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Drinks, cigars, first names

Has Columbo ever actually drunk an alcoholic drink given to him? Or lit a cigar given to him? How many times did he call someone by their first name instead of 'Sir' or 'Ma'm'? I did noticed that he was talking to Ken Franklin and called him 'Ken'. I also remember he opened a can of beer, can't remember if it was 'College', but never drank a sip of it.

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He definitely drinks wine in "Any Old Port."
In "A Friend In Deed" he admits that he got drunk at a police function.
He's offered bourbon by both Ken Franklin and Ray Fleming, and I want to say he definitely drinks it, but I'm not sure.

I know he calls Goldie in "Blueprint" by her name from the moment she tells him to.

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I should have remembered he does in Any Old Port, feels like the writers allowed it due to being educational and high brow.

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He also drinks wine at the last supper with Paul Gerard in Murder Under Glass. He accepts a beer from Cooper in Columbo Goes to College, but I don't remember if he actually takes a drink of it, and he said something about drinking a warm beer in Any Old Port.

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He gets seriously drunk on his evening out with Joe Devlin in the Conspirators. All in the name of the investigation of course.

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In Identity Crisis he accepts a glass of red wine from Brenner but never drinks it.

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In one of the more famous scenes (especially for Michael Lally fans) of the series, Columbo takes a beer from the fridge of Michael Lally ("one of the top wire acts in Europe"), pops it open and takes a sip while discussing The Great Santini in "Now You See Him".