For this week’s Video Weekend, we have an episode from the last season of ‘Barnaby Jones’. I could be wrong about this, but Buddy Ebsen does look tired in this adventure and that might have been one reason it was time to call it a day. (Not that he was done by a long shot; he just knew it was time to let somebody else shoulder the heavy work.) Ratings could have been another reason the show was ready to pack it in.
The story centered around this quintet of characters as the heroes with Barnaby taking a back seat to give them the spotlight. (Barnaby’s best moment was a short interaction with a secretary/records archivist who was kind of sweet on him. She was played by Barbara Perry, who was the first actress to play Pickles Sorrell on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’. After her two episodes, Joan Shawlee took over the role and knocked it out of the park.)
"They" must be on to me.....