Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Did You Know Tuesday: Fun Facts About Columbo

My all time favorite detective series, Columbo, premiered on NBC on September 15, 1971.  This long-running show ran from 1971 - 2003. 

Columbo was a detective played by Peter Falk.  He wore a rumpled raincoat, drove a great old car, and had a Basset Hound.

Here are just a few fun facts about this iconic show:

There was a Mrs. Columbo, although she was never seen on the show.

Columbo's first name is never spoken on the show, although it is on his police badge as "Frank."

The most frequent killers on Columbo episodes were Patrick McGoohan (4 episodes), Robert Culp and Jack Cassidy (3 episodes each).

Columbo is a cigar smoker.

Columbo often looks for food at the murder scene, and enjoys a snack ... although he often travels with boiled eggs.

Columbo drives a 1959 Peugeot, Model 403.

Columbo doesn't like guns and admits in one episode that he hasn't completed his annual firearm test in five to ten years.

This show still airs on Me-TV, is available on Netflix, and I still enjoy watching it.  Are you a Columbo fan?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Unknown said...

Love Columbo too!

Birdhouse Books said...

Lin, thanks for visiting! Columbo is one of my favorites. It's always a treat when I discover an episode I haven't seen. The mysteries are so fun and quirky.

Anonymous said...

This is my sister's favorite TV show of all time. She introduced me to it and now I'm a fan also.

Birdhouse Books said...

That is very neat! It is definitely my favorite detective series ... I never get tired of Columbo. :-)

Anonymous said...

They never used his wife’s first name also. ( although there was a Mrs. Colombo series also)