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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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  • The very first episode, (aside from the two pilots) "Murder by the Book", was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Bochco. Spielberg was never again involved with the series,…
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    The very first episode, (aside from the two pilots) "Murder by the Book", was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Bochco. Spielberg was never again involved with the series, through Bochco wrote several other episodes.
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  • Peter Falk appeared as Columbo in Dean Martin's roast to Frank Sinatra; He asks for an autograph to be dedicated to Rose - His wife.
  • 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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