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Columbo and the fourth wall

Do other people think in 'Murder A Self Portrait', at the end when Columbo asks about the painting, that as he's the only one in shot he's asking the audience if he really looks like that?

Also, thinking about Barsini and Carsini, I found out there was a real life person called Colombo Orsini. (With a letter oh, not a letter yew)

Re: Columbo and the fourth wall

I watched this episode today with your comments in mind and I agree, I think he's asking breaking the 4th wall and asking us if he really looks like that. I'd never looked that scene in that way before but it certainly seems as if it is shot that way.