Who said it: Columbo or a TV cowboy?

Try to avoid any wrong assumptions.

In the Old West, cowboys kept the peace. Starting in the Seventies, Columbo did the same. The TV detective was slick as any cowboy, but can you tell his tricky turns of phrase apart from the sage words of TV Western stars?

Below, find 13 quotes pulled from either Columbo or a classic TV Western, like Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman or Wagon Train

Do your best to detect which is which, or else be forced to admit when it comes to these TV classics, you don't have a clue. Good luck!

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  1. "Some people say I'm snoopy." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  2. “It would be real welcome to know what the man looks like that wants to kill me." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  3. “You see most times snap judgment can be cruel son." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  4. "I was looking for a cigar smoker and there you were." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  5. "I seem to bother people. I seem to make them nervous and maybe you could tell me why." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  6. “Folks around here judge a man by what he is, not what he was.” Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  7. “I get paid to worry, and I intend to earn my keep." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  8. "This is not just a kidnapping. This is a murder now and I kinda figure that's my department." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  9. "It seems to me they both have pretty good motives. I'm very big on motive." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  10. “Every man's got to fight his own battle in his own way." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  11. “You can't make a man want to live that's already dead inside." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  12. "I just can't have you accused of murder on the wrong evidence." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
  13. "Blaming her would be like blaming the night for being dark." Who said it, Columbo or a TV cowboy?
Who said it: Columbo or a TV cowboy?

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TVJunkie 6 months ago
How did I ever miss #5 ? Nervous ain't no cowboy word I reckon. Other than that blunder you just got to know western talk pard.
Geronimo 6 months ago
All questions was tough, but I based my answers on reasonable deduction........................13/13
UTZAAKE 6 months ago
11/13. Foiled by 11 and 13.
EllisClevenger 7 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
Well done! We tip our hat and bid you good day!
Missed #3 and #7.
leebillyold 7 months ago
More New quizzes needed.😐 please.
Geronimo leebillyold 6 months ago
You must have failed
leebillyold 7 months ago
I don't like the band quizes, nor the year it was.😣
idovbnc 7 months ago
10/13, Like Columbo (sometimes), I was unsure at first (missed 3 of the first 5) but then it all clicked (got the last 8 right).
cperrynaples 7 months ago
12/13! Most of them were obvious but 5 threw me off!
JeffTanner 7 months ago
You got 10 out of 13 ------------No clue where you went wrong there.
anthony 7 months ago
12/13.Some things that helped.Columbo would never say "Folks around here",or"I intend to earn my keep".
idovbnc anthony 7 months ago
Yeah he wasn't "sophisticated" but he did speak pretty good English.
Wells 7 months ago
11/13 on this quiz.
Oh, just one more thing . . . I missed #7 and #13.
teire 7 months ago
13/13. Both cowboys and Columbo have pretty distinctive styles.
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