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Etude in Black

Anyone ever notice the grave faux pas on this episode in that, Columbo takes a witness, a Minor no doubt, to identify a suspect face to face? That would never happen in real life. Also, Alex ran for who knows how far in a Tux and heavy overcoat and hardly even broke a sweat> I wonder what the writers were thinking?

Re: Etude in Black

People also get upset when Audrey says to Columbo "Is it my face or my body?" and he says "Both."

But they shouldn't, because he's definitely saying it SARCASTICALLY, and a second later he tells her to please stop talking like that.

So maybe it is a "cringe" kind of scene, but it's Audrey who's causing the "cringe" part, not Columbo!