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The Best Dragnet Episodes 

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Updated January 18, 2018 630 votes 101 voters 5.1k views 364 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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The Big Knife is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Knife
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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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Jade Thumb Rings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Jade Thumb Rings
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The Big Impossible is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Impossible
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The Big High is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Episode: 8, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 02 1967

The Big High is an episode of the American television series Dragnet. It aired on the NBC network on November 2, 1967, the program's second season. It stars Jack Webb Harry Morgan, Tim Donnelly, ...more
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The Big Actor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Actor Episode: 2, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 03 1952

Friday and Jacobs track down a drug ring through a small-time television actor who is hooked on heroin.
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The Big Death is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Death Episode: 3, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 17 1952

Friday poses as a hired killer for a man who wants his wife dead.
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The Big Cast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Cast Episode: 5, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 14 1952

The police interrogate a suspect whom they believe to have murdered more than a dozen men.
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The Big Speech is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Speech Episode: 6, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 28 1952

A doctor is beaten and robbed of prescription drugs.
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The Big Parrot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Parrot Episode: 7, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Mar 13 1952

A couple are robbed and murdered, along with their pet parrot. The killer uses a time bomb to start a fire and cover up his crime.
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The Big Moody is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Moody Episode: 8, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Mar 27 1952

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The Big Blast is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Blast Episode: 9, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Apr 10 1952

A divorced mother is killed in bed by a shotgun while her young boy sleeps beside her.
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The Big Trial is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Trial Episode: 10, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Apr 24 1952

Friday testifies at the trial of a man accused of a hit-and-run, but the main witness against him suddenly disappears.
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The Big September Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big September Man Episode: 11, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: May 08 1952

A secretary is beaten to death and the search for the killer leads police to a religious fanatic.
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The Big Phone Call is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Phone Call Episode: 12, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: May 22 1952

Friday confronts a jeweler with tape recorded evidence that proves he hired someone to rob his own store.
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The Big Casing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Casing Episode: 13, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Jun 05 1952

A man claims that his wife committed suicide right in front of him, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
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The Big Lamp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Lamp Episode: 14, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Original Airing: Jun 19 1952

Friday and Jacobs are out to catch a safe burglar who has been on the loose for seven months.
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The Big Jump is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Jump Episode: 1, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 11 1952

A man stands upon the ledge of a tall building and threatens to jump to his death below.
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The Big Elevator is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Elevator Episode: 3, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 09 1952

Friday and Smith search for the person who left a dead woman in a hospital elevator.
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The Big Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Seventeen Episode: 4, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 06 1952

Friday and Smith investigate a group of teenagers who are using and selling drugs.
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The Big Trio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Trio Episode: 5, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 20 1952

Friday and Smith investigate three traffic accidents in one night.
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The Big Imposter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Imposter Episode: 6, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 04 1952

A missing young boy is found and returned to his grandfather, but the case gets complicated when the grandfather suspects that the boy is not his own grandson.
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A Gun for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
A Gun for Christmas Episode: 7, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 18 1952

Two small boys are missing, there are blood stains on the ground and a gun meant as a Christmas present is gone.
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The Big Grandma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Grandma Episode: 9, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 08 1953

An elderly woman is passing bad checks, but no one suspects her because she looks harmless.
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The Big Whiff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Whiff Episode: 10, Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 15 1953

A woman is murdered when she is given an overdose of chloroform.