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
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Did You Know?
Dabney Coleman only 1 of 2 actors to play both an officer (in this episode) and the murderer (in Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star 1991). Ed Begley Jr. Played an Officer ( how to dial murder ) and murderer in (undercover ) 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
You got the Degas. I got the Picassos.
Norman, you couldn't tell Picasso from a Rorhshach test!
Can anyone? I know very much what they're worth.