Hey, Art! Welcome to The Last Precinct
. Everyone else, welcome to episode 63 of Eventually Supertrain
Amy The Conqueror
and Dan talk Eerie, Indiana.
Dan talks about The Last Precinct
, with Art Metrano!
and Dan talk Bourbon Street Beat
. (Episode 19!)
Please, listen and enjoy.
My problems, not yours:ReplyDelete
- I mostly missed Eerie, Indiana during its first run - by choice (I was too old for it, I guess).
- My bootleg DVD of Last Precinct is missing the sound for much of this episode, which means I have to find a better bootleg.
- That leaves Bourbon Street Beat.
I'm with you and Mitch on this one.
But tell me - did you miss the earlier comments where I told you that "The Baron", Eddie Cole, was Nat King Cole's older brother?
As if you wouldn't have spotted his voice immediately when he sang "10% Blues"?
I put a big comment a few days ago at Mitch's place; while I don't like to double-dip these things, I suppose I ought to give you this one directly.
You guys were talking about continuity, particularly as it applied to Warner Bros TV.
I told Mitch about seeing a 77 Sunset Strip episode from 1962, that was set in New Orleans.
This was "Upbeat" which was a sequel to a first-season ep titled "Downbeat": it was a spy story centered on Stu Bailey pretending to hit the skids to trap an old spy-friend who'd gone bad (pretty good Lost Weekend takeoff).
"Upbeat" picked up the story four years on, with Stu rematching with Bad Spy, who'd relocated to New Orleans.
So Stu's in NOLA, and he runs afoul of a local thug, and the cops come to help -
- and one of them is real tall, in a white suit and a plantation hat -
- and lo and behold, it's Cal Calhoun!
Seems that when Rex Randolph moved westward, Cal reupped with the NOPD.
It was just the one scene: Stu and Cal briefly referenced Rex, then went about their biz.
Note for the curious: During 77's run, Andrew Duggan made at least six (6) guest appearances - different parts each time; "Upbeat" was his only time as Cal Calhoun (you ought to see some of the others).
But this is simply the Warner Bros Rep Company in action (I went into a bit more detail with Mitch about this; feel free to bat it back and forth next time).
Anyhoo, here's hoping I have better luck with the next Last Precinct …
Thanks, Mike! As always. Now, I need to see "Upbeat" immediately. Reading your description of that episode kind of made me miss Cal. Even though we're only halfway through the show...ReplyDelete
I wonder how many sets of Last Precinct are floating around out there...
Important (sort of):ReplyDelete
Before you watch "Upbeat" …
… try to track down "Downbeat".
It's from 77 Sunset Strip's first season.
"Upbeat" came in Season Four.
The two episodes are connected: "Upbeat" has a few lengthy flashbacks from "Downbeat", with guest stars John Van Dreelen and Dorothy Provine.
(WB-TV always kept their contract players busy.)
Both episodes were written and directed by Montgomery Pittman (his wife Maurita was co-author of the scripts).
In an interview, Efrem Zimbalist called his friend Monty Pittman "... the great genius of 77 Sunset Strip…".
These shows are proof of that assertion.