Once again I find myself doing that thing that I don’t like doing. A bit of a departure from the normal here, though.
See, a few years ago, I read this wonderful proposal: The Case For Making Columbo America’s Doctor Who. Ever since then, I’ve longed for a rebooted Columbo that could show off Kathy Bates, Giancarlo Esposito, Dame Judi Dench, Kyle MacLachlan, Henry Winkler, or Dennis Franz (as the War Columbo) donning a rumpled trenchcoat and confronting smug, upper-class murderers with “just a few more questions.” But there’s one particular goddamned national treasure we lost this week who I’d always lamented would’ve been unspeakably perfect in the role…
Sorry about the rush-job; this style is a lot harder than the Unbound covers I usually do.
RIP Robert Guillaume, 1927-2017. You were a goddamned national treasure.