"Television's here to save us," Harry Nilsson sings (with tongue firmly in cheek) in Kojak Columbo.

"Kojak" was a police drama which aired on CBS from October, 1973, to April, 1978. Telly Savalas, former casting assistant and news director, starred as "Lt. Theo Kojak."

"Columbo" is a fictional detective featured in a series of TV movies starring Peter Falk.