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?
In a scene where William Shatner's character walks across the back lot of the TV studio the hull of the PT Boat PT-73 from the TV show McHale's Navy (1962 -1966) can briefly be seen in the background. See more
While watching the baseball game, Mark downs the drugged drink from the glass Fowler gives him, drinking till the glass is empty. After he passes out, Fowler takes his glass from him and places it on the table with the drink still in it. 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