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Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

Uh...just one more thing...Amen to that Bro !

Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

I guess all of us columbo-ites over analyze at times.

Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

uh..and bob...just one more other thing...you should have said amen to that 'sis'!!!! (i'm a girlie!! )

Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

oh...uh..pardon me ma'am...boy wait 'til I tell my wife about this...she's just not gonna believe....a girlie as interested in this as much as I am...

Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?


well i used the word 'girlie' very loosely....i'm 48!! but i still consider myself a girlie!
and actually there are a number of 'girlies' who post on here.

Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

I'm gonna have to make a note of that.

Can I borrow a pencil ?

Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

I wouldn't really call it a goof, because it is intended to be an illustration of the accumulating evidence against Clayton. Clayton had to deny that he was black, otherwise Columbo has a possible motive. But as previous posters have pointed out, it is highly illogical that he was really black because Dudek went first, and the waiter stated that Dudek pushed out the salt. So the fact that none of this is logical gives Columbo further reason to suspect Clayton is lying.

Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

Good point. Though as someone else astutely pointed out, I doubt anyone connected with the show ever believed these episodes would be watched and rewatched by fans and small details would be picked up.

Re: Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

The main goof made during the French restaurant scene between Columbo and Clayton is when Columbo comments that he was "kept awake last night" because of the question of why did Thomlin Dudek not take his chess set with him. The scene was supposed to take place on the same day as the supposed accident. The previous night, it had not happened yet.

"The Most Dangerous Match" was an excellent episode, even if Thomlin Dudek did not list the names of the players in the recorded French restaurant game in his notebook.

Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

David, that's an excellent observation! I totally missed that.

Re: Re: Goof in "The most dangerous match"?

This doesn't qualify as a mistake, but I've always though Clayton took a chance in one area. He dictated that note full of very general apologies, but he also told Dudek that it was to a woman, about ending a romance. So it always seems to me that Dudek could have worked in some reference to that, showing that the note had nothing to do with the chess match. So that would have made things bad for Clayton from the start.