Barney Miller (season 8)

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Barney Miller (season 8)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network ABC
Original release October 29, 1981 (1981-10-29) – May 20, 1982 (1982-05-20)
Season chronology
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List of Barney Miller episodes

This is a list of episodes from the eighth and final season of Barney Miller.

Broadcast history[edit]

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


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
149 1 "Paternity" Danny Arnold Nat Mauldin October 29, 1981 (1981-10-29)
Wojo faces a paternity suit while a beauty contestant's purse is stolen.
150 2 "Advancement" Danny Arnold Frank Dungan & Jeff Stein November 5, 1981 (1981-11-05)
A lottery winner threatens the couple who forgot to send his form, while Luger asks Barney to find him a wife.
151 3 "The Car" Bruce Bilson Nat Mauldin November 12, 1981 (1981-11-12)
A car thief confesses to his crime 25 years after he did it, while Harris is afflicted with writer's block.
152 4 "Possession" Bruce Bilson Tom Reeder & Roland Kibbee November 19, 1981 (1981-11-19)
A woman attacks her husband for making her wear tight jeans, while a prisoner claims to be possessed.
153 5 "Stress Analyzer" Bruce Bilson Nat Mauldin November 26, 1981 (1981-11-26)
Dietrich is believed to be dead when his stress analyzer stops working, while a woman wants the precinct to arrest her husband's alleged mistress.
154 6 "Games" Gennaro Montanino Jordan Moffet December 10, 1981 (1981-12-10)
A burglary at a warehouse exposes the owner as a KGB agent, while a Wac is booked for soliciting.
155 7 "Homeless" Lee Lochhead Jordan Moffet and Frank Dungan & Jeff Stein December 17, 1981 (1981-12-17)
The precinct is overrun with homeless people during the holidays and a merchant beats a vagrant with a cattle prod.
156 8 "The Tontine" Homer Powell Teleplay: Nat Mauldin
Story: Dick Wesson & Nat Mauldin
January 7, 1982 (1982-01-07)
The two remaining members of tontine decide that one should die for the other to collect, while Levitt gambles to get the Medal of Valor.
157 9 "Examination Day" Gennaro Montanino Jordan Moffet January 14, 1982 (1982-01-14)
The detectives are forced into uniform due to a shortage of foot patrolmen.
158 10 "The Clown" Alan Bergmann Sam Simon January 21, 1982 (1982-01-21)
A clown is mugged, a police recruiter throws a stag party for applicants and a corrections officer released a hundred inmates on Madison Avenue.
159 11 "Chinatown: Part 1" Danny Arnold Jeff Stein & Frank Dungan February 4, 1982 (1982-02-04)
A Chinese waiter is reluctant to give information about a gang killing, while Scanlon falls for a rich mugging victim.
160 12 "Chinatown: Part 2" Danny Arnold Jeff Stein & Frank Dungan February 11, 1982 (1982-02-11)
Harris and Dietrich continue looking after the uncooperative waiter Mr. Ling.
161 13 "Hunger Strike" Tony Sheehan Teleplay: Tony Sheehan
Story: Stephen Neigher & Tony Sheehan
February 18, 1982 (1982-02-18)
A prionser goes on a hunger strike, while Dietrich doubts that an elderly patient belongs in a mental hospital.
162 14 "Arrival" Lee Lochhead Jordan Moffet February 25, 1982 (1982-02-25)
While Luger is unhappy with his mail-order bride, a genius becomes a petty thief and a man is robbed by an old woman.
163 15 "Obituary" Gennaro Montanino Nat Mauldin March 11, 1982 (1982-03-11)
A man assaults the reporter who printed his obituary, while a thief is caught stealing chickens from a Government warehouse.
164 16 "Inquiry" Gennaro Montanino Jeff Stein & Frank Dungan March 26, 1982 (1982-03-26)
As Wojo faces a police board for shooting a thief, an angry parent assaults a nursery-school teacher and a mugging victim becomes a mugger to get out of a pay parking lot.
165 17 "Old Love" Hal Linden Phillip Jayson Lasker April 2, 1982 (1982-04-02)
While Dietrich's old college flame stops by, Deluca returns with an assault charge and a child actor is arrested for attacking his agent.
166 18 "Altercation" Alan Bergmann Tony Sheehan April 9, 1982 (1982-04-09)
Harris' enemy Ripner comes back expecting to take the rewards of Harris' latest book, while a woman is mugged in front of the station and a stockbroker is busted for drugs.
167 19 "Bones" Max Gail Teleplay: Jordan Moffet & Nat Mauldin
Story: Lee H. Grant and Jordan Moffet & Nat Mauldin
April 29, 1982 (1982-04-29)
A scoutmaster nabs a mugger, while an Amerindian steals his ancestors' bones from a museum. Meanwhile, the precinct is without running water. During the repair effort, Wojo finds an antique rifle that will have a far-reaching effect on the precinct.
168 20 "Landmark: Part 1" Tony Sheehan Tony Sheehan May 6, 1982 (1982-05-06)
The rifle Wojo found in the previous episode is linked to Theodore Roosevelt, meaning that the 12th Precinct may be a landmark -- one that the city might decide to sell for a profit. Police business goes on regardless, as a man is robbed at a bank machine, and a former hostage wishes to return to the country that held him captive.
169 21 "Landmark: Part 2" Danny Arnold Jeff Stein & Frank Dungan May 13, 1982 (1982-05-13)
A pair of old ladies are arrested for passing stolen credit cards. Meanwhile, the precinct is sold, and Luger avoids his fiancée.
170 22 "Landmark: Part 3" Danny Arnold Jeff Stein & Frank Dungan and Tony Sheehan May 20, 1982 (1982-05-20)
Friends and felons stop by to say their farewells as the 12th Precinct prepares to close its doors, and the staff gets their reassignment orders.