How 'Baretta' made Robert Blake a household name: 20/20 Jan 11 Part 3

How 'Baretta' made Robert Blake a household name: 20/20 Jan 11 Part 3

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Blake played the title character of detective Tony Baretta in the hit 70s TV show, telling ABC News “I designed Baretta as my ideal self… People thought that was me… it just… wasn’t true.”

50 Comments

  1. Nicky Naime on October 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Baretta was one of the Little Rascals in the 1930s.



  2. Paul Mactavish on October 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    SPEAK THE TRUTH, BUFFALO EAGLE, TRUE STORY, THANKS 🐃



  3. G MAIL on October 20, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    My grandmother said that when she was in high school, Baretta was a heartthrob and girls considered considered him to be very handsome. 

    Not so handsome any more.



  4. Thou Swell on October 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Loved that show!! But Robert Blake was a wacko.



  5. MsJahna on October 20, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Hey I loved helltown! I watched every episode.



  6. Lydia Lombardo on October 20, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I love this show, I remember watching this when I was a little girl.



  7. Manuel Riquelme on October 20, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Estas eran mis series favoritas yotras mas ahora dan puras cosas pencas y fome en canales porque no las repiten si tienen archivos??



  8. J Szoradi on October 20, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I miss all these shows.
    They just don’t make ’em like they used to 🥰👍



  9. hardlines4 on October 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Great show!



  10. Rick Jones on October 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    They replaced the Cowboy shows of the 50’s & 60’s



  11. milart12 on October 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    150x on the Tonight Show!!!!. That must be some sort of record.



  12. Phil Daniels on October 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    You’d never know he was 5’4" tall. Great camera work!



  13. Frank Paya on October 20, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    God damn, Robert Blake was hot when he was a young man.



  14. Patricia Alvarez on October 20, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Mi favorito me encantabavolver atras el tiempo



  15. Ardis Horwich on October 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Love the bird!



  16. Joseph Lawson on October 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Robert blake is still killing people



  17. JJ Ryan on October 20, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    There’s a great clip of Don Rickles taking the piss out of him on the Tonight Show. Dude looks like a mashup of Charles Bronson and Peter Falk.



  18. Jesse Reiter on October 20, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Blake was always a jerk and a murderer . How many people did he really kill.



  19. F.M.R. 143 on October 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Mr. Blake is the funniest, most upfront guy in Hollywood or anywhere else. Love listening to his life stories.



  20. Kate Quinn on October 20, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    My favorite part was when Fred would answer the phone, clutching the receiver and say Hello Hello



  21. Cindie Nolin on October 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I loved Barretta…i was a teen..but what a good show



  22. The00Lisa00 on October 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I did a Google search, Fred the bird is still alive! He’s 105 years old☺️



  23. bodiji Sattva on October 20, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Complicated dude



  24. Jamie spino on October 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Baretta one of the best TV shows of 70s. It should be air again as Starsky and Hutch, 6 Million man, and so on Why not Baretta!!!!



  25. Tim Holt on October 20, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Couldn’t wait for barrrta every week



  26. torgman on October 20, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Mannix wasn’t a cop.



  27. MRS AND MR HANKERSON on October 20, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    I STILL LOVE ROBERT BLAKE ❤️



  28. GOOSEYGOOSE9 on October 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Baretta Had Made Actor Robert Blake A Household Name.And He Did.



  29. Ahrimann666 on October 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    6:13 ufo



  30. Maria lucilia Dos santos on October 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Não tem comentário em português que pena nem o filme coloca filme em português falou



  31. Alba Belvedere on October 20, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Adoravo Baretta e il pappagallo <3



  32. Yola386 on October 20, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I was about 9 years when I saw this show.



  33. Trev Mac on October 20, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Monday Night Football,All In The Family & Baretta were the only 3 shows all us in the family sat down and watched together (it was Golden Times)



  34. Christinad443 on October 20, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    I dont know why, but I like em.😊



  35. Matteo Montanari on October 20, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Very bad attitude, a perfectionist for a TV show. You’re not a man



  36. Robert Katz on October 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Wish they would put this back on love this show and Robert is fantastic🌷



  37. Reggia Morelli on October 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    0:55 Cher says & the winner is….Robert BRAKE,……BALETTA……LOL



  38. zawhtike htike on October 20, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    My childhood memories
    Thank you very much.



  39. Nicky Naime on October 20, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Hard to believe Baretta got that old in a blink of an eye.😵



  40. Jason Langpaap on October 20, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    What a great artist



  41. Danna Trotter on October 20, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Put Baretta reruns back on! I watched that show when I was in high school.



  42. Robert Nilla on October 20, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    i have always loved robert blake.. but his perfectionist personality gave him many troubles.. he was a genious!!



  43. Leo Stawicki on October 20, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    HELLTOWN was Baretta in priests clothes…



  44. Alberto Oliva on October 20, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Éspañol



  45. Shaquille Oatmeal on October 20, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Wow they ended that with quite the cliffhanger.



  46. Tarkus on October 20, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Streets of S.F. and Rockford Files were my favorites.



  47. HAL HITCHCOCK on October 20, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Beretta! 🐓 a too



  48. maria del carmen gonzalez cartagena on October 20, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Español



  49. Gladys Rodgers on October 20, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I hated cojack burretta was very exciting it was,the streets of s.f. was to and mannix ok but cojack I hated and didnt watch it just enough to see I wish I could have shut down ratings



  50. showgirls around the world a dancer family on October 20, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    does anybody know what happened to robert blakes youtube channel? it looks gone