The BEST episodes written by David P. Harmon

Killer without a Name
3 votes

#1 - Killer without a Name

Barnaby Jones - Season 8 - Episode 17

On a cruise to Costa Grande Betty Jones fell for Steven McCarthy. When returning, she is told he was murdered, but the dead one is someone else. Betty finds out that ""Steven's"" real name is Frank Winslow, who sympathizes with people trying to overthrow the dictator of Costa Grande.

Where There's Smoke
25 votes

#2 - Where There's Smoke

The Brady Bunch - Season 2 - Episode 14

Jan and Cindy catch Greg smoking with some friends. This leads to them telling Marcia who in turn tells Mike and Carol.

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A Puzzle for One
7 votes

#3 - A Puzzle for One

Mannix - Season 6 - Episode 11

A colleague's murder leaves an open casebook.

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The Fender Benders
15 votes

#4 - The Fender Benders

The Brady Bunch - Season 3 - Episode 23

Carol is in a car accident with a man who agrees to pay for his own damages. However, he changes his mind and Carol finds herself summoned to court with Bobby and Cindy testifying against her.

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Desert Sun
5 votes

#5 - Desert Sun

Mannix - Season 8 - Episode 10

Small town rules may include murder.

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The Undergraduate
33 votes

#6 - The Undergraduate

The Brady Bunch - Season 1 - Episode 17

When Greg begins constant daydreaming and his grades start to drop the Brady's quickly think something is wrong. They soon deduce he has puppy love, for a certain girl named Linda. However, they are having an incredibly hard time finding the right Linda but soon the Bradys quickly learn just who this Linda is.

The Grass is Always Greener
29 votes

#7 - The Grass is Always Greener

The Brady Bunch - Season 1 - Episode 24

Mike and Carol switch roles for a day in order to prove a day with the opposite sex involves much less work. Their duties: Carol must help the boys with baseball practice and Mike must help Marcia with a cooking badge.

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George and Archie Make a Deal
58 votes

#8 - George and Archie Make a Deal

All in the Family - Season 5 - Episode 12

George Jefferson seeks Archie's help when he runs for local political office.

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So Sorry, My Island Now
195 votes

#9 - So Sorry, My Island Now

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 15

The Castaways are captured by a Japanese sailor who thinks that WWII never ended. When the other castaways are captured, it is up to Gilligan to save them.

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Who'll Cry for My Baby?
3 votes

#10 - Who'll Cry for My Baby?

Ironside - Season 6 - Episode 13

The Chief meets a man whose daughter has been murdered, and who is unable to rest until the killer is found. Moved by the old man's predicament as a victim lost in the system, Ironside decides that, since one of his statistics now has a face, he will do all that he can to see justice done.

Going, Going...Steady
28 votes

#11 - Going, Going...Steady

The Brady Bunch - Season 2 - Episode 5

Marcia has a crush on a boy who doesn't even know she's alive, at least not until she studies up on his favorite hobby, insect collecting.

Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue
62 votes

#12 - Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue

Gilligan's Island - Season 2 - Episode 15

Erika Tiffany Smith lands on the island looking for a place to start a new resort, and a new husband.

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Twenty-Four Karat Kill
70 votes

#13 - Twenty-Four Karat Kill

Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 - Episode 8

A woman buys fish from a monger, and is followed home and murdered. McGarrett and the team must discover who killed her and stop smugglers from completing their operation.

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Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?
87 votes

#14 - Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 31

The Castaways discover that Gilligan has been keeping a secret diary. When they read it, they all seem to disagree with how certain events unfolded and tell their side of the story.

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The Eye of the Beholder
152 votes

#15 - The Eye of the Beholder

Star Trek: The Animated Series - Season 1 - Episode 15

Beaming down to a planet to search for the crew of the missing ship Ariel, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew is captured by a race of super-intelligent slug creatures and become part of a zoo collection. They find the missing crew also trapped as prisoners in the alien zoo. Now they must somehow establish communications with their evolved slug-like captors who think of them as primitive animals.

Coming-Out Party
23 votes

#16 - Coming-Out Party

The Brady Bunch - Season 2 - Episode 17

Mike's boss, Mr. Phillips, invites him and his family on a fishing trip on his boat. However when Cindy comes down with tonsillitis, the trip is postponed. Tonsillitis quickly claims another, when Carol also must have her tonsils taken out.

A Piece of the Action
811 votes

#17 - A Piece of the Action

Star Trek - Season 2 - Episode 17

The Enterprise travels to a planet suffering from cultural contamination from an earlier expedition - the inhabitants mimic the culture of 1930's gangland Chicago.

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Goodbye Old Paint
92 votes

#18 - Goodbye Old Paint

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 34

A famous painter who has renounced civilization, Dubov, visits the island (with a short-wave radio, of course). The castaways are hopeful that Dubov will give them his transmitter, but soon discover he does not wish to go back to civilization. They must come up with a scheme to make him change his mind, and attempt to make him jealous by pretending Gilligan is an artistic genius.

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Trap for a Pigeon
7 votes

#19 - Trap for a Pigeon

Mannix - Season 7 - Episode 23

Bribery money is taken in a robbery.

Strike Force
9 votes

#20 - Strike Force

S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Episode 11

Hondo and his team are assigned to handle security for a demagogic former general who now leads a racist paramilitary group.

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The Deadly Years
903 votes

#21 - The Deadly Years

Star Trek - Season 2 - Episode 12

A landing party, including the command staff, are infected with a disease that causes rapid aging and senility.

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Shoot Out
50 votes

#22 - Shoot Out

Starsky & Hutch - Season 1 - Episode 14

After a particularly long and awkward interrogation, Starsky and Hutch decide to unwind for the evening by going for a meal at an Italian restaurant. But the evening out is hardly the relaxing time anticipated when the restaurant is taken over by two syndicate hit-men planning to take out a Mob boss when he arrives at the diner. In the commotion, Starsky is critically wounded by a gun-shot wound, and Hutch must try and keep his partner alive while dealing with the trigger-happy gun-men...

Friend or Foe (aka For the Love of God)
3 votes

#23 - Friend or Foe (aka For the Love of God)

Ironside - Season 7 - Episode 14

A packet of heroin goes missing, implicating Carl Reece and his partner Don Boyden in a possible cover-up. When Boyden is killed in a freak car accident, the evidence begins to point firmly at Reece, and Ironside and the team must prove his innocence before the DA decides to press charges.

The Concrete Corral
3 votes

#24 - The Concrete Corral

McCloud - Season 1 - Episode 4

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 1"). McCloud is assigned to shepherd the cowboys at a visiting rodeo. They're old friends, and one of them is killed by a jealous rival over a woman, it appears.

Fall Guy
30 votes

#25 - Fall Guy

The Untouchables - Season 3 - Episode 12

October 1932, Chicago.  With Capone in the slammer, other bosses are biting off chunks of Capone's empire.  One boss is Frankie Gruder, head of a group that is the forerunner of Murder, Inc.; Gruder wants control of all the Canadian imports and exports.  Gruder and his boys go to a warehouse, Gruder shoots a longshoreman.  Ness and his men show up and start blasting.  There's a shoot-out.  Gruder manages to escape. Another gangster is using a different approach: Julius Vernon, the bookkeeper, is trying to beat the stock market; he keeps long hours, working well after midnight.  Around 1 a.m., Vernon gets a surprise visit from Gruder; since Vernon owes him one for a hit Gruder did 4 years ago, Vernon gives him 10-grand for on-the-lam money.  Then Vernon goes to Janos ""Willie"" Willinski; he's a fixer, a contact man.  His office hours are 12 midnight till 3 a.m.; his ""office"" is a table in an all-night diner.  Willinski fixes an arsonist up with a 5-grand torch job, for $500.  Vernon's tu

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Three to Get Ready
125 votes

#26 - Three to Get Ready

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 29

The Skipper insists a stone found by Gilligan will grant the finder three wishes before sundown. The professor, of course, insists it is just superstition. Two gallons of ice cream later, Gilligan has only one wish left.....and the sun is going down!

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Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty
6 votes

#27 - Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty

Starsky & Hutch - Season 2 - Episode 25

When a Police informant is brutally beaten, witnesses point the finger at Starsky and Hutch. As the vicious assaults continue, the detective partners are dropped increasingly deeper in hot water as they realise they are being framed. Unbeknown to them, they're being impersonated by two look-alike impostors out to get the genuine pair a bad name and Police suspension...

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Hit Men
22 votes

#28 - Hit Men

S.W.A.T. - Season 1 - Episode 5

Vincent Ritchie, serving a prison sentence, agrees to expose the secrets of a crime syndicate before a Senate committee when he learns of "family" plans to insure his permanent silence. As he is transported with a police escort from the penitentiary, Ritchie is gravely wounded in an ambush attack which claims the life of a police officer. While doctors fight to save the convict's life, Hondo's team and other S.W.A.T. units station themselves throughout the hospital, awaiting an expected attempt to finish Ritchie off.

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Death Never Rides Alone
41 votes

#29 - Death Never Rides Alone

The Rifleman - Season 5 - Episode 5

A gunslinger rides into North Fork for a meeting with Lucas.

I Take This Woman
10 votes

#30 - I Take This Woman

The Rifleman - Season 5 - Episode 6

Lou looks for a way out when the man her dying father promised her to arrives.

The Best Laid Plans
1 votes

#31 - The Best Laid Plans

Ironside - Season 6 - Episode 24

The Chief is in the bank when it is robbed by a gang of three men, planning to await the arrival of a payroll delivery truck. The threesome are at odds with each other from the start, and Ironside plans to work on the antagonism between them, but they are wise to his plans and will stop at nothing to get what they want.

The Organizer
1 votes

#32 - The Organizer

Ironside - Season 8 - Episode 19

Mark and Ed go undercover as gangsters at a big meeting designed to unite the small time hoods of California's underworld under one leader. With the help of Ironside, himself posing as a businessman staying at the same hotel, the pair set out to trap the would-be crime kingpin, by helping him to dig his own grave and destroy any chance of gangland unity.

The Sins of the Fathers
1 votes

#33 - The Sins of the Fathers

The Virginian - Season 8 - Episode 22

Adam Randall is hired on as a Shiloh hand despite his being a gunfighter. Despite his being a troublemaker, the Virginian, whose life he saved, and Clay, for unknown reasons, stand behind him.