Columbo (1971 - 1998, 2000, 2003) was icoic 70's detective, single man who deduction abilities and "Oh, there's just one more thing...". Storytelling invention - first is the crime and the guilty person show, then viewer tries to figure out what is the detail that went wrong. We know more than our hero with is raincoat - but we never quess it. Influence can be seen in polculture and all "Hercule Poirot" style detecitive series, most recent is Monk

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"Columbo" TV drama series starring Peter Falk. One of my favorites aired from 1971-2003.

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Peter Falk The Emmy-winning Columbo star—and Princess Bride's book-reading grandpa!—passed away at his home in Beverly Hills. Falk, who reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was 83.

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Detective Columbo (Peter Falk): SOCRATIC IRONY is employed when someone says something that conveys a message that contradicts the literal words. Someone attempting to use Socratic irony might sound like the old television detective Columbo who always disparaged his own talents to make the suspect think he was an idiot.

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Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) actor, best known for his role as Lt. Frank Columbo in the TV series Columbo

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