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
- The morning after Leslie makes the "drop", Margaret is watching "Double Indemnity", a movie about a woman who kills her husband to collect on an insurance policy.
- 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…
[show]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.
- Unlike his cigar-smoking character, Peter Falk was a lifelong cigarette smoker.