The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.
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 Capt. Barney Miller (171 episodes, 1974-1982)
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 Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz (170 episodes, 1975-1982)
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 Det. Ron Harris (164 episodes, 1975-1982)
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 Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich / ... (124 episodes, 1975-1982)
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 Officer Carl Levitt / ... (121 episodes, 1976-1982)
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 Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (103 episodes, 1975-1982)
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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Hal Linden stars as Captain Barney Miller of the 12th Precinct...headquarters for television's finest...and funniest cops. See more »

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22 August 1974 (USA)  »

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Ron Carey (Levitt) wanted something as his trademark. Every time Levitt leaves the squad room he opens the door with his left hand and, with his back to the edge of the door, rotates around the edge of the door, keeping his back against it, then closes the door. See more »

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Elizabeth Miller: Here's a brochure from our travel agent about crossing on the S.S. France. It costs about $4,000 one way. Now, these are the three best hotels in Paris: Plaza AcadÈ, the Bristol and the Creon. The villa in the South of France costs $1,250 a week. Then we fly back to Paris and then back to New York. That makes the whole thing cost $26,000 for six weeks. Can we afford it?
Barney Miller: No.
Elizabeth Miller: Okay.
[tosses brochure in the garbage]
Elizabeth Miller: How about taking me to lunch?
Barney Miller: You didn't have to go through all that just to get me ...
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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 »

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One of the all-time greats
4 September 1999 | by (Burnet, Texas (USA)) – See all my reviews

This is one of the absolute greatest shows on television - never fails to entertain. Too bad the "suits" didn't catch on and try to copy what so obviously worked. It ranks right there with M*A*S*H, Frasier, Cheers, and Married...With Children as examples of how good comedy can be...


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