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.
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.
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.
Captain Barney Miller and his detectives become nervous and paranoid when a fumigator discovers a hidden microphone in the precinct squad room.
Faced with the pressure and finality of his retirement, Fish deludes himself into believing that he will continue working.
Worried about Sgt. Fish, who has failed to arrive for his last day of work before retirement, Barney must deal with trigger-happy neighborhood vigilantes.
When his men go on strike, Captain Barney Miller tries to run the 12th Precinct single-handedly, while also dealing with a man-hungry spinster.
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