PERFORMER Joey Mazzarino
DEBUT 1992

Colambo is a Muppet lamb detective seen in a series of Sesame Street segments. His first appearance was as an investigator for the Bureau of Missing Bears, helping Big Bird to find Radar. His office is located at 45th and 8th Street in New York City.

Colambo was a semi-regular on the show from approximately Season 23 to Season 28. Colambo once helped Kevin Kline (as Nick Chicken) solve the mystery of the missing chicken in a 1993 episode. He was featured in his own sketches solving nursery rhyme and fairy tale cases, such as "Mother Hubbard's Heist." His most recent appearance to date was in a 2000 episode, helping in the search for Oscar's pet elephant Fluffy.

The character is a parody of TV detective Columbo, who was played by Peter Falk. He shares Columbo's "One more question" mannerism, and often talks about his never-seen wife.

According to Joey Mazzarino, he originated the character in his audition script for Sesame Street.


Picture Title / EKA Description
The Lost Slipper Caper
Episode 3050
Colambo helps Cinderella figure out what happened to her glass slipper. The Prince shows up with it, and takes Colambo with him to the palace.
The Case of the Missing Pig
Episode 3112
Colambo interrogates Tom Piper's Son (Dave Goelz) for info about a missing pig.
The Great Plum Plunder
Episode 3121
Colambo, in his office, decides to have a piece of Christmas pie, when he notices a plum missing from it. He asks the janitor, Little Jack Horner, some questions about what he was doing in the corner. It turns out that Jack had stuck in his thumb and pulled out the plum.
Mother Hubbard's Heist Colambo visits the home of Old Mother Hubbard to investigate a missing bone for her dog, Bootsie.