Tell me what you would think of Bing Crosby playing the part of Columbo in the TV series by the same name. Thats right, the Bing man was asked first by the producers along with Lee J. Cobb. Cobb was not available and Bing turned it down. It was then that they settled on Peter Faulk. Could you imaging Bing crooning the criminals to confess? I am not sure how long the show would have lasted with Bing Crosby as Columbo.