12 January 1967
Friday and Gannon encounter Benjy "Blue Boy" Carver, an LSD user. Because of the then-lack of any laws against the use of LSD, they are unable to make a case against him, and Carver's parents are of no help. Finally, legislation is passed against LSD use and sale, but by then it may be too late for "Blue Boy".
19 January 1967
Friday and Gannon are working the day watch out of burglary division when they hear that a large quantity of high velocity gelatin dynamite has been stolen from a construction site. When they interview the Night Watchman who tried to stop the crime they get a license plate # for the car involved. Further investigating leads them to a bar patron nicknamed Ziggy. When they finally track him down they find that four of the eight stolen cases are empty and set to go off somewhere in the city.
26 January 1967
Friday and Gannon are working the day watch out of homicide when a phone call comes in from Ray Righetti, the manager of the Universal City branch of the Bank of America. Janet Ohrmund claims to have information of a kidnapping and ransom demand. When they question her she tells them a young man is holding her employer Adele Vincent hostage for $75,000. She was told to get the money or else he will kill her.
9 February 1967
Friday and Gannon question Officer Paul Culver, on the job only 114 days and currently working undercover out of the narcotics division, about the armed robbery of a liquor store in Hollywood. Despite a positive identification in the line-up and thinking he failed the lie-detector tests, Culver swears he is innocent.
16 February 1967
Friday and Gannon try to stop a string of robberies by men wearing red masks. A red Cadillac and tip from a drive-in theater waitress lead the pair to a juvenile who may be the key to discovering the identity of the gang members.
23 February 1967
Friday and Gannon are working the day watch out of Frauds Division, Bunco Section. An expert pair of confidence men have moved from Seattle into L.A. Their victims are the elderly and they have been very successful. They pose as bank examiners out to catch crooked tellers and cheat their victims out of their savings. Friday and Gannon will have to catch them in the process of an actual swindle if they are to make a case against them stick.
Season 1, Episode 7: The Hammer2 March 1967
The manager of an apartment building is beaten to death with a hammer. Clues at the scene point to a man named 'Fred', who was playing cards with the victim. Fred has fled, possibly in another tenant's car. Later, Friday gets a call notifying him that Frederick Tosca and his girlfriend are in custody in Arizona. Extradition papers are prepared and Friday, Gannon, and Policewoman Dorothy Miller head to Cottonwood. Tosca admits nothing, but a search of the stolen car turns up a key piece of evidence.
9 March 1967
In the span of two weeks someone has robbed at gunpoint ten branches of the city's largest candy store chain--Rachelles. The suspect is described as an older man thin and gaunt. He's never held up the same store twice so Friday organizes two man teams to stakeout the remaining five stores. Just when they think they've figured out his MO he hits the same store twice.
16 March 1967
Emile Hartman reports the theft of $100,000 worth of quality furs and his delivery van. Friday and Gannon aren't having much luck until an insurance agent reports a call from a man selling fur coats. When he calls back a meeting is set up. The furrier must then give Gannon a crash course in furs so the detectives can pose as buyers to make the arrest.
23 March 1967
A woman claims someone broke into her home and stole her valuable jade jewelery. When Friday and Gannon investigate, they cannot get a straight story from the woman, and they start to think it might be insurance fraud.
30 March 1967
A police officer is shot during a routine stop of a car. Friday and Gannon find the driver and passenger, and learn they are paroled convicts. The police officer cannot remember anything about the shooting event to help convict the two men.
6 April 1967
Friday and Gannon try to track down the driver who hit and run with a pedestrian.
Season 1, Episode 13: The Bookie13 April 1967
The detectives break up a gambling ring. Friday is undercover.
20 April 1967
A man signs up people to a magazine subscription, showing them his Congressional Medal of Honor to prove his honesty. However, it is a scam as there is no magazine.
Season 1, Episode 15: The Gun27 April 1967
Friday becomes emotionally involved in a rape-murder case of a Japanese-American war widow, especially after he sees how beautiful she was and after he finds out that she left a young daughter behind. Also, there might be a connection with the rape of another woman the previous night. Now Friday and Gannon must search for the rapist before he strikes again.
4 May 1967
A teenage shoplifting gang is targeting a group of stores. It turns out the kids belong to a club, The Mod Squad, which requires them to steal $20 in clothes. Friday and Gannon go to the high school to talk to the boys before they get into more trouble.
Season 1, Episode 17: The Bullet11 May 1967
Friday and Gannon are working the day watch out of homicide when they respond to a late night call at the house of Jessie Gaynor. Her daughter Nora Hamlin is staying with her due to a separation from her husband. The call involves a gunshot heard from a locked study where Carl Hamlin's body is discovered. It is assumed at first that he killed himself but when Ray Murray from SID tells them that the bullet doesn't match the gun it turns into a murder case.
14 September 1967
Friday and Gannon are working out of the juvenile division when they get called to a movie theater to investigate an attack on a high school student who had acid thrown on his back. The suspect is another boy named Gerald Paulson, who is emotionally disturbed. Later, Gerald has an argument with his stepfather and runs out of the house carrying a live hand grenade. Eventually, Friday and Gannon trail him to a house where a girl he attends high school with is throwing a party and he is holding them hostage and threatening to pull the pin. It is now up to the two detectives to get the grenade out of his hands before he kills himself and seriously wounds several other people.
21 September 1967
After work Joe Friday goes by a laundromat to buy cigarettes. He interrupts a burglar stealing from the coin box, and shots are fired. The burglar dies, and Friday is investigated by the shooting board to see if it is a justified shot.
26 September 1967
Gannon goes undercover, with Friday as backup, to catch a pair posing as police officers in a scam at a local hotel.
5 October 1967
A man is forcing different young women to help him rob banks, and Friday and Gannon have to find out who he is and stop him.
12 October 1967
A sailor gets swindled a second time and goes to the detectives to report it. In order to unwind Gannon invites Friday over for a peaceful dinner. It turns out to be not so peaceful when the neighbors keep interrupting their peaceful dinner.
19 October 1967
A fellow officer gets frustrated with the job, starts missing work and drinking. Friday and Gannon go looking for him, seeking to straighten him out.
26 October 1967
Friday and Gannon investigate a series of burglaries that are taking place during the day, and the victims are those with a recent wedding or death in the family. A senior citizen uses the paper to find homes that are empty during the day.
2 November 1967
Friday and Gannon are assigned to Narcotics. An elderly businessman, concerned about the welfare of his grandchild, informs them that his daughter and son-in-law are using marijuana regularly. They make no apologies for their lifestyle and the officers' hands are legally tied, but the couple's refusal to listen leads to a terrible conclusion.
Season 2, Episode 9: The Big Ad9 November 1967
An ex-con who places an ad in a newspaper gets a reply referring to making a killing for $1000. He turns the reply over to Friday and Gannon who investigate the possibility that the replier is soliciting murder.
16 November 1967
A realtor has been missing for several days. Friday and Gannon must find out what happened to her.
23 November 1967
Joe and Bill are assigned a task to find a purse snatcher. They are surprised to learn it is a dog snatching the purses.
30 November 1967
Bonnie Bates is keeping her late husband's lucrative pyramid scheme alive by selling ten-year memberships in his "Dollar-Wise" buying club for $199.99. Friday and Gannon arrest her and she goes on trial where the jury seems to be on her side until they hear how many members are required for the scheme to work.
7 December 1967
Con artists convince business owners to pay for an ad for their business in a police magazine and in return, they receive a card which allows them to not have to pay for police tickets. The magazine is not real, and the cards have no value.
14 December 1967
A beat police officer asks Sergeant Friday to be his counselor before a review board. The office is accused of accepting a bribe.
21 December 1967
Friday and Gannon investigate the theft of a statue of the baby Jesus from a church's nativity scene on Christmas Eve. The figure itself has little monetary value. Father Xavier Rojas explains this Jesus statue has been at the church for decades and has great sentimental value to the parishioners. The detectives pursue a lead but come up empty. As they return to Father Rojas, a small boy is pulling a wagon with the statue in it. The boy had prayed for a new wagon and promised the baby Jesus the first ride if he received it. The episode is a remake of "The Big Little Baby Jesus" from the original series, with three cast members (in addition to Jack Webb) reprising their original roles.
28 December 1967
The crash of a small aircraft offers Friday and Gannon an opportunity. Inside the plane officers discover marijuana and heroin with a total street value over a million. If they can find the pilot, and get the drop location from him, they may be able to follow the chain of criminals to the very top. But they only have five hours: after that the criminals will realize their shipment is missing and disappear. Canvassing neighborhoods at 1:45am eventually puts them onto the pilot, but he won't cooperate. Of course, as Friday reminds him, when he fails to make his shipment on time his criminal bosses are likely to be murderously unhappy. His insurance plan - an article in the newspaper about the crash - won't help him, since Friday has persuaded the news hounds to withhold that item. Stuck, he puts them onto the drop site, and that leads them to the pick up men. If they can get the pick up men to talk, they might just cage the top dog.
4 January 1968
Friday and Gannon search for a couple of little girls who were reported missing by their mother. They search all over the neighborhood looking in every house and garage, especially an abandoned refrigerator. They also question a recently paroled child molester. They also talk to the girls' father, who was put out by the girls' mother after his drinking got out of hand. Eventually, they question a cocktail waitress who lived next door and who may hold the key to what happened to the girls.
11 January 1968
Gannon and Friday visit a self-described guru who advocates mind-expansion through drugs. Brother William is suspected of giving or selling LSD to minors. The detectives debate their ideas of drug use with the suspect.
25 January 1968
The police department starts to get calls of praise for Officer Dengle who has been helpful and gone above the call of duty. Since there is no Officer Dengle, Friday and Gannon track down the person impersonating an officer.
1 February 1968
Friday and Gannon are asked by a woman from Oregon to try to find her niece who has run away from home. Their search eventually leads them into the world of pornography and they soon become involved in the arrest of a pornographer who may have info on where she might be located.
8 February 1968
A modern-day gypsy runs a spiritual guidance business as a method to steal money from clients. Friday and Gannon go undercover to catch her in policy bribery to put other gypsies out of business and protect her own business.
15 February 1968
Friday and Gannon investigate abuse to babies. One mother claims her child fell down the stairs, but they find the father beat the child. The baby dies. The parents never wanted the child.
22 February 1969
A known extortionist claims he is innocent of recent charges. Gannon and Friday interrogate him about different incidents, and then bring out a surprise device which proves his guilt.
29 February 1968
A woman calls the police department with the news that her son called her and said he is going to kill himself. All that Gannon and Friday know - he is somewhere in a hotel with 1200 rooms.
7 March 1968
A few teenagers want to start their own country on an island off the coast of California. They steal from local stores to fund their efforts.
14 March 1968
The police academy are accepting applications from people who want to join the police force. Friday and Gannon help with the interview process.
21 March 1968
A business man reports to the police that an employee is stealing money from the company, and has it narrowed down to three people. Friday and Gannon file the embezzler. He is an addicted gambler who needed the money for his gambling.
28 March 1968
Friday & Gannon talk to community members to improve relations between police and public. They suggest people call them to find the truth of incidents instead of spreading rumors. A couple complains they were stopped because of their race.
19 September 1968
A television show asks the question - who needs the police? Friday and Gannon are invited to sit on the panel to defend the police department from others that think the police are not needed.
26 September 1968
Gannon & Friday work the evening shift in the Juvenile Department where they field a variety of calls. Calls include a runaway teenager, an abandoned baby, a boy high on drugs, and a girl accused of theft.
3 October 1968
Friday and Gannon are at a community college to recruit potential new police officers. With race relations a little tense in late '60s Los Angeles, a majority of the men in the room are African-American. A few of them are dubious about joining the police service. But a few are open to the idea. Later, Officer Dave Robers, also African-American, is rethinking returning to duty after being badly wounded during a robbery. Relations with his neighbors have soured and he thinks it's affecting him on the job. Friday and Gannon try to talk him out of resigning. Roberts leaved things up in the air. A few days later, Friday and Gannon are downtown when a call regarding a business disturbance comes over the radio. They are a few blocks away and decide to lend assistance. As it turns out Officer Roberts has responded to the call and is sorting things out on his own as Friday and Gannon observe. After everything is resolved, Roberts notices the two detectives watching from the doorway. Friday gives Roberts a knowing nod. Roberts nods back. They not only convince Roberts to stay on the job, but to help them with the recruiting as well.
10 October 1968
On an April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennesee. With riots erupting all over the United States, the Los Angeles Police Department braces for worse case scenarios such as rioting and bomb threats. Friday and Gannon are assigned to the command post and monitor the situation from there and wait for the first sign of trouble. However, as the weekend progresses Friday notes that Los Angeles is quieter than normal and that many of the people are doing their best to remember that Dr. King stood for peace.
17 October 1968
Friday and Gannon are assigned to investigate complaints from motorists about a tow truck driver who takes advantage of those who are in trouble on the highway.
24 October 1968
Friday and Gannon investigate the murder of a man found in an alley, with no leads or witnesses. Friday invites Gannon and his wife, and a date over to his apartment for a dinner party.
7 November 1968
Gannon & Friday work in the Robbery Division. Several victims identify the same man as being the criminal. The detectives try to find him, as well as evidence that will convict him.
14 November 1968
The LAPD has just been informed that The President of the United States will be making a trip to LA. They have only been given a few hours to prepare. They work with The Secret Service to secure the location at which The President will be holding a press conference.
21 November 1968
A reporter for a New York magazine wants to do a piece on female police cadets. She's known for not making the people she writes about very attractive. Friday is assigned to escort her around the Academy.
28 November 1968
Friday and Gannon are sent to meet with a group of business owners who are looking to organize a crime prevention group to help cut crime in their neighborhood. While doing a cursory inspection they identify a number of problems that may encourage burglaries. Most of the business owners don't feel that they are vulnerable to crime.
5 December 1968
A business man helps Friday and Gannon get the teens involved in stopping the use of drugs. The teens form a club and make a promise not to use drugs and encourage others to stop using them.
12 December 1968
Friday and Gannon work the Internal Affairs Division concerning an arrested man's accusation of police brutality by one of the officers. The main characters from Adam-12 appear as witnesses.
2 January 1969
Friday and Gannon are assigned to attend a conference at Lake Arrowhead where focus groups are formed to develop suggestions to improve community relations and have to deal with bias and prejudice.
9 January 1969
While investigating the murder of a pretty young career girl, Friday and Gannon meet a little old man named Calvin Lampe who is more than a little interested in their investigation. In fact, he even is looked at as a suspect because of his attention to every detail in the case. However, the two detectives are in for a big shock when they find out that Mr. Lampe is a retired chief of detectives and that he is a good friend of their boss, Captain Hugh Brown. Lampe's know how and good old fashioned detective work are a big help as Joe and Bill try to solve a very difficult case.
23 January 1969
Friday and Gannon man the desk at the Business Office Division and deal with radicals, a threatened suicide, a lost child, a diabetic drunk, and an impending tidal wave.
30 January 1969
Friday and Gannon come up with the idea of using dogs to sniff out marijuana smugglers. They'll have to find a dog and demonstrate it works while enduring their colleagues' skepticism of the wild idea.
6 February 1969
Friday has a temporary partner when Gannon is out for the day. The new partner is from the Vice Department. He tests Friday by offering a bribe.
13 February 1969
A teenager is caught after taking a car for joy riding. Friday and Gannon try to help the boy realize he is on the wrong path for life, and should change his way.
27 February 1969
A woman invites Friday and Gannon to talk to her Woman's Club about battered children. They train the women to be on the lookout for children who might be abused, and how they can help by becoming foster parents.
6 March 1969
Several stores report theft of comic books, posters, and pictures about superheroes. The stores say the thief is in costume.
20 February 1969
Friday and Gannon work in the Frauds Department. Disability payments are being sent to deceased persons, and evidence suggests an insider is involved.
13 March 1969
Friday and Gannon go undercover at a hotel to find the location of an illegal gambling operation. Soon after spreading the word they're looking for some action they are driven to a late-night game in the Hollywood Hills. After the game the detectives give the location of the residence to their boss and a raid is set for the following night.
27 March 1969
Friday and Gannon work in the fraud department. Payroll checks are stolen from a studio, as well as driver licenses and credit cards so the checks can be cashed. After they find a suspect, Friday & Gannon realize there is more to the case.
27 March 1969
Friday and Gannon have less than two hours to find the dog that bit a little girl five days earlier. Normally, treatment consists of serum injections followed by vaccine inoculations, but in this case the girl is highly allergic to the anti-rabies serum and it could kill her.
3 April 1969
When a four-day-old baby is found barely alive in an apartment trash receptacle, Friday and Gannon search for the person who abandoned the newborn.
10 April 1969
When an audit of a department store chain shows a loss of $100k in merchandise, the Credit Manager asks Friday and Gannon to investigate who may have been responsible.
17 April 1969
Frank Barker, wants Joe to help him get a firearms license for the Fielder Militia. The LAPD knows that the militia's weapons are stolen from the Army, so they have Joe string Barker along until they can arrest him and grab the weapons.
18 September 1969
Friday and Gannon are working day watch and must go to the hospital when a veteran police officer and his young partner are seriously wounded in a liquor store holdup where they deal with very different reactions of the wives.
25 September 1969
The detectives investigate an especially creepy college freshman suspected of the sniper-rifle deaths of two people, for no apparent reason than the sport of killing.
2 October 1969
An informant known as Black Ten turns Friday and Gannon onto a known burglar who is trying to sell an expensive ring that had been reported as stolen. They enlist the aid of a policewoman just out of the academy to help them undercover.
9 October 1969
Friday and Gannon work the hospital round. They are called to talk to a mentally-challenged man who threatens to blow up a radio station.
16 October 1969
A woman reports her husband robbed her grandmother's home, taking everything, even the cane for the blind grandmother. The husband demands respect, saying everyone has to call him Mr Lumis.
23 October 1969
Friday and Gannon work the day watch in the Juvenile Division. Their first call is for a 12-year-old who overdosed on drugs. The detectives search for his seller to get him off the street.
30 October 1969
Self-defense or murder one? The title object plays a key part in determining which occurred when a man shot his girlfriend's lover during an argument.
13 November 1969
When a girl mysteriously disappears from school, Friday and Gannon try to find her and they find out that there are more questions than answers. One question is 'was she abducted by a man named Harper'.
20 November 1969
Friday and Gannon are in the courtroom testifying in a case in which the probable cause for them to conduct a search of the suspect's car is in question. The probable cause is to be provided by a witness who is late arriving to court.
27 November 1969
A man is eligible for parole from a Colorado prison. There's only one problem, there is an outstanding felony warrant on him in LA fourteen years ago. The Colorado authorities will not release him until they are informed on the disposition of the warrant. Friday and Gannon must re-investigate the case to see whether the case is prosecutable.
4 December 1969
There have been a number of business burglaries the latest of which is a chemical supply firm. If properly combined, chemicals that were taken can be made into explosives such as TNT and gunpowder. One missing chemical will act as a catalyst in the explosives and Friday and Gannon must find the suspects before the thieves realize it.
11 December 1969
An old Valdvillian finds 9 one thousand dollar bills on the street. He uses one to buy his friends drinks at a dive. The next morning a private detective claims that the money was lost by a big time gambler and pressures him to give it back. he does and discovers that the detective was a con man.
8 January 1970
An addict who is on parole and succeeding with his rehabilitation disappears and his Parole Officer asks the detectives for help in finding him before he gets back on the habit.
22 January 1970
The police ask the press to publicize the M.O. of a woman who burglarizes elderly people in an effort to either catch her or scare her out of Los Angeles. She claims that an employment agency sent her out and when told that they never asked for help, she gains their confidence by doing things for them and steals valuables while doing it.
29 January 1970
A horrifying mass murder at a rooming house leaves no discernible suspects, unless a witness who fled the scene can be found. Meanwhile, still another corpse shows up in an upstairs bedroom.
5 February 1970
The detectives try to solve a series of residential burglaries. One victim reported that a jewelry case was taken containing $320. A stolen double-barrel shotgun was found at a pawn shop giving the detectives their first clue as to who may have burglarized one home.
12 February 1970
It's Friday evening, Bill's wife is out of town and Joe has agreed to spend the weekend with him for some R & R, starting with a little pinochle with two neighbors. The next day the partners plan to "sleep in, watch the ball game on the tube, and have a dinner fit for kings. We're gonna live like sultans for two days, without harems, of course." What could go wrong with this plan?
19 February 1970
When a man is arrested for possession of illegal pills, he provides information that may help him at trial. The information leads Friday and Gannon to a home used as a pill making factory and the detectives must try to locate the man running the factory.
26 February 1970
Brought to their attention by a member of the Department of Animal Regulation, and with an okay from the Captain, Friday and Gannon investigate a rash of reports of lost dogs from a shopping center. Since only one lost dog had been previously reported from the same area, Friday and Gannon suspect criminal activity.
5 March 1970
A woman's body is found with no identification on it. Friday and Gannon must try to identify her and their only clue is an unique ring she had on.
12 March 1970
A forest ranger is brought in when checks and credit cards bearing other names than his own are found in his possession after he is stopped for a traffic violation. Even though he seems to be knowledgeable on the subject of forestry, his answers about the cards and checks lead Friday and Gannon to suspect he is a thief just posing as a ranger.
19 March 1970
Friday arrests a fellow student after their night school class and incurs the wrath of Professor Grant, who expels him after a vote of the other students at their next meeting. Friday demands a chance to plead his case to the students before a second vote is taken. Grant says he must garner 2/3 of the votes to be reinstated.
26 March 1970
Friday and Gannon are assigned to investigate Norm Bivins and Earl Malone, veteran homicide investigators accused of stealing $800 from a dead man. Agnes Emerson, who handled the man's business affairs, claims she gave Bivins and Malone his personal property, including $1000. They say the amount received was $200. Unfortunately, neither side can produce a receipt.
2 April 1970
As Friday and Gannon investigate a series of robberies, a vindictive woman, Jean Sawyer, makes a pest of herself by calling headquarters repeatedly to accuse her husband of the thefts. The detectives investigate John Sawyer and find no evidence against him, but the man responsible for three of the robberies is found and arrested.
9 April 1970
The detectives work in the Burglary Division. They are called to a company where a safe has been opened and the contents stolen.
16 April 1970
In this final episode, Friday and Gannon talk to a new policeman about the importance of police officers and detectives working together, and understanding the victims and criminals.
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