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Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo 

A woman who blames Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him.



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Tom Isbell ...
Hugh Gillin ...
Rosanna Huffman ...
Liz Cooper (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Joe Bellan ...
Robert Balderson ...


A woman who blames Lt. Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him. But before she goes after him, she first goes after the man who informed on her husband and by showing the Lt. how it feels to lose a love one; by going after his wife. Written by <>

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31 March 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Vivian Dimitri wants revenge on Columbo for putting her husband, Pete Garibaldi, in jail where he died of a heart-attack. This case is not featured in any episode of the series but it closely resembles the plot of "The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case." See more »


During a talk with Vivian Dimitri about her husband Columbo says about he and his wife, "...we never had children I'm sorry to say..." However, in "Any Old Port In A Storm" he says at the end of the meal with Adrian Carsini and his secretary that his wife couldn't attend because they couldn't get a babysitter and adds, "You know how it is when you have kids." See more »


Dr. Steadman: Well, perhaps the lieutenant would like to see a menu?
Columbo: Ah, that won't be necessary, sir.
[as Maitre D' walks away with back turned,]
Columbo: I'll just have a BLT on white toast and cream soda.
Maitre D': [Maitre D' abruptly turns around, and while filling out menu, says] One embarcadero garni.
Columbo: Thank you very much.
[Looking at Dr. Steadman's plate]
Columbo: What are they, snails?
Dr. Steadman: Escargo dipped in garlic butter. Flavor is fantastic.
Columbo: Oh garlic, that's what I smell. What's it for?
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Followed by Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) See more »

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A fantastic flashback-episode of Columbo
29 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

This episode is one of the best 'new' Columbo-episodes. With perfect flashbacks the viewer sees how a insane woman is manipulating Columbo and trying to kill Mrs. Columbo and Columbo himself. The whole episode has an very sad atmosphere (especially the scenes of the funeral) but has also an happy end :) The Columbofans also learns a lot about the habits of Mrs. Columbo and that is also a nice thing. One of the best 1989's Columbo's. You must see it !!!

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