TV 1979-1989

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1. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: Inquisition (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

Lieutenant Scanlon investigates an anonymous letter that identifies a member of the precinct as a homosexual. An angry shopper destroys to an elevator's MUZAK machine.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 32

2. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: The Photographer (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

A prisoner claims to be Jesus Christ. A drug dealer is caught with a large stash. An elderly mugger poses as a photographer to entice lonely women.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 38

3. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: Vacation (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The detectives are preoccupied with Barney's posted vacation schedules. A string of false alarms suggests that a sniper may be after a cop. A man won't donate a kidney to his ailing brother.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 35

4. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: The Brother (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

A monk suffers a transgression with a prostitute. Dietrich may not be ideal for mugging detail, especially if in drag.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 38

5. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: The Slave (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

Harris objects to the fact that the Burmese chauffeur being arrested for a traffic accident is actually an indentured servant.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 36

6. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Louie and the Nice Girl (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Louie is unsure what to do when he starts to date a nice girl that seems to be more than one of his typical one night stands.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 61

7. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Honor Thy Father (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Alex's sister Charlotte turns up at the taxi office to ask him to visit their father Joe, who's seriously ill in hospital. Alex hasn't seen Joe since their mother's funeral, and hasn't spoken to him for 30 years, but eventually gives in.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 62

8. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

The guys run into Reverend Jim and try to get him a job, but first they have to convince Louie to hire him and help him pass the exam.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 159

9. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Nardo Loses Her Marbles (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Elaine tries to handle too many things in her life at the same time,bringing her close to a nervous breakdown. This leads her to see a psychiatrist and to look to Alex for possible comfort.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 67

10. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Wherefore Art Thou, Bobby? (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Bobby considers quitting acting after he meets a young actor-wannabe who just moved to New York and immediately lands a leading role in an off-Broadway play.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 59

11. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Burt finds himself captive on an alien spaceship, with a duplicate of him ready to take his place in Mary's bed; Carol's mother arrives with his newborn daughter Wendy; Jessica chooses Chester over Detective Donohue.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: John Byner, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 33

12. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.2 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Mary exults about Burt's sudden resurgence in bed, unaware that he's an alien duplicate of her husband; since Wendy's mother abandoned her baby to run off with a cowboy, Jodie finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Jimmy Baio, John Byner, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 33

13. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Billy is rescued from The Sunnies, after which Benson bids farewell to Jessica to work in the mansion of her cousin the Governor; Burt and Saul try to make their escape, while Mary begins ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Jimmy Baio, John Byner, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 31

14. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.4 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Jessica convinces Detective Donohue to leave; Chester falls into old habits with an old flame; Danny is rescued by Millie, the girlfriend of his wife's killer; and Billy's divorced teacher,... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Candice Azzara, Jimmy Baio, John Byner, Diana Canova

Votes: 30

15. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Dutch is finally released from prison; the alien Burt mistakes Millie for stepson Jodie; Saul beams the real Burt back down to the Campbell home, coming face to face with his duplicate.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Candice Azzara, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 29

16. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.6 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

The alien Burt prevents Mary from seeing the real Burt; Eunice admits that she can't stand Dutch; Billy takes Leslie to an out-of-the-way place where they must avoid being seen by Chester ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Candice Azzara, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 26

17. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.7 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Billy spends his first evening in Leslie's apartment, meeting her condescending first husband; the real Burt is beamed back to the ship right in front of Mary, who concludes that he really can make himself invisible.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Candice Azzara, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 27

18. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.8 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Billy tries taking Leslie to a hotel, where apparently every member of his family plans to spend the evening; the two Burts meet for a final confrontation.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 27

19. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.9 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Billy tells his mother about Leslie; Burt reveals everything about his alien double to Mary; while visiting his wife's grave, Danny meets Polly, a pretty black widow.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 27

20. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.10 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Burt laments that Danny has fallen for a black widow; Jessica walks out on her cheating husband; Jodie gets a surprise visit from a social worker.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond, Jay Johnson

Votes: 26

21. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.11 (1979)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Chester begs Jessica for another chance; Jodie decides to move back home with his daughter Wendy; Leslie plans a surprise gift for Billy's 18th birthday.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 28

22. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.12 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Danny catches up with Polly; Chester and Jessica attend a counseling session with a minister; Burt's doctor reveals that Mary is pregnant, and that Burt's insomnia is caused by a fatal blood disease.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond, Jay Johnson

Votes: 29

23. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.13 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Mary's joyful pregnancy is tempered by the fear that it may turn out to be the child of alien Burt; after spending the night in bed with Leslie, the once virginal Billy admits he's finally found something better than television.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 30

24. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.14 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

The Campbells receive a visit from Polly's family; Danny learns about Burt's illness, and suggests he leave his legacy by getting into the Guinness Book of World Records; Chester has fallen... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Diana Canova, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond, Jay Johnson

Votes: 31

25. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.15 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Burt cannot bring himself to tell Mary about his terminal illness; Jessica learns that her old flame Detective Donohue has married someone else.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: John Byner, Diana Canova, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 28

26. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.16 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Jessica goes to psychiatrist Dr. Alan Posner, who keeps a punching bag in his office; Wendy's mother Carol, who jilted Jodie at the altar, makes an unannounced visit; Burt's doctor reveals ... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Rebecca Balding, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 29

27. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.17 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Danny and Polly decide to buy a house; Corinne and Dutch spend the night together; Carol tells Jodie that she intends to go to court to take her daughter away from him.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Rebecca Balding, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 28

28. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.18 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Burt decides to run for sheriff; Jodie hires Jessica's attorney E. Ronald Mallu for his custody case; after meeting Jessica's crazy family, Dr. Posner believes he could open an office there.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Diana Canova, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 28

29. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.19 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Danny and Polly find their new neighbors hostile; Billy tries to break it off with a suddenly suicidal Leslie; the Tates welcome new butler Saunders, as Jessica collapses during a dinner party.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 28

30. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.20 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Dr. Hill treats Jessica in the hospital; Jodie's custody trial begins; and Burt is elected the new sheriff, if he can only get the old one to resign.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Rae Allen, Rebecca Balding, Roscoe Lee Browne, Diana Canova

Votes: 27

31. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.21 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Dr. Hill tells Jessica she only has days or weeks left to live; Chester moves back home in time for Leslie's latest suicide attempt; Dutch and Corinne are startled by the surprise return of Eunice.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 29

32. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #3.22 (1980)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

Danny proposes marriage to Polly; Sheriff Burt and Deputy Danny are set up for blackmail by mobster Elmore Tibbs; Dutch cannot choose between two sisters; Carol's mother joins her daughter ... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Rae Allen, Jimmy Baio, Rebecca Balding, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 29

33. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Jessica's Wonderful Life (1980)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

In a recap of season three, Jessica pleads with her guardian angel to allow her to rejoin her family on Earth.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 18

34. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.1 (1980)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

Jessica comes out of her coma; Eunice wins Dutch from Corrinne; Burt and Danny receive blackmail photos; Mary's baby seems normal; Jodys custody battle for Wendy is decided

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Rae Allen, Jimmy Baio, Rebecca Balding, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 28

35. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.2 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Corinne bids goodbye to her mother; Polly turns down Danny's marriage proposal; Burt refuses to knuckle under to Tibbs; Mary returns home with baby Scott, while Jodie finds that his daughter Wendy has been kidnapped.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Rae Allen, Jimmy Baio, Rebecca Balding, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 26

36. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.3 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Jessica admires Burt's blackmail photos; Eunice and Dutch announce their engagement, as Jessica banishes Chester to the pool house.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 25

37. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.4 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Chester meets Annie, Eunice's maid of honor. Dutch and Eunice tie the knot. The x-rated photos of Burt show up in the newspaper. Burt and Mary face the public's outrage, as well as each ... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Cathryn Damon, Nancy Dolman

Votes: 29

38. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.5 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Jodie hires private detective Maggie to find his kidnapped daughter; Billy heads off to Malaguay to find his mother; Mary is depressed over the media's treatment of her husband, who plans ... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 27

39. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.6 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Burt and Danny disguise themselves at the massage parlor; Danny recognizes Gwen as one of the girls in the blackmail photos; with Jessica still lost in Malaguay, the Tates have no access to her money.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Roscoe Lee Browne, Cathryn Damon, Nancy Dolman, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 26

40. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.7 (1980)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Jessica convinces El to conduct his revolution from her Connecticut home; Danny promises protection for Gwen; the Tates are still strapped for cash, as Dutch gets fired from a car wash because he didn't know what 'agua' meant.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Roscoe Lee Browne, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Nancy Dolman

Votes: 27

41. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.8 (1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Learning that Carol is now into rodeo clowns, Jodie and Maggie follow her trail to Albuquerque; Danny persuades Gwen to tone down her clientele while under his protective custody.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Billy Crystal, Katherine Helmond, Robert Mandan

Votes: 24

42. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.9 (1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Jessica's entourage arrives home safely; Danny and Gwen acknowledge each other's feelings; Jodie and Maggie admit their attraction for one another; Burt's crisis of faith results in the death of his boyhood Bishop.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Billy Crystal, Nancy Dolman

Votes: 26

43. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.10 (1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

After Jessica announces that she's now officially divorced from Chester, he announces his engagement to Annie; Jodie and Maggie confirm their relationship; a bullet meant for Gwen hits Danny instead.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Roscoe Lee Browne, Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 31

44. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.11 (1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Burt vows to make Tibbs pay for his crimes; Jessica makes an unsuccessful attempt to seduce El; and Danny's critical injury requires a kidney from a blood relative.

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Nancy Dolman, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 27

45. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #4.12 (1981)

60 min | Comedy, Romance