Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
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Death Is the Punchline 

The prime suspect in the beating death of a nightclub owner is a stand-up comic who was fired the night of the murder. J.R. investigates on behalf of the comedian, who professes his innocence-and he also happens to be his good friend.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Paul Robert Coyle, Edward Hume (developed for television by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Buddy Ebsen ... Barnaby Jones
Lee Meriwether ... Betty Jones
Mark Shera ... Jedediah Romano "J.R." Jones
Ed Begley Jr. ... Lindy Powell
Virginia Kiser ... Eileen Chapman
Carl Weintraub ... Dennis Shea
Robin Eisenman ... June Easton (as Robin G. Eisenman)
Pat Delany Pat Delany ... Joanne Randall (as Pat Delaney)
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Jack La Palma
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... Ross Chapman
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Chuck Parkins
John Dresden ... Kovic
John Carter ... Lt. John Biddle
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Storyline

The prime suspect in the beating death of a nightclub owner is a stand-up comic who was fired the night of the murder. J.R. investigates on behalf of the comedian, who professes his innocence-and he also happens to be his good friend.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1980 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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