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--> '''Col. Rumford:''' Do you have a first name?\\

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--> '''Col.-->'''Col. Rumford:''' Do you have a first name?\\


--> '''Col. Rumford''': Do you have a first name?\\
'''Lt. Columbo''': I do. My wife is the only one that uses it.

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--> '''Col. Rumford''': Rumford:''' Do you have a first name?\\
'''Lt. Columbo''': Columbo:''' I do. My wife is the only one that uses it.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Rumford resorts to murder to keep girls out of his military school.


* GoryDiscretionShot: The C4-rigged cannon exploding near Haynes isn't shown, but the cries of horror from the onlookers implies that it was a grisly scene.



* SleepingSingle: Oddly, Officer Corso of the police is shown sleeping in a single bed, with his wife in another single bed. This was years after American television had gotten past the whole SleepingSingle business.

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* SleepingSingle: Oddly, Officer Corso of the police is shown sleeping in a single bed, with his wife in another single bed. This was years after American television had gotten past the whole SleepingSingle business.business.
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Patrick [=McGoohan=], in the first of four ''Columbo'' episodes where he plays the murderer (and the only one of said four appearances where he wasn't also directing), is Colonel Lyle C. Rumford. He's the commandant of Haynes Military Academy, a military college that is really [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina The Citadel]] with the serial numbers filed off, and transplanted to Los Angeles (in fact, this episode was filmed at The Citadel).

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Patrick [=McGoohan=], Creator/PatrickMcGoohan, in the first of four ''Columbo'' episodes where he plays the murderer (and the only one of said four appearances where he wasn't also directing), is Colonel Lyle C. Rumford. He's the commandant of Haynes Military Academy, a military college that is really [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina The Citadel]] with the serial numbers filed off, and transplanted to Los Angeles (in fact, this episode was filmed at The Citadel).



* ShoutOut: A very, very subtle one in this episode to ''Series/ThePrisoner''. Take a look at the unit patches worn by Col. Rumford when he's wearing his uniform jackets: On one shoulder is the unit patch for the United States Sixth Army, while the other patch is that of the First Infantry Division (the famed "[[Film/TheBigRedOne Big Red One]].") The first patch is a very likely reference to [=McGoohan's=] role as "Number Six" in ''The Prisoner'', while the other, in tandem with it could be a reference to the reveal of the final episode[[spoiler: that heavily implied that Number Six was actually Number One, the oft-referenced but never-seen chief administrator of The Village]].

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* ShoutOut: A very, very subtle one in this episode to ''Series/ThePrisoner''.''Series/ThePrisoner1967''. Take a look at the unit patches worn by Col. Rumford when he's wearing his uniform jackets: On one shoulder is the unit patch for the United States Sixth Army, while the other patch is that of the First Infantry Division (the famed "[[Film/TheBigRedOne Big Red One]].") The first patch is a very likely reference to [=McGoohan's=] role as "Number Six" in ''The Prisoner'', while the other, in tandem with it could be a reference to the reveal of the final episode[[spoiler: that episode [[spoiler:that heavily implied that Number Six was actually Number One, the oft-referenced but never-seen chief administrator of The Village]].


* ShoutOut: A very, very subtle one in this episode to ''Series/ThePrisoner''. Take a look at the unit patches worn by Col. Rumford when he's wearing his uniform jackets: On one shoulder is the unit patch for the United States Sixth Army, while the other patch is that of the First Infantry Division (the famed "[[Film/TheBigRedOne Big Red One]]". The first patch is a very likely reference to [=McGoohan's=] role as "Number Six" in ''The Prisoner'', while the other, in tandem with it could be a reference to the reveal of the final episode[[spoiler: that heavily implied that Number Six was actually Number One, the oft-referenced but never-seen chief administrator of The Village]].

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* ShoutOut: A very, very subtle one in this episode to ''Series/ThePrisoner''. Take a look at the unit patches worn by Col. Rumford when he's wearing his uniform jackets: On one shoulder is the unit patch for the United States Sixth Army, while the other patch is that of the First Infantry Division (the famed "[[Film/TheBigRedOne Big Red One]]". One]].") The first patch is a very likely reference to [=McGoohan's=] role as "Number Six" in ''The Prisoner'', while the other, in tandem with it could be a reference to the reveal of the final episode[[spoiler: that heavily implied that Number Six was actually Number One, the oft-referenced but never-seen chief administrator of The Village]].


Haynes Academy has fallen on hard times, with enrollment at barely a quarter of capacity, as military schooling is no longer an easy sell in the post-Vietnam era. William Haynes, grandson of the founder of Haynes Academy, doesn't have Rumford's respect for the institution, and personally loathes Rumford, having himself attended the academy as a cadet earlier in Rumford's tenure. Haynes has an idea to revive the sagging fortunes of the academy: admit female students. Rumford, the hidebound traditionalist, is horrified, and moreso by the fact that Haynes also is intent on removing Rumford from his leadership role.

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Haynes Academy has fallen on hard times, with enrollment at barely a quarter of capacity, as military schooling is no longer an easy sell in the post-Vietnam era. William Haynes, grandson of the founder of Haynes Academy, doesn't have Rumford's respect for the institution, and personally loathes Rumford, having himself attended the academy as a cadet earlier in Rumford's tenure. Haynes has an idea to revive the sagging fortunes of the academy: admit female students.converting the academy into a co-ed junior college. Rumford, the hidebound traditionalist, is horrified, and moreso by the fact that Haynes also is intent on removing Rumford from his leadership role.

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* ReversePsychology: Rumford uses this to get Haynes to be the one to fire the cannon and get himself blown up.


Patrick [=McGoohan=], in the first of four ''Columbo'' episodes where he plays the murderer (and the only one of said four that he didn't direct), is Colonel Lyle C. Rumford. He's the commandant of Haynes Military Academy, a military college that is really [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina The Citadel]] with the serial numbers filed off, and transplanted to Los Angeles (in fact, this episode was filmed at The Citadel). Haynes Academy has fallen on hard times, with enrollment at barely a quarter of capacity, military schooling being a hard sell in the post-Vietnam era. William Haynes, grandson of the founder of Haynes Academy, lacks Rumford's respect for the institution, and personally loathes Rumford, having himself attended the academy as a cadet earlier in Rumford's tenure. Haynes has an idea to revive the sagging fortunes of the academy: admit female students. Rumford, the hidebound traditionalist, is horrified, and moreso by the fact that Haynes also is intent on removing Rumford from his leadership role.

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Patrick [=McGoohan=], in the first of four ''Columbo'' episodes where he plays the murderer (and the only one of said four that appearances where he didn't direct), wasn't also directing), is Colonel Lyle C. Rumford. He's the commandant of Haynes Military Academy, a military college that is really [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina The Citadel]] with the serial numbers filed off, and transplanted to Los Angeles (in fact, this episode was filmed at The Citadel).

Haynes Academy has fallen on hard times, with enrollment at barely a quarter of capacity, as military schooling being a hard is no longer an easy sell in the post-Vietnam era. William Haynes, grandson of the founder of Haynes Academy, lacks doesn't have Rumford's respect for the institution, and personally loathes Rumford, having himself attended the academy as a cadet earlier in Rumford's tenure. Haynes has an idea to revive the sagging fortunes of the academy: admit female students. Rumford, the hidebound traditionalist, is horrified, and moreso by the fact that Haynes also is intent on removing Rumford from his leadership role.


Guest Starring: Creator/PatrickMcGoohan, Tom Simcox, Bruce Kirby, Creator/BrunoKirby]

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Guest Starring: Creator/PatrickMcGoohan, Tom Simcox, Bruce Kirby, Creator/TomSimcox, Creator/BruceKirby, Creator/BrunoKirby]

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Inverted for once. As mentioned above the episode, set in Los Angeles, was actually filmed at South Carolina's Citadel Military Academy.


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* ShoutOut: A very, very subtle one in this episode to ''Series/ThePrisoner''. Take a look at the unit patches worn by Col. Rumford when he's wearing his uniform jackets: On one shoulder is the unit patch for the United States Sixth Army, while the other patch is that of the First Infantry Division (the famed "[[Film/TheBigRedOne Big Red One]]". The first patch is a very likely reference to [=McGoohan's=] role as "Number Six" in ''The Prisoner'', while the other, in tandem with it could be a reference to the reveal of the final episode[[spoiler: that heavily implied that Number Six was actually Number One, the oft-referenced but never-seen chief administrator of The Village]].


* MilitaryMoonshiner: Colonel Rumford incriminates himself in Haynes's murder by going on a crusade to track down the boys who are making alcoholic apple cider (hanging the bottle outside in the wee hours of the morning to help it ferment). Columbo is able to show that the only way he could have been aware of it was if he was standing by the academy cannon while rigging it to explode.

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* MilitaryMoonshiner: Colonel Rumford incriminates himself in Haynes's murder by going on a crusade to track down the boys who are making alcoholic apple cider (hanging the bottle outside in the wee hours of the morning to help it ferment). Columbo is able to show that the only way he could have been aware of it was if he was standing by the academy cannon while rigging it to explode.


Patrick [=McGoohan=], in the first of four ''Columbo'' episodes where he plays the murderer, is Col. Lyle C. Rumford. He's the commandant of Haynes Military Academy, a military college that is really [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina The Citadel]] with the serial numbers filed off, and transplanted to Los Angeles. (In fact, this episode was filmed at The Citadel.) Haynes Academy has fallen on hard times, with enrollment at barely a quarter of capacity, military schooling being a hard sell in the post-Vietnam era. Owner William Haynes, grandson of the founder of Haynes Academy, lacks Rumford's respect for the institution, and personally loathes Rumford, having himself attended Haynes as a cadet earlier in Rumford's tenure. Haynes has an idea to revive the sagging fortunes of the academy: admit female students. Rumford, the hidebound traditionalist, is horrified. Haynes also is intent on removing Rumford from his leadership role.

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Patrick [=McGoohan=], in the first of four ''Columbo'' episodes where he plays the murderer, murderer (and the only one of said four that he didn't direct), is Col. Colonel Lyle C. Rumford. He's the commandant of Haynes Military Academy, a military college that is really [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina The Citadel]] with the serial numbers filed off, and transplanted to Los Angeles. (In Angeles (in fact, this episode was filmed at The Citadel.) Citadel). Haynes Academy has fallen on hard times, with enrollment at barely a quarter of capacity, military schooling being a hard sell in the post-Vietnam era. Owner William Haynes, grandson of the founder of Haynes Academy, lacks Rumford's respect for the institution, and personally loathes Rumford, having himself attended Haynes the academy as a cadet earlier in Rumford's tenure. Haynes has an idea to revive the sagging fortunes of the academy: admit female students. Rumford, the hidebound traditionalist, is horrified. horrified, and moreso by the fact that Haynes also is intent on removing Rumford from his leadership role.


* FatalFlaw: Rumford's obsession with catching the moonshiners leads to him falling into Columbo's trap.

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* FatalFlaw: Rumford's obsession with catching the moonshiners leads to him falling into Columbo's trap. His obsession with the status quo also motivated his murder.

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* FatalFlaw: Rumford's obsession with catching the moonshiners leads to him falling into Columbo's trap.

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