From By Dawn's Early Light
Columbo was always either finding or revealing new talents -- he could do anything the
killers could do, plus a few tricks of his own.
Some of those "hidden talents" is a shot of his notebook a doodle of the suspect
Col Rumford (McGoohan).
From Murder By The Book
"I tell ya Mrs Ferris, I'm the worst cook in the world, but there's one thing I do
teriffic, and that's an omelette. Even my wife admits it.
From Sex And The Married Detective
Columbo plays the tuba - in high school "it was the only instrument they had
From Dagger Of The Mind
Columbo can thumb-flip a pearl with pinpoint accuracy -- something he taught
himself in the 3rd or 4th grade (probably using a spitball) as a way to "get the
attention of a pretty red-headed girl in the front row".
From Etude In Black