Harold likes to gamble, but as a rule he loses and he is heavily in debt. His uncle is the famous Big Fred who is the owner of a football team and he is a millionaire. But Harold can't get a dime from him. So Harold decides to kill his uncle by a pipe bomb under his car. He is not surprised when he is told Big Fred is dead. He is surprised however that the death is due to a road accident. He rushes to his uncle's house and he finds Lt. Columbo getting excited about the car with the bomb...
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
Repeated "stock footage": The film of two police cars racing to the scene of the second murder in "A Bird In The Hand", swerving around the corner by the liquor store is the same film seen in Columbo: No Time to Die
(1992), as police rush to rescue Melissa. These two episodes were originally broadcast during the same year, one after the other. See more
When Columbo shows Dolores the video playback of the Rolls Royce exploding, a crew member can be clearly seen in front of the car kicking a piece of bodywork (presumably a wing or bonnet section) across the shot. See more
Rags To Riches
Written by Richard Adler
& Jerry Ross
Performed by Tony Bennett See more