Being an ex-service member, By Dawns Early Light is my favorite episode, but for a night alone, I would probably choose Now You see Him.
"A Friend in Deed." A great "gotcha" at the end, and believe it or not, the neighborhood and bar reminded me of where I went to college.
Not to mention it's the episode that i got my moniker from!
I watched it too Fred! :+1:
I always thought you got the moniker from LAST SALUTE TO THE COMMODORE and the shipyard scene.
Guess I missed that. All I remember from the shipyard was a bunch of yelling over background construction noise. Yet another oddity from Last Salute.
Oh, man, that's a tough question.
I think I'd have to go with TROUBLED WATERS. It's always seemed like such a "fun" episode - the cruise ship, the ocean, the nightclub, Rosanna Wells singing "Volare" for 9 minutes, Columbo throwing stuff overboard and running up and down the Crew's Stairway. Maybe the most "on location" film of the entire series (although BY DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT is probably right there, too) Loved the interplay between Columbo and Mr. Danzinger, as well.
Almost as bad as the endless, boring magic
act that opens NOW YOU SEE HIM.
The curse of the two hour shows
Watching some of the TV magic to create the magic act in Now You See Him, is hilarious especially the lady quite obviously holding the bunch of flowers below table height to then magically appear.
As for the one I'd most enjoy watching as described in the first post, it would have to be Make me a perfect murder. Yes it has a few faults but for some reason I really enjoy the relationship between Columbo and Kay.
Yeah, I know what you mean about the script but for some reason I really enjoy it as a whole.
I could love with out the 5 minutes of filler watching the dancing oscilloscope screens and George C Scott but I'm always entertained by the episode
It's almost as if the murder is the less important aspect of the plot.