Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »
Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing. Nearly all of the action takes place in the squad room where the citizens and criminals are brought in to complicate the mix. Written by
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When Harris is asked to produce a porn film for an undercover sting, he uses the name "Starry Night Productions" as his cover. Years later, show writer Reinhold Weege uses the name for his own production company, which produced "Night Court." This 'connection' may account for many of the surreal (and humorous) elements found on both shows. See more »
Captain Barney Miller:
[while getting ready for a stakeout]
Fish, we're going to have to draw special weapons.
[Extremely excited about being allowed to go on his first stakeout]
Hey, let me do it! I'll go down to the armoury. Let's see, what do we need? Shotguns! Tear gas! Gas masks!
[He leaves the squadroom to go draw the weapons]
[Observing Wojo's enthusiam about the weapons]
Captain Barney Miller:
It takes so little to make him happy.
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At different times in the production of the series Max Gail was credited as both Max Gail and Maxwell Gail. See more »
This show was one of the funniest in the history of television. The various characters that came in and out of the station made this show what it was. I really think the show was at its peak during the period when Abe Vigoda, Jack Soo and Steve Landesberg were all on the show together. However, once Vigoda and Soo were gone, the show seemed to shift to a more dramatic direction. This was especially evident in the memorial episode for Jack Soo. However, this was a highly influential show and if you look at Night Court, which was produced by pretty much the same team as this one, you will see some of the same qualities on that show that made this one great.
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