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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 15, 1971
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
120 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Columbo

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.

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10x14 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 …

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The show had 10 seasons and 69 episodes air between 1971 and 2003.

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  • Goof (factual errors): In the court scene where the injured plaintiff is being examined on the witness stand, he is asked by his attorney about his injuries and he replies that he injured his…
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    Goof (factual errors): In the court scene where the injured plaintiff is being examined on the witness stand, he is asked by his attorney about his injuries and he replies that he injured his back. Lee Grant objects on grounds that this is expert testimony that can only be given by a medical expert and the court sustains the objection. This is incorrect. A person can testified as to what part of his body he injured and where he feels pain. If the question asked was a technical one, such as what specific disc was injured,that question could only be answered by a medical expert.
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  • 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…
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    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.
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  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the beginning Leslie Williams is shown constructing the bogus ransom letter without wearing any gloves. Her…
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    Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the beginning Leslie Williams is shown constructing the bogus ransom letter without wearing any gloves. Her fingerprints would have been all over it, showing that it was she who had actually made the letter.
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