Jake and the Fatman

The WORST episodes of Jake and the Fatman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 4/6/2022Network: CBS
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Goodbye (2)
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0.00
0 votes

#1 - Goodbye (2)

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/28/1990

Jake is in LA and has to clear himself of murder charges.

Where or When (1)
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6.00
3 votes

#2 - Where or When (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1991

PI Ed Delaney sees a man die and calls the police, but when they come for the body it is gone. He identifies the man as millionaire Richard Rose, who as it turns out, is still alive...

After You've Gone
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6.25
4 votes

#3 - After You've Gone

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1988

Jake spots the hit man Sagittarius at the airport and follows him, but he spots Jake and is fatally wounded in the following gunfight. Jake takes his place to try to find out who the target was.

Second Time Around
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6.33
3 votes

#4 - Second Time Around

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/3/1991

McCabe sees a man supposed to have been murdered 5 years ago, and has Jake look into it.

Body and Soul
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6.40
5 votes

#5 - Body and Soul

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/3/1987

""Mad"" Marvin Michaels, the owner of an electronics store, is killed, and ex-con Bradford Long is the main suspect. McCabe assigns the case to the cop Karen Stetson, whose father was killed by Long.

Fatal Attraction (1)
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6.50
36 votes

#6 - Fatal Attraction (1)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1987

Carson Warfield is having an affair with his stepmother, and together they kill his father and frame a thief who used to work for them. When things don't add up McCabe gets suspicious, and starts nosing around.

Directors: Ron Satlof
Wish You Were Here (2)
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7.00
29 votes

#7 - Wish You Were Here (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/1989

Jake continues trying to find Graney's murderer, now while under suspicion of John's partner's murder.

Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Put Your Dreams Away
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7.00
4 votes

#8 - Put Your Dreams Away

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/14/1990

Jake is undercover on a plane transporting drugs, when his real identity is discovered. The pilot fatally wounds him, and jump out with the only parachute. From the control tower McCabe tries to keep Jake conscious by talking about their previous adventures while the plane flies toward the airport.

Directors: Reza Badiyi
Two Different Worlds
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7.00
2 votes

#9 - Two Different Worlds

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/1991

A woman follows a client of her sister's law firm, and sees him rob a store and kill the attendants. She confronts the man, and threatens to tell the police unless he kills her sister.

Directors: Georg Fenady
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Ain't Misbehavin'
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7.00
1 votes

#10 - Ain't Misbehavin'

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/8/1992

Bondswoman Ethel Mae Haven has to track down a client who she posted a $1 million bail for.

It Ain't Necessarily So
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7.03
31 votes

#11 - It Ain't Necessarily So

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/26/1989

A burglar surprises Wallace Cogan, a publisher of adult magazines, and his wife Marina when they are returning home from a holiday. He kills Marina, but is wounded by Cogan before he gets away.

Wish You Were Here (1)
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7.03
30 votes

#12 - Wish You Were Here (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/1989

Jake goes to Hawaii to visit a longtime friend, John Graney, but finds him dead when he arrives. Meanwhile McCabe resigns his position as district attorney and decides to move to Hawaii.

Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Why Can't You Behave?
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7.13
31 votes

#13 - Why Can't You Behave?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/12/1989

A friend of McCabe, senator Brandauer, is killed in a plane crash, and investigation reveals it was no accident. The plane had substandard parts bought in a deal brokered by McCabe's son, Daniel.

Directors: Dale White
Poor Butterfly
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7.22
32 votes

#14 - Poor Butterfly

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/19/1989

Jake goes after a pimp, who killed a prostitute who was to testify against him.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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7.23
35 votes

#15 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/8/1987

One of the deputy DAs finally gets her first murder case when a man she was investigating for skipping alimony payments turns up dead.

Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
But Not for Me
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7.60
5 votes

#16 - But Not for Me

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/19/1988

A known mob man is killed in the home of star reporter Candace Morgan. She says he was shot through the window while she was interviewing him, but McCabe gets suspicious when there is one too many bullets.

Directors: Michael Lange
Love for Sale
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7.67
9 votes

#17 - Love for Sale

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/20/1987

A call girl discovers that her pimp uses her to smuggle drugs. She contacts McCabe, but is killed just as they meet.

Long Ago and Far Away
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7.67
3 votes

#18 - Long Ago and Far Away

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/6/1989

Judge Smithwood starts receiving death threats after sentencing a young man to 20 years for rape. And a mysterious man in an army captain uniform steals a high precision sniper rifle from a local military base.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
Night and Day
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7.67
3 votes

#19 - Night and Day

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/1990

Jake and private investigator Casey Quinn go after her husband's murderer - suspected smuggler Peter LaMotta.

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Goodbye (1)
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7.67
3 votes

#20 - Goodbye (1)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/1990

Jake gets in trouble with a group of crooked LA cops when he discovers a body in the water while fishing on Maui. They intercept Jake's call about the body, and hide it before dispatching someone to pick it up. Frustrated, Jake starts investigating the man who received his call about the body.

Last Dance
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7.67
3 votes

#21 - Last Dance

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/1/1992

McCabe is prosecuting Mitchell Lazarus for murder and has just placed him at the scene, when another man steps forward claiming to be the murderer.

Directors: Alexander Singer
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Since I Fell for You
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7.67
3 votes

#22 - Since I Fell for You

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/15/1992

Derek is shocked when he finds out that a woman he loved didn't die in a plane crash 6 years ago.

Directors: Alexander Singer
Happy Days Are Here Again
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7.83
18 votes

#23 - Happy Days Are Here Again

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/1987

Senator candidate Kyle Williams' lover is killed after she threatens to reveal their affair. His speechwriter admits to him that he was the murderer, but threatens to frame him unless he cooperates.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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8.00
5 votes

#24 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/1/1987

A burglar kills a woman and blinds her nurse before fleeing. The police catch him, but have to let him go because the nurse can't identify him. When she is scheduled for an operation that could restore her eyesight, they fear he'll try to kill her.

Directors: Harvey Laidman
It Had to Be You
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8.00
7 votes

#25 - It Had to Be You

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/1988

Leslie Randall, a former PR manager for McCabe is raped. The rapist, a psychiatrist, frames one of his patients with an anonymous tip to the police.

Directors: Ron Satlof