Peter Falk took home back-to-back Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the indefatigable Lt. Columbo during the show’s fifth season in 1975-76, and the series itself earned two Emmy nominations, which should give an indication of the quality of the episodes.
Last Episode10x14 Columbo Likes the Nightlife Aired: Jan. 30, 2003
Columbo finds himself in the unlikeliest of places — the Los Angeles rave scene — as he investigates the supposed "suicide" of a tabloid …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (revealing mistake): The interior of the Buckner residence in Short Fuse is the same set as the interior of the Williams residence in Ransom for a Dead Man.
- Although Columbo's first name is never uttered throughout the series, his badge was briefly shown revealing his full name as Frank Columbo.
- Goof (continuity error): Early in the pilot when Lee Grant's character leaves her husband's 1971 Lincoln sedan at the stop sign and goes to a mailbox to mail the ransom note she is startled…
[show]Goof (continuity error): Early in the pilot when Lee Grant's character leaves her husband's 1971 Lincoln sedan at the stop sign and goes to a mailbox to mail the ransom note she is startled by an approaching car. As the car approaches it is a Corvette. However as the car is shown driving away the rear of the car is a 1971 Lincoln sedan; possibly the same car and/or a sequence planned for earlier in the scene.