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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

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Episode Number: 1

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 Big Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Family Jan 13 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 4

Episode Number: 20

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The Big Limp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Limp Nov 08 1956

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 6

Episode Number: 6

A teenage boy under arrest admits to police that his brother is planning to rob a loan company.
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The Big White Rat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big White Rat Sep 03 1953

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 3

Episode Number: 1

Friday and Smith investigate the report of a drug ring.
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The Big Escape is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Escape Sep 23 1954

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 4

Episode Number: 5

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 Shock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Shock Jan 20 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 4

Episode Number: 21

Friday and Smith go after a burglar who plans to break into a bank through an underground tunnel.
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The Big Confession is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Confession Sep 29 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 5

Episode Number: 5

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 Shot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Shot Nov 24 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 5

Episode Number: 13

A night club owner is shot down and there are no witnesses to the crime.
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The Big Locker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Locker Dec 01 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 5

Episode Number: 14

Friday and Smith happen to catch a man trying to sell a stolen ring at a pawn shop.
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The Big Tour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Tour Jan 05 1956

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 5

Episode Number: 18

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The Big Housemaid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Housemaid May 17 1956

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 5

Episode Number: 37

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The Big Match is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Match Apr 11 1957

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 6

Episode Number: 28

An auction house is held up and the only clue to the bandits lies in a dropped matchbook.
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The Big License Plates ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big License Plates Nov 14 1957

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 7

Episode Number: 8

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The Big Ruthie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Ruthie Jun 12 1958

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 7

Episode Number: 37

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The Big Little Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Little Boy Oct 21 1958

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 8

Episode Number: 5

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The Big Maria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Maria Dec 23 1958

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 8

Episode Number: 14

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The Big Moody is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Moody Mar 27 1952

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 1

Episode Number: 8

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The Big Safe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Safe Jan 29 1953

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 2

Episode Number: 12

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The Big Revolt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Revolt Sep 10 1953

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 3

Episode Number: 2

A woman reports her husband missing and Friday and Smith are assigned to find him.
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The Big Thief is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Thief Dec 17 1953

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 3

Episode Number: 16

Doctors making house calls are being targeted by armed robbers posing as man and wife.
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The Big Children is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Children Feb 11 1954

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 3

Episode Number: 24

Three children are found abandoned, filthy and starving. Friday and Smith charge the mother with neglect.
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The Big Mattress is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Mattress Apr 08 1954

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 3

Episode Number: 32

Friday and Smith investigate a corrupt cop.
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The Big Pug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Pug Apr 15 1954

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 3

Episode Number: 33

An elderly woman is badly beaten and robbed while on her way to the bank. The trail leads to an ex prize fighter.
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The Big Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
Feb 10 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 4

Episode Number: 24

An old man sits on his front porch with a shotgun, threatening to kill the man who poisoned his dog.
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The Big Underground is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragnet Episodes
The Big Underground Feb 17 1955

Season: Dragnet (1951) - Season 4

Episode Number: 25