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Prescription: Murder (1968) (TV Movie)

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The NBC Tuesday Mystery Movie (1971) (TV Series)
one of the series featured under this umbrella title
The ABC Mystery Movie (1989) (TV Series)
one of the series under this umbrella title


Mrs. Columbo (1979) (TV Series)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Flip Wilson/Susan Saint James/George Carlin/Ann-Margret (1972) (TV Episode)
Susan Saint James mentions the series which rotate with her own on Sundays
Sanford and Son: Lamont Goes African (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred accidentally calls Lamont by the name of this television detective.
Lotsa Luck!: The Belmont Connection (1973) (TV Episode)
Stan and Arthur think Lt. Milford resembles the iconic detective.
The Rockford Files: Backlash of the Hunter (1974) (TV Episode)
In the first few minutes of the episode, as the camera pans over a pier, you can see what appears to be Lt. Columbo's car (beat-up Peugeot convertible) parked at the end of the pier.
Are You Being Served?: Big Brother (1974) (TV Episode)
Mr Lucas does his impersonation of the 'tec.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Lawrence Welk/David Brenner/Ashley Montagu/Joan Embery (1974) (TV Episode)
Peter Falk makes a surprise appearance, costumed in his title role
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Perhaps as an in-joke Falk whistles "This Old Man" for his children. This tune is often whistled or sung by Falk's Columbo character in many episodes.
Jaws: From the Set (1974) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions this TV series which he was directing episodes of at age 20.
The Jeffersons: George's Alibi (1975) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mother Jefferson
Q & Q: Buizenpost (1976) (TV Episode)
Adjudant Mudde says his name is Mudde and not Columbo
Love Games (1976)
"Columbo" is mentioned.
Klimbim: Episode #3.6 (1976) (TV Episode)
Columbo and his famous coat is mentioned.
George & Mildred: My Husband Next Door (1976) (TV Episode)
Mildred mentions that while the TV set is away, George has imitated Columbo
The Muppet Show: Bruce Forsyth (1976) (TV Episode)
Bruce Forsyth refers to the series during his stand-up routine.
Beautiful Troubles! (1976)
Dina calls Moussayov, the private detective "Columbo"
Martine: Martine IX (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the song "Televisievrouwen"
Are You Being Served?: Take-Over (1977) (TV Episode)
One of Young Mr. Grace's suggestions for preventing the take-over is "taking a photograph of his secretary in bed with Mr. Willit" and Mr. Lucas says they did that on Columbo.
A Coming of Angels (1977)
The title is mentioned.
The Muppet Show: Bob Hope (1978) (TV Episode)
Bob Hope says, "Call Columbo!"
The Sweeney: Hearts and Minds (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eric.
Sultan (1978)
Mentioned about Columbo in series
07 zglos sie: Brudna sprawa (1978) (TV Episode)
Columbo mentioned in a dialogue
Mission: Possible: Part A: Finding Main Themes (1978) (TV Episode)
Menashe says jokingly that the mystery is like in "McCloud" and "Columbo".
Quincy M.E.: Walk Softly Through the Night: Part 2 (1979) (TV Episode)
During his conversation with Quincy, Brock Campbell imitates Lt. Columbo
Wonder Woman: Amazon Hot Wax (1979) (TV Episode)
After stubling upon a mystery, Jerry says 'How come we become the Columbo's all of a sudden?'
Diff'rent Strokes: The Adoption: Part 2 (1979) (TV Episode)
Arnold mentions a rerun.
Zlatá slepice (1981)
Mentioned in dialogue
Piratensender Power Play (1982)
the detective is called "The bavarian Columbo"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Joan Rivers/Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (1982) (TV Episode)
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi mentions that the series is popular in Japan
Die Supernasen (1983)
a picture of Peter Falk as Columbo is seen in the newspaper
The Facts of Life: The Halloween Show (1983) (TV Episode)
Jo tells Natalie "I hate it when you play Columbo"
Cagney & Lacey: Matinee (1984) (TV Episode)
Cagney and Lacey both mention this show
Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Strike (1984) (TV Episode)
Arnold calls Henry Colombo because of his coat
The Littlest Hobo: Liar, Liar (1985) (TV Episode)
Richie asks The Littlest Hobo in the garage, "What do you think you are? Columbo?"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Hal Linden/Tim Conway (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hal Linden as he describes his new series
Liian iso keikka (1986)
Mentioned by name.
Wings of Desire (1987)
There are many references to Peter Falk as Columbo.
Million Dollar Mystery (1987)
Kevin Pollak does his Columbo impersonation.
Hunter: Girl on the Beach (1988) (TV Episode)
Columbo reference
Red Dwarf: Waiting for God (1988) (TV Episode)
Rimmer: "They laughed at Galileo, they laughed at Edison, they laughed at Columbo." Lister: "Who's Columbo?" Rimmer: "The man with the dirty mac who discovered America."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "His name's Columbo."
Perfect Strangers: Dog Day Mid-Afternoon (1989) (TV Episode)
Balki says that he learned about state's evidence "on the all-new 'Columbo.'"
De Hollywood à Tamanrasset (1990)
character imitates Colombo as his role model
Perfect Strangers: Black Widow (1990) (TV Episode)
Lydia: "You do not have to be Columbo to figure out what's going on around here."
Tiny Toon Adventures: Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? (1990) (TV Episode)
Babs and Buster imitate Columbo.
Scandal in Black (1990)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Cool Head: Episode #1.2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Phil Cool impersonates Lt. Columbo
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "What, are they at a "Columbo" tryout?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "His half-finished 'Columbo' villains"
Another You (1991)
Kevin Pollak immitates Columbo
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Columbo's basset hound"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There's Columbo."
Take Off with T. Bag: Bagsy Malone (1992) (TV Episode)
T. Shirt says 'Just call me Columbo'.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Oh, like Columbo's not gonna figure this out."
Carry on Columbus (1992)
Pontiac refers to Columbus as "Columbo."
Vreemde praktijken: Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen (1993) (TV Episode)
Bertus refers to Laurens Jan as 'Columbo'.
The Wonder Years: Poker (1993) (TV Episode)
Jeff says, "Excuse me, Lt. Columbo."
Rugrats: Game Show Didi/Toys in the Attic (1993) (TV Episode)
Minka sarcastically addresses Boris as "Mr. Columbo" when she finds her husband has found the wrong kids.
Cluedo: Where There's a Will (1993) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by host Richard Madeley
Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993) (Video)
Mentioned by Lt. Marin.
Animaniacs: Distasterpiece Theatre/Hercule Yakko/Home on De-Nile/A Midsummer Night's Dream (1993) (TV Episode)
Columbo makes a cameo appearance in "Hercule Yakko."
Ha die Pa!: De Storm (1993) (TV Episode)
Mathijs refers to his father as Columbo
One Foot in the Grave: One Foot in the Algarve (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mrs Warboys.
Police Quest: Open Season (1993) (Video Game)
The man at the check-in window of the impound lot asks Carey "Ever wondered what Columbo smelled like, what with smoking all those cigars?".
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
At the scene of Roger Padactor's murder, Ace is about to leave defeated, but turns around and says, "One more thing" just as Columbo famously does before he solves a case.
The George Carlin Show: George Lifts the Holy Spirit (1994) (TV Episode)
It comes on some time after Matlock.
Only You (1994)
When Faith and Kate check a hotel-room to find a clue to Damon Bradleys whereabouts, Faith says that Columbo always looks in the trash-can
The Larry Sanders Show: The Fourteenth Floor (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned once.
The Nanny: A Fine Friendship (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the character, Columbo, by name.
Jury Duty (1995)
Jed refers to Tommy as "Columbo."
NewsRadio: Luncheon at the Waldorf (1995) (TV Episode)
Jimmy: "Okay, you got me there, Columbo."
At the Movies: Diabolique/It's My Party/Flirting with Disaster/Girl 6/Little Indian, Big City (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Diabolique" review.
Animaniacs: From Burbank with Love/Anchors A-Warners/When You're Traveling from Nantucket (1996) (TV Episode)
Yakko says, "It was either him or Columbo, and we like Columbo."
Plump Fiction (1997)
someone is called Columbo
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Columbo) Uh, just one more question, ma'am.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Columboo/All About 'C' (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference in "Columboo"
The Nanny: Educating Fran (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the character, Columbo, by name.
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
One of the question intros references this show.
The Practice: The Trial (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike refers to Helen as Columbo.
The Simpsons: Simpson Tide (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer imitates Columbo.
That '70s Show: Streaking (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kitty
Rush Hour (1998)
Carter mentions that "Columbo didn't have no partner".
The Royle Family: Making Ends Meet (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jim.
Hit and Run (1999) (TV Movie)
one of the characters refers to what's happening in the movie as something she saw on an episode of "Columbo."
Everybody Loves Raymond: Pants on Fire (1999) (TV Episode)
Frank calls Robert Colombo after he makes an obvious observation
Big Wolf on Campus: Butch Comes to Shove (1999) (TV Episode)
Merton sarcastically refers to Tommy as "Columbo."
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Chief Quimby mentions Columbo.
Murder Most Likely (1999) (TV Movie)
Kelly asks the cops questioning him if it's a technique like Columbo
Bruiser (2000)
Milo angrily calls a cop this
That '70s Show: Eric's Panties (2000) (TV Episode)
Kelso referres to himself as the "Columbo of panties"
That '70s Show: Dine & Dash (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Late Night Shopping (2001)
Vincent: "This is just a guy with too much time on his hands playing Columbo."
The Office: Work Experience (2001) (TV Episode)
Tim refers to Gareth as 'Columbo'
The Omen Legacy (2001) (TV Movie)
Philanthropy (2002)
"watching 'Columbo' "
Still Game: Cauld (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Victor on seeing Wullie's corpse.
The Office: Merger (2002) (TV Episode)
Columbo mentioned
Do Over: Investing in the Future (2002) (TV Episode)
Bill refers to Principal Rudd as "Columbo."
Midsomer Murders: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) (TV Episode)
Darren refers to Columbo's interrogation style.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Desperate (2003) (TV Episode)
Rye Police Chief: "Wheaton thinks he's Columbo."
Still Game: Gairden (2003) (TV Episode)
Navid is disappointed by a Shatner episode.
Sima Vaknin Witch (2003)
Mentioned by Dov
That '70s Show: The Acid Queen (2003) (TV Episode)
Kitty says she'd like to give a bath to the little guy who plays Columbo.
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Celebrity Poker Showdown
Without a Trace: Gung-Ho (2004) (TV Episode)
This TV series and one of its episodes (the plot of which resembles the story in this episode of W.A.T.) is mentioned in a conversation.
The 24th Day (2004)
One of the two lead men calls the other one Lieutenent Columbo.
All Grown Up!: Miss Nose It All (2004) (TV Episode)
Angelica sarcastically calls Harold Colombo
Blue Murder: Fragile Relations (2004) (TV Episode)
Shap refers to Chowdhary as the famous detective.
Peep Show: University Challenge (2004) (TV Episode)
Mark successfully uses Columbo's "Just one more thing" technique to find out where April is at university. He praises Columbo for this.
Cable Beach (2004) (TV Movie)
Mary calls Ben Columbo when he does some investigative work.
The Simpsons: Pranksta Rap (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lou
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 7020 (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the songs in "Greatest Hits" is called "Ah, Just One More Thing".
Motor Home Massacre (2005) (Video)
"I saw it on 'Columbo'."
Monk: Mr. Monk and Little Monk (2005) (TV Episode)
Leo calls Young Adrian Monk "Columbo".
American Masters: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005) (TV Episode)
Milton Wexler mentions the Lt. Columbo character and likens it to Gehry, during one of his interview segments.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #30.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Reference to Columbo
After the End (2005) (Short)
"Who am I, fucking Columbo?"
Gilmore Girls: Just Like Gwen and Gavin (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the kids at the carnival jokingly refers to Kirk as "Columbo" for his deductive skills.
Life on Mars: Episode #1.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Gene Hunt says "Juries love all that. Makes 'em feel like Columbo."
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Mentioned By Lindsey
Malcolm in the Middle: Lois Strikes Back (2006) (TV Episode)
Lois calls Malcolm 'Columbo'
The Break-Up (2006)
Johnny O says he's not Columbo.
Entourage: I Wanna Be Sedated (2006) (TV Episode)
Turtle calls Drama "Columbo"
Rescue Me: Hell (2006) (TV Episode)
Kenny mentions Columbo.
Psych: Shawn vs. the Red Phantom (2006) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Gus as "chocolate Columbo."
Blue Murder: The Spartacus Thing (2006) (TV Episode)
Mayne is referred to as Columbo
Big Nothing (2006)
Gus refers to Deputy Garman as "Columbo"
What Love Is (2007)
mentioned that a girl looks like Peter Falk/Columbo
Brothers & Sisters: All in the Family (2007) (TV Episode)
Justin says to Tommy, "What are you, Columbo?"
Peep Show: Handyman (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeremy sarcastically says "Case closed, Columbo!"
Saturday Night Live: Zach Braff/Maroon 5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during La Revista Della Televisione
Saxondale: Episode #2.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Tommy asks if a man has been watching this.
Cleaner (2007)
Samuel L. Jackson talking about "Columbo feeling"
30 Rock: The Collection (2007) (TV Episode)
Private investigator Lenny Wosniak (Steve Buscemi) turns around in a puff cigar smoke and says "one more thing...".
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVIII (2007) (TV Episode)
Kodos says, "Well done, Columbo."
Have I Got News for You: Episode #34.8 (2007) (TV Episode)
Reference to Columbo
Birds of America (2008)
Morrie, Ida and Jay talk about the series main character while smoking pot in the basement.
Monk: Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Using an alias while on the lam and working as a ragman at a Nevada car wash, Monk solves a crime, and the media dubs him "The Car Wash Columbo".
The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
One of the numerous TV series listed in which Tommy Tedesco played guitar.
In Plain Sight: Pilot (2008) (TV Episode)
Mary says in voiceover: "I really wanted to turn around and pop off one of those Columbo questions -- you know, the innocuous afterthought that lets the killer know that I know he did it: [imitating Peter Falk]: 'Excuse me, do you always where white shoes after Labor Day?'"
Monk: Mr. Monk Buys a House (2008) (TV Episode)
"Honest' Jake sarcastically calls Monk "Columbo".
The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels (2008)
John Waters mentions it.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda (2008) (TV Episode)
Nick refers to Hodges as Columbo.
Through the Tech Hole: Xbox 360 'Jasper' (2009) (TV Movie)
An autographed photograph of 'Peter Falk'.
Ideal: The Passports (2009) (TV Episode)
Jenny refers to PC as "Columbo".
Forensic Files: Needle in a Haystack (2009) (TV Episode)
Michael M. Douglas, the homicide detective, makes a joking reference to the title character.
Defendor (2009)
"very Columbo"
NCIS: Power Down (2009) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo says this never happens on Columbo, when they have to search through fingerprint records.
Being Human: Serve God, Love Me and Mend (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
A Little Help (2010)
mentioned in dialogue by Chris O'Donnell when wife is questioning him about receipt
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Rodney sarcastically, calls Tommy by the name of the shows title character.
Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010) (TV Special)
Mentioned in a comedy bit
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)
Mentioned in "Kojak Columbo" lyrics.
The Whistleblower (2010)
Murray calls Kathy Columbo
Burn Notice: Brotherly Love (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael Weston says: "Slow it down, Columbo!"
Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) (TV Episode)
Peter Falk is a pioneer of television crime dramas with "Columbo".
18 to Life: Family Portrait (2011) (TV Episode)
During his "investigation" of the robbery, Phil says, "One more thing..."
Supernatural: Let It Bleed (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Judah
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.24 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions that Peter Falk is known for playing Columbo
Don't Let Him In (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Beur sur la ville (2011)
The cop is called "Columbo" as a joke
Faces in the Crowd (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Particka: Episode #2.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
In "Phone Call" skit, Igor has a phone call with Columbo.
Conan: What Happens in Vegas Is Typically Pretty Sad (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan compairs Andy's daughter to Columbo
NCIS: Los Angeles: Higher Power (2011) (TV Episode)
Lt. Columbo is mentioned
Southland: Wednesday (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: This Episode Would Like You to Join It's LinkedIn Network (2012) (TV Episode)
Billy Gardell compares his wife to Columbo
Grabbers (2012)
O'Shea mentions he watches a lot of this show
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Willows in the Wind (2012) (TV Episode)
When D.B. asks Miss Kitty if she has a curling iron in her purse so that Catherine's gunshot wound can be cauterized, she says to him, "Are you some kind of Columbo, or something?"
Rob: Family Secrets (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Rob
American Dad!: Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key (2012) (TV Episode)
At 14:40 in the episode, Steve and Rodger pass a store named 'P. Falk & Co' with the sub heading 'Just One More Thing'. These are references to the 1971 series "Columbo" starring Peter Falk as Columbo. 'Just one more thing' was a catchphrase used by Columbo in a number of episodes.
Rifftrax: Frankenstein Island (2012)
"How long?" "Yeah." "Have I been here?" Kevin: "Long enough to work up a solid Columbo impression, clearly."
The Killing: Ogi Jun (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Cleveland Show: B.M.O.C. (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Cleveland
Nurse Jackie: Slow Growing Monsters (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Mentalist: The Crimson Hat (2012) (TV Episode)
Lorelei asks Jane if he's Colombo.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) (TV Episode)
Martin Short compares George W. Bush to Columbo
The Ricky Gervais Show: Society (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ricky
The Newsroom: The Greater Fool (2012) (TV Episode)
Lonny Church sarcastically calls Neal Sampat "Columbo".
Clan: Bloedband (2012) (TV Episode)
The main character is mentioned.
The Cinema Snob: The Beast (2012) (TV Episode)
"It only took a few minutes to do what Columbo does in 60."
General Hospital: Episode #1.12676 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Mike & Molly: Mike's Boss (2012) (TV Episode)
Peggy calls Mike "Columbo".
Supernatural: Hunteri Heroici (2012) (TV Episode)
Castiel being "bad cop" or "just bad everything" is a reference to Detective Columbo
Airborne (2012)
One of the enquisitive passengers is called "Colombo".
Beaver Falls: Episode #2.4 (2012) (TV Episode)
Flynn calls PJ "Columbo".
The Office: Night (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dov
White Collar: Empire City (2013) (TV Episode)
Neal says that Mozzie will do "his best Columbo impression."
Great Night Out: Episode #1.6 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kath
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 15 February 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ladislav Frej mentioned it.
After Lately: Gay for Jiffy (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the title character.
Southland: Under the Big Top (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Dead Man Down (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Elementary: Déjà Vu All Over Again (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Lego City Undercover (2013) (Video Game)
A cop resembling Colombo is seen in the briefing room.
Particka: Episode #5.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
In "Interview" skit, Richard interviews Columbo's wife.
RED 2 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cas & Dylan (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Gets Quarantined (2013) (TV Episode)
Frank says "One more thing..." as he is about to leave.
The Mindy Project: Wedding Crushers (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Danny
Raising Hope: Anniversary Ball (2014) (TV Episode)
Burt Chance mentions this television show by name
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Wild Canaries (2014)
Barri wears a trench coat similar to Columbo's.
Taxi Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights (2014) (TV Episode)
Cat calls Leo Columbo.
Warehouse 13: Endless Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Meta Fiction (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Boondocks: Pretty Boy Flizzy (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Stairway to Heaven (2014) (TV Episode)
Metatron tries on a trenchcoat front of a mirror and mimicks Peter Falk in the older show.
The Boondocks: Granddad Dates a Kardashian (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Riley.
Stuk! (2014)
An old senile detective is sarcastically called Columbo by his female coleague.
Anime Abandon: Tokyo Revelation (2014) (TV Episode)
"...is a mystery even Columbo couldn't solve."
The Mysteries of Laura: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Billy says to Laura: You solved another case, Columbo
Playing It Cool (2014)
Candlestick (2014)
Referenced in dialogue.
Castle: Child's Play (2014) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Ruiz refers to Castle as "Columbo".
Chicago Fire: Arrest in Transit (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Rubbery Homicide (2014) (TV Episode)
Nick calls Greg Columbo to mock Greg's failed attempted to go undercover in a club
Person of Interest: M.I.A. (2015) (TV Episode)
When she tells him her new job is as his partner as a police detective, Root refers to Reese as Columbo.
Chicago Fire: Forgive You Anything (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Person of Interest: Terra Incognita (2015) (TV Episode)
Fusco likens reese to the title character: "Haven't seen or even heard from Colombo since this morning."
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8627 (2015) (TV Episode)
Bethany compares Nick to Columbo.
True Detective: Maybe Tomorrow (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Velcoro.
Major Crimes: Thick as Thieves (2015) (TV Episode)
Lt. Provenza calls Buzz "Columbo."
Love, Nina: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Malcolm
Honest Game Trailers: Heavy Rain (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Detour: The Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
At one point, Nate tells his son, "You don't have to be Columbo to figure out this isn't an ice cream place."
Comedian Richard Sandling and Ashens Explore the Stuff (2016) (TV Short)
Ashens says that main character, David 'Mo' Rutherford is "like a charmless Columbo".
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.72 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the rumpled detective that Peter Falk is best known for playing during the Final Chase.
Orange Is the New Black: Doctor Psycho (2016) (TV Episode)
Gloria compares herself to the character of Columbo.
Svédská trojka: EuroKoule 2016 a Kazma? (2016) (TV Episode)
Still Game: The Undrinkables (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Boaby.
Mixxxer Show: Lucie Polisenská (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lucie Polisenská.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Lester Holt/Alia Shawkat/Jade Chang/Keith Carlock (2016) (TV Episode)
Alia Shawkat describes her series "Search Party" as a hipster version of the earlier series
Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.10 (2016) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question.
My Christmas Love (2016) (TV Movie)
Liam calls Cynthia "Columbo".
Bones: The Final Chapter: The New Tricks in the Old Dogs (2017) (TV Episode)
When Booth interrogated Rufus for the first time, Rufus says that Columbo does this differently, which Booth confirms but tells that Columbo is an actor
Landline (2017)
A character is called this
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ales Háma.
Major Crimes: Bad Blood (2017) (TV Episode)
When Buzz disagrees with Provennza, he sarcastically calls Buzz Columbo.
NCIS: Los Angeles: From Havana with Love (2017) (TV Episode)
During a search Deeks asks himselfs what Colombo would do
Still the King: Showcase Showdown (2017) (TV Episode)
Leia mentions watching "Columbo" with her dad when she was a kid.
The Upside (2017)
Dell calls one of the police officer "Columbo".
MacGyver: War Room + Ship (2017) (TV Episode)
Riley refers to Jack as Columbo.
Jirka Král: Jirka, GEJMR, MenT a Baxtrix hraje - GTA V Online (Live) (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jirka Král.
Lionel Nation: The Lionel Interview: A Discussion of Everything with Jordan Sather of 'Destroying the Illusion' (2017) (TV Episode)
Lionel makes a passing reference to the title detective.
The Flash: Subject 9 (2018) (TV Episode)
Ralph says that his mentor as a private investigator was Columbo.
The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nobodies: Meeting Steven Spielberg (2018) (TV Episode)
Hugh's directions on the lot to the Spielberg meeting includes Columbo Court.
Ocean's Eight (2018)
Daphne calls Frazier "this little Columbo dude".
Ghosted: The Wire (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the shows Leroy has finished watching
Orange Is the New Black: Chocolate Chip Nookie (2018) (TV Episode)
Caputo mentions the character of Columbo.
The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Hunt mentions Columbo in dialogue.
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
reference by Freddie
Rédl: Prokurátor (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Day Time Ended (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This whole movie is like the cold open of a 'Columbo' episode."
City of Lies (2018)
Lieutenant O'Shea mentions the title character.
Russian Doll: A Warm Body (2019) (TV Episode)
John says he wears a coat like Columbo.
A.P. Bio: Nuns (2019) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions Columbo
NCIS: Los Angeles: Till Death Do Us Part (2019) (TV Episode)
Roberta Deeks mentions the title character and how he solved hundreds of cases without ever carrying a gun.
Gaming the System: The Making of 'Vice' (2019) (Video)
Adam McKay compares editor Hank Corwin to Columbo.
Good Girls: Take Off Your Pants (2019) (TV Episode)
Ruby asks Stan if he's ever seen an episode of this show.
The Kids Are Alright: Peggy Drives Away (2019) (TV Episode)
Mike references detective work shown on "Columbo".
Amsterdam Vice (2019)
Tonnie calls Jurre Colombo after Jurre has discovered something
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Tom Hanks/Milo Ventimiglia (2019) (TV Episode)
Ellen does an impression of Columbo
Swamp Thing: Pilot (2019) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions two mystery TV shows, but Abby says she likes solutions not mysteries. Later, he jokingly asks her if she's the president of Columbo fan page.

Featured in 

Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Assassin(s) (1997)
Watched on TV by Mr. Wagner and Mehdi.
Screenwipe: Episode #2.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
America's Top Sleuths (2006) (TV Movie)
clips shown
The Hour: Episode #7.75 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Allan Hawco's bio segment.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Clip featured in the Memoriam section for Peter Falk
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
"Columbo" is the #3 Best Cop or Legal Show.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Detectives (2013) (TV Episode)
Columbo is #2.
Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 2 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
Columbo gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unseen TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Columbo gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 American Crime Shows (2015) (TV Episode)
Columbo is #4.
Orange Is the New Black: Sh*tstorm Coming (2018) (TV Episode)
The series plays on Caputo's TV.
Peter Falk versus Columbo (2019) (TV Special)
clips shown
For All Mankind: Hi Bob (2019) (TV Episode)
show on tv

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #6.14 (1972) (TV Episode)
"Cobumble" sketch.
Sanford and Son: Lamont in Love (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred disguises himself as the rumpled detective, calling himself Peter Falcon.
The Benny Hill Show: Show 27 (1976) (TV Episode)
Title character parodied in opening titles of "Murder on the Oregon Express" sketch.
The Private Eyes (1976)
Kwok (Sam Hui) dresses like Columbo when he first meets Yuk (Michael Hui).
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
A man dressed like Columbo, acting like Columbo, drivign a broken down ar like Columbo, and named Columbo, shows up to a business.
Lupin the 3rd: The Skateboard Murder Mystery (1979) (TV Episode)
The character Bolanco is supposed to be Columbo's son. Lupin creator, Monkey Punch is a big fan of the series.
Murder Can Hurt You! (1980) (TV Movie)
Transylvania Twist (1989)
When entering the Hansbürg inn, Dexter Ward imitates inspector Columbo's behavior
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.24 (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed by one of the two wolves.
Toby Terrier and His Video Pals: Singin' and Dancin' and Waggin' Our Tails! (1993) (TV Episode)
Toby stars in a Columbone skit.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
At Mike's trial lawyer Bobo begins to dismiss Brain Guy from the witness stand, then stops him for "just one more thing".
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) (TV Movie)
Spoofs Columbo discovering America
Daria: Murder, She Snored (2000) (TV Episode)
Daria drives home in the same car Peter Falk's character drove.
The Simpsons: Dial 'N' for Nerder (2008) (TV Episode)
end credits: "Nelson Munz as Columbo"
Overdose: Death of a Punk Rocker (2015)
Brian dresses and acts like Columbo.
The Real Detectives (2016) (Short)
Tilt of the hat to/spoof.
Another WolfCop (2017)
Tina mockingly calls Scott "Columbo".
Caution: Jerking Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (2017)
Parody of the series and character Columbo.
Keiji yoroshiku: Keiji koronda (TV Episode)
title parody

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