Columbo (1971 - 1998, 2000, 2003) was icoic 70's detective, single man who deduction abilities and "Oh, there's just one more thing...". Storytelling invention - first is the crime and the guilty person show, then viewer tries to figure out what is the detail that went wrong. We know more than our hero with is  raincoat - but we never quess it.    Influence can be seen in polculture and all "Hercule Poirot" style detecitive series, most recent is Monk

Columbo (1971 - 1998, 2000, 2003) was icoic 70's detective, single man who deduction abilities and "Oh, there's just one more thing...". Storytelling invention - first is the crime and the guilty person show, then viewer tries to figure out what is the detail that went wrong. We know more than our hero with is raincoat - but we never quess it. Influence can be seen in polculture and all "Hercule Poirot" style detecitive series, most recent is Monk

"Columbo" TV drama series starring Peter Falk. One of my favorites aired from 1971-2003.

"Columbo" TV drama series starring Peter Falk. One of my favorites aired from 1971-2003.

Peter Falk The Emmy-winning Columbo star—and Princess Bride's book-reading grandpa!—passed away at his home in Beverly Hills. Falk, who reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was 83.

Peter Falk The Emmy-winning Columbo star—and Princess Bride's book-reading grandpa!—passed away at his home in Beverly Hills. Falk, who reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was 83.

Peter Falk as Columbo in "The Bye Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case" - Ending sequence. (Glad I've got the Columbo series on DVD ... I just don't see it on TV anymore.)

Peter Falk as Columbo in "The Bye Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case" - Ending sequence. (Glad I've got the Columbo series on DVD ... I just don't see it on TV anymore.)

Peter Falk - actor who played one of my fave television characters - cigar smoking, rumpled raincoat wearing Los Angeles Police detective Columbo

Peter Falk - actor who played one of my fave television characters - cigar smoking, rumpled raincoat wearing Los Angeles Police detective Columbo

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