Barney Miller
Season 8
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 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

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


See also: List of Barney Miller episodes

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1491"Paternity"Danny ArnoldNat MauldinOctober 29, 1981 (1981-10-29)
Wojo faces a paternity suit while a beauty contestant's purse is stolen.
1502"Advancement"Danny ArnoldFrank Dungan & Jeff SteinNovember 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.
1513"The Car"Bruce BilsonNat MauldinNovember 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.
1524"Possession"Bruce BilsonTom Reeder & Roland KibbeeNovember 19, 1981 (1981-11-19)
A woman attacks her husband for making her wear tight jeans, while a prisoner claims to be possessed by the devil.
1535"Stress Analyzer"Bruce BilsonNat MauldinNovember 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.
1546"Games"Gennaro MontaninoJordan MoffetDecember 10, 1981 (1981-12-10)
A burglary at a warehouse exposes the owner as a KGB agent, while a Wac is booked for soliciting.
1557"Homeless"Lee LochheadJordan Moffet, Frank Dungan & Jeff SteinDecember 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.
1568"The Tontine"Homer PowellStory by : Dick Wesson & Nat Mauldin
Teleplay by : Nat Mauldin
January 7, 1982 (1982-01-07)
The two remaining members of a tontine decide that one should die for the other to collect, while Levitt gambles to get the Medal of Valor.
1579"Examination Day"Gennaro MontaninoJordan MoffetJanuary 14, 1982 (1982-01-14)
The detectives are forced into uniform due to a shortage of foot patrolmen.
15810"The Clown"Alan BergmannSam SimonJanuary 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.
15911"Chinatown: Part 1"Danny ArnoldJeff Stein & Frank DunganFebruary 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.
16012"Chinatown: Part 2"Danny ArnoldJeff Stein & Frank DunganFebruary 11, 1982 (1982-02-11)
Harris and Dietrich continue looking after the uncooperative waiter Mr. Ling, while the mugging victim files a harassment complaint against Scanlon.
16113"Hunger Strike"Tony SheehanStory by : Stephen Neigher & Tony Sheehan
Teleplay by : Tony Sheehan
February 18, 1982 (1982-02-18)
A prisoner goes on a hunger strike, while Dietrich doubts that an elderly patient belongs in a mental hospital.
16214"Arrival"Lee LochheadJordan MoffetFebruary 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.
16315"Obituary"Gennaro MontaninoNat MauldinMarch 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.
16416"Inquiry"Gennaro MontaninoJeff Stein & Frank DunganMarch 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.
16517"Old Love"Hal LindenPhillip Jayson LaskerApril 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.
16618"Altercation"Alan BergmannTony SheehanApril 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.
16719"Bones"Max GailStory by : Lee H. Grant, Jordan Moffet & Nat Mauldin
Teleplay by : 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.
16820"Landmark: Part 1"Tony SheehanTony SheehanMay 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.
16921"Landmark: Part 2"Danny ArnoldJeff Stein & Frank DunganMay 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.
17022"Landmark: Part 3"Danny ArnoldJeff Stein, Frank Dungan & Tony SheehanMay 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.