A Shot In The Dark was an adaption of who-done-it stage play which Sellers had adapted to fit Clouseau by William Peter (Exorcist) Blatty of all people. It's his best performance as Clouseau by far. When the series returned the following decade it was generally structured around mostly brilliant set-pieces and slapstick. I just think he was at his purest in Shot in the Dark. On saying that, the lines I most remember are from the 70's films! On being arrested in drag: "Don't let these legs fool you. I'm really a man!" And the immortal: "Does your dog bite?" "No". (Pets dog. Gets bitten) "I thought you said your dog doesn't bite?" "That..is not my dog." My father had the experience of working as his Stand-In when he shot a bank commercial here in Dublin. An utter perfectionist. Also one of the first to use video playback to nail his performance. I think those commercials were included on the DVD box set some years ago. Plus he joined the movie pub quiz in our local. My dad says he really knew his film trivia! He died the following week. Way too young. And planing another film: Romance of the Pink Panther.