The BEST Episodes of Kojak
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2020
Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, which was moved one hour earlier it aired on CBS from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978. In 1999 TV Guide ranked Theo Kojak number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.
#1 - Therapy in Dynamite
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 10, 1974
A psychopathic bomber (Steven Keats) targets people who hurt his friends.
#2 - Lady in the Squad Room
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 8, 1977
Kojak and a female detective must overcome their dislike for each other when she is transferred from the rape squad to help nab a drug-dealing rapist-muderer.
#3 - Cry for the Kids
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1977
A teenager accidentally kills a gangster's hired hand while robbing him, only to have a rival gangster hire him to take out the competition in order to control the neighborhood in which he doesn't own.
#4 - A Killing in the Second House
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 17, 1974
Kojak comes up against a former cop, now a private investigator, who tries to make his client's suicide look like murder so he can collect money from life insurance.
#5 - Out of the Shadows
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 1976
Kojak and the detectives scour the city for ""The Grim Reaper"", a slasher who murders his victims out of greed.
#6 - The Pride and the Princess
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 1976
An émigré princess and her servant scheme to recover family jewels they believe are held by a mobster.
#7 - In Full Command
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 18, 1978
After being rejected for a promotion, a disgruntled inspector sees a current case as a way to boost his career.
#8 - Hush Now, Don't You Die
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 1974
Kojak tracks down a college student that he suspects has been raped, but is too afraid to come forward after she witnesses one of the assailants murdered by the other.
#10 - Laid Off
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 1977
A laid off police officer with two jobs and a sick wife takes a bribe under pressure from a loan shark.
#11 - A Question of Answers (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 1975
To clear his name, a man helps Kojak take down a loan shark.
#12 - By Silence Betrayed
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 1976
Kojak finds that the longshoreman's lips are sealed when he inquires into labor-related waterfront murders.
#13 - Kojak's Days (1)
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 1, 1977
Kojak must unravel the mystery of a white Roll-Royce with a body in the trunk while trying to find a woman who murdered her husband.
#15 - The Halls of Terror
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 18, 1978
Kojak and the detectives go undercover in a local hospital in order to investigate a string of murders that have been occurring while the victims were on duty.
#16 - Loser Takes All
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 22, 1974
A woman (Ja'net DuBois) intentionally plots to have her husband murdered during a diamond heist that she had planned with her secret love interest (Leslie Nielson).
#17 - Unwanted Partners
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 16, 1975
Crocker fails to believe that his old childhood friend who is the main focus of a police investigation, could be involved in illegal activity.
#18 - A Question of Answers (1)
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1975
An unjustly imprisoned man hopes to clear his name by helping Kojak trap the load shark who framed him.
#19 - Life, Liberation, and the Pursuit of Death
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 1975
A woman who witnesses a body being dumped into the harbor is so fragile minded that the man who dumped the body tries to use psychology against her in order to eliminate her from the picture.
#20 - Over the Water
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 1975
A mobster's son puts out a contract on Kojak's life after he breaks up a barroom brawl.
#21 - The Forgotten Room
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 4, 1976
Kojak doubts a young man is guilty in the murder of a prostitute, even the circumstantial evidence points to him.
#22 - When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 18, 1977
A wealthy ecologist's wife plans to murder him and use a fake phone message to frame a nonexistent call girl.
#24 - Queen of the Gypsies
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 19, 1975
A young gypsy woman who witnesses a a bank robbery decides that looting banks is preferable to telling fortunes, so she recruits the thieves for a master plan to rob six banks in one day.
#25 - The Trade-Off
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 2, 1975
Kojak arrests the ringleader (Mark Stevens) of a drug operation, whose gang kidnaps Captain McNeil's wife in order to trade her for the evidence they have against him.