Baretta

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 10/20/76
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  • Episode Description
  • A heist goes wrong when Doc, an ex-con is double-crossed by his hired hands during a jewelry robbery.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Keenan Wynn

    Doc Rogers

  • Robert Blake

    Det. Tony Baretta

  • Tom Ewell

    Billy Truman

  • Richard Lynch

    Nick

  • Edward Grover

    Lt. Hal Brubaker [ 2-4 ]

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Mimi: Where is that man, I'm dying to go dancing. Billy: He's in the cellar getting a bottle of that Dago Red wine that his uncle always sends him. Mimi: Ah terrific there goes another evening. Billy: I don't know how you put up with him, that Italian spirit, there must be a little rabbit in his background somewhere. Mimi: You know something Billy, when that boy is in bed and awake, he is dynamite. But sometimes that homemade Dago Red sends him to the showers before the first bell. Billy: You mean the other morning when he was going (Tarzan yell) that was all just a ... Mimi: You got it.

    • Doc: talking to Marnie aka Little Mary Sunshine You know I met alot of trash in my life, but you're the worst. Baretta: You got that right Doc, they sure don't make'em like they used too.

    • Doc: Robbery use to be an honorable profession, is full of others garbage today. I'm better off back in the slammer. Baretta: One of those guys, he was kind of stocky, he had black hair, pock marks. Doc: Yeah that was Bernie. The other one is called Nick. We were gonna show up here to meet the girl. Baretta: Yeah that's Marnie, I got her right across the way in a room there. She's all tucked in, she ain't gonna be no trouble. Doc: Son don't you trust any of them. Baretta: Yeah, listen Doc, you seem like a straight shooter to me, do yourself a favor don't buy a pack of trouble, when this thing goes down, okay let me handle it okay. Doc: Yeah, I'll let you handle it from here, but when I get back on my turf in the slammer, I'll handle it. Baretta: You know I don't blame ya man. You're right they don't make'em like they used to. I wish I was chasing guys like you instead of guys like them. Doc: That old guy that got beat up in the street there, is he alright. Baretta: Yeah, yeah he's gonna make it. Doc: You know my whole life, every job I pulled, nobody got hurt.

    • Brubaker: Been busy haven't ya. Baretta: Yeah, I wantcha to run a make for me on an old guy he's about 60 years old, white hair, he's got a beard, he could've been a doctor or something, they call him Doc, he's got a tattoo of a little star on his left wrist. Brubaker: I got your make already, and his name is Doc Rogers, every guy in my day knew who he was, want me to read his sheet to you, 1946 Tulsa National Bank, 1947 Jade Department Store, Chicago you want more. Baretta: This things falling into place Boss, I got two thirds of the triangle right here, Doc Rogers in a motel, he ain't gonna be no problem either on account he's got a slug in his chest. Listen hold off on the call to the local Gendarmes, I think by morning we'll have all these cockroaches in one bowl. Brubaker: Baretta, don't depend on your luck. Baretta: See ya later Boss.

    • Baretta: I need a meal fit for a king! Ain't that right sugar. You just can't stop that Autralian blood from coarsing, hmm. Mimi: Just like Mastroianni. Baretta: A man sized job requires a man-sized meal. Now you just sit there and regain your strength and I shall go forth as the hunter and I shall return with a meal befitting the ocassion. (Tarzan yodel) Mimi: That ought be a couple of donuts.

    Notes (1)

    • Baretta's alias in this episode was Wade.

    Trivia (1)

    • Dago Red is a homemade Italian wine known for being stronger, less expensive and gets you more drunk. Dago Red was also the nickname of Father Mulcahey in the movie M*A*S*H. The Catholic priest and cheap red wine is used in communion in a Catholic mass.

    Allusions (1)

    • Mimi: Just like Mastroianni. Alluding to hotblooded Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni known for his many affairs and love of women.

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