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Max Barsini Wasn't The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

Another crazy murderer...who didn't think. After he kills Louise, why not get rid of the cloth with the paint thinner etc. on it? That is a clue that COlumbo later uses against him. How hard would it have been to simply ditch the cloth? And more stupidity - leaving red paint on it that transfers to Louise's face. Talk about dumb. Barsini may have been quite the playboy, but a dumb killer.

Re: Max Barsini Wasn't The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

I wish two things had been done differently in this episode.

1. It is demonstrated that the painting of the bar is too large to have been brought in through the fire escape window. Makes Barsini's alibi that much better.

2. Columbo finds a perfectly clean handkerchief at the bottom of the fire escape. Incriminating no one. But Barsini dropped it, getting into his car to commit the crime. And had to use what was available later on, thus implicating himself.

All right, 3 things. A 90 minute run time would not have hurt a bit.

Joe

Re: Re: Max Barsini Wasn't The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

ithought barsini was rather arrogant myself and thought columbo was too stupid and below him to catch him..i always found it interesting in this episode how falk's real wife interacts with him..some good stuff

Re: Re: Max Barsini Wasn't The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

True Joe but then again, when Barsini asks the women what they think of "each other." That was justplain strange don't cha think?

Re: Max Barsini Wasn't The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

Max and his 3 women!! I brought this up once before a while back. He was an arrogant F*ck in my book. Dumb? Well somewhat, but most of Columbo's killers were.