Dr. Eric Mason is a self-controlled man who teaches how to get control over one's own life. Six months earlier, his wife died suddenly in an inexplicable car accident. Now his best friend, Dr. Charles Hunter, dies when Eric's two Doberman pinschers, Laurel and Hardy, suddenly tear him apart in Eric's kitchen while Eric is away. Lt. Columbo love dogs and needs to figure out what happened before Laurel and Hardy are put down and Dr. Mason gets away with murder. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia / revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
The word "Rosebud", in reference to the sled in Citizen Kane (1941), is used as an important plot element in the episode. Kim Cattrall, who plays the girl who discovers the murder victim, made her film debut in the movie Rosebud (1975), where a yacht named after the same sled serves as the movie's setting. See more
The pool balls that Mason sets up to for Columbo to hit change between shots. First they are all solids and what appear to be two cue balls set up in a triangle shape. The scene cuts to Columbo for a few seconds, then back the Mason and the pool balls. Now there are a mix of solid and striped pool balls and the two cue balls are gone. See more
[trying to trigger the attack word for the dogs
Kill! Kiss! Diamonds! Rubies! Sneakers!
References The Silver Bullet
This Old Man
Traditional English children's marching song
Whistled by Peter Falk See more