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Episode Guide

  • Season 8
    • The Big Red
      The Big Red
      Episode 39
      8/23/59
      8.4
      Friday and Smith investigate a series of robberies. This is the final episode of the series.
    • The Big Counterfeit
      8/16/59
      9.1
      A man impersonating a police officer is going to local businesses and asking for donations for the widows and orphans fund. Smith and Friday set out to stop the con man.
    • The Big .38
      The Big .38
      Episode 37
      8/9/59
      8.5
      Cab drivers are being held up, but the descriptions given by the victims don't match.
    • The Big Operator
      The Big Operator
      Episode 36
      8/2/59
      7.5
      The body of a woman is discovered in a parked car, beaten to death. Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) suspect the woman's husband. He protests his innocence but his alibi doesn't satisfy the lawmen. Sharp-eyed fans of the original Batman series will recognize Stafford Rep, who also played Chief O'Hara.moreless
    • The Big Appetite
      The Big Appetite
      Episode 35
      7/26/59
      8.9
      The Gourmet Bandit's curious modus operandi is to rob high-class restaurants -- after enjoying a sumptuous repast. Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) are hot on the heels of the greedy burglar. Roger Til, a recurring cast member, has a supporting role; Til appeared in many episodes of the black and white series as well as the color remake.moreless
    • The Big Infant
      The Big Infant
      Episode 34
      7/19/59
      7.2
      Friday and Smith track down a missing baby.
    • The Big Byron
      The Big Byron
      Episode 33
      7/12/59
      7.4
      Did someone really try to kill George Byron. Friday and Smith are on the case to find out.
    • The Big Bray
      The Big Bray
      Episode 32
      7/7/59
      8.8
      Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) are after a thief who has been robbing Los Angeles grocery stores under the guise of a salesman. To get their man, the pair must follow the lead of an eyewitness and his description of the robber's car. Radio announcer, Dudley Manlove, appears in this episode.moreless
    • The Big Carnation
      The Big Carnation
      Episode 31
      4/28/59
      8.0
      A vacationing couple are the victims of a thief who targets guests in hotels. The two detectives Friday (played by Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) only have one clue to help them - a carnation is left behind by the thief at every crime. Two character roles feature from Benny Rubin and Arlene Harris.moreless
    • The Big Picture
      The Big Picture
      Episode 30
      4/21/59
      8.1
      A young girl commits suicide after she is tricked by a pair of movie talent scouts who are really operating a prostitution ring.
    • The Big Squeeze
      The Big Squeeze
      Episode 29
      4/14/59
      7.8
      Friday investigates a robbery that is caused by a blackmail victim's refusal to pay.
    • The Big Couple
      The Big Couple
      Episode 28
      4/7/59
      7.8
      Friday and Smith investigate a husband and wife con team that have a long criminal record.
    • The Big Name
      The Big Name
      Episode 27
      3/31/59
      7.8
      When a lunch counter proprieter is brutally stabbed, Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) go after the killer armed with a vital clue: a linoleum knife with a fingerprint-resistant taped handle. Star Trek fans should keep their eyes open for "Karlo Rozwadowski" -- played by a very young Leonard Nimoy.moreless
    • The Big Holdup
      The Big Holdup
      Episode 26
      3/24/59
      8.8
      A robber called "The Rattlesnake Bandit" takes pleasure in beating and shooting his victims after he takes their money.
    • The Big Starlet
      The Big Starlet
      Episode 25
      3/17/59
      7.7

      The body of a woman is discovered in a parked car, beaten to death. Friday and Smith suspect the woman's husband. He protests his innocence but his alibi doesn't satisfy the lawmen.

    • The Big Thirteen
      The Big Thirteen
      Episode 24
      3/10/59
      7.6

      An elderly gentleman reports that his wallet, containing a large sum, has been lost. When the Dragnet team of Friday and Smith investigate, the wallet surfaces -- without the money; the supposed owner now disavows all knowledge of the item.

    • The Big Roll
      The Big Roll
      Episode 23
      2/24/59
      8.3
      For this episode Friday (Jack Webb) and Smith (Ben Alexander) follow information obtained from a bartender who suspects that Kenneth Gorman has been kidnapped. Mr. Gorman has a habit of flashing a wad of cash in front of strangers when he has a few drinks under his belt. He has also been seen recently in the company of a flashy blonde with a rap sheet, a fact that his wife vehemently denies.moreless
    • The Big Sour
      The Big Sour
      Episode 22
      2/17/59
      8.4
      An elderly couple are beaten and robbed. The key to finding the bandits lies in a paper boy and an alert bartender.
    • The Big Mail
      The Big Mail
      Episode 21
      2/10/59
      7.9
      Friday works with a postal inspector to catch a gang using the mail to scam money from people.
    • The Big Accident
      Episode 20
      2/3/59
      7.8
      An insurance adjuster files a report with Friday about possible fraudulent insurance claims.
    • The Big Signet
      The Big Signet
      Episode 19
      1/27/59
      7.8
      Friday and Smith have to find a man selling forged passports and paperwork.
    • The Big Doctor
      The Big Doctor
      Episode 18
      1/20/59
      7.7
      Friday and Smith investigate a doctor making false insurance claims.
    • The Big Smart Girl
      The Big Smart Girl
      Episode 17
      1/13/59
      7.7
      A group of thieves are stealing valuable jewels and expensive furs in a fashionable area. Friday and Smith work out that all the victims of the thefts have been spotted at popular night clubs before having their property stolen. A young woman helps to solve the case, despite her history of frequenting with criminals.moreless
    • The Big Malcolm
      The Big Malcolm
      Episode 16
      1/6/59
      8.3
      A gang of criminals are robbing all-night restaurants on the Dragnet team's beat but Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) are on the case. A victim gives them the lead they need -- serial numbers from some stolen banknotes. Look out for Ben Welden, seen here playing the heavy; this TV bruiser appeared frequently on the original Superman TV series.moreless
    • The Big Donation
      The Big Donation
      Episode 15
      12/30/58
      8.5
      Two con artists are selling phony magazines subscriptions to unsuspecting suckers.
    • The Big Maria
      The Big Maria
      Episode 14
      12/23/58
      7.8

      Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith find their festive season taking a dark turn when the body of a young woman is discovered in the courtyard of a church. Witnesses report seeing her drinking heavily in the company of friends not long before her death. Clues lead the intrepid detectives to a likely suspect -- who proves too inebriated to resist.

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    • The Big Hype
      The Big Hype
      Episode 13
      12/16/58
      8.5
      When a mother finds a syringe in her son's room, he confesses to using heroin. The Dragnet team try to obtain the name of his supplier but the lad isn't talking. Friday and Smith (Jack Webb and Ben Alexander) go undercover to get "just the facts" on the drug smugglers. Grace Albertson plays the concerned Mom.moreless
    • The Big Green Monkey
      12/9/58
      7.9
      A woman reports her Jade collection stolen and it's up to Friday and Smith to find it.
    • The Big Hot Rod
      The Big Hot Rod
      Episode 11
      12/2/58
      7.5
      Friday is on the hunt for a group of teens that are stealing sports cars.
    • The Big Nazi
      The Big Nazi
      Episode 10
      11/25/58
      5.0
      Friday goes undercover to catch a racist murderer.
    • The Big Border
      The Big Border
      Episode 9
      11/18/58
      8.3
      Friday and Smith must track a pair of escaped convicts across the Mexican border.
    • The Big Doll
      The Big Doll
      Episode 8
      11/11/58
      8.5

      When divorcee Florence Dickson is found stabbed to death, her daughter doesn't seem to respond as Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith would expect. They're perturbed when the 16-year-old girl, Roberta, seems more focused on her collection of dolls than on her mother's death. Things take a darker turn when "graves" in the garden are found, containing mutilated dolls.

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    • The Big Jukebox
      The Big Jukebox
      Episode 7
      11/4/58
      8.1
      Friday goes undercover as a bar owner in order to break up a illegal jukebox operation.
    • The Big Voice
      The Big Voice
      Episode 6
      10/28/58
      7.9
      Friday and Smith investigate a gang of thugs.
    • The Big Little Boy
      10/21/58
      7.6
      Friday and Smith are looking for a missing child.
    • The Big Oskar
      The Big Oskar
      Episode 4
      10/14/58
      8.7
      Friday and Smith are on the hunt for a man that has stolen useless junk from a woman.
    • The Big Star
      The Big Star
      Episode 3
      10/7/58
      7.8
      Friday and Smith investigate a robbery report.
    • The Big Sweet Annie
      9/30/58
      7.3
      Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Officer Frank Smith have to watch out for sweet Annie.
    • The Big Beating
      The Big Beating
      Episode 1
      9/23/58
      7.3
      Friday and Smith investigate a report of a man hitting his wife.
  • Season 7
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
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