Paul Gerard is a famous gourmet and his books about restaurants can decide the fate of a chef. In his way, Paul is a very powerful man. But ...更多>
Lt. Columbo: Oh, I do a little cooking, sir. Nothing fancy. Mrs. Columbo, she's a remarkable woman. She has lots of interests... but cooking isn't one of them. She gives me plenty of encouragement. Albert:
Lieutenant, we're behind you, all of us. And I want you to know this: as long as you're on this case, you will never go hungry.
Lt. Columbo: The boy said something about an argument and a lot of shouting. What was that about, sir? Paul Gerard: It was a trivial matter. Lt. Columbo: Yes, sir. Most arguments seem to start that way. Lt. Columbo: Oh, there's just one other thing... Lt. Columbo: Sorry, Mr. Gerard, but I can't let you get away with it. Paul Gerard: What? Lt. Columbo: Your recipe. You didn't think I'd remember, did you? It's onion sauce. Lt. Columbo: Well, this is quite a coincidence. I had no idea you were here. Paul Gerard: Would you care to join me? Lt. Columbo: Well, I'm really not hungry, sir. I just polished off three mushrooms stuffed with crab meat. But I'll join you anyway. If you're anything like me, you're not too crazy about eating alone. Miss Choy: Lieutenant, you forgot your fortune cookie. Lt. Columbo: To tell you the truth, ma'am, I could use some good news. [reads fortune] Lt. Columbo: "Cheer up. There is more than one fish in the sea." That's the kind I always get. Once, I would like it to say I'm gonna be rich and go away on a long trip. Just once. Paul Gerard: I'm beginning to regard you as an old acquaintance, Lieutenant. Lt. Columbo: Well, thank you very much, sir. I'm beginning to know you pretty well, too. Lt. Columbo: That dim sum reminds me of the kind I used to have at home. Miss Choy: At home, Lieutenant? Lt. Columbo: Right around the corner from Chinatown was an Italian neighborhood. When I was a kid, I bet I had more eggrolls than cannelloni. Paul Gerard: What makes you think Vittorio was in some sort of trouble? Lt. Columbo: Mainly because he was murdered, sir. The two, trouble and murder, they seem to go together. At least that's been my experience, sir. Paul Gerard: [referring to Vittorio's death] Albert, can all this be true? Albert: Mr. Gerard, Vittorio was a fine man. You're a food critic, great critic. I'm a simple chef. But I'm sure I speak for chefs everywhere when I say I wish it was you dead in there. Paul Gerard: I wanted you to have one last taste of Tokyo before you begin your tour of American restaurants. Kenji Ozu: They won't believe this when I send back the story. They think I'm eating hot dogs and grits. Eve Plummer: Have you ever eaten grits? Kenji Ozu: No, not yet. Eve Plummer: Don't bother. Lt. Columbo:
I expected to see you at Mr. Rossi's funeral. I guess you couldn't make it.