Hill Street Blues (1983) – Spotlight on Rico, and Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?

Benedetto (Dennis Franz) is back on the Hill with Spotlight on Rico. Written by Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, David Milch and Karen Hall from a story by Wagner, Lewis and Steven Bochco, this episode debuted on 28 April, 1983. While Hill (Micheal Warren) attempts to get his car out of a tow lot, something that…

Hill Street Blues (1982/1983) – Santaclaustrophobia, and Gung Ho

It’s the holiday season on the hill, and lots of things are going on at the precinct. Santaclaustrophobia, written by Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, and Jeffrey Lewis, first aired on 16 December, 1982. Belker (Bruce Weitz) is undercover as a bell-ringing Santa, but a young kid keeps spoiling things by revealing he’s a cop. Hill’s…

Hill Street Blues (1982) – Requiem for a Hairbag, and A Hair of the Dog

While the investigation into Mizell’s murder continues (and is ultimately resolved after a fashion), the precinct has a lot on the go in Requiem for a Haribag. Written by Mark Frost, this episode was first broadcast on 18 November, 1982. Hill (Michael Warren) is finally getting the boil on his backside taken care of, just…

Hill Street Blues (1982) – Stan the Man, and Little Boil Blue

David Milch penned Stan the Man, which had an original airdate of 4 November, 1982. Joyce (Veronica Hamel) is assaulted at the precinct by a perp who gets away from his arresting officer, landing her in the hospital after Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti) takes the suspect down. And that is just the tip of the…

Hill Street Blues (1982) – Rain of Terror, and Officer of the Year

It’s Renko’s (Charles Haid) birthday, and his friends at the precinct go all out to make sure he has a good time though it partly backfires, in Rain of Terror. The present is a call girl, something Renko doesn’t realize at first and then is angry about before reaching a slightly amicable ending. Written by…