The BEST episodes of Baretta

Every episode of Baretta ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Baretta!

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.

Last Updated: 1/13/2023Network:ABC (US)
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Death on the Run
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Death on the Run

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/17/1976

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.

The Dippers
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9.50
2 votes

#2 - The Dippers

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/25/1976

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

Runway Cowboy
star
9.50
2 votes

#3 - Runway Cowboy

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/1976

Directors: Robert Douglas
Writer: Milt Rosen
Aggie
star
9.00
1 votes

#4 - Aggie

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/24/1976

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

The Ninja
star
9.00
1 votes

#5 - The Ninja

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/1976

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

Directors: Don Weis
Not on Our Block
star
9.00
2 votes

#6 - Not on Our Block

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/9/1977

Writer: Sean Bain
Set-Up City
star
8.50
2 votes

#7 - Set-Up City

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/29/1975

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

A Bite of the Apple
star
8.50
2 votes

#8 - A Bite of the Apple

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/5/1975

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.

The Left Hand of the Devil
star
8.50
4 votes

#9 - The Left Hand of the Devil

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/7/1976

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

Murder for Me
star
8.33
3 votes

#10 - Murder for Me

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/14/1976

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.

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Pay or Die
star
8.33
3 votes

#11 - Pay or Die

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/28/1976

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

Nobody in a Nothing Place
star
8.17
6 votes

#12 - Nobody in a Nothing Place

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/1975

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.

Double Image
star
8.00
5 votes

#13 - Double Image

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/1975

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.

Photography by John Doe
star
8.00
2 votes

#14 - Photography by John Doe

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/22/1975

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

Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
star
8.00
2 votes

#15 - Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/15/1975

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.

Street Edition
star
8.00
2 votes

#16 - Street Edition

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/1976

Directors: Vincent Sherman
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On the Road
star
7.80
5 votes

#17 - On the Road

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/24/1975

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.

The Mansion
star
7.80
5 votes

#18 - The Mansion

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/2/1975

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.

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Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow
star
7.67
3 votes

#19 - Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/9/1975

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

When Dues Come Down
star
7.67
3 votes

#20 - When Dues Come Down

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/12/1975

Baretta doggedly follows a truck driver he suspects of killing the cat burglar who injured his wife, waiting for the man to make a mistake that will reveal his guilt.

The Big Hand's on Trouble
star
7.67
3 votes

#21 - The Big Hand's on Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/19/1975

Baretta is investigating a mob theft of diamonds belonging to Mr. Nicholas and winds up helping a merchant who is threatened by a new group in the neighborhood called the East Side Benevolent Society, who is forcing all the shop owners to pay money for protection or suffer the consequences.

Count the Days I'm Gone
star
7.67
3 votes

#22 - Count the Days I'm Gone

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/26/1975

Baretta must find a nurse's 9-year-old sister, witness to the murder of a blind hot-dog vendor, before the killers do.

The Goodbye Orphan Annie Blues
star
7.63
8 votes

#23 - The Goodbye Orphan Annie Blues

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/1975

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.

Walk Like You Talk
star
7.60
5 votes

#24 - Walk Like You Talk

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/1975

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

This Ain't My Bag
star
7.60
5 votes

#25 - This Ain't My Bag

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/30/1975

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

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