Barney Miller (season 3)

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Barney Miller (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network ABC
Original release September 23, 1976 (1976-09-23) – March 31, 1977 (1977-03-31)
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List of Barney Miller episodes

This is a list of episodes from the third season of Barney Miller.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Thursdays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST) and 9:00-9:30 pm (EST).[1][2][3][4]


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
36 1 "Evacuation" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Danny Arnold
Story: Chris Hayward & Danny Arnold
September 23, 1976 (1976-09-23)
During a hurricane, Wojo worries about civil evacuation procedures, while Harris deals with a delinquent.
37 2 "Quarantine: Part 1" Lee Bernhardi Tony Sheehan September 30, 1976 (1976-09-30)
The station is quarantined for smallpox when a suspect collapses in the squadroom.
38 3 "Quarantine: Part 2" Noam Pitlik Tony Sheehan & Danny Arnold October 7, 1976 (1976-10-07)
The quarantined cops and civilian visitors get cabin fever, which results in some surprising admissions (especially from Harris).
39 4 "Bus Stop" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Tony Sheehan, Danny Arnold, Reinhold Weege and Jerry Ross
Story: Reinhold Weege, Chris Hayward and Danny Arnold
October 14, 1976 (1976-10-14)
While the victims of a bus holdup want vengeance on the robber, they don't want to get involved.
40 5 "The Election" Lee Bernhardi Tom Reeder October 21, 1976 (1976-10-21)
On Election Night, Yemena places bets on all races and a shoplifter wants an escort to the polls.
41 6 "Werewolf" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Tony Sheehan, Reinhold Weege, Danny Arnold and Seymour Blicker
Story: Seymour Blicker and Tony Sheehan
October 28, 1976 (1976-10-28)
A man turns himself into the station claiming to be a werewolf, and a couple visiting New York for the first time are robbed by their cab driver.
42 7 "The Recluse" Bruce Bilson Teleplay: Reinhold Weege & Danny Arnold
Story: Chris Hayward & Reinhold Weege
November 11, 1976 (1976-11-11)
The station deals with two runaways - one trying to avoid jury duty and another predicting doom.
43 8 "Noninvolvement" Bruce Bilson Teleplay: Reinhold Weege
Story: Chris Hayward, Danny Arnold and Reinhold Weege
November 18, 1976 (1976-11-18)
Wojo takes an uncooperative mugging witness into custody, a situation made worse by attorney Arnold Ripner.
44 9 "Power Failure" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Tony Sheehan & Danny Arnold
Story: Reinhold Weege, Danny Arnold and Tony Sheehan
December 9, 1976 (1976-12-09)
When the cops haul him in, an assault-and-battery suspect claims someone else committed the crime - his other personality - and subsequent events may prove him right.
45 10 "Christmas Story" Bruce Bilson Reinhold Weege & Tony Sheehan December 23, 1976 (1976-12-23)
Fish pursues a man who's been mugging department-store Santas.
46 11 "Hash" Noam Pitlik Tom Reeder December 30, 1976 (1976-12-30)

Wojo unknowingly brings hash-laced brownies into the precinct.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #77 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[5]
47 12 "Smog Alert" Bruce Bilson Teleplay: Reinhold Weege
Story: Chris Hayward and Danny Arnold
January 6, 1977 (1977-01-06)
During a particularly bad smog alert, Fish has a respiratory collapse when he coaxes a jumper of a bridge.
48 13 "Community Relations" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Tony Sheehan, Larry Balmagia and Dennis Koenig
Story: Winston Moss & Tony Sheehan
January 13, 1977 (1977-01-13)
Barney tries to help a displaced tenant and a blind shoplifter.
49 14 "The Rand Report" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Reinhold Weege
Story: Roland Kibbee & Reinhold Weege
January 20, 1977 (1977-01-20)
When an independent report causes the department to order third-grade detectives to do uniform duty for a week each month, Wojo (the squad's only third-grader) refuses to comply.
50 15 "Fire '77" Bruce Bilson Tony Sheehan January 27, 1977 (1977-01-27)
A couple make a suicide pact but neither can go through with it. Their hope looks to be realized when an arrested thief sets fire to the squadroom.
51 16 "Abduction" Bruce Bilson Teleplay: Tony Sheehan, Reinhold Weege and Tom Reeder
Story: Tom Reeder
February 3, 1977 (1977-02-03)
A girl's parents claim that she has been brainwashed by a cult and want Barney to rescue her.
52 17 "Sex Surrogate" Noam Pitlik Teleplay: Tony Sheehan, Larry Balmagia and Dennis Koenig
Story: Jerry Ross & Tony Sheehan
February 10, 1977 (1977-02-10)
A woman shoots her husband for seeing a sex therapist, while Harris is assaulted by juvenile delinquents.
53 18 "Moonlighting" Noam Pitlik Reinhold Weege February 17, 1977 (1977-02-17)
Harris's moonlighting as a building's Captain of Security interferes with his job at the precinct.
54 19 "Asylum" Danny Arnold and Alex March Teleplay: Roland Kibbee, Danny Arnold, Reinhold Weege and Tony Sheehan
Story: Roland Kibbee
February 24, 1977 (1977-02-24)
Wojo arrests a Soviet diplomat for assaulting a musician who wants to defect to the U.S.
55 20 "Group Home" Lee Bernhardi Teleplay: Danny Arnold & Tony Sheehan
Story: Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
March 10, 1977 (1977-03-10)
An Army recruiting office is given a bomb threat, while Fish wears drag to catch a mugger at a time when Bernice comes to visit.
56 21 "Strike: Part 1" Jeremiah Morris Teleplay: Reinhold Weege
Story: Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
March 24, 1977 (1977-03-24)
The men go on strike to get more pay and better working conditions, leaving only Barney, Levitt and Luger to man the squadroom.
57 22 "Strike: Part 2" Danny Arnold Teleplay: Tony Sheehan, Danny Arnold and Reinhold Weege
Story: Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
March 31, 1977 (1977-03-31)
Barney deals with the strike, a flirtatious robbery victim and his own feelings of abandonment.


  1. ^ TV Listings for September 23, 1976
  2. ^ TV Listings for December 9, 1976
  3. ^ TV Listings for December 30, 1976
  4. ^ TV Listings for March 31, 1977
  5. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.