|March 17, 1962  "The Case
of the Absent Artist"
An offbeat episode starring Victor Buono as a philosophical deadbeat artist and Zasu Pittsthe silent film staras Daphne Whilom.
Pete Manders has his ups and downs. He's been offered "Zingy," a popular comic strip for a song, but finds out the reason the purchase price is so low is to appease him for the loss of his "lovebird," Leslie, who's flying the coop. She's running away with previous "Zingy" owner, Gabe Philips, a man with two private and separate identities.
When Philips is murdered, Perry visits a hip little artists' colony in Port Harmony to dig up the dirt on the victim's alias, Otto Gervaert.
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