Barney Miller (season 3)

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

Barney Miller
Season 3
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 23, 1976 (1976-09-23) 
March 31, 1977 (1977-03-31)
Season chronology

Broadcast history

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
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
361"Evacuation"Noam PitlikStory by: Chris Hayward & Danny Arnold
Teleplay by: Danny Arnold
September 23, 1976 (1976-09-23)
During a hurricane, Wojo worries about civil evacuation procedures, while Harris deals with a delinquent.
372"Quarantine: Part 1"Lee BernhardiTony SheehanSeptember 30, 1976 (1976-09-30)
The station is quarantined for smallpox when a suspect collapses in the squadroom.
383"Quarantine: Part 2"Noam PitlikTony Sheehan & Danny ArnoldOctober 7, 1976 (1976-10-07)
The quarantined cops and civilian visitors get cabin fever, which results in some surprising admissions (especially from Harris).
394"Bus Stop"Noam PitlikStory by: Reinhold Weege & Chris Hayward & Danny Arnold
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Danny Arnold & Reinhold Weege & Jerry Ross
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.
405"The Election"Lee BernhardiTom ReederOctober 21, 1976 (1976-10-21)
On Election Night, Yemena places bets on all races and a shoplifter wants an escort to the polls.
416"Werewolf"Noam PitlikStory by: Seymour Blicker & Tony Sheehan
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Reinhold Weege & Danny Arnold & Seymour Blicker
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.
427"The Recluse"Bruce BilsonStory by: Chris Hayward & Reinhold Weege
Teleplay by: Reinhold Weege & Danny Arnold
November 11, 1976 (1976-11-11)
The station deals with two runaways - one trying to avoid jury duty and another predicting doom.
438"Noninvolvement"Bruce BilsonStory by: Chris Hayward & Danny Arnold & Reinhold Weege
Teleplay by: Reinhold Weege
November 18, 1976 (1976-11-18)
Wojo takes an uncooperative mugging witness into custody, a situation made worse by attorney Arnold Ripner.
449"Power Failure"Noam PitlikStory by: Reinhold Weege & Danny Arnold & Tony Sheehan
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Danny Arnold
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. Meanwhile, the precinct deals with a power outage covering the entire neighborhood.
4510"Christmas Story"Bruce BilsonReinhold Weege & Tony SheehanDecember 23, 1976 (1976-12-23)
Fish pursues a man who's been mugging department-store Santas.
4611"Hash"Noam PitlikTom ReederDecember 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]
4712"Smog Alert"Bruce BilsonStory by: Chris Hayward & Danny Arnold
Teleplay by: Reinhold Weege
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.
4813"Community Relations"Noam PitlikStory by: Winston Moss & Tony Sheehan
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
January 13, 1977 (1977-01-13)
Barney tries to help a displaced tenant and a blind shoplifter.
4914"The Rand Report"Noam PitlikStory by: Roland Kibbee & Reinhold Weege
Teleplay by: 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.
5015"Fire '77"Bruce BilsonTony SheehanJanuary 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.
5116"Abduction"Bruce BilsonStory by: Tom Reeder
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Reinhold Weege & 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.
5217"Sex Surrogate"Noam PitlikStory by: Jerry Ross & Tony Sheehan
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
February 10, 1977 (1977-02-10)
A woman shoots her husband for seeing a sex therapist, while Harris is assaulted by juvenile delinquents.
5318"Moonlighting"Noam PitlikReinhold WeegeFebruary 17, 1977 (1977-02-17)
Harris's moonlighting as a building's Captain of Security interferes with his job at the precinct.
5419"Asylum"Danny Arnold & Alex MarchStory by: Roland Kibbee
Teleplay by: Roland Kibbee & Danny Arnold & Reinhold Weege & Tony Sheehan
February 24, 1977 (1977-02-24)
Wojo arrests a Soviet diplomat for assaulting a musician who wants to defect to the U.S.
5520"Group Home"Lee BernhardiStory by: Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
Teleplay by: Danny Arnold & Tony Sheehan
March 10, 1977 (1977-03-10)
An Army recruiting office reports a bomb threat, while Fish wears drag to catch a mugger at a time when Bernice comes to visit.
5621"Strike: Part 1"Jeremiah MorrisStory by: Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
Teleplay by: Reinhold Weege
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.
5722"Strike: Part 2"Danny ArnoldStory by: Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig
Teleplay by: Tony Sheehan & Danny Arnold & Reinhold Weege
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.
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