The BEST Episodes of Baretta
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 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.
#1 - Street Edition
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1976
#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.
#3 - Runway Cowboy
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 1976
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#19 - 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.
#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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.