Sep. 15, 1971
120 min.
NBC TV Network

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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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Columbo a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. He is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective (of Italian descent) who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Most people are initially reassured and distracted by his circumstantial speech, then increasingly irritated by his pestering behavior. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence needed for indictment. His formidable eye for detail and meticulously dedicated approach, though apparent to the viewer, often become clear to the killer only late in the storyline.

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10x02 - Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Season 10, Episode 02
09x02 - Columbo Cries Wolf
Season 9, Episode 02
01x00 - Prescription: Murder
Season 1, Episode 00
02x07 - The Most Dangerous Match
Season 2, Episode 07
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