I always get a laugh out of the scene in Columbo Goes to College when he's interviewing Dominic Doyle. Columbo says that he's from homicide and Doyle replies "I haven't done one of them lately you know?"
You know Grant, I must have heard that missing persons line at least two dozen times and the joke never occurred to me. Who-o-o-sh! :smile:
Sgt. Lefkowitz: "You know, Lieutenant, I'm in the homicide office at least once a week. I don't think I've ever seen you there."
Columbo: "Well, I don't get down there too much. None of the murders take place there, you know."
It took me forever too.
Regarding John's comment above about location of murders...
From The Conspirators (this one I had to look up):
Columbo on observing a flat tire: "Will you look at that? How do you like that? That's practically a brand new recap."
Devlin: "Can I give you a hand with the spare?"
Columbo: "Well, the spare, sir, that's back in my garage."
Devlin: "Very sensible. If you get a flat at home, the spare's out and ready."
ps full scripts can be found at https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk
From Candidate For Crime -
"This isn't a DEPARTMENT car, is it?"
The actor Sandy Kenyon and that look he gives make it even funnier than it would be without him.