Season 2 Episode 1

Etude in Black

Aired Unknown Sep 17, 1972 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Columbo: Anyway, what I was going to ask you is this- How much do you make?

      Alex Benedict: I think that is very impertinent, how much do I make.

      Columbo: Tours?

      Benedict: I don't know.

      Columbo: Concerts?

      Benedict: I don't know.

      Columbo: Publishing?

      Benedict: I don't know.

      Columbo: Well, et cetera, et cetera. I make $11,000 a year. I got $750,000 for the house, $8,000 in taxes, 200 in furniture. How much help do you have?

      Benedict: I have five including the gardener.

      Columbo: You got that and the money plus, plus, plus. 11,000 times 10 years, 110,000. 110,000 times 100 years is 1.1 million. Well, let's say 900,000. That's 90 years work for me just to live here, without eating.