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,
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,
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."