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Re: Bye Bye Sky High is Low on my List

I have one similar problem with Swan Song. In that one, Sorrell Booke doesn't have a BAD part, but he gets so little to do in his one single scene.

Re: Bye Bye Sky High is Low on my List

Theodore Bikel is an excellent actor, so that makes for some special moments: (1) the eye roll he gives in the club after Caroline explains the multiple meanings of "carina" (2) the chewing out of Alvin and (3) His scene with Columbo near the end where each character explains a little about themselves. Columbo explains his having to "work harder than everybody else, put in the time." Oliver Brandt explains what it was like to be "born smart". Both actors are terrific in this scene, one of the better scenes in the entire series. However, the rest of the episode does seem a bit lacking. The idiocy of the "gun snapping away" theory, etc., I mean, c'mon, man.