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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During its broadcast run amid the many cop shows on television, many real-life police officers considered this the TV show that best depicted the reality of police life. See more »

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Detective Ron Harris: [brings Mayflower, who's dressed in full pimp regalia into the Squad Room] Okay. Come on. Come on. Come on.
Mr. Mayflower: Hey, man, since when is it a crime to come to the defense of a lady and try and protect her honor? Since *when*?
Detective Ron Harris: When you push her trick out of a second story window.
Mr. Mayflower: Don't tell *me* chivalry ain't dead!
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Crazy Credits

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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A classic for the generations
4 November 2004 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

"Barney Miller" showed the gritty realism of police work in New York City in the 1970s, albeit with humor. Skits about the impending bankruptcy of the city, some of the futile criminal behavior (man stuck inside ductwork trying to burglarize a store), the mundane day in, day out existence of police officers with the occasional heart-pounding, adrenalin rush of excitement, and of course, what we in the profession called "the hairbags" - the old cops, forever full of stories, content to live in the past as Inspector Lugar exemplifies. To those who say "Barney Miller" is dated, I say the show is a timeless slice of life, and can be set in almost any locale and time period. The cast could not have been picked with any more brilliance, and the production was seamless. I say "Barney Miller" is a classic for the generations.


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