Just one more thing

R.I.P., Peter Falk. It just doesn't seem right that Columbo is gone.


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I certainly loved Peter Falk as "Columbo". He developed a truly unforgettable character - one of my favorite Italian-Americans, and unfortunately fictional.

But he was likewise unforgettable as the uncle (and narrator) in "The Princess Bride". How can you steal the show from a precocious Fred Savage? Moreover, how can you make it look trivially easy?

My all-time favorite quote from him, though, is this one: "I remember once in high school the umpire called me out at third base when I was sure I was safe. I got so mad I took out my glass eye, handed it to him and said, 'Try this.' I got such a laugh you wouldn't believe."

He was a treasure.

P.S.: Carol, please don't wait! Gina's right; that was lovely.
I grew up with Columbo and loved it. Peter Falk will be sorely missed. I loved him as the grandpa reading the book in The Princess Bride.

Thanks for getting the conversation started, Carol. I make a better Indian than a Chief.
Rolley, that was from "Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo," wasn't it? One of my favorite installments!
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Carol, for the record, my own failure to respond to so many of these excellent blogs is far more a function of my not having time than of my not having input.

Peter Falk, especially in his role as Columbo, was a huge favorite of mine; and if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you will find evidence of my affection and admiration for him in my otherwise silly remarks of August 27, 2009 2:17 AM at

Consider yourself in good company, dear friend, as you mourn his passing and hope for a happy sequel.
That was lovely, Carol. Joining with you in that hope.
Exit Colombo, stage right
I kinda waited to see what others might say, but it looks like you and I are the only ones who'll miss Colombo. How sad is THAT?

I have a short list of performers who I would pay to watch sit on an empty stage and read the phone book out loud. Peter Falk was one of those. He will be missed (even if only by you and I).

May he rest in peace, and see God's Face today, and rise with Him in glory.

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