Columbo

Columbo

Many criminals made the mistake of underestimating Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide investigator with a crumpled trench-coat and a beat-up car, who certainly acted as an incompetent bumbler. But he was so polite to every suspect, and he talked so much about his wife (who we never got to see on any episode, but who many believe later had her own show, starring Kate Mulgrew, later of Star Trek: Voyager fame) that he lulled even the shrewdest murderer into a false sense of security. And although the audience had witnessed the murder in the beginning of each episode, it was still a surprise to see what mistakes the killers had made during the seemingly perfect murder.

  • Season 1

    • 1
      1968-02-20

      Prescription: Murder

    • 2
      1971-03-01

      Ransom for a Dead Man

    • 3
      1971-09-15

      Murder by the Book

    • 4
      1971-10-06

      Death Lends a Hand

    • 5
      1971-10-27

      Dead Weight

    • 6
      1971-11-17

      Suitable for Framing

    • 7
      1971-12-15

      Lady in Waiting

    • 8
      1972-01-19

      Short Fuse

    • 9
      1972-02-09

      Blueprint for Murder

  • Season 2

    • 1
      1972-09-17

      Étude in Black

    • 2
      1972-10-15

      The Greenhouse Jungle

    • 3
      1972-11-05

      The Most Crucial Game

    • 4
      1972-11-26

      Dagger of the Mind

    • 5
      1973-01-21

      Requiem for a Falling Star

    • 6
      1973-02-11

      A Stitch in Crime

    • 7
      1973-03-04

      The Most Dangerous Match

    • 8
      1973-03-25

      Double Shock

  • Season 3

    • 1
      1973-09-23

      Lovely but Lethal

    • 2
      1973-10-07

      Any Old Port in a Storm

    • 3
      1973-11-04

      Candidate for Crime

    • 4
      1973-12-16

      Double Exposure

    • 5
      1974-01-18

      Publish or Perish

    • 6
      1974-02-18

      Mind Over Mayhem

    • 7
      1974-03-03

      Swan Song

    • 8
      1974-05-05

      A Friend in Deed

  • Season 4

    • 1
      1974-09-15

      An Exercise in Fatality

    • 2
      1974-10-15

      Negative Reaction

    • 3
      1974-10-27

      By Dawn´s Early Light

    • 4
      1975-02-09

      Troubled Waters

    • 5
      1975-03-02

      Playback

    • 6
      1975-04-27

      A Deadly State of Mind

  • Season 5

    • 1
      1975-09-14

      Forgotten Lady

    • 2
      1975-10-12

      A Case of Immunity

    • 3
      1975-11-02

      Identity Crisis

    • 4
      1976-02-01

      A Matter of Honor

    • 5
      1976-02-29

      Now You See Him

    • 6
      1976-03-02

      Last Salute to the Commodore

  • Season 6

    • 1
      1976-10-10

      Fade in to Murder

    • 2
      1976-11-28

      Old Fashioned Murder

    • 3
      1977-05-22

      The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case

  • Season 7

    • 1
      1977-11-21

      Try and Catch Me

    • 2
      1978-01-30

      Murder Under Glass

    • 3
      1978-02-28

      Make Me a Perfect Murder

    • 4
      1978-04-15

      How to Dial a Murder

    • 5
      1978-05-13

      The Conspirators

  • Season 8

    • 1
      1989-02-06

      Columbo Goes to the Guillotine

    • 2
      1989-02-27

      Murder, Smoke and Shadows

    • 3
      1989-04-03

      Sex and the Married Detective

    • 4
      1989-05-01

      Grand Deceptions

  • Season 9

    • 1
      1989-11-25

      Murder, a Self Portrait

    • 2
      1990-01-20

      Columbo Cries Wolf

    • 3
      1990-02-10

      Agenda for Murder

    • 4
      1990-03-31

      Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo

    • 5
      1990-04-28

      Uneasy Lies the Crown

    • 6
      1990-05-14

      Murder in Malibu

  • Season 10

    • 1
      1990-12-09

      Columbo Goes to College

    • 2
      1991-02-20

      Murder can be Hazardous to Your Health

    • 3
      1991-04-29

      Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star

    • 4
      1993-10-31

      It's All in the Game

    • 5
      1994-01-10

      Butterfly in Shades of Grey

    • 6
      1994-05-02

      Undercover