Ward Fowler is an actor of a soap opera and his character is Detective Lucerne. His producer is Claire Daley, once his lover and now his blackmailer. Fowler decides to kill Claire and to do in such a way as to accuse her husband. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and he is helped by Detective Lucerne who at a certain moment suspects the actor Fowler... Written by
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Did You Know?
Tony's Deli, where Ward Fowler commits his crime, is next door to Lovejoy's Antiques which can be seen in season 2 episode 7, The Most Dangerous Match. The chess players in that episode, Clayton & Dudek, meet at a restaurant on the night before their match. It must be in the same row of shops as Tony's Deli. See more
Ward and Mark watch a televised Dodgers baseball game. Though it's night, the live game occurs on a bright sunny day. See more
I sometimes have a silly effect on people. You know what I mean, just being a police lieutenant. You know, uh... At least I hope that's why.
This Old Man
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
[Sung without words by Columbo (Peter Falk) while walking towards Fowler's dressing room.] See more