Andy Barker, P.I.: Season 1, Episode 6

The Lady Varnishes (14 Apr. 2007)

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Andy discovers a letter from a woman who was framed for murder some forty years ago. Lew's former partner, the real murderer, will stop at nothing to keep the truth from coming out.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Alfa ...
Sweetheart (as Candice Cash)
Mickey Doyle
Ashleigh Clesceri ...
Young Rita
Johnny Zambrano
Jon Leibowitz
Hoomus Hottie
Rita Spaulding


Andy discovers a letter from a woman who was framed for murder some forty years ago. Lew's former partner, the real murderer, will stop at nothing to keep the truth from coming out.

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Last show of the series. See more »


When we see Doyle opening the doors to Wally's restaurant on the video monitor, he *pushes* them open, but "in person" he *pulls* them open. See more »


Lew Staziak: So how's your wine, Sweetheart?
Rita Spaulding: Well, it's better than the stuff we used to make in my toilet.
Jenny Barker: You guys are adorable!
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References Curious George (2006) See more »

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A wonderful final episode "The Lady Varnishes"
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Lady Varnishes is the second of the last two episodes of Andy Barker P.I. that aired on a Saturday, April 14, 2007. Andy and Lew visit Lew's former detective office which is being torn down. Andy finds in the mail slot a 45-year-old letter from a Rita Spaulding (Amy Sedaris) addressed to Lew about her innocence in the murder of her gangster boyfriend suave Johnny Zambrano(Vincent De Paul) which got her life. Andy visits her and finds she has a wooden leg. He and Simon go to a photographer named Johnny Leibowitz who was at Gene Kelly's birthday party the night of the murder. The photos taken there place Rita at the scene which becomes her alibi. Andy gets the pictures but gets beaten by Mickey Doyle (Ed Asner), Lew's former partner and the real killer. The next day Andy meets Doyle at Wally's restaurant where Simon attempts to record the confession but keeps having technical difficulties. Eventually, all is cleared...Another funny episode that, unfortunately, is the very last that was filmed. Great reveal of Leibowitz as an Asian who changed his name because, "Everyone loves a Jew!" Also loved the way Simon had to tell Andy without telling Mickey about his trouble recording their conversation and a subplot about Wally's having to hire some bikini-clad girls that he later ends up firing. As for Andy Richter, good luck on whatever comes in the future!

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