It’s Labor Day here in the US, so let’s celebrate the working man (and woman) by revisiting Bert, provider of the world’s finest chili. He first appeared in “Ransom for a Dead Man,” the very first episode of the legendary Columbo detective series. It was first broadcast on March 1, 1971. Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) could always count on a great bowl of chili and some good conversation from Bert.
Enjoy your day off, laborers, and have some chili – you’ve earned it!