Peter Falk, the late actor, is best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo on the long-running NBC crime show. Despite the character’s unassuming nature, Falk’s portrayal won him four Emmy awards for his genius at playing the role. During his first Emmy win in 1972, Falk gave a hilarious acceptance speech that had the audience roaring with laughter. He joked about trying to appear humble, shared an uninteresting tale about his journey to the awards ceremony, and thanked the creators of the show for giving him the chance to play Columbo. Falk’s self-effacing delivery and dry humor were similar to his real-life demeanor, making him a hit on and off screen.
Watch the video of him giving his famous speech here: