Jake and the Fatman

The BEST episodes of Jake and the Fatman

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

District attorney J.L. McCabe strikes down on the crime in Los Angeles together with his special investigator Jake Styles and assistant D.A. Derek Mitchell.

Last Updated: 9/23/2022Network: CBS
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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
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#1 - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/5/1989

Jake investigates a robbery of a transportation company, and gets involved with its owner.

Directors: Dale White
Dancing in the Dark
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#2 - Dancing in the Dark

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/1989

A cat burglar robs a hotel while McCabe is hosting a district attorney convention there. The immediate suspect is Harry McGuinn, a recently released cat burglar. He insists that he is innocent, and tries to help Jake solve the robbery.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
My Shining Hour
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#3 - My Shining Hour

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/1989

Jake helps out the actor, Tom Cody, who played his childhood idol - the Skyhawk. Tom has been reduced to an alcoholized, broke veteran plane pilot, and no one believes him when he witnesses a murder.

God Bless the Child
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#4 - God Bless the Child

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1990

Two siblings kill their parents when their father threatens to remove them from the will.

Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
'Round Midnight
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#5 - 'Round Midnight

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/1990

Jake isn't very happy when his friend's Porsche is taken at gunpoint. He tracks down the robber, but holds off when he finds the carjacker associating with an infamous jewel thief. So posing as an alarm cracker, Jake goes undercover to find what their target is.

Pretty Baby
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#6 - Pretty Baby

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/27/1991

Cindy O'Malley, a friend of Jake's, is witness to a murder, but is spotted by the killer and he chases her and shoots her. McCabe & Co has to take care of her baby while they try to find her and the killer.

Nevertheless
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#7 - Nevertheless

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/8/1991

Todd Kurtin kills his wife in an alley, and makes it look like a mugger assaulted her. But the story doesn't convince McCabe, who prosecutes Kurtin - even though the case is weak.

Directors: Alexander Singer
Come Closer to Me
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#8 - Come Closer to Me

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/8/1992

A trio of high-class pickpockets gets in trouble when they pick a mafia hitman's pocket and get a piece of paper with his next target on it.

Directors: Frank Thackery
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You'll Never Know
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#9 - You'll Never Know

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/26/1992

A doctor is murdered, and is discovered to have been making child pornography. The prime suspect is Elliot Edwards, a city council member with a spotless record.

Directors: Ritchie Forrest
It All Depends on You
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#10 - It All Depends on You

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/1989

Derek gets his first case - a drunk driver who assaulted a police officer. But the driver is a powerful man, and suddenly Derek's main witness lies and the judge dismisses the case.

Directors: Michael Lange
Out of Nowhere
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#11 - Out of Nowhere

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/1989

Jake and the FBI go after Victor Potemkin, a suspected drug smuggler. But when they raid his house they find no drugs, but Jake finds someone he knows - a woman who disappeared overnight just as he was about to propose to her.

The Tender Trap
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#12 - The Tender Trap

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/19/1990

Derek's uncle reveals he's about to get married. But Derek becomes suspicious because the bride is nearly half his uncle's age, and starts digging into her past.

Directors: Michael Lange
We'll Meet Again
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3 votes

#13 - We'll Meet Again

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/24/1991

McCabe is showing a school class around the courthouse, when a man dressed as clown tries to kill him with a shotgun. The man misses, but gets away. McCabe goes over past convictions to see witch of them might be the would-be assassin.

I'll Be Seeing You
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#14 - I'll Be Seeing You

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/16/1988

A small time crook comes to McCabe offering to testify against the crime boss O'Rourke, after laying low for ten years. McCabe is suspicious, but is more than willing to go along with anything that can get O'Rourke behind bars.

Side by Side
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#15 - Side by Side

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/17/1989

McCabe and the son of a friend go fishing, and discover a bomb on the their boat. Unable to disarm it they jump in the sea and swim to a nearby island. Meanwhile Jake and Derek presume they're dead, and go looking for the bomber.

Directors: Jackie Cooper
The Lady in Red
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#16 - The Lady in Red

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1989

Ed Delaney, an ex-cop and an old friend of McCabe, is killed when he comes close to solving ""The Lady in Red"" Murder - a 20-year-old unsolved murder case that got him fired from the police.

The Way You Look Tonight
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#17 - The Way You Look Tonight

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/1989

A young lady is acquitted for killing her mother, and wants to hire Jake privately to find the killer. Jake turns it down because he's on his way to a vacation, but then McCabe refuses to let him take any days off. So Jake quits his job and takes the assignment.

Directors: Leo Penn
In the Still of the Night
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#18 - In the Still of the Night

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/3/1990

Derek gets Jake to look into things, when the sister of a good friend is arrested for possession of drugs. She says they were planted by her mother-in-law, who is angry with her son for trying to take control of the family company, and at her for marrying him.

Directors: Georg Fenady
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You Turned the Tables on Me
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#19 - You Turned the Tables on Me

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/1990

After several failed raids on mafia boss Everett Ashford, it appears the PA's office has a leak. Evidence starts to point to Leigh Perry, a rising star in the PA's office and the head of the organized crime division.

Directors: Reza Badiyi
I Ain't Got No Body
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#20 - I Ain't Got No Body

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/7/1990

A woman disappears when looking into her mother's death at a health resort. Jake and LA cop Karen Stetson go undercover at the resort, posing as a married couple.

Directors: Georg Fenady
You're Driving Me Crazy
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#21 - You're Driving Me Crazy

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/4/1990

McCabe prosecutes a man for murdering his wife, when the man's story about them being assaulted by gang members doesn't check out.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy
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#22 - My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/2/1990

Jake and Derek negotiates with a slightly paranoid man who has evidence against a crocked oil company, while McCabe gets a visit from a young woman claiming to be his daughter.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
Danny Boy
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#23 - Danny Boy

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/9/1990

When a gang marks him for death, Daniel joins a group about to escape from the prison. To insure his cooperation the escapees frame him for murder.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
Chinatown, My Chinatown
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#24 - Chinatown, My Chinatown

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/16/1990

Jake investigates the murder of a journalist working in Chinatown. He gets help from Chinatown cop Tommy Min Tang, the son of the local godfather.

Directors: Reza Badiyi
Exactly Like You
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#25 - Exactly Like You

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/1990

A friend of McCabe is killed execution style. A witness identifies Lyle Wicks as the murderer, and Wicks confesses. But several parts of his confession don't add up, so Jake continues the investigation.

Directors: Ron Satlof

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