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The Best Dragnet Episodes

Updated January 18, 2018 1.2k votes 111 voters 5.5k views364 items

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List of the best Dragnet episodes, as determined by voters like you. The Dragnet franchise is a radio and TV series centering around a Los Angeles detective and his partners. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Dragnet episodes of all time are. Fans of Dragnet are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. The list you're viewing has a variety of episodes, like The LSD Story and The Christmas Story, in it. What is the best Dragnet episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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  • 1
    The LSD Story
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    4

    The LSD Story

    Jan 12 1967

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    A man walks into City hall carrying a live bomb. He threatens to blow up the building if his... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 2
    31
    2

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 2

    Episode Number15

    A statue of the child Jesus was stolen from a church. Joe and Bill have to get it back by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    The Big Little Jesus
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    10

    The Big Little Jesus

    Dec 24 1953

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 3

    Episode Number17

    A statue of the Child Jesus is stolen from a church. Friday and Smith must find it before the...
  • 4
    The Big Betty
    20
    2

    The Big Betty

    Sep 24 1953

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 3

    Episode Number4

    Friday and Smith track down a confidence ring who are selling defective watches.
  • 5
    The Big Meet
    21
    7

    The Big Meet

  • 6
    The Big Blank
    19
    6

    The Big Blank

    Nov 21 1957

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 7

    Episode Number9

  • 7
    The Big Sorrow
    10
    1

    The Big Sorrow

    Sep 25 1952

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 2

    Episode Number2

    Friday must cope with the sudden death of his partner as he and his new partner track a pair...
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    10
    2

    The Big Screen

    Jan 27 1955

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 4

    Episode Number22

    Friday and Smith team up with a newspaper reporter so they can investigate television...
  • 9
    16 Jewelry Thefts
    9
    2

    16 Jewelry Thefts

  • 10
    8
    2

    The Big Knot

    Mar 03 1958

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 7

    Episode Number23

  • 11
    Dr-32
    14
    9

    Dr-32

  • 12
    The Big Saint
    10
    4

    The Big Saint

    Apr 04 1957

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 6

    Episode Number27

    Friday and Smith try to prove that a salvage yard operator is using his business to fix up...
  • 13
    8
    1

    The Big Hype

    Dec 16 1958

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 8

    Episode Number13

  • 14
    10
    4

    The Big Tattoo

    Nov 15 1956

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 6

    Episode Number7

  • 15
    8
    2

    The Big Lover

    Dec 10 1953

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 3

    Episode Number15

    Friday and Smith investigate a con man that marries rich women just for their money.
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    2

    The Big Drink

    Mar 25 1954

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 3

    Episode Number30

    A woman is found dead in an empty lot. The body is discovered to belong to the wife of Mr....
  • 17
    8
    2

    The Big Grifter

    Jun 19 1958

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 7

    Episode Number38

    A con artist operating in the gentle swindle steals money from grieving relatives after their...
  • 18
    8
    2

    The Big Malcolm

    Jan 06 1959

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 8

    Episode Number16

  • 19
    The Big Red
    8
    2

    The Big Red

    Aug 23 1959

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 8

    Episode Number39

  • 20
    The Big Impossible
    8
    2

    The Big Impossible

  • 21
    8
    2

    The Big Show

    Jan 22 1953

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 2

    Episode Number11

    A seven-week-old baby is found abandoned in a bus station.
  • 22
    The Big Love
    8
    2

    The Big Love

    Dec 25 1957

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 7

    Episode Number11

    A man reports that his wife ran off with his little girl and the man she was having an affair...
  • 23
    The Big Sweet Annie
    8
    2

    The Big Sweet Annie

    Sep 30 1958

    SeasonDragnet (1951) - Season 8

    Episode Number2

  • 24
    The Big Ben
    8
    2

    The Big Ben

  • 25
    The Big Knife
    8
    2

    The Big Knife