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Tag: Season Six

I Do Wish Everyone Would Stop Asking Me That

Episode_Old Fashioned Murder

In “Old Fashioned Murder,” Joyce Van Patten plays Ruth Lytton, who has put her entire life on hold in service of the family museum. When her brother threatens to liquidate the collection and shut the joint down, she stages a robbery with an ex-con museum guard and murders both men. Columbo has to unravel the whole sordid case, dealing with eccentric wealthy people, annoyed hair stylists, uneven performances and story threads that just sort of peter out. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. Writer Jaime Fountaine ( joins Jon and RJ to discuss.

A Black Mass in San Francisco


From season six, it’s “The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case,” in which Columbo has to solve a murder committed at a club for some of the world’s foremost minds that isn’t Mensa. Comedian and podcaster Richard Massara ( joins us from the UK to talk about the episode, as well as why the heck Columbo never left their TV sets over the years. Also- Jamie Lee Curtis? Quincy? Jon’s I.Q. at age 11?

That Leaves Us With Sid Daley


In “Fade In To Murder,” William Shatner is Ward Fowler, TV’s popular Detective Lucerne. When he murders his blackmailing agent/producer, can Columbo prove it? RJ, Jon and Maggie Serota find out. Also- would Mark Ruffalo make a decent Columbo?

And, like we say on the show- post your ideas for modern-day NBC Mystery Movie casts below and we’ll mention them on the next program.