Detective Columbo (Peter Falk): SOCRATIC IRONY is employed when someone says something that conveys a message that contradicts the literal words. Someone attempting to use Socratic irony might sound like the old television detective Columbo who always disparaged his own talents to make the suspect think he was an idiot.
Elizabeth Montgomery, 1960s Proof that you don't have to dress/act like a tramp to be HOT!
Frances Elizabeth Bavier was an American stage and television actress. Originally from the New York theatre, Bavier worked in film and television from the 1950s.(Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry RFD, Day the Earth Stood Still, Eve Arden Show) 1902-89