1: Inside the 12th Precinct
2: Salute to the Old One Two
3: Inside the Writers Room
4: 'The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller' Original Pilot
5: Season 1 Episode 1 'Ramon' (uncut)
6: 'You Don't Know Jack' Excerpt From The Jack Soo Documentary
15: Happy New Year
16: The Sniper
17: Fear Of Flying
18: Block Party
19: Massage Parlor
20: The Psychiatrist
21: The Kid
22: The Mole
Thursday, January 23rd, 1975
Captain Barney Miller talks down a junkie who is holding the 12th Precinct hostage.
Thursday, January 30th, 1975
2: The Experience
A bomber targets the 12th Precinct, as Det. Fish contemplates retirement.
Thursday, February 6th, 1975
3: Snow Job
The squad grapples with guarding a department store payroll and a flasher who attempts suicide in the bathroom.
Thursday, February 13th, 1975
An old friend of Barney's is assigned to investigate allegations of corruption in the squadroom; Chano is after an obscene phone caller.
Thursday, February 20th, 1975
5: The Courtesans
A prostitute threatens to file harassment charges against Wojo; Rachel wants to move into her own apartment.
Thursday, February 27th, 1975
6: The Stakeout
Well-meaning nosy neighbors overrun a covert stakeout operation.
Thursday, March 6th, 1975
7: The Bureaucrat
Guests to the 12th include a drunken bureaucrat and the 12-year-old who robbed Chano's apartment; Wojo closes the precinct's favorite delicatessen for minor health-code infractions.
Thursday, March 13th, 1975
8: Ms. Cop
An overzealous lady cop ruffles the feathers of the testosterone-run 12th; Chano nabs an obscene phone caller. Linda Lavin ("Alice") debuts as Detective Janice Wentworth.
Thursday, March 20th, 1975
9: The Vigilante
Barney is visited by Inspector Luger, who complains that his men aren't disliked enough by the public; a neighborhood vigilante is well into his twilight years; Wojo collars a cross-dressing teamster.
Thursday, March 27th, 1975
10: The Guest
The 12th Precinct reluctantly guards a mob witness; Chano uses his co-workers' own cash stash to set up a narcotics buy.
Thursday, April 10th, 1975
11: The Escape Artist
A self-avowed "bird-man" drops in; Barney holds a resourceful escaped prisoner for the FBI; Harris decides to write a novel, setting up one of the series' most durable storylines.
Thursday, April 17th, 1975
A scruffy "Serpico"-type cop has good reason to hide behind unruly hair; Bernice discovers that Fish spent the afternoon in a massage parlor.
Thursday, May 1st, 1975
13: The Hero
Chano is guilt-stricken when he shoots a holdup man; Liz makes a citizen's arrest, after being robbed at "stickpoint" by a twelve-year-old.
Thursday, September 11th, 1975
A disgruntled man with a belt of dynamite threatens to blow himself and the squad room ky high unless President Nixon agrees to speak with him; the plumbing goes kaput; Wojo arrests a phony man-of-the-cloth.
Thursday, September 18th, 1975
2: The Social Worker
Weary of housework, Liz tries her hand at social work, to Barney's dismay; a master forger fascinates Harris.
Thursday, September 25th, 1975
3: The Layoff
Barney, Fish and Yemana feel the crunch when a labor layoff forces them to do without Chano, Harris and Wojo; a manicurist goes deeper than the nail; a morose stockbroker takes to petty theft.
Thursday, October 2nd, 1975
Yemana is shot in full view of disinterested bystanders, and Barney is offered a job in Florida.
Thursday, October 9th, 1975
5: Heat Wave
A wife claims spousal abuse; Wojo and Wentworth are bait for a park rapist.
Thursday, October 16th, 1975
6: The Arsonist
The precinct is on the lookout for an arsonist; Chano brings in a man who used a deadly weapon on a vending machine.
Thursday, October 23rd, 1975
7: Grand Hotel
Wojo and Wentworth pose as marrieds in order to bust a burglary ring set in a posh hotel.
Thursday, October 30th, 1975
Marty claims that a member of the 12th is harassing the gay community; the precinct computers think Fish is dead.
Thursday, November 13th, 1975
9: You Dirty Rat
Barney smells a rat when two pounds of confiscated marijuana disappears from the evidence locker, and a homeless man spends the night in a department storeâ€”apparently one of many.
Thursday, November 20th, 1975
10: The Horse Thief
A hansom cab owner reports his horse missing. A man assaulted in his hotel room insists he was alone.
Thursday, November 27th, 1975
During a very rainy day, the squad must endure both the precinct roof threatening to collapse, and VERY bad Bicentennial jokes from a nightclub comedian-the stationhouse roof literally groaning in response!!
Thursday, December 4th, 1975
A glimpse at Detective Fish's home life ensues when the detective decides to go on restricted duty. Steve Landesberg bows as Arthur Dietrich; Doris Belack fills in for Florence Stanley as Bernice Fish.
Thursday, December 11th, 1975
13: Hot Dogs
A man is convinced that a photo of Jean Harlow is his missing wife; a pair of lady cops makes an overzealous drug bust.
Thursday, December 18th, 1975
The citizenry is in a panic amidst the rumors that the 12th Precinct is being shut down; a repentent hood can't prove that he committed a crime.
Thursday, January 8th, 1976
15: Happy New Year
On New Year's Eve, Fish tries to stop a jumper, and Wojo delivers a baby.
Thursday, January 22nd, 1976
16: The Sniper
A con man is selling charter flights to Saturn; Wojo and Luger are sniper targets.
Thursday, January 29th, 1976
17: Fear of Flying
Wojo must escort a bigamist to Cleveland, even though he is (guess!) afraid of flying. Meanwhile,the bigamist's New York wife shows up. Also, a man turns in an unmarked envelope containing $3500 in cash.
Thursday, February 12th, 1976
18: Block Party
Wentworth is furious when Chano gets the credit for her bust of an assassin at a block party.
Thursday, February 19th, 1976
19: Massage Parlor
Wentworth busts a dime-store cowboy in a massage parlor, and the detectives bust an octogenarian mugger.
Thursday, February 26th, 1976
20: The Psychiatrist
A department psychiatrist advises the department to confiscate Wojo's gun
Saturday, March 6th, 1976
21: The Kid
Fish is attracted to the mother of a young mugger; a man is a bit premature to obtain the unclaimed windfall he found on the street.
Thursday, March 18th, 1976
22: The Mole
Fish considers an operation; a burglar known as "The Mole" leads Harris and Wojo on a merry chase through the city sewer system. Ron Carey plays the Mole, and returns as Levitt in the next season.
Tuesday, January 20th, 1976
14: The Rand Report
Rather than return one week per month to uniformed patrol, Wojo quits the force.
Thursday, September 23rd, 1976
Wojo is dismayed to discover that the city doesn't have up-to-date evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency; Fish meets Jilly Pappalardo, a young thief who he will eventually care for in the "Barney" spin-off "Fish."
Thursday, September 30th, 1976
2: Quarantine (1)
Wojo brings in a sick perp who collapses on the floor...resulting in the 12th being put under quarantine,with the following personnel present:A lady of the evening [who gets friendly with Fish!], Marty and Mr Driscoll, and of course, Inspector Lugar....
Thursday, October 7th, 1976
3: Quarantine (2)
The quarantined 12th Precinct tries to make it through the night: Lugar has a 'talk' with Marty and Daryl Driscoll; and Harris has a loud rant in his sleep.
Thursday, October 14th, 1976
4: Bus Stop
Quarters are tight at the 12th when a holdup man is confined with his busload of victims.
Thursday, October 21st, 1976
5: The Election
Election Day at the One-Two includes: A woman, being held from voting by her husband, throws a toilet seat into the street to get attention; a shoplifter gets escorted to vote by Wojo, who promptly 'loses' him; and Inspector Lugar comes electioneering for a old time political hack.
Thursday, October 28th, 1976
A disturbance in the park turns out to be a man who claims to be a werewolf.
Thursday, November 11th, 1976
7: The Recluse
A latter-day prophet claims the end is near - 5:30, to be precise; a man who hasn't left his apartment since World War II is brought in for refusing to serve jury duty. John Cassisi appears as Victor Kreutzer, a role he would continue to play on "Fish."
Thursday, November 18th, 1976
Barney doesn't see a crime, but Wojo's brought in a man for refusing to aid a mugging victim.
Thursday, December 9th, 1976
9: Power Failure
A power failure darkens spirits at the 12th, where they play host to a man with a split personality.
Thursday, December 23rd, 1976
10: Christmas Story
Wojo wants to tell Yemana that his Christmas Eve date is a call girl; Fish dons a red suit to catch a mugger who's targeting Kris Kringles; Luger fishes for an invitation from Barney for Christmas Day.
Thursday, December 30th, 1976
Wojo brings hashish-laced brownies his new girlfriend made to the 12th Precinct, getting the detective squad stoned; while an actor and critic ("natural enemies" says Harris) square off with dueling swords.
Thursday, January 6th, 1977
12: Smog Alert
All eyes are on Fish as the city undergoes a first-stage smog alert; an unlikely connection is made between a potential suicide victim and an obscene graffiti artist.
Thursday, January 13th, 1977
13: Community Relations
An evicted tenant greets a landlord with a musket; Barney's charged with harassment when he books a blind shoplifter.
Thursday, January 27th, 1977
15: Fire '77
The 12th may go up in smoke, to the delight of a suicidal couple.
Thursday, February 3rd, 1977
16: The Abduction
Barney has his hands full with a couple who want his assistance with their cult-influenced daughter, and Nick's bookie who's arrested for his efforts.
Thursday, February 10th, 1977
17: The Sex Surrogate
Weary of waiting for promotion, Levitt announces that he's quitting the force; Barney investigates a sex clinic that borders on brothel status; Harris investigates a rash of crimes ostensibly committed by a juvenile.
Thursday, February 17th, 1977
Barney discovers that Harris has been moonlighting; Dietrich arrests a priest who's fencing stolen goods; a racketeer is using a retarded boy as an assistant.
Thursday, February 24th, 1977
Marty is picked up for parole violation with a half ounce of marijuana; Wojo prematurely grants a Russian defector asylum.
Thursday, March 10th, 1977
20: Group Home
Yemana assists a bigoted Army officer when a bomber threatens a recruiting facility; it's Fish's turn for mugging detail as Victor and Jilly resurface with Bernice in tow.
Thursday, March 24th, 1977
21: Strike (1)
An impending strike is on everyone's mind, except the woman who was robbed by her computer date. (Part 1 of 2)
Thursday, March 31st, 1977
22: Strike (2)
Barney and Inspector Luger man the fort alone when the detectives go out on strike.
Thursday, September 15th, 1977
1: Goodbye, Mr. Fish (1)
A neighborhood vigilante group runs amok, and Fish is AWOL on the day of his retirement.
Thursday, September 22nd, 1977
2: Goodbye, Mr. Fish (2)
Fish finally shows up for work, but refuses to acknowledge his mandatory retirement.
Thursday, September 29th, 1977
Listening devices discovered in the squad room may have come from Internal Affairs - or the Nixon administration!
Thursday, October 6th, 1977
A quixotic environmentalist faces the high-priced lawyer hired by the chemical plant he's been assaulting.
Thursday, October 20th, 1977
Retired Sergeant Fish returns to assist Barney in locating a pilfered corpse.
Thursday, October 27th, 1977
6: Copy Cat
Yemana scours the TV Guide to try to second-guess the felon who's aping the prime-time lineup crime shows; a drunk forgets the most important element in a hold-up - a weapon.
Thursday, November 3rd, 1977
A blizzard holes up the 12th with an unwelcome guestâ€”a corpse; a self-proclaimed prophet is sure that the weather is indicative of a new ice age.
Thursday, November 17th, 1977
A taxi company is irate when Wojo totals a borrowed cab while pursuing a robbery suspect; Lieutenant Scanlon tries to ferret out 12th Precinct corruption with a drug pusher.
Thursday, November 24th, 1977
9: Thanksgiving Story
The detectives clean up after three mental patients sit down to Thanksgiving dinner at an automat.
Thursday, December 1st, 1977
10: The Tunnel
Wojo is buried alive after a tunnel collapses on a burglar burrowing towards the diamond exchange; a homeless Harris is combing Manhattan for a new apartment.
Thursday, December 15th, 1977
11: Atomic Bomb
Neither the bomb squad nor the government recognizes a college student's physics project as a functional atomic bomb - but Detective Dietrich does.
Thursday, January 5th, 1978
12: The Bank
A man charges a sperm bank with murder after the lab unwittingly destroys the man's last sample.
Thursday, January 12th, 1978
13: The Ghost
The detectives are unimpressed with a man who claims he's being visited by a poltergeist - that is, until they lock the man up and strange events begin occurring about the squad room.
Thursday, January 19th, 1978
Yemana is hospitalized with appendicitis; the cage is a stopping-off place for a sugar addict and an aging bounty hunter.
Thursday, January 26th, 1978
The city legalizes off-track gambling, to the delight of Yemana; a woman wants her husband arrested on a rape charge; a master of disguise perpetuates a crime spree.
Thursday, February 2nd, 1978
16: Eviction (1)
Barney puts his career on the line by refusing to forcibly evict the tenants of a condemned hotel, while Lugar tries to figure out what to do with his vacation time.
Thursday, February 9th, 1978
17: Eviction (2)
The hotel situation now involves a SWAT team, while Dietrich learns the identity of his amnesic "girlfriend."
Thursday, February 23rd, 1978
18: Wojo's Problem
Wojo comes to Barney with a problem his superior would rather not know about; the 12th's new female detective has a very jealous husband, suspicious of her all-male co-workers; somehow a shoplifter escapes - in a wheelchair.
Thursday, March 2nd, 1978
19: 'Quo Vadis?'
Barney uncovers, if you will, the real reason behind a woman's vehement insistence that a nude-painting exhibit at a local art gallery be shut down; the Millers may be heading for divorce.
Thursday, March 23rd, 1978
Harris finally finds an apartment in the Village; a ventriloquist insists he's not responsible for his dummy's insensitive remarks; a prisoner holds the boys at gunpoint.
Thursday, May 4th, 1978
The members of the squad nervously await Barney filling out their evaluation forms. Meanwhile, Harris arrests a numerologist who will only give his name as "1223," and a porno shop reporting vandalism turns out to be a mom and pop operation being hassled by their kids.
Thursday, May 11th, 1978
22: The Sighting
A man liquidates all of his assets into gold, much to his wife's dismay; Wojo claims he saw a UFO over Staten Island.
Thursday, May 18th, 1978
Harris does some extensive soul searching when he's offered a job on the mayor's security team.
Thursday, September 14th, 1978
1: Kidnapping (1)
A political activist abducts a department store magnate; Wojo arrests a prostitute and her Arkansan business manager.
Thursday, September 14th, 1978
2: Kidnapping (2)
Wojo delivers the ransom money for the department store owner, while the prostitute charms both Wojo and the victim's nebbish son.
Thursday, September 21st, 1978
3: The Search
Off goes the moustache, as it's Harris' turn for cross-dressing mugging detail; the host of a kids' science show goes off the deep end; Barney's men reopen a twenty-eight year old missing persons case.
Thursday, September 28th, 1978
4: Dog Days
The German Shepherd that bit Wojo may be rabid; Barney and Liz prepare for their impending separation.
Thursday, October 5th, 1978
5: The Baby Broker
A German girl attempts to flee the country rather than surrender her baby to a broker's clients; Levitt turns to stimulants to aid in his self-imposed thirty-six hour shift.
Thursday, October 12th, 1978
An accusation of an indiscretion on the part of Dietrich leads to a visit from the gleeful Lieutenant Scanlon of Internal Affairs; Yemana books a rabbi who is running a gambling casino in his synagogue.
Thursday, October 19th, 1978
7: The Prisoner
A released prisoner can't adjust to civilian life; the widow of a cat burglar elects to perpetuate the family business.
Thursday, November 2nd, 1978
8: Loan Shark
Barney notes some uncharacteristic behavior from Yemana; a client can't get a tattoo artist to remove his work; Harris books a youthful loan shark
Thursday, November 9th, 1978
9: The Vandal
Barney has the uneasy feeling that it may have been Levitt that vandalized the precinct squad room; a TV programming executive is assaulted in a coffee shop.
Thursday, November 30th, 1978
10: The Harris Incident
A stockbroker leaves Wall Street to become a beggar; a rookie cop, assuming Harris to be a felon, shoots at him.
Thursday, December 7th, 1978
11: The Radical
Luger faces off against a 60s radical, and Harris arrests a portly second story man.
Thursday, December 14th, 1978
Feuding toy makers create a disturbance; Barney faces his first holiday as a separated man; a claustrophobic prisoner has an understandable problem with the cage.
Thursday, January 4th, 1979
13: The Indian
A woman has her shoes stolen - from her feet; Wojo is forced to arrest an aging Indian who only wants to die in the park.
Thursday, January 11th, 1979
14: Voice Analyzer
Lieutenant Scanlon returns, this time attempting to ferret out corruption with a lie detector; Barney is suspicious of a furrier's robbery report.
Thursday, January 18th, 1979
15: The Spy
A paranoid spy holds the precinct house at bay; the men bring in a disorderly mime.
Thursday, January 25th, 1979
16: Wojo's Girl (1)
Wojo decides to move in with his girlfriend; Mr. Brauer tells his wife that he's leaving to become a mercenary. This was a pilot for a potential spin-off series, each week focusing on one of the cops' off-duty lives.
Thursday, January 25th, 1979
17: Wojo's Girl (2)
Wojo struggles to co-habitate with his ex-prostitute girlfriend.
Thursday, February 1st, 1979
18: Middle Age
Barney feels the onrush of Father Time; Dietrich books an Olympic hopeful who practices his javelin toss in Central Park; a Hassidic Jew is the target of a diamond thief.
Thursday, February 8th, 1979
19: The Counterfeiter
Harris milks a wily counterfeiter for his life story; a man takes exception to a plastic surgeon's work on his wife.
Thursday, February 15th, 1979
20: Open House
The 12th Precinct hosts an open house, attracting only vagrants; Barney's joy at moving back home is cut short by the hotel manager that refuses to refund him his upcoming month's rent; Wojo and Harris try to get a lead on an arsonist.
Thursday, March 1st, 1979
Harris quickly regrets the fact that Dietrich has saved his life; the 12th is asked to assist a thief who has been granted entry into a witness-relocation program.
Thursday, March 15th, 1979
22: Computer Crime
A computer firm has difficulty retrieving embezzled funds; an educated young man claims to be under the influence of a voodoo curse.
Thursday, May 10th, 1979
23: Graveyard Shift
Barney and his crew face the late shift with a man who believes that he is being frequented by a succubus and an irate tourist.
Thursday, May 17th, 1979
24: Jack Soo, a Retrospective
The cast step out of character to offer a tribute to Jack Soo, who died during the show's fifth season.
Thursday, September 13th, 1979
When an anonymous letter identifies a member of the 12th Precinct as a homosexual, it buys the boys a visit from Lieutenant Scanlon, who proceeds to make a witch hunt out of his search for the author. Meanwhile, a disgruntled shopper takes a fire axe to an elevator's MUZAK machine.
Thursday, September 20th, 1979
2: The Photographer
A tranquil prisoner claims to be Jesus Christ, which is timely for the drug dealer caught with an impressive stash; an elderly mugger poses as a photographer to ensnare lonely women.
Thursday, September 27th, 1979
A string of false alarms suggests that a sniper may be after a cop, but the detectives are preoccupied with Barney's posted vacation schedules and the case of a man who won't donate a kidney to his ailing brother.
Thursday, October 4th, 1979
4: The Brother
A visiting monk opts for a quick dalliance with a lady of the streets; Barney discovers to his horror that Dietrich may not be cut out for mugging detailâ€”especially since it must be done in drag.
Thursday, October 18th, 1979
5: The Slave
Harris bristles when he learns that the Burmese chauffeur being booked for a traffic accident is actually an indentured servant.
Thursday, November 1st, 1979
6: Strip Joint
A bookstore owner is infuriated when a strip club opens near his place of business; and man is convinced that he is on the verge of spontaneous combustion.
Thursday, November 8th, 1979
7: The Bird
Harris' book publication hits a snag when Dietrich refuses to sign a release; a suicide hot line operator becomes suicidal; the clerk that sold Wojo a sick bird changes his strict no-return policy when he learns that the detective is a cop.
Thursday, November 22nd, 1979
8: The Desk
A former master criminal becomes a walking zombie following his lobotomy; a man is unable to use the telephone after being mugged because he's Amish. Jeff Corey, who appeared previously as "The Prisoner," was a renowned acting teacher.
Thursday, December 6th, 1979
9: The Judge
A judge provides an attorney with the ultimate over-rulingâ€”a gavel on the noggin; the crimes reported by a lonely woman emanate from daytime television soap operas.
Thursday, December 13th, 1979
10: The DNA Story
The detectives search for a missing viral strain stolen from a lab; a woman is convinced that her husband is actually a clone.
Thursday, December 27th, 1979
11: The Dentist
One man's hands are a musical instrument to himself and a nuisance to others; a detective goes undercover to trap a dentist with wandering instruments.
Thursday, January 3rd, 1980
12: People's Court
Weary of an uncooperative populace, a census taker goes to drastic measures to make a head count; beleaguered apartment dwellers band together and capture a burglar.
Thursday, January 10th, 1980
13: Vanished (1)
Vagrant Ray returns to report his fellow bums' disappearances; a woman wishes to have a child with a surrogate and is focusing in on Dietrich and Wojo.
Thursday, January 17th, 1980
14: Vanished (2)
Harris disappears while undercover as a vagrant; Luger elects to be demoted rather than to retire.
Thursday, January 24th, 1980
15: The Child Stealers
A self-proclaimed time traveler tells Harris to fine tune his stock portfolio; Marty's divrorced gentleman friend Mr. Driscoll attempts to reclaim his son by abducting him from the playground.
Thursday, January 31st, 1980
Wojo fears that a despondent Luger is planning to do himself in; a man seeking to reclaim his television set robs the police vault; a rash of bizarre robberies leads to an eccentric gun collector.
Thursday, February 7th, 1980
17: Uniform Days
The cops observe the annual department-mandated ritual of wearing their uniforms - except for Harris who shows up in his usual natty street clothes.
Thursday, February 28th, 1980
18: Dietrich's Arrest (1)
A lottery winner dispenses of the prize money by tossing it out a window; Sgt. Dietrich is arrested for his off-duty participation at an anti-nuclear rally; Barney discovers he can't afford his condo-converted apartment.
Thursday, March 6th, 1980
19: Dietrich's Arrest (2)
Harris gets the unenviable task of booking his colleague Dietrich, whose arrest prompts a visit from Internal Affairs; meanwhile, a nuclear engineer is brought in for dousing the participants with atomic water.
Thursday, March 27th, 1980
20: The Architect
A disgruntled architect decides to improve on his buildingâ€”by blowing it up.
Thursday, May 1st, 1980
21: The Inventor
The squad tries hypnosis to uncover the name of a felon that Wojo has forgotten; an inventor steals the plans for his own creation.
Thursday, May 8th, 1980
Barney is down in the dumps when he is passed over again for deputy inspector
Thursday, October 30th, 1980
1: Homicide (1)
When the NYPD restructures its precincts as specialty squads, Luger pulls some strings and gets the 12th assigned as a homicide squad. Business is good; a man murders his barber, and a woman hires a hit man to kill her husband, and then changes her mind.
Thursday, November 6th, 1980
2: Homicide (2)
Harris woos the precinct's crime photographer, while Dietrich tracks down the hit man's intended target; Barney's frustration boils over when the new homicide-only edict results in the death of an old friend.
Thursday, November 13th, 1980
3: The Delegate
A drunk and disorderly turns out to be a delegate from the 1976 Democratic convention; Barney discovers a problem with the newly assigned Officer Nash - he's not a cop.
Thursday, November 27th, 1980
The new detective is convinced that his compatriots are on the take and asks to be dealt out.
Thursday, December 11th, 1980
5: Agent Orange
Another domestic dispute at the Brauer household occurs when their apartment building becomes "clothing optional"; Wojo takes a personal interest in the plight of a fellow vet whose crime spree may be a result of the Agent Orange chemical.
Thursday, December 18th, 1980
6: Call Girl
Dorsey takes a protective stance to a young prostitute; Harris is getting stock tips from another one; and Dietrich is tempted by all of them as he experiments with celibacy.
Thursday, January 8th, 1981
Dietrich, stricken with guilt when he shoots a felon, tenders his resignation; a playwright assaults an incompetent actor.
Thursday, January 15th, 1981
8: Field Associate
Someone is sending specific information on transgressions of the men to Internal Affairs; Harris sets up a reunion between an elderly cat burglar and the wife who reported him missing years ago.
Thursday, January 22nd, 1981
9: Movie (1)
Harris is assigned to direct a pornographic movie; an old-time radio newsman assaults a vacuous television anchor.
Thursday, January 29th, 1981
10: Movie (2)
A blind mugging victim and an overzealous charity collector are among the disparate audience members at the screening of Harris' overbudget film.
Thursday, February 5th, 1981
11: The Psychic
An accused mugger claims that he was answering a psychic vision; a language professor takes vandalistic umbrage to a grammatically incorrect billboard.
Thursday, February 12th, 1981
12: Stormy Weather
A deaf woman is arrested for prostitution; Barney anxiously awaits news of Wojo, who dived into the Hudson River in pursuit of a looter.
Thursday, February 19th, 1981
13: The Librarian
A serious tone pervades this episode about a gypsy and his harassment of the owner of a novelty store; on the lighter side, a librarian takes extreme measures to ensure quiet amongst the stacks.
Thursday, February 26th, 1981
Ripner is suing Harris over the lawyer's portrayal in the detective's novel; Wojo asks Barney's daughter out on a date; a sporting-goods storeowner takes the law in his own hands.
Thursday, March 12th, 1981
15: Contempt (1)
A restaurant may have refused a man service because of his appearance; Barney won't name an informant so he's charged with contempt of court.
Thursday, March 19th, 1981
16: Contempt (2)
When Barney spends the night in jail, the squad room is left in the natty hands of Sergeant Harris.
Thursday, March 26th, 1981
17: The Doll
An expensive doll is abducted for ransom; a man claims he was swindled in exchange for a ticket on the space shuttle; Luger informs Barney that he's in his will.
Thursday, April 9th, 1981
18: Lady and the Bomb
The verdict is in on the Harris/Ripner libel suit, and a woman threatens to blow up the squad room with a homemade bomb. What better time for Detective Fish to drop by for a visit?
Thursday, April 30th, 1981
Luger takes a small disturbance with the Hassidic community and turns it into a full-scale riot; the squad discovers a survivalist couple setting up housekeeping in the sewers.
Thursday, May 7th, 1981
20: The Vests
The detectives are reluctant to wear their new bulletproof vests; Luger interviews them in case of the need for a quick obituary.
Thursday, May 14th, 1981
21: The Rainmaker
The officers arrest a rainmaker, only discover that he was hired by the drought-ridden city; Wojo, Harris and Dietrich each consider a job opening in vice.
Thursday, May 21st, 1981
Harris is forced to liquidate his possessions to pay off his lawsuit.
Thursday, October 29th, 1981
Wojo's proven innocent of a paternity suit, but at a cost; a beauty queen is robbed; an irate theater patron vandalizes the theater.
Thursday, November 5th, 1981
Luger wants Barney to pen a letter for his mail-order bride; a lottery winner seeks revenge when the ticket seller loses his winning entry; Harris gets a new book deal.
Thursday, November 12th, 1981
3: The Car
A car thief's conscience gets the better of him ... after twenty-five years; Levitt saves a child from a precarious fate; an overzealous sanitation officer goes to extremes.
Thursday, November 19th, 1981
A husband is assaulted for forcing his wife into designer jeans; a disorderly conduct report leads to a man who swears he's possessed by an evil spirit.
Thursday, November 26th, 1981
5: Stress Analyzer
A job fair brings out the worst in a Peace Corps recruiter; Dietrich volunteers for a department stress experiment.
Thursday, December 10th, 1981
A manufacturer of computer game processors is accused of espionage; a WAC supplements her income on the street.
Thursday, December 17th, 1981
The 12th is overrun with homeless vagrants on Christmas; a greeting-card writer snaps; a cattle prod is the weapon of choice for a local merchant.
Thursday, January 7th, 1982
8: The Tontine
The penultimate survivor of a tontine attempts suicide in order to concede the money to his cousin.
Thursday, January 14th, 1982
9: Examination Day
The detectives don uniforms while Levitt and the others take sergeant's exams; Luger, working with the squad, is overly rough with a collar, and later with Barney.
Thursday, January 21st, 1982
10: The Clown
Street clowns fall prey to a serial mugger; a hundred inmates are sneaked out of holding in the middle of the night.
Thursday, February 4th, 1982
11: Chinatown (1)
A murder witness is uncooperative, so he, Harris and Dietrich are forced to share an apartment in seclusion until he talks; Lieutenant Scanlon falls for a wealthy mugging victim.
Thursday, February 11th, 1982
12: Chinatown (2)
Unless he confesses soon, Harris and Dietrich's unwilling roommate may witness another murder. Meanwhile, harassment charges are pressed against Lieutenant Scanlon.
Thursday, February 18th, 1982
13: Hunger Strike
Dietrich aids an elderly psychiatric patient who may be speaking a foreign language; a nuclear activist goes on a hunger strike to end nuclear arms; Barney declines a deputy inspector nomination.
Thursday, February 25th, 1982
Luger's mail-order bride arrives; an elderly woman mugs a man.
Thursday, March 11th, 1982
A newspaper obituary causes a stir when the subject turns up alive; the detectives snag a modern-day chicken thief.
Friday, March 26th, 1982
Internal Affairs is called in when a charge of excessive force is leveled against Wojo; an angry parent takes action when his child is declined admission into an exclusive kindergarten.
Friday, April 2nd, 1982
17: Old Love
Dietrich's old flame pays a visit; a former child actor clubs an agent with a telephone.
Friday, April 9th, 1982
Harris and Arnold come to blows; a mugging victim confesses to a twenty-five year old crush on Barney.
Thursday, April 29th, 1982
A museum presses charges when an Indian retrieves his tribe's ancestral bones from an exhibit; a scoutmaster catches a mugger.
Thursday, May 6th, 1982
20: Landmark (1)
Wojo's discover of an ancient weapon puts the 12th Precinct up for sale.
Thursday, May 13th, 1982
21: Landmark (2)
The 12th Precinct is sold; Dietrich arrests the head of a crime school; Luger tries to duck out on his mail-order bride.
Thursday, May 20th, 1982
22: Landmark (3)
Friends, foes and felons alike drop by to pay their last respects as the detectives prepare to leave for new assignments; Harris contemplates his resignation when he's assigned to Flushing Meadows; Barney recalls friends departed before he turns out the squad room lights for the last time.