Columbo (1971–2003)
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Sex and the Married Detective 

When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.

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Dr. Joan Allenby
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Cindy
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Dr. Simon Ward
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Dr. Walter Neff
Marge Redmond ...
Helen Hendrix
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David Kincaid
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Norm
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Charlie
Pierrino Mascarino ...
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Leeza Vinnichenko ...
Cleaning Woman
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Madge
Peter Wise ...
Ozzie
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This time Columbo has to deal with a passion crime by a sex therapist. As usual, this completely new environment to Columbo is an opportunity for him to show off more unusual talents, as well as pit his wit against an opponent who is well versed in the psychology that he himself uses so well. Written by Maarten Hofman <jen@cistron.nl>

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Trivia

Detective Colombo plays the tuba in this episode. He says he learned to play in high school because it was the only instrument left. See more »

Goofs

When Crouse is trying on her "murder outfit" at her house prior to going to the party, she is shown putting on a black silk undergarment (covering her chest). She then puts on a black dress. This dress has deep "V" neck which goes down to her stomach showing her skin - the black undergarment has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Helen Hendrix: [at the charity reception] Go circulate! Get money for music!
Dr. Joan: Married women circulate - single women mingle.
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References Sex and the Single Girl (1964) See more »

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Possibly the "sexiest" episode of the long-running crime drama
2 April 2006 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

Undergoing a personality/dress transformation that would rise the male libido, a sex therapist seeks revenge on her unfaithful lover. As she matches wits with the Peter Falk's wily "Columbo," guest star Lindsay Crouse is brilliant as the murderous doctor. The evocative musical score adds much to the story line and is appropriate seductive.

Crouse's quick change from the straight-laced doctor to the no-holds-barred temptress is worth the viewing alone. Further evidence that we all have a bit of a villainy in us, just lying beneath the surface.

This is one of the best of the television specials featuring Falk in his Emmy-winning role.


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