Season 7 Episode 4

How to Dial a Murder

Aired Unknown Apr 15, 1978 on NBC

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  • Dobermans. Rosebud. Columbo. Boom.

    I haven't seen many Columbo episodes, but I did happen to see this one and it blew my mind. This episode was extremely well written and had doggies in it. YAY! And a really creepy main character/murderer, the strange psychiatrist dude. Training the dobermans to attack on command was fantastic. The only minor flaw with the outcome of this episode was that it gave dobermans a bad rap. A posotive outcome was that it as influenced the creators of Monk, another detective series, to use dobermans in their episodes. Not only are dobermans cute, but they can add all sorts of magic to a TV Screen.