The Best Episodes of Barney Miller
Hal Linden stars in the title role as a NYPD captain in charge of a squad of oddball detectives and even stranger criminals.
#1 - Goodbye, Mr. Fish (1)
Season 4 - Episode 1
A neighborhood vigilante group runs amok, and Fish is AWOL on the day of his retirement.
#2 - Homicide (2)
Season 7 - Episode 2
Harris woos the precinct's crime photographer, while Dietrich tracks down the hit man's intended target; Barney's frustration boils over when the new homicide-only edict results in the death of an old friend.
#4 - The Psychic
Season 7 - Episode 11
An accused mugger claims that he was answering a psychic vision; a language professor takes vandalistic umbrage to a grammatically incorrect billboard.
#7 - Liquidation
Season 7 - Episode 22
Harris is forced to liquidate his possessions to pay off his lawsuit.
#9 - Goodbye, Mr. Fish (2)
Season 4 - Episode 2
Fish finally shows up for work, but refuses to acknowledge his mandatory retirement.
#11 - Stress Analyzer
Season 8 - Episode 5
A job fair brings out the worst in a Peace Corps recruiter; Dietrich volunteers for a department stress experiment.
#13 - Hunger Strike
Season 8 - Episode 13
Dietrich aids an elderly psychiatric patient who may be speaking a foreign language; a nuclear activist goes on a hunger strike to end nuclear arms; Barney declines a deputy inspector nomination.
#15 - Contempt (1)
Season 7 - Episode 15
A restaurant may have refused a man service because of his appearance; Barney won't name an informant so he's charged with contempt of court.
#17 - Altercation
Season 8 - Episode 18
Harris and Arnold come to blows; a mugging victim confesses to a twenty-five year old crush on Barney.
#18 - The Vigilante
Season 1 - Episode 9
Barney is visited by Inspector Luger, who complains that his men aren't disliked enough by the public; a neighborhood vigilante is well into his twilight years; Wojo collars a cross-dressing teamster.
#20 - Vacation
Season 6 - Episode 3
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 won't donate a kidney to his ailing brother.
#21 - Examination Day
Season 8 - Episode 9
The detectives don uniforms while Levitt and the others take sergeant's exams; Luger, working with the squad, is overly rough with a collar, and later with Barney.
#23 - Vanished (1)
Season 6 - Episode 13
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.
#24 - Asylum
Season 3 - Episode 19
Marty is picked up for parole violation with a half ounce of marijuana; Wojo prematurely grants a Russian defector asylum.