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  • The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 1/18/76

    Lamont Franklin, a once brilliant but now seemingly senile inventor who is murdered in his electric train workshop. It appears as though no one could have entered or left the workshop during the time in which the murder must have taken place.moreless
  • Syndrome

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    S 2 : Ep 16 - 2/10/73

    John tries to convince Roy he has tonsillitis. An old flame of Dixie's, who is now a famous actor, is admitted to Rampart. Two kids are trapped on top of a gas tank; a girl's college lacrosse game turns violent; Boot has surgery to remove a tick; Dr. Early deals with a hypochondriac. Chet is injured during a rescue and is roomed with Roy, who has had his tonsils removed.moreless
  • Drivers

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 1/6/73

    John gets bugged by other people's bad driving habits. A college quarterback experiences back pain. Roy and John's former paramedic instructor dies, while Roy and John themselves teach a CPR class. A boy gets stuck inside a tree. A structure fire at a hotel is complicated by a cardiac victim on the third floor.moreless
  • D.H.Q. - The Victims

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    S 4 : Ep 26 - 4/16/70

    Friday and Gannon are working the night watch out of the Detective Headquarters, Field Investigative Section on this, the last, episode of Dragnet. They show us and a new cop the importance of field officers and help us feel the pain of the victims and their friends. The plot lines include two robbery murders, a purse snatching, and the robbery of a man who lost all the money he had in the world. Gannon show us how large and tender his heart is for his fellow man.

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  • I.A.D. - The Receipt

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    S 4 : Ep 23 - 3/26/70

    Friday and Gannon investigate two homicide detectives. A caretaker is accusing them of stealing $800 from a dead man's funeral money leaving only $200 to bury him.
  • Burglary - Helpful Woman

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    S 4 : Ep 14 - 1/22/70

    Friday and Gannon get help from a local radio DJ and then go undercover to take down a woman who has been very successful at ripping off elderly people by posing as a cleaning woman mistakenly sent to their homes by an employment agency.moreless
  • Log 33: It All Happened So Fast

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    S 1 : Ep 17 - 2/1/69

    During a nighttime patrol, Reed instinctively returns fire in the dark and kills a teenage sniper who attacked the patrol car in a residential area. He is immediately subjected to an intensive interrogation as part of an investigation to determine if the shooting was justified.

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  • Homicide - DR-22

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    S 3 : Ep 14 - 1/9/69

    Friday and Gannon investigate the murder of a woman in her own apartment. The apartment manager seems to know facts about the case before either Friday or Gannon. His palm print is on a recently painted wall close to the murder and he seems to have an answer for every question proposed by Friday or Gannon. They take him downtown to take his statement, ask him additional questions, and end up breaking the case.moreless
  • Homicide - DR-06

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 10/24/68

    Friday's apartment party provides insight into the nature of an officer's private life.
  • Management Services - DR-11

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 10/10/68

    Episode begins with the assassination of Dr. Martian King Jr. and follows the response of the Angelenos and the L.A. Police.
  • The Suicide Attempt

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    S 2 : Ep 24 - 2/29/68

    Friday and Gannon learn that a young man has called his mother from Hollywood "to say goodbye." With the help of the man's sister, the two detectives trace the impending suicide to a hotel with over 1,200 rooms.moreless
  • The Trial Board

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    S 2 : Ep 14 - 12/14/67

    An officer accused of taking a bribe has chosen Sgt. Friday to represent him at his trial board hearing. Witnesses saw the officer accept the money, but he insists it was for the payback of a loan made years ago.moreless
  • The Big Ad

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 11/9/67

    An ex-con named Steve Deal contacts Friday and Gannon when a classified ad that he placed, offering to do "anything" for money, results in an offer to commit murder. Friday goes undercover as Deal.moreless
  • The Big Frustration

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 10/19/67

    Sgt. Carl Maxwell, a frustrated fellow detective, goes AWOL; Friday and Gannon have three days to track him down before Maxwell loses his badge for good.
  • The Shooting Board

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 9/21/67

    Joe stops at an all night launderette to buy cigarettes and interrupts a burglar working the coin changer. When he shouts "Freeze," the criminal comes up shooting. Joe returns fire, hitting the man, who flees with the help of his girlfriend. He's later found dead. When SID tries to find the bullet fired at Joe, they come up empty and Joe faces a shooting board with no proof the man ever fired at him. A great surprise ending.

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  • The Big Kids

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 5/4/67

    Friday and Gannon are temporarily assigned to the West Valley Division, which is being overwhelmed by juvenile crime due to the population explosion and lacking sense of community and morality. They focus their attention on a number of recently formed underground organizations run by privileged teenagers who initiate new members by requiring them to steal items, ranging from shoe strings to automobiles, from area merchants.

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  • The Big Gun

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 4/27/67

    Someone senselessly murdered a Japanese widow, leaving her very young and small daughter an orphan. Friday has a hard time controlling his emotions while seeking the killer.

  • The Big Subscription Racket

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 4/20/67

    After Friday appears on a television program to discuss how swindlers operate, he and Gannon are approached by a member of the production staff who tells them of a supposed Vietnam veteran with a Medal of Honor who has convinced his elderly wife to purchase $85 in magazine subscriptions.

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  • The Big Shooting

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/30/67

    An officer investigating a nearby liquor store robbery takes a shotgun blast to the abdomen at point blank range by one of two men in a parked car. Friday and Gannon's investigation goes nowhere for three months until an informant requests to meet Joe at the middle of the football field in Los Angeles Coliseum.

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  • The Big Hammer

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 3/2/67

    An elderly, widowed apartment manager has been beaten to death with a hammer by a 19-year-old tenant who robs him of his wedding ring and life savings – all $6.58 of it. Friday and Gannon's investigation requires them to travel to Cottonwood, Arizona.

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  • The Big Kidnapping

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/26/67

    Friday and Gannon help an employee rescue her kidnapped boss.

  • The Big L.S.D

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/12/67

    Friday and Gannon are introduced to a new drug called LSD when they receive a call of young man known on the street as "Blue Boy" who has a painted face and is chewing the bark off a tree in a vacant lot. Several months pass before legislation is passed that allows them to start combating the sale and distribution of the drug, which turns out to be too late for at least one user.

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