Flamboyant television chef Dexter Paris and his twin brother, Norman, a conservative banker, are supposedly not talking to one another. But both disapprove of their wealthy uncle Clifford's impending marriage to a young woman. One of them enters Clifford's bathroom and drops an electric mixer with a frayed power cable into Clifford's bath water. Clifford is electrocuted, and the murderer takes Clifford's body to an exercise room to make it appear that Clifford died of a coronary. But Lieutenant Columbo, the infallible, cunning detective in a rumpled raincoat, suspects foul play and believes that the Paris twins, both heirs to their uncle's estate provided he didn't marry, had a motive for murder. But which one did the deed? Columbo pursues both with incessant questions as he tries to determine which of the two brothers killed their uncle Clifford. Written by
Kevin McCorry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Dabney Coleman is the only actor to play both an arresting officer (in this episode) and the murderer (in Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star 1991). See more
When Columbo is on Dexter's cooking show, the amount of lemon juice in the measuring cup varies inconsistently between shots. (And as an aside, one viewer who tried it out says that the recipe they use for the sauce also contains far too much lemon juice.) See more
[Referring to Mrs. Peck and the twins
She practically raised both boys. So she has more love for the boys than the family does.
[Sensitive to Mrs. Peck's hostility to him
I think she hates me. I really feel that.