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Series / Baretta

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"Keep your eye on the sparrow, when the going gets narrow"

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978, centered on Detective Anthony Vincenzo "Tony" Baretta (Robert Blake), an unorthodox plainclothes cop who lives in a apartment with Fred, his cockatoo.

This series features examples of:

  • Catchphrase: Baretta's were "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time" (a phrase which also appears in the show's theme song), "You can take dat to da bank" and "And dat's the name of dat tune."
  • Harmless Lady Disguise: Baretta frequently did this. A couple of them can be seen in the opening credits.
  • One-Word Title: Baretta.