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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One of the very few "Columbo" episodes where the viewer does not know the identity of the killer until Columbo reveals it at the conclusion. See more
Each time one of the electric mixers are dropped into a vat of water, the unit explodes *before* it touches the water. This is most visible in the sequence when it is dropped into the bath in the electrocution scene. See more
Bum! You're a bum! Putting your stinking cigar butt in this silver antique dish! D'you see this?
I thought it was an ashtray. I have one at home that looks exactly like that.