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Fire '77 

Thanks to a suicidal couple, the precinct may go up in flames.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Det. Phil Fish
Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Det. Ron Harris
Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana
Lawrence Weiskoff
Gwen Baxter
Thomas Vitella
Russell Shannon ...


Thanks to a suicidal couple, the precinct may go up in flames.

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Comedy | Drama





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27 January 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich: Reports of her death have been greatly exaggerated.
Capt. Barney Miller: [Smiling in recognition] Mark Twain.
Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich: Yeah.
Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich: But it's in public domain now.
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Up in smoke
7 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Fire '77" finds Yemana earnestly stirring a Japanese delicacy called shabu shabu, which stinks up the precinct the longer it simmers. When Wojo indicates that it smells like garbage, Nick lists the ingredients- fish heads, cabbage leaves, cucumber rinds, and celery tops (Yemana: "come to think of it, that is garbage!"). Howard Platt (second of five) and K Callan play two suicide cases that failed to carry out their double act, she by jumping, he by revolver (Dietrich: "reports of her death have been greatly exaggerated!"). Sal Viscuso (second of four) plays Thomas Vitella, arrested for trying to steal from a church plate. An escapee from Rikers Island, he has no intention of going back, igniting a fire in the mens room that Barney initially mistakes for Yemana's lunch. The aftermath finds no one injured except perhaps Fish's pride, having to conduct himself in the restroom without a door. Dietrich casually deadpans, in his usual distinctive style: "hi Fish, been quite a day hasn't it?" Barney is the first to taste Nick's lunch, amazed that it tastes 'pretty good.' Yemana is less enamored ("my God, I wonder what went wrong?").

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