Barnaby Jones/Death Is the Punchline

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Death Is the Punchline
Season 8, Episode 18
Airdate February 21, 1980
Written by Paul Robert Coyle
Directed by Dick Lowry
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Death Is the Punchline is the eighteenth episode of the eighth season of Barnaby Jones, and the one hundred seventy-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Buddy Ebsen (Barnaby Jones)

Also Starring: Lee Meriwether (Betty Jones), Mark Shera (J.R. Jones)

with Guest Stars: Ed Begley, Jr. (Lindy Powell), Virginia Kiser (Eileen Chapman), Carl Weintraub (Dennis Shea), Robin G. Eisenman (June Easton), Pat Delaney (Joanne Randall), Edward Walsh (Jack La Palma)

Co-Starring: J. Don Ferguson (Ross Chapman), Robert Lussier (Chuck Parkins), John Dresden (Kovic), John Carter (Lt. John Biddle)


Plot Overview

J.R.'s old buddy, a stand-up comedian, is accused of the murder of a comedy club owner.


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The Show

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