Mon, 10 December 2012
Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we dissect an episode of a classic 1970s detective show. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from The Night Marchers and Divine Fits.
- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ
- Inspired by MST3K and Rifftrax, we're commenting while watching video
- Watch the episode along with us at the CompCon YouTube channel
- Dube apologizes for his last booze-soaked appearance on the show
- Barnaby Jones was a spinoff of the private investigator drama Cannon
- We're watching the first episode of the series
- Star Buddy Ebsen was Tin Man in Wizard of Oz and Jed Clampett on Beverly Hillbillies
- A Quinn Martin production
- Cool theme song
- Cannon's perpetually hungry
- Barnaby Jones' son is murdered in the opening scene
- Ebsen's performance is flat as a pancake
- A modern-day Barnaby Jones would be played by Hugh Laurie
- "You have a rather distinctive silhouette"
- Kumar confuses Lee Meriwether with Mary Ann Mobley--a common mistake
- Barnaby is decidedly anti-China
- "Could I trouble you for a glass of milk?"
- Dube: Blackmailers never say goodbye on the phone
- By golly, Barnaby figures it all out
- The Random '70s Detective Show Plot Generator
- Next week, we take on an Aaron Spelling production
- Bonehead of the Week
Divine Fits - For Your Heart
Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!
The Night Marchers song is on the forthcoming album Allez Allez on Swami Records. Download it for free on Soundcloud.
The Divine Fits song is on the album A Thing Called Divine Fits on Merge Records. Download it for free at Epitonic.
The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian