“Discovery” (October 30, 1975)
Somehow, Barney Miller managed to make comedy in gritty, 1970s-era New York City, and it managed to address the rampant crime of the day even though the action never left the precinct office. In this episode, a man has to overcome his fear of homophobic police officers in order to report that he was harassed, threatened and extorted because he was gay — yet it’s still funny.
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This episode’s outro track is “Konya wa Hurricane” by Kinuko Ohmori.