Columbo The Complete Series:
Some Fun Facts About Columbo:
- The clothes he wore in the show were Peter Falk's own wrinkled suit and trench coat.
- He frequently mentions his wife but she never appears in any of the episodes.
- Columbo's first name is never mentioned. He is known simply as "Lieutenant Columbo".
- Bing Crosby was originally offered the role of Columbo.
- In season two they introduced a Basset Hound as Columbo's dog. The dog's name is never mentioned.
- The beat-up car Columbo drove was a 1959 Peugeot convertible, Model 403. I read somewhere that only 504 of these cars were manufactured in 1959.
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