Nothin' for Nothin'

Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 12/1/76
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  • Episode Description
  • Baretta is working on a numbers case when $12,000 dollars is stolen from Jewel the rackets king. Baretta tries to help out a kid who was only trying to do good for his family.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Ewell

    Billy Truman

  • Michael D. Roberts


  • Edward Grover

    Lt. Hal Brubaker [ 2-4 ]

  • Robert Blake

    Det. Tony Baretta

  • Chino 'Fats' Williams


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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Billy: I just don't understand it. C.C.: That's what I've been tryin' to show you. It's not so much in what cards you get, it's how you play'em. Billy: And man I've been playin' Poker for twenty years and winnin' . C.C.: Billy you ain't gonna win sittin' there with a pat hand. Baretta: C.C. my boy, I thought you told me you were gonna clean up your act. And here you are stealin' money from this old croaker sack, he can't even see. C.C.: Aw come on Tony, I told ya I be a good boy out on the streets, but you gotta let me have a little fun once in awhile. Billy: If you think takin' money from me is fun, I'll find a way to beat you before this night is over.

    • Rooster: Now the Rooster don't bet on nothin' that ain't a sure thing. Cockadoodle do Mama. Come on baby hit me, see if it ain't walkin' it ain't talkin'.

    • Brubaker: Hey Tony, what's been keepin' ya. Baretta: I gotta a case I been .... Brubaker: Yeah well I got your case for you right here. Baretta: What are ya talkin' about? Brubaker: See you know a runner who works for Jewel named Mouse? Baretta: Yeah sure. Brubaker: Down inside DOA. This van belongs to a man named Henry Richardson, mean anything to ya. Baretta: Yeah that's connected up with the numbers racket. Brubaker: You got it. Baretta: You find anything. Brubaker: Naw, we been beatin' the bushes for half an hour. No policy slips, no money, no nothin', see what you can find. Baretta: Hey Kowalski get that flashlight in here. Alright Stanley you got anything yet. Stanley: Nope everything's pretty clean Ton, so far. Baretta: Wow, that's weird. Hey Kowalski, this windshield look broke to you. Kowalski: Well there's a flecture crack in the upper right hand corner. Baretta: A what? Kowalski: A flecture crack in the upper right hand corner. Baretta: You college kids are all alike, what I'm talkin' about is how come this guys got glass in his mellon and this windshield ain't broke, there's no glass around, hey Boss somebody snuffed this guy before they threw him down here. Brubaker: What makes you think that? Baretta: Cuz he's got glass in his head and there ain't no glass broke around him anyplace. We gotta take this whole thing to forensics to find out where this glass comes from. Brubaker: Okay that does it we're gonna seal this thing up put it on a trailer take it downtown and work on it there. I'll make the call. Kowalski: Now why didn't I see that? Baretta: On account you got too many degrees.

    • C.C.: Hey Rooster, do you want a coupla stocks for your girls? I'll give you a good price. Rooster: Get them in a bad habit, ain't no way brother. Hey come here C.C., what you doin' out here in the street man? Dude like yourself, an heir to great wealth, havin' to scrounge and scrape for the straight green. What it is? C.C.: Well it's like this Rooster, see I spot a coat for my Mum on Fifth. Rooster: The Thrift shop, seriously. C.C.: Yeah Rooster: Man your Mama is gonna be rollin' in mink and you're talkin' about buyin' from the thrift shop. C.C.: Mink what are ya talkin' about. Rooster: Heard your Mama's number hit, 652, it came thru, the God's smiled and boom. C.C.: What? Ma's number hit. Rooster: Yeah C.C.: Are you decking me? Rooster: I ain't deckin' you and I ain't jiving you. Lady is gonna pick up 47 hundred dollars. She's running all over the streets cryin' and singin' right now. C.C.: Can't be. Rooster: Now you callin' me a liar. It's okay man, now you get yourself on home, help your old lady count up all that green, and get to spendin' it like a rich little Rockefeller should. You dig. C.C.: I can't, what I mean is I can't believe ... I gotta go someplace to pick up somethin'. Rooster: You're a confused little brother, get on outta here. And get rid of them buds. Jive turkey.

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