Barney Miller: Season 2, Episode 5

Heat Wave (9 Oct. 1975)

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A wife claims spousal abuse. Wojo and Wentworth go undercover to catch a park rapist.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Miller (credit only)
Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz (as Maxwell Gail)
Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (credit only)
Det. Janice Wentworth
Janet Ward ...
Mrs. Boyle
Gloria Calomee ...
Det. Bailey
Peter Elbling ...
Fresh Talker (as Harold Oblong)
Paul Lichtman ...
Angelo Gnazzo ...


A wife claims spousal abuse. Wojo and Wentworth go undercover to catch a park rapist.

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9 October 1975 (USA)  »

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This is the episode with the barely-turning electric fan. See more »


[Wojo is trying to open a window that won't budge]
Det. Phil Fish: You'll never open that window. They nailed it down in 1932, on the day this building was condemned.
Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz: I can't breathe in here, Fish. Room's like a oven.
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21 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't remember very much but what I do remember is funny as hell. Wentworth (Lavin's character) and Wojo go undercover to catch a rapist who's been attacking women in the park. Wojo is a male detective in a dress. He's six feet tall and built like a football player. The plan is for the rapist to attack Wentworth and for Wojo to subdue him. But things don't go as planned. The rapist targets Wojo, knocking Wentworth aside. The suspect gets away but not before Wojo "marks" the suspect- by biting him in the neck. Wentworth, her desirability as a woman having been insulted, shortens her skirt and ties her shirt into a halter-top (remember doing that in the 70's?)before heading back out to the park.

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