Barney Miller: Season 6


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 13


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 hi…

2 Sep 20

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…

3 Sep 27


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 w…

4 Oct 04

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 detail—especially since it…

5 Oct 18

The Slave

Harris bristles when he learns that the Burmese chauffeur being booked for a traffic accident is actually an indentured servant.

6 Nov 01

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.

7 Nov 08

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 h…

8 Nov 22

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 appe…

9 Dec 06

The Judge

A judge provides an attorney with the ultimate over-ruling—a gavel on the noggin; the crimes reported by a lonely woman emanate from daytime television soap operas.

10 Dec 13

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.

11 Dec 27

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.

12 Jan 03

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.

13 Jan 10

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.

14 Jan 17

Vanished (2)

Harris disappears while undercover as a vagrant; Luger elects to be demoted rather than to retire.

15 Jan 24

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 hi…

16 Jan 31


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 ecce…

17 Feb 07

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.

18 Feb 28

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…

19 Mar 06

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 t…

20 Mar 27

The Architect

A disgruntled architect decides to improve on his building—by blowing it up.

21 May 01

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.

22 May 08


Barney is down in the dumps when he is passed over again for deputy inspector

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.