Columbo appears at 1 minute and 7 seconds, a record early appearance.
Nelson Hayward is a senator requiring police protection after supposed death threats. He’s also having an affair with his wife’s secretary, Linda.
He kills his bullying campaign manager Harry by getting Harry to pretend he’s him as a decoy for the police to follow. He shoots him and then goes to his wife’s surprise party. His wife is called Victoria, like the train station.
Columbo goes to the dentist in this episode. His dentist is obsessed with the unjustified image of Italians as gangsters.
The columboid involves bullet hole trickery.
Things we learn about Columbo: his 38 year old brother still has his sneakers from high school, he can pick jackets straight off the rack and they fit like a glove and he doesn’t have a credit card.
During this episode I couldn’t get the song ‘Painter’s Radio’ by Get Chevvyed out of my head. Am I a pervert?
What does Columbo smell like?