Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

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1980 | 1979 | 1978 | 1977 | 1976 | 1975 | 1974 | 1973
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 Barnaby Jones (178 episodes, 1973-1980)
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 Betty Jones (178 episodes, 1973-1980)
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 Jedediah Romano "J.R." Jones (93 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Lt. John Biddle / ... (92 episodes, 1973-1980)
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Barnaby Jones was a former private eye who temporarily came out of retirement to track down the killer of his son Hal, who had taken over the family business. After bringing Hal's murderer to justice (with the assistance of fellow CBS gumshoe Frank Cannon), Jones decided retirement just wasn't his bag after all, and rehung his shingle with the assistance of daughter-in-law Betty, who ran the office and Barnaby's personal crime laboratory, and (later) young distant cousin Jedidiah, who did the cases' legwork. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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28 January 1973 (USA)  »

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William Conrad appeared on many early episodes of the show as Frank Cannon. Barnaby and Betty had originally appeared on Cannon (1971) after Barnaby's son Hal, who was a good friend of Frank's, was murdered. Cannon helped Barnaby eventually track down his son's killers. See more »

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Referenced in Mad About You: Weekend Getaway (1993) See more »

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A Great Show I wish I could see again!
3 September 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Another one of Quinn Martin's great 70's TV series, as a previous user said this show did come of as unintentionally funny at times due to the advanced age of the always entertaining Buddy Ebsen! I remember there would always be a scene in almost every episode where Mr Ebsen would stiffly run after someone. I kept thinking as a little kid that Buddy Ebsen looked soooo Skinny and frail that a puff of air could knock him down! Yet despite all of this, the show held our viewing interest for six seasons, perhaps we were drawn to the subliminal message that milk is good for your bones because it was obviously helping Barnaby Jones not to snap like a matchstick!


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