Well this made me dig out my old episode collection just to watch this part.
We see the middle age gentlemen in a leisure suit walk by many times but we also see a middle aged woman in a light brown jacket walk by several times too - 3 I think.
Then it gets even better when Columbo goes to use the phone and we see the gentleman walk by again - in a totally different part of the office! Almost looks like where the employees would be.
Great catch made me do a little work!!
This doesn't contradict that opinion of her, but some people find the "snotty woman" pretty attractive in a "starched" sort of way. I agree with them.
Any mention of the phrases Exercise in Fatality and Pretty Attractive together, immediately bring to mind Gretchen Corbett, in the bikini; the absolute sexiest scene in the entire Columbo run.
Now that's sexy. Not the Kim Kardashian sluts of today with their fake boobs hanging out. I'll take Gretchen Corbett, in the bikini, any day over today's trash that we call sexy.