The BEST Episodes of Baretta

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Baretta is an undercover cop in the Serpico mode. Like your standard TV-issue rule-bending loner cop, he butts heads with his excitable superior (veteran character actor Dana Elcar of MacGuyver and Baa Baa Black Sheep fame). He lives in the run-down King Edwards Motel with his scene-stealing pet cockatoo. With its ersatz funky score, Baretta is time-capsule '70s television. And, as Baretta was fond of saying, you can take that to the bank.

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Street Edition

#1 - Street Edition

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1976

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Vincent Sherman
Writers: Gene Thompson, Robert Hamner, Robert Holt
The Dippers

#2 - The Dippers

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 25, 1976

After a young pickpocket is killed, Baretta solicits the help of an expert to infiltrate the gang that operates at an airline terminal.

star 8.67
3 votes
Runway Cowboy

#3 - Runway Cowboy

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 1976

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Robert Douglas
Writers: Milt Rosen
Death on the Run

#4 - Death on the Run

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 17, 1976

Pursuing a gunrunner with spinal meningitis, Baretta becomes infected and has 48 hours to find the man and his cohorts before he has to go into quarantine.

star 8.50
2 votes
Not on Our Block

#5 - Not on Our Block

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 9, 1977

star 8.33
3 votes
Writers: Sean Bain
The Left Hand of the Devil

#6 - The Left Hand of the Devil

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 1976

When a plea bargain falls through, Baretta must infiltrate a murderous motorcycle gang to save his informant.

star 8.20
5 votes
The Secret of Terry Lake

#7 - The Secret of Terry Lake

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 16, 1975

Baretta comes to believe that a mobster is being framed for the murder of his boss when the man's girlfriend is too scared to confirm his alibi.

star 8.00
3 votes
Nobody in a Nothing Place

#8 - Nobody in a Nothing Place

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 1975

When a conventioneer is murdered, Baretta finds that the only witness is a busboy who doesn't want to get involved, but the real murderer is after the man too.

star 8.00
7 votes
Set-Up City

#9 - Set-Up City

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 29, 1975

To infiltrate a gang of jewel robbers, Baretta seeks the help of a former expert safecracker he once sent to prison.

star 8.00
3 votes
A Bite of the Apple

#10 - A Bite of the Apple

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 5, 1975

When a dying hoodlum entrusts his girlfriend with a detailed record of all his underworld activities, she is sought by both the police and his former cronies seeking to protect themselves.

star 8.00
3 votes
Murder for Me

#11 - Murder for Me

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 1976

Baretta tracks a distraught father who has killed the doctor he believes responsible for the death of his son, then has gone after the local drug dealers as well.

star 8.00
4 votes
Pay or Die

#12 - Pay or Die

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 28, 1976

After a crime lord is arrested, Baretta must jeopardize an undercover policewoman to stop an escalating war of succession between gangland factions.

star 8.00
4 votes
Aggie

#13 - Aggie

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 24, 1976

A retarded waitress who sees a narcotics cop commit murder allows herself to be persuaded that another man committed the crime.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Ninja

#14 - The Ninja

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 1976

Baretta tries to stop a Japanese martial arts expert from taking personal revenge on the mobsters who murdered his daughter.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Larry Alexander
Walk Like You Talk

#15 - Walk Like You Talk

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 14, 1975

A committee on police corruption investigates Baretta after his partner takes a bribe in order to support his girlfriend's expensive tastes.

star 7.83
6 votes
This Ain't My Bag

#16 - This Ain't My Bag

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 30, 1975

Baretta feels out of his element as he investigates the affluent friends of a heiress who has gone missing.

star 7.83
6 votes
Double Image

#17 - Double Image

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 1975

While Baretta is investigating a series of waterfront killings, his cover becomes in danger of being blown by a waitress who knows him and thinks he is responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

star 7.83
6 votes
The Mansion

#18 - The Mansion

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 2, 1975

After an undercover policewoman is killed, Baretta poses as a fugitive gangster in order to infiltrate a mansion that the syndicate runs as a house of illicit pleasures.

star 7.80
5 votes
Writers: Philip DeGuere
Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow

#19 - Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 9, 1975

Baretta begins to suspect that a rash of petty burglaries is actually the result of his retarded friend's efforts to emulate Robin Hood.

star 7.67
3 votes
On the Road

#20 - On the Road

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 1975

Baretta must use his wits to survive after he and a runaway girl he apprehended unwittingly get into a police car being driven by a couple of holdup men disguised as cops.

star 7.67
6 votes
Photography by John Doe

#21 - Photography by John Doe

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 22, 1975

Persuaded by his grandson to reopen the case of a retired cop supposedly killed in a fall, Baretta discovers a judge on the take.

star 7.67
3 votes
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

#22 - Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 15, 1975

When his partner is charged with shooting a suspect in the back, Baretta tries to locate the only witness who can save the man's career, but the real murderers are after him too.

star 7.67
3 votes
The Half-Million Dollar Baby

#23 - The Half-Million Dollar Baby

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 1975

Baretta's career and reputation are almost ruined by a beautiful photographer who tricks him into helping her steal a half million dollars of mob money.

star 7.62
13 votes
The Coppelli Oath

#24 - The Coppelli Oath

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 7, 1975

After Baretta kills a drug pusher in a shootout, the man's teenage brother vows revenge.

star 7.56
9 votes
The Goodbye Orphan Annie Blues

#25 - The Goodbye Orphan Annie Blues

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 1975

Baretta comes to suspect that his close friend, a music store owner, may not only be a drug dealer, but may be unknowingly selling heroin so pure that it is killing his customers.

star 7.56
9 votes