Hill Street Blues/Chipped Beef

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Chipped Beef
Season 2, Episode 7
Airdate December 17, 1981
Production Number 8005-1406
Teleplay by Jeffrey Lewis
Story by Michael Kozoll,
Steven Bochco
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
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Chipped Beef is the seventh episode of the second season of Hill Street Blues, and the twenty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sergeant Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Sergeant Mick Belker), James B. Sikking (Lieutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Detective Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo) Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Officer J.D. LaRue), Rene Enriquez (Lieutenant Ray Calletano), Betty Thomas (Officer Lucille Bates), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Stephen McHattie (Off. Jerry Nash), Robert Sampson (Hal Massey), Art Evans (William Teacher), Dori Brenner (Luana Belker)

Co-Starring: Lynn Whitfield (Jill Thomas), Robert Hirschfeld (Leo Schnitz), Ella Raino Edwards (Teacher's Wife), John Diehl (Tom), Daphne Maxwell (Sheila Roberts), Fred Pinkard (Toastmaster)

With Nick Savage (Pickpocket), Pat Benson (Lady Driver), Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (Panhandler), Hal Hawkins (Stoned Driver), Louis Rivera (Onlooker)


Plot Overview

Frank decides to attend a dinner for Fay's new love interest. Renko stands up for a guy who has a warrant out for his arrest after the guy saves his life. Belker goes undercover to catch ATM robbers. Hill and the other cops' account of what happened with Nash are questioned.


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