" They would be told yes, and would produce their pocket book - a small notebook, bound and numbered. They would open it and start by saying something like this. "On the evening concerned I was proceeding in a northerly direction in the performance of my duties when I saw the acused pick up a brick, and throw it through the greengrocers window. I arrested the accused and cautioned him. He replied saying "It's a fair cop, governor, but society is to blame". I then detained him and took him into custody." My father-in-law was a policeman and they really could speak like this. However, in the 70s we had some new quite violent Police drams on TV - Google "the sweeney" - Sweeny Todd, Flying Squad in Cockney Rhyming slang. They would throw the criminals down the apples and pairs (stairs) and sometimes they'd be brown bread (dead) or more likely just have a cut lip on their boat race (face). In the Sweeney, the favourite phrase was "you're nicked, you scroat" and embarassingly, people from the US were often septic tanks.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 10:21 AM   #130
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Well many of us truly ARE septic tanks...

I just making a dumb joke but now thanks to you Ive learned something.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 10:50 AM   #131
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Think of Mannix (TV circa 1970s, the private eye who lived in a trailer near the beach and wore a sport coat).
That sure sounds like the Rockford Files to me. And don't forget the gold Firebird!

And Tom Selleck's latest gig is long commercials that push reverse mortgages to senior citizens. When the tag line of your commercial is "Look, a reverse mortgage isn't some kind of scheme to take away your house", then you know you have finally hit bottom. :-D
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Old January 5th, 2021, 11:55 AM   #132
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That sure sounds like the Rockford Files to me. And don't forget the gold Firebird!

And Tom Selleck's latest gig is long commercials that push reverse mortgages to senior citizens. When the tag line of your commercial is "Look, a reverse mortgage isn't some kind of scheme to take away your house", then you know you have finally hit bottom. :-D
That ad leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Does he really need the money that bad to be the spokesperson for predatory lending?

Speaking of BBC Private eyes, I really enjoyed "Case Histories" outstanding short series
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Old January 5th, 2021, 12:09 PM   #133
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Probably not. Maybe he just loves to work,,.ANY work. Hes also an avocado farmer.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 05:33 PM   #134
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I'm not familiar with this show but sounds a lot like James Garner in The Rockford Files. Which came first? Come to think of it used the same setup for Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon
You're right! It was James Garner. Don't know why I remember Mannix but there was some connection. It's been a long time ... (Mea Culpa: please give me a break)
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Old January 5th, 2021, 09:10 PM   #135
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Probably not. Maybe he just loves to work,,.ANY work. Hes also an avocado farmer.
He also grows mustaches

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You're right! It was James Garner. Don't know why I remember Mannix but there was some connection. It's been a long time ... (Mea Culpa: please give me a break)
That era is a little before my time. I only know Rockford Files from reruns.
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