|Awards and Honors
The Ultimate Columbo Site began
in February, 1997. We continue to develop the site, from both sides of the
Atlantic, for the pure enjoyment of the subject matter, in the hope that "Columbo" fans worldwide will find it entertaining, and use it as a
gathering place to discuss all things "Columbo".
And it's nice to know that
along the way, we have picked up a few accolades, which fans might find of
Online has honored The Ultimate Columbo Site as
a BBC "Best of the Web" pick, and has this listing in its Web Guide
(go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/
and follow links to Web Guide/Television/Cult):
"The View" – ABC Television: When Peter Falk was scheduled to appear on "The View", ABC's popular morning program, the segment producers contacted "The Ultimate Columbo Site," as their source for background research, "Columbo" trivia, and suggestions for questions to ask, many of which were later incorporated into Barbara Walters' interview with Peter Falk. Also, several people associated with the site were invited to attend the live broadcast in New York City, and were escorted into the studio for a pre-show meeting with the producer. Ted Kerin (dressed in his Columbo costume) was one of the lucky participants who asked Peter a question on live television. For more on this event, see "Our Day At The View".
Television Network's "Mysteries.com" chose
The Ultimate Columbo Site as one of the first recipients of its "Site of
the Week" award. Here is A&E's review, which can be found in the "Site of the Week" archives at http://mysteries.com/
Ultimate Columbo Site
named The Ultimate Columbo Site among the top "Classic Cop
TV-Show" web sites, calling it one of the "best of the
Entertainment Weekly Magazine gave
the Ultimate Columbo Site a "TV Best of Breed" listing and an "A"
rating, together with an insightful review:
Ultimate Columbo Site!
Sound files? Check. Episode Guide? Check – from the 1968 TV movie to the
1999 special. Still, it's the overall fondness exhibited by webmasters
Stephen Burns, Bob Hoey, and Ted Kerin that stands out here. They adore
Columbo's rumpled raincoat, debate what his first name really is -- and
offer detailed trivia about his old Peugeot, down to "memorable
exchanges" about the car. Only one thing's missing: the cyber-cigar
The Ultimate Columbo Site has also appeared in these "Columbo" books from around the world:
"Columbo: la Meilleur Ennemi du
Philippe Paygnard (1998, France) contains this reference for "Columbo"
fans (translated here, from French):
"The Ultimate Lieutnant Columbo Site", created by Stephen Burns and Bob Hoey, with the participation of Ted Kerin and Nico Trenti, includes a great deal of information on Peter Falk and the Columbo series, as well as a guide to both the original and the later episodes, and many images.
"Ashes to Ashes",
novelized in Japan, contains this note in its acknowledgements at the end
(thanks to Yuko Kokubu for sending this to us, and for the translation):
I would like to pass on to my Japanese readers one piece of news ...To
wit, of the home pages created by Columbo fans overseas, the best one is
in English. Called "The
Ultimate Columbo Site," its
address is http://welcome.to/columbo
. If you have become fond of Columbo, I recommend you take a look at this
Many thanks to all who have written such kind words about The Ultimate Columbo Site over the years. And especially, our thanks to the site's contributors and visitors, for your continued support and enthusiasm. With your help, The Ultimate Columbo Site will always continue to grow, and will always continue to be great fun.