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** In the episode "Twenty Million Alibis", the villain, a jewel thief and murderer (played by Peter Haskell) says to Barnaby that it was "accidental murder. There's a difference, Barnaby", to which Barnaby immediately replies, "Not to the victim!"

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* Magazine/{{Mad}}: Barnacle Groans


* VacationEpisode: "Nightmare in Hawaii" in the final season (given this aired on Creator/{{CBS}}, home of [[Series/HawaiiFiveO Steve [=McGarrett=] ]] and Series/MagnumPI, this isn't surprising).

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* VacationEpisode: "Nightmare in Hawaii" in the final season (given this aired on Creator/{{CBS}}, home of [[Series/HawaiiFiveO Steve [=McGarrett=] ]] and Series/MagnumPI, this isn't surprising). Ebsen and the crew hung around Hawaii a little longer, brought in different actors and filmed a TV-movie for CBS, "The Paradise Connection", which was meant to be a pilot for a new series starring the actor. It didn't sell.


* FriendOnTheForce: Lt. John Biddle (played by John Carter), who made his debut midway through the second season (in the episode "Programmed For Killing" and remained for the rest of the series. Prior to Biddle's arrival, Barnaby had a succession of one-shot police contacts, none of them lasting beyond an episode. John Carter had previously appeared on the series as the murder victim in "The Murdering Class" in the first season.

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* FriendOnTheForce: Lt. John Biddle (played by John Carter), who made his debut midway through the second season (in the episode "Programmed For Killing" Killing") and remained for the rest of the series. Prior to Biddle's arrival, Barnaby had a succession of one-shot police contacts, none of them lasting beyond an episode. John Carter had previously appeared on the series as the murder victim in "The Murdering Class" in the first season.

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* FriendOnTheForce: Lt. John Biddle (played by John Carter), who made his debut midway through the second season (in the episode "Programmed For Killing" and remained for the rest of the series. Prior to Biddle's arrival, Barnaby had a succession of one-shot police contacts, none of them lasting beyond an episode. John Carter had previously appeared on the series as the murder victim in "The Murdering Class" in the first season.

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* TemporaryBlindness: In the aptly-named "Blind Jeopardy", Barnaby is hired to protect a murder witness when he's temporarily blinded by an assassin's bullet. The killers chase Barnaby and the girl through the woods, while Barnaby gamely tries to protect her.


* DeathByFallingOver: Far and away the most popular mode of death on Barnaby Jones, first seen in "The Murdering Class" in the first season and last seen in "The Final Victim" in the last season. Very much in the vein of [[AccidentalMurder]], in many cases, these deaths would be more manslaughter than murder, if it weren't for the fact that it occurred during the commission of a felony (i.e., during the office burglary in "The Murdering Class"), the killer(s) didn't try to cover it up as an accident or suicide (many occasions) or the killer(s) didn't try to hide the body (again, many occasions).

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* DeathByFallingOver: Far and away the most popular mode of death on Barnaby Jones, first seen in "The Murdering Class" in the first season and last seen in "The Final Victim" in the last season. Very much in the vein of [[AccidentalMurder]], AccidentalMurder, in many cases, these deaths would be more manslaughter than murder, if it weren't for the fact that it occurred during the commission of a felony (i.e., during the office burglary in "The Murdering Class"), the killer(s) didn't try to cover it up as an accident or suicide (many occasions) or the killer(s) didn't try to hide the body (again, many occasions).


* ClearMyName: J.R. gets framed for murder in "Nightmare In Hawaii."

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* ClearMyName: J.R. gets framed for murder in "Nightmare In Hawaii."" Betty is framed for drunk driving and vehicular homicide in "Memory of a Nightmare". J.R. gets framed for rape in "A Frame For Murder". Barnaby is framed for manslaughter when his bullet apparently hits and kills an innocent bystander in "Final Judgment".
* DeathByFallingOver: Far and away the most popular mode of death on Barnaby Jones, first seen in "The Murdering Class" in the first season and last seen in "The Final Victim" in the last season. Very much in the vein of [[AccidentalMurder]], in many cases, these deaths would be more manslaughter than murder, if it weren't for the fact that it occurred during the commission of a felony (i.e., during the office burglary in "The Murdering Class"), the killer(s) didn't try to cover it up as an accident or suicide (many occasions) or the killer(s) didn't try to hide the body (again, many occasions).



* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "The Killin' Cousin" was designed to be the pilot for a series about father-and-son private eyes called ''Tarkington''. Not only did it not sell, it turned out to be the SeriesFinale (as well as the last first-run episode of any QM series to air).

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "The Killin' Cousin" was designed to be the pilot for a series about father-and-son private eyes called ''Tarkington''. Not only did it not sell, it turned out to be the SeriesFinale (as well as the last first-run episode of any QM series to air). "A Ransom in Diamonds" and "The Protectors" were two other poorly-disguised pilots.



* YouLookFamiliar: To name just one of many, many examples, Sharon Acker turned up in "Perchance To Kill" and again in "The Deadly Conspiracy" (crossing over with ''Cannon'' in more ways than one, as she appeared on that show's "The Salinas Jackpot" as well).

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* YouLookFamiliar: To name just one of many, many examples, Sharon Acker turned up in "Perchance To Kill" Kill", "Bond of Fear" and again in "The Deadly Conspiracy" (crossing over with ''Cannon'' in more ways than one, as she appeared on that show's "The Salinas Jackpot" as well).


* UglyGuyHotWife: OK, ugly's pushing it, but the (considerable) gulf in attractiveness between Dick Van Patten's character and Jo Ann Harris'[[note]]a QM regular (she turned up three times just on ''Barnaby Jones'') - she eventually became one of the stars of one of the company's later series, ''Most Wanted'')[[/note]] is even noticed ''in-universe'' in "The Odd Man Loses." [[spoiler: a nervous accountant (Van Patten) and two of his fellow and younger and better-looking carpoolers to carry out a robbery. Sadly for the accountant, his hot wife is cheating on him with one of the other carpoolers involved, who's ''also'' married. Sadly for ''him'', she's got a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complicated with EvilIsSexy, you can guess this doesn't work out for anyone involved.]]

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* UglyGuyHotWife: OK, ugly's pushing it, but the (considerable) gulf in attractiveness between Dick Van Patten's character and Jo Ann Harris'[[note]]a QM regular (she turned up three times just on ''Barnaby Jones'') - she eventually became one of the stars of one of the company's later series, ''Most Wanted'')[[/note]] Wanted''[[/note]] is even noticed ''in-universe'' in "The Odd Man Loses." [[spoiler: a nervous accountant (Van Patten) and two of his fellow and younger and better-looking carpoolers to carry out a robbery. Sadly for the accountant, his hot wife is cheating on him with one of the other carpoolers involved, who's ''also'' married. Sadly for ''him'', she's got a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complicated with EvilIsSexy, you can guess this doesn't work out for anyone involved.]]


* UglyGuyHotWife: OK, ugly's pushing it, but the gulf in attractiveness between Dick Van Patten's character and Jo Ann Harris'[[note]]a QM regular (she turned up three times just on ''Barnaby Jones'') - she eventually became one of the stars of one of the company's later series, ''Most Wanted''[[/note]] is even noticed ''in-universe'' in "The Odd Man Loses." [[spoiler: a nervous accountant (Van Patten) and two of his fellow and younger and better-looking carpoolers to carry out a robbery. Sadly for the accountant, his hot wife is cheating on him with one of the other carpoolers involved, who's ''also'' married. Sadly for ''him'', she's got a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complicated with EvilIsSexy, you can guess this doesn't work out for anyone involved.]]

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* UglyGuyHotWife: OK, ugly's pushing it, but the (considerable) gulf in attractiveness between Dick Van Patten's character and Jo Ann Harris'[[note]]a QM regular (she turned up three times just on ''Barnaby Jones'') - she eventually became one of the stars of one of the company's later series, ''Most Wanted''[[/note]] Wanted'')[[/note]] is even noticed ''in-universe'' in "The Odd Man Loses." [[spoiler: a nervous accountant (Van Patten) and two of his fellow and younger and better-looking carpoolers to carry out a robbery. Sadly for the accountant, his hot wife is cheating on him with one of the other carpoolers involved, who's ''also'' married. Sadly for ''him'', she's got a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complicated with EvilIsSexy, you can guess this doesn't work out for anyone involved.]]

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* UglyGuyHotWife: OK, ugly's pushing it, but the gulf in attractiveness between Dick Van Patten's character and Jo Ann Harris'[[note]]a QM regular (she turned up three times just on ''Barnaby Jones'') - she eventually became one of the stars of one of the company's later series, ''Most Wanted''[[/note]] is even noticed ''in-universe'' in "The Odd Man Loses." [[spoiler: a nervous accountant (Van Patten) and two of his fellow and younger and better-looking carpoolers to carry out a robbery. Sadly for the accountant, his hot wife is cheating on him with one of the other carpoolers involved, who's ''also'' married. Sadly for ''him'', she's got a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complicated with EvilIsSexy, you can guess this doesn't work out for anyone involved.]]


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: British actress Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of Death," her American accent wavers so much it nearly becomes [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent another trope]].

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: British actress Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of For Death," her American accent wavers so much it nearly becomes [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent another trope]].


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of Death," her American accent wavers it [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent nearly becomes another trope]].

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: British actress Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of Death," her American accent wavers so much it nearly becomes [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent nearly becomes another trope]].


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of Death," her American accent wavers it [[NotBotheringWithTheAccent nearly becomes another trope]].

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of Death," her American accent wavers it [[NotBotheringWithTheAccent [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent nearly becomes another trope]].

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*OohMeAccentsSlipping: Anne Collings as the sister of the VictimOfTheWeek in "A Trial Run Of Death," her American accent wavers it [[NotBotheringWithTheAccent nearly becomes another trope]].

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