Rating: 6.5 stars
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Seen on: 11/20/2019
Most recently watched by sleestakk
Columbo (Peter Falk) investigates a famous restaurant critic for murder.
Length 75 minutes
Another Columbo episode listed on TMDb full of familiar faces like Louis Jourdan, who is the villain in this one. Maybe it was added as a film b/c Jonathon Demme is the director? Also features Mako in a small cameo. This ep is funny b/c it blurs cuisines between Japanese and Italian using fugu (from the pufferfish) as the poison for the murder. What’s interesting is that Jourdan portrays a celebrity chef long before that was really a thing. I think the story is a bit light but I give a half star for being about food and pretending to be Japanese when they open with a shot of LA Chinatown. At least Columbo references Little Tokyo later in the ep.