TV Episodes The Best Dragnet Episodes  

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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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The LSD Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Jan 12 1967 A man walks into City hall carrying a live bomb. He threatens to blow up the building if his brother isn't released from jail.

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The Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Dec 21 1967 A statue of the child Jesus was stolen from a church. Joe and Bill have to get it back by Christmas. They have less than 48 hours. Briefly appearing in this episode is Barry Williams, best known ...more

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The Big Little Jesus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Little Jesus Dec 24 1953 A statue of the Child Jesus is stolen from a church. Friday and Smith must find it before the paritioners miss it on Christmas morning.

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The Big Meet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Meet

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The Big Blank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Blank Nov 21 1957

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The Big Betty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Betty Sep 24 1953 Friday and Smith track down a confidence ring who are selling defective watches.

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The Harassing Wife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Harassing Wife

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The City Hall Bombing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The City Hall Bombing

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The Big Screen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Screen Jan 27 1955 Friday and Smith team up with a newspaper reporter so they can investigate television repairmen who may be overcharging their customers.

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The Big Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Sisters Jan 12 1956 An elderly woman fakes a burglary report so she can get attention from the police and the media.

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The Big Hype is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Hype Dec 16 1958

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The Big Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Sorrow Sep 25 1952 Friday must cope with the sudden death of his partner as he and his new partner track a pair of escaped convicts.

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The Big Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Family Jan 13 1955

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The Big Limp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Limp Nov 08 1956 A teenage boy under arrest admits to police that his brother is planning to rob a loan company.

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Dr-32 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Dr-32

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The Big Saint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Saint Apr 04 1957 Friday and Smith try to prove that a salvage yard operator is using his business to fix up stolen cars.

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The Big Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Tattoo Nov 15 1956

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Jade Thumb Rings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Jade Thumb Rings

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The Big Lover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Lover Dec 10 1953 Friday and Smith investigate a con man that marries rich women just for their money.

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The Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Ben

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The Big Knife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Knife

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The Big Sweet Annie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Sweet Annie Sep 30 1958

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The Big Impossible is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Impossible

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The Big Grifter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Grifter Jun 19 1958 A con artist operating in the gentle swindle steals money from grieving relatives after their loved ones die.

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The Big Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Show Jan 22 1953 A seven-week-old baby is found abandoned in a bus station.

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The Big Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Malcolm Jan 06 1959

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16 Jewelry Thefts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
16 Jewelry Thefts

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The Big Drink is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Drink Mar 25 1954 A woman is found dead in an empty lot. The body is discovered to belong to the wife of Mr. Ellis (Claude Akins). Detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) take on the task to find ...more

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The Big Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Love Dec 25 1957 A man reports that his wife ran off with his little girl and the man she was having an affair with. The trail leads Friday and Smith to a suicide pact.

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The Big Red is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Red Aug 23 1959

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The Big Shock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Shock Jan 20 1955 Friday and Smith go after a burglar who plans to break into a bank through an underground tunnel.

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The Big Maria is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Maria Dec 23 1958

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The Big Little Boy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Little Boy Oct 21 1958

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The Big Housemaid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Housemaid May 17 1956

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The Big Ruthie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Ruthie Jun 12 1958

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The Big White Rat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big White Rat Sep 03 1953 Friday and Smith investigate the report of a drug ring.

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The Big Locker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Locker Dec 01 1955 Friday and Smith happen to catch a man trying to sell a stolen ring at a pawn shop.

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The Big Escape is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Escape Sep 23 1954 A case hits too close to home for Friday when his old army buddy robs a liquor store and shoots his partner. Friday believes his friend wants to go straight after doing time, but things get ...more

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The Big Match is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Match Apr 11 1957 An auction house is held up and the only clue to the bandits lies in a dropped matchbook.

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The Big Confession is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Confession Sep 29 1955 A man walks into the station and tells Friday that he wants to confess to a murder, but the cops have a hard time varifying his story.

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The Big License Plates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big License Plates Nov 14 1957

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The Big Tour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Tour Jan 05 1956

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The Big Shot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Shot Nov 24 1955 A night club owner is shot down and there are no witnesses to the crime.

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The Big Genius is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Genius Dec 15 1955

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The Big Evans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Evans Apr 24 1958 A man reports that a police officer blackmailed him for money and then beat him up, and he has the bruises to prove his story.

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The Big Girl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Girl Apr 01 1954 Friday and Smith hunt down the bandit queen; a tall, gorgeous woman who is on a rampage of robberies and shootings.

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The Big Bad Count is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Bad Count Apr 17 1958

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The Big Excuse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Excuse Feb 27 1958

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The Big TV is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big TV Feb 03 1955

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The Big Death is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Death Jan 17 1952 Friday poses as a hired killer for a man who wants his wife dead.