Barney Miller: Season 4, Episode 5

Burial (20 Oct. 1977)

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Retired Detective Fish returns to assist Barney in locating a kidnapped corpse.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Officer Carl Levitt (credit only)
Inspector Frank Luger (credit only)
Julius Wittenour
Sy Kramer ...
Nelson Hubbard


Retired Detective Fish returns to assist Barney in locating a kidnapped corpse.

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Comedy | Drama





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20 October 1977 (USA)  »

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Welcome back Mr. Fish
23 April 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Burial" marked a one shot reappearance for Abe Vigoda's Fish (here unbilled), assisting on a case where a corpse was stolen from a mortuary (Wojo: "why would anybody want a dead body?" Fish: "they don't...sometimes it just happens!"). Nelson Hubbard (Sy Kramer) dislikes the jokes about his profession, reporting that Julius Wittenour (Jack Kruschen, first of three) argued with him about his rates, knocked him out, and made off with the stiff. Wojo begs off checking other mortuaries, telling Barney about a horrible childhood incident where his parents told him his dead grandmother was just sleeping ("I tried to wake her up!"). Julius Wittenour admits only to burying his late friend in a safe place where no one will find him, while the understanding Fish uses his experience to find out exactly where. Hubbard tires of being the bad guy, refusing to press charges and apologizing for his bad temper ("it's those damn Boris Karloff movies!"). Of course, Abe Vigoda was a 'dead ringer' (pun intended) for Boris, who was previously referenced in "Discovery" (Fish made one final appearance in 1981's "Lady and the Bomb").

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