Wade Anders is the host of a popular television show. Budd Clarke was the one who was originally suppose to be the host of the show but Anders did a hatchet job on him and got it. Clarke discovers that Anders once did a porno movie with an underage actress and is threatening to expose this unless Anders resigns thus paving the way for him to take over the show that he believes is rightfully his. Anders then doctors some cigarettes and replaces chain smoker Clarke's and Clarke smokes them and dies. Anders then steals the evidence that Clarke had on him. Columbo then comes in to investigate and discover a few inconsistencies. Written by
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At the murder scene when Columbo notices the computer, the screen shows about one paragraph of writing on it, maybe 5-6 lines. The shot then switches to a close-up and the screen shows two paragraphs of writing. The shot changes back to a farther away view and only the one paragraph is there. See more
[to Budd Clarke's dog
Oh, you're a girl! Gee, you have more life in you than my dog.
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