Don't Kill the Sparrows

Season 3, Ep 13, Aired 1/12/77
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  • Episode Description
  • Baretta goes after a corrupt Federal narcotics agent who not only peddles drugs on the side, but murders the buyer who discovers he's a cop.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Ewell

    Billy Truman

  • Edward Grover

    Lt. Hal Brubaker [ 2-4 ]

  • Robert Blake

    Det. Tony Baretta

  • Alan Godfrey

  • Fenton Hobart Jr.

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Baretta: Fact of the matter is I'm a city boy. The noise and the dirt, the smells, they make me feel at home. Without them smells darlin' I'd go bonkers.

    • Rooster: I hear ya, I want you to thank your daddy for making sure you had your tetanus shot for you came in this joint. It's definitely unwise to drink the water. Baretta: I don't think they'd serve ya. Rooster: Matter of fact, I wouldn't breathe to deep in this place. I like your furniture man what is this early depression. Baretta: Ain't ya know antiques when ya see'm. Rooster: Open your wallet brother man, Rooster has delivered again. Baretta: Ah before we get to far into negotiations, I want you to know that I ain't spendin' City money no more. Rooster: I don't care. Just as long as it's green. Baretta: Your cold man, your mama taught you right. Go head on. Rooster: Well there's a lady around town, long tall cool blonde. Baretta: Ah from personal experience, I'm happy to report there's quite a few of them. Rooster: I hear ya, but they all don't shack up with Benny Correra. Baretta: No that's the big time. Rooster: If your in the dope importin' business, it is. Baretta: How can I find the girl? Rooster: Her name is Lorene Cooper, I checked out after when one of my ladies saw them end up with your partner. Baretta: What partner? Rooster: Joey Baker Baretta: So that's what it's all about. Yeah, I ain't hold nothin' but a pair of double saw. Rooster: That's alright man, just give me a chapter in your next book. Later.

    • Baretta: You got a belly ache. Brubaker: You can fold the whole thing up in there, you walk in there and make believe you never saw any of them people before in your life. Baretta: What are ya talkin' about? I caught with enough junk to open up a junkyard. Brubaker: Yeah I know you did but that's a fed. Baretta: A fed on my turf. Brubaker: That's right, there's a task force in here they got a buy team they're gonna make a bust in a coupla weeks. Baretta: Them dunces. And they don't tell you nuttin' and they don't tell me nuttin'. Brubaker: No, no that's a fed what do you expect. Right. Baretta: Ah what a crock, which one was it. Brubaker: It's Baker the one with the dark hair. Baretta: Wait a minute, it's the blonde one ain't it. Brubaker: No, no the dark haired one, Baker. They told me on the phone. Baretta: Boss, the blonde kid had the dope. Baker the fed had the money. He's dirty, he's in business for himself. He's sellin' goods. Brubaker: Did you see that exchange? Baretta: Of course, I saw it, I'm the witness, I saw it. Brubaker: Ah wait a minute where were you when you saw the exchange? Baretta: What are you talkin' about, what's the difference where I was I'm a cop and I know what I saw. Brubaker: No, no, no that's not gonna stand up. I'm not gonna go to the mat for ya ... Baretta: I don't care if he's a fed, he's a crook. Brubaker: Baretta shut your mouth. Right. Listen to me you go straight in there and get them people out ya here. Right you don't mention to anybody who is who, go now. You got it.

    • Baretta: I'm gonna whisk you off into Itralian heaven, from whence you will have no desire to return.

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