Barney Miller: Season 3


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1 Sep 23


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 w…

2 Sep 30

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 get…

3 Oct 07

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.

4 Oct 14

Bus Stop

Quarters are tight at the 12th when a holdup man is confined with his busload of victims.

5 Oct 21

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…

6 Oct 28


A disturbance in the park turns out to be a man who claims to be a werewolf.

7 Nov 11

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 d…

8 Nov 18


Barney doesn’t see a crime, but Wojo’s brought in a man for refusing to aid a mugging victim.

9 Dec 09

Power Failure

A power failure darkens spirits at the 12th, where they play host to a man with a split personality.

10 Dec 23

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…

11 Dec 30


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…

12 Jan 06

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.

13 Jan 13

Community Relations

An evicted tenant greets a landlord with a musket; Barney’s charged with harassment when he books a blind shoplifter.

14 Jan 20

The Rand Report

Rather than return one week per month to uniformed patrol, Wojo quits the force.

15 Jan 27

Fire '77

The 12th may go up in smoke, to the delight of a suicidal couple.

16 Feb 03


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.

17 Feb 10

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…

18 Feb 17


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.

19 Feb 24


Marty is picked up for parole violation with a half ounce of marijuana; Wojo prematurely grants a Russian defector asylum.

20 Mar 10

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…

21 Mar 24

Strike (1)

An impending strike is on everyone’s mind, except the woman who was robbed by her computer date. (Part 1 of 2)

22 Mar 31

Strike (2)

Barney and Inspector Luger man the fort alone when the detectives go out on strike.

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.