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LAPD: Columbo - The police drama Columbo/NBC/1971-77/ABC/1989 featured homicide detective Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) who carried on the proud tradition of the LAPD questioning murderers and always getting his man despite his rumpled, unsophisticated demeanor.

Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo

On duty, Columbo always wears a rumpled, stained raincoat and chomps on half-smoked cigars [his wife preferred he smoke a pipe]. Once after a suspect looked at Columbo’s attire, he asked "Are you undercover?" Columbo replied "No, underpaid."

To get to and from crime scenes Columbo drives a dilapidated, Peugeot model 403 Grande Luxe Cabriolet convertible. The car is graying with oxidized paint and an odometer reading over 100,000 miles. Per Lt. Columbo, his car is "a 1950 Peugeot - They're very rare." [License plate: 044 APD].

While interviewing his suspects, Columbo peppers his conversation with home-spun comments about his wife, her proverbs for any occasion and their family life. Upon leaving his suspect, he invariably utters his famous catchphrase "Oh, just one more thing."


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