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  • This isn't a favorite, but the sketching scenes, the reveal, and the opening are a hoot and result in me watching it whenever it pops on television

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      Columbo: Murder, a Self Portrait opens at the basset hound club. I’m laughing and having a good time already. They showed a lot of the different competitions during the opening credits. The dress up category had prisoner bassets, Sherlock Holmes bassets, and flamingo bassets. What a hoot.

      I also adored that Dog, Columbo’s basset, received a ribbon, though I’m not sure for what. Columbo does have a great line — –“When it


      comes to loving, this dog is the champion.”

      We don’t often get to see Columbo just out and about prior to a case, but it happened a few times over the years. I love these bits.

      As for the murder, it dealt around the character of Max Barsini, the painter with a harem. In in odd arrangement, the odd family included his ex-wife, his current wife, and his model. Is this supposed to be ...


      • the modern world? The ex has had enough and says she’s finally had enough, and so he kills her.

        One of the nice bits to watch is when Barsini sketches Columbo, which he actually does throughout the show. In fact, the painting is shown right at the end. It’s a great fade out.

        I also liked the cute reverse scene with the ex-wife’s psychiatrist on the sofa and Columbo in the chair,

        taking notes. You have to see it to really appreciate it. George Coe did a great job in this role.

        Fionnula Flanagan guest starred as the ex-wife and did pretty good, and this was another chance for Mrs. Peter Falk aka: Shera Danese to pop up. She’s the current wife.

        This isn’t a favorite, but the sketching scenes, the reveal, and the opening are a hoot and result in me watching it whenever it pops on television.




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    quick note by anonymous :

    The ribbon was awarded for all “rescue dogs” (from the kennel / dog pound).

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