There are so many ways to explore the Columbo spirit. Here are three:
Try out Columbo’s cornerstone phrases in your own life. “Isn’t that interesting?” is a very powerful phrase to key into your detective self. It immediately puts you in a mindset of curiosity - and delight! I use this phrase especially when I encounter a disagreement between me and another person.
Columbo also uses a lot of phrases of appreciation - “what a honey!” being my favorite. It can feel very good to take of bite of something and make a big Columbo deal out of how good it is.