When fans hear Lieutenant Columbo’s trademark phrase “just one more thing…” we know he’s about to crack the case wide open. The unconventional detective, played brilliantly by Peter Falk, first appeared on our screens in 1968. With its innovative structure of revealing the murderer’s identity at the start of the episode, the audience can follow along as the Lieutenant works to catch the killer and faces the reality of needing concrete evidence to finally make the arrest.
As we mark the 52nd anniversary of the iconic series on February 20th, it’s clear that the cultural impact of the series remains strong all these years later. To celebrate the occasion, we’re taking a look back at some of the best lines from one of TV’s most beloved detectives. Vote below for your favourites!
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