A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children.
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1978   1977  
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 Det. Phil Fish (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Bernice Fish (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Charlie Harrison (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Cassisi ...
 Victor Kreutzer (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Denise Miller ...
 Jilly Papalardo (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Len Bari ...
 Mike / ... (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Loomis (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sarah Natoli ...
 Diane Pulaski / ... (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Phil Fish is a detective with the New York Police Department who moves into a house with his gravelly-voiced wife Bernice, and adopts five foster children: street-smart Victor, black hipster Loomis, shy Jilly, charmer Mike and youthful Diane. Charlie was the social worker shrink who dropped in from time to time to make sure everything was OK. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Fish now has his own show...with Bernice and five little Fishes! See more »

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In 2011, Shout Factory released "Barney Miller: The Complete Series" on DVD. Included in the DVD package is the first season of "Fish" (13 episodes). See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) See more »

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Great show
16 July 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a great show, and one of the few comedies that has successfully crossed the Atlantic to the UK. Good casting.

Sure it's a lot of kids doing mildly bad things, but the difference is having a cop for a foster parent. He could have got rid of them at any time, but the kids opened his eyes, and he put morals across in a mild way. Abe's performance was superb.

His reactions every time there was a new problem were truly great, his expressions, and mannerisms. Perhaps a little moralistic, but it gave a good account of accommodating differences, and seeing things from a different point of view.


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