The mayoral inauguration is hectic for the 12th Precinct officers as they rescue a would-be political suicide, investigate the new mayor's hate mail, and learn of the resignation of Harris, who has been asked to work on the mayor's staff.
A wife claims that her husband is converting her assets into gold; the Air Force investigates Wojo's claim of having seen a UFO.
Evaluation reports worry the officers at a time when they must contend with the elderly, married proprietors of a vandalized pornography shop, and an assailant who will give no name, only a number.
A wild-eyed gunman forces Capt. Miller and his men to serve time in their own jail in the company of a loony ventriloquist and his obscene dummy.
While an irate citizen complains of the pornography being displayed at a distinguished art gallery, Captain Miller and his wife face marital crisis brought on by the dangers of police work.
Capt. Barney Miller has his hands full with a wheelchair-bound shoplifter, a new detective, and Woo, who is experiencing difficulties in his dealings with the opposite sex.
Capt. Miller fights to forestall the forceful eviction of a tenement full of impoverished tenants.
Barney seeks help from a female district attorney when a woman brings a charge of rape against her husband.
As Barney Miller and his detectives deal with a sugar addict and a elderly bounty-hunter, Det. Yemana suddenly doubles over with an appendicitis attack.
Captain Miller handles a dispute between the operator of a sperm bank and an outraged customer who claims that his deposit has been destroyed.
Capt. Miller sends for the FBI when the bomb squad brings in an atomic bomb designed by a student for his master's thesis.
A drug bust exposes an investigation of possible corruption in the 12th Precinct.
New York City is brought to a standstill by a blizzard and Capt. Miller and his men are plagued by a dead body, an irate lawyer and a slightly deranged citizen who claims that a new ice age has begun. Exec Producer: Danny Arnold
Barney's men apprehend a drunk who tried to rob a store without a weapon, and an inventive crook who has been getting all his ideas from TV police shows.
When a body is stolen from a local mortuary, Capt. Miller receives help from an unexpected source: retired Detective Fish.
An ecology-minded graffiti artist threatens to protest environmental contamination by committing suicide in Barney Miller's squad room.