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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The original pilot was titled 'The (1974) (TV) Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller', but it was rejected by ABC. It aired as a special on 22 August 1974. ABC was negotiating a deal with director John Rich at the time, due to his success with All in the Family (1971). Rich had seen the pilot and was interested in working on the show. He insisted that ABC give it another chance as part of his deal, so the show was immediately picked up for a 13-episode commitment. However, due to disagreements with producer/writer 'Danny Arnold (I)', Rich left the show after two episodes to work on other projects for ABC. See more »
[when he's stoned on the brownies with the hashish]
Barney, Barney, Barney, is your mother from Killarney?
[a minute later]
What do you say we guys go down to the beach, and shoot some clams?
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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 »
How come there are not more TV shows like Barny Miller? This was one of the best TV shows on TV. The writing and characters were fantastic and even though it has a 1970's feel and look to it, the show still packs a punch.
Barney Miller dealt with important topics as gay police officers and the fact that even though they are gay, they are still valuable members of society.
There are not really and funny shows anymore. What is a TV viewer suppose to watch? Friends?? Paris Hilton washing a cow. Please give me something!!!
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