What I'm Watching
- Columbo 5.5 (Now You See Him): Jack Cassidy is back as The Great Santini, a magician who kills the owner of the club he performs at to keep him from telling Santini's secret: he was in fact an ex-SS officer named Stefan Mueller. In the episode, Santini doesn't approve of his daughter's boyfriend, a lounge singer named Danny Green. It occurred to me that one reason for his dislike, not mentioned in the show, could be that Green was supposed to be Jewish. Poking around on the internet suggests that this was in fact the case--an interesting, hidden part of the story. (Huh. The actor who played Green is also an authority on Houdini. Wild.) This was Cassidy's third and final appearance in Columbo: he died later that year in a fire.