Goodbye, Columbo…

June 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm (crime, drama, good people, Jim D, TV)

…aka Peter Falk (RIP)

Thanks, Lieutenant, for showing us that little scruffy guys can outsmart rich, arrogant smoothies. Thanks, Peter Falk, for making UK daytime TV tolerable for many years – a signal service to the unemployed.

Thanks, too, for keeping alive  the humble yet tenacious spirits of both Porfiry Petrovich and Father Brown

Oh, just one more thing:  how come if you and Lieutenant Kojak were on the same grade, he managed to dress so well, while you dressed so badly?

Telegraph obit here

The Graun’s here

5 Comments

  1. baldric said,

    Just a humble Italian, never seen the need for the Greek assertion.Just a assiduous human with a eye to detail.

  2. les said,

    i think peter falk should be remembered for much more than how well he could wear a beat up overcoat in the formulaic world of television:

    or

  3. baldric said,

    Les said,Fair doos.

  4. sackcloth and ashes said,

    It was something of an achievement to create a detective series which wasn’t a ‘whodunnit’, and where the identity of the murderer was clear at the beginning of every episode. Mind you, the one with Nicol Williamson as the killer film critic was a bit daft.

  5. Rosie said,

    I’m not a Columbo fan but I did like Peter Falk in The California Dolls, where he played the manager of a female wrestling duo. Catch phrase:- “Watch the sunset flip”.

    Film called “All the Marbles” in the US.

    if you and Lieutenant Kojak were on the same grade, he managed to dress so well, while you dressed so badly?

    You nicked that one from Clive James

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