Yikes, better late than never! Our pic for what is left of today (sorry about that, folks) is another look at Bert, the affable purveyor of the best chili in town, from the Columbo episode “Dead Weight.” It was first broadcast on October 27, 1971.
Timothy and Peter Falk were not the only John Cassavetes alumni to appear in this episode. The great Val Avery is also here, but unfortunately the three of them do not share any screen time together. Bert definitely deserved his own series, I must say.
Correct me if I’m wrong, this is the ‘chili’ scene, right?
It is indeed!
You know, as simple as a scene it is, Tim steals it away from Peter Falk. A great episode indeed.
Totally. Not too many people could upstage Falk, but as a dear friend of mine once said, “Tim upstaged THE WORLD.”