Like Paladin of 'Have Gun - Will Travel,' Columbo (Peter Falk) is known only by his surname, but unlike Paladin—and most crime-fighters of film or television—Columbo does not present a suave, smart or imposing demeanor. In fact, on the outside, the cigar-chomping sleuth is the very antithesis of what one would expect from a detective, gunslinger or law-enforcer of any kind. Hiding his brilliance within a shabby, disheveled man in a trench coat, Columbo outfoxes everyone he encounters—especially the culprit, whom he invariably nails in the end.
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Columbo called; he wants his scene back.
You can buy it right now on eBay.
Sometimes it's better to not have just one more thing.
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Dear studios, please leave these classics alone!
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