Hill Street Blues

10 Worst Episodes of Hill Street Blues

This groundbreaking and award-winning NBC crime drama provided a very realistic view into the lives of the dedicated cops and detectives of an urban police station. From January 1981 to August 1986, the show ran on Thursdays at 10/9 Central, with occasional repeats on Saturdays at 10/9 Central. From August 1986 to August 1987 first-run episodes aired Tuesdays at 10/9 Central.

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Hill Street Blues - S2E16

#10 - Personal Foul (Season 2 - Episode 16)

Belker and Washington go undercover at a porno theater; Hill and Renko answer a domestic call concerning a suicidal man holding his wife and child hostage; a pickup basketball game between the cops and the gangs calls for full-scale negotiations.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 28 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S5E2

#9 - Watt a Way to Go (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Goldblume takes the law into his own hands when his ex-wife Rachel is raped and refuses to press charges; Belker's undercover at the Stratford Hotel ends with Calletano and the Fimpels taken hostage; Hunter tries to defend an EATer's callous remarks during the taking of a sniper; and Joyce continues to work for Celestine's life.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 19 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S3E2

#8 - Domestic Beef (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Belker forgets his mother's birthday; Hill and Renko look into urban cattle rustling; LaRue and Washington apply for jobs in the Bahamas; and Furillo sits on a board of rights for a fellow captain accused of neglecting his duties.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 30 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S5E23

#7 - Grin and Bear It (Season 5 - Episode 23)


Belker's drycleaners undercover catches Dugan, who offers them Joe Keenan and a major ring of police corruption; Furillo copes with the results of the random drug test; Goldblume wrestles with Gina's estate; Hill and Renko spend the day escorting Officer McBear.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 14 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S4E1

#6 - Here's Adventure, Here's Romance (Season 4 - Episode 1)

The only witness to a massacre in a gay bar is an off duty cop; the Cisco Kid ties up traffic; and Goldblume offers to be Fay's natural childbirth coach.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 24 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S7E10

#5 - More Skinned Against Than Skinning (Season 7 - Episode 10)


Racial tensions rise again when a white undercover officer shoots his black partner; a temporarily blind Buntz goes undercover with Belker as a beggar; Hill and Renko find several skinned bodies; and Joyce tries to defend a shopkeeper who has adapted Nazi paraphernalia as a deterrent against robbers.

The episode was rated 7.13 from 16 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S5E3

#4 - Rookie Nookie (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Furillo calls Goldblume off the murder investigation of his wife's rapist; Bates has problems with an insolent rookie; Mayo and Garibaldi bust a bogus cable TV installer; Belker goes undercover in a chicken suit and is plagued by a mime; and Hunter insults a female khaki officer, who barricades herself in the john.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 18 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S5E7

#3 - Blues for Mr. Green (Season 5 - Episode 7)


Belker plans to accompany a prisoner to Las Vegas; Mayo and Garibaldi follow a juvenile murder suspect who has threatened witnesses; Hill faces an IRS audit, with tips from Ray; LaRue and Washington catch a guy with stolen airline ticket forms; Joyce works with a burned out P.D. on the defense of Escobedo and Munoz on assault charges; and Coffey and Bates bust a young black boy for shoplifting.

The episode was rated 7.06 from 16 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S3E3

#2 - Heat Rash (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Hill and Renko arrest councilman Detweiler for drunken driving; Belker is joined by actor Jon Gennaro on his undercover job; Fay goes to work as a crime reporter for an advertising weekly; and Furillo looks into the charges made against his men by a bitter Lou Hogan.

The episode was rated 7.04 from 27 votes.

Hill Street Blues - S5E9

#1 - Low Blow (Season 5 - Episode 9)


Jablonski's female nemesis comes to the Hill for a final showdown; the vacationers are stranded in Las Vegas with Myrna Schnitz; Furillo has to persuade Biff Lowe to help incriminate the Berlettas; and the Cisco Kid returns as an Indian and takes Fay hostage.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 16 votes.

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