Barney Miller: Season 2


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 11


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 ar…

2 Sep 18

The Social Worker

Weary of housework, Liz tries her hand at social work, to Barney’s dismay; a master forger fascinates Harris.

3 Sep 25

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…

4 Oct 02


Yemana is shot in full view of disinterested bystanders, and Barney is offered a job in Florida.

5 Oct 09

Heat Wave

A wife claims spousal abuse; Wojo and Wentworth are bait for a park rapist.

6 Oct 16

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.

7 Oct 23


Wojo and Wentworth pose as marrieds in order to bust a burglary ring set in a posh hotel.

8 Oct 30


Marty claims that a member of the 12th is harassing the gay community; the precinct computers think Fish is dead.

9 Nov 13

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 store—apparently one of…

10 Nov 20

Horse Thief

A hansom cab owner reports his horse missing. A man assaulted in his hotel room insists he was alone.

11 Nov 27


During a very rainy day, the squad must endure both the precinct roof threatening to collapse, and VERY bad Bicentennial jokes from a nightclub comedi…

12 Dec 04


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 Fl…

13 Dec 11

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.

14 Dec 18


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.

15 Jan 08

Happy New Year

On New Year’s Eve, Fish tries to stop a jumper, and Wojo delivers a baby.

16 Jan 22


A con man is selling charter flights to Saturn; Wojo and Luger are sniper targets.

17 Jan 29

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 e…

18 Feb 12

Block Party

Wentworth is furious when Chano gets the credit for her bust of an assassin at a block party.

19 Feb 19

Massage Parlor

Wentworth busts a dime-store cowboy in a massage parlor, and the detectives bust an octogenarian mugger.

20 Feb 26

The Psychiatrist

A department psychiatrist advises the department to confiscate Wojo’s gun

21 Mar 06

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.

22 Mar 18

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 M…

About Barney Miller

Barney Miller is the kind of cop we’d all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing. Nearly all of the action takes place in the squad room where the citizens and criminals are brought in to complicate the mix.