Columbo

Season 1 Episode 5

Dead Weight

3
Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1971 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • It is in this episode that Columbo's elusive first name is revealed (although not intentionally). When he shows his badge upon first meeting General Hollister (Eddie Albert), his identity card is also visible. Although it is rotated ninety-degrees counter-clockwise, the signature "Frank Columbo" is visible. It can be seen quite clearly on the DVD version (first season collection) by freezing the frame and zooming in on the card.

  • Quotes

    • (looking at Hollister's dress uniform on display)
      Columbo: I think it's almost too nice. I mean, all that concern about clothes, it's kinda vain, don't you think?
      Helen: Some men, Lieutenant, do not want to look like an unmade bed.

    • Columbo: Well, if it was me, if it was my gun, I would take very good care of that gun. I'd have it in my apartment where people could see it. And I would keep it polished and I would keep it oiled. And I would keep it loaded. And when a certain Colonel Dutton came to see me and threatened to expose me, that's the gun that I would use.

    • (at the exhibition of the General's war memorabilia)
      Columbo: Hey, that's nice, isn't it? Isn't that beautifully cut? Custom tailored. You know, I think it's almost too nice. I mean all that concern about clothes. It's kinda vain, don't you think?
      Helen: Some men, Lieutenant, do not want to look like an unmade bed.

    • (aboard the General's boat)
      Hollister: I don't see how a man with the name of Columbo, shouldn't he be more at home on a boat?
      Columbo: Must have been another branch of the family, sir. How soon before we land?

    • Columbo: You know what strikes me? You're the one that downgrades yourself. One dinner with General Hollister and you begin to doubt your senses.

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