When it comes to casual boozing, Columbo was in a world of its own. In the 70s especially, pretty much every character seemed to have a glass in hand. And with that in mind I give you 10 terrific booze-fuelled Columbo moments to raise a glass to.
In fact we encounter plenty of dirt bags over the course of 69 episodes, but who are the absolute lowest of the low lives when it comes to Columbo killers?
Are these the 10 best Columbo episodes of all time? I certainly think so. Is your favourite here?
One of Columbo’s most enduring traits is his tenacity and his fearlessness when bringing down killers, regardless of their wealth, connections or social status. He’s gone toe-to-toe with – and bested – some of the greatest criminal minds of his generation. But beyond that, he’s also brought down some of America’s highest profile and most-loved …
At their very best, the Columbo ‘gotcha’ can have the audience fist-pumping and whooping with glee as the killer realises they’re history.