"Rain" has the entire precinct depressed, especially when Beckman (Paul
Lichtman) reports that the roof could cave in anytime. Wojo comments
that the only place in the building without running water is the
bathroom! Yemana actually uses the water dripping from the ceiling to
make coffee- Barney: "you're gonna use that water?" Yemana: "it's rain
water, the best kind there is...some people wash their hair in it!"
Barney: "it's just come through the ceiling, that moldy,
termite-infested ceiling!" Yemana: "that filters out the impurities!"
Harris has an opinion on Yemana's coffee- Harris: "tastes like a roof!"
Yemana: "you want good coffee, get married!" Harris: "it's tasting
better!" Joseph Perry plays the building inspector, who insists the
place is only settling- "it moves, it breathes, it expands, it
contracts, sways back and forth in the wind!" Fish: "that's what killed
the Edsel!" Sidney Miller plays a steadfastly unfunny comedian, whose
night club audience reacted negatively to his monologue. Phil Leeds (6
more episodes) plays his agent, bartering with the club owner (Stanley
Brock, 8 more episodes) over how the only way his client can pay for
the damages is to stay employed at the club. Part of the ceiling
actually collapses, Barney finally loses his temper, Fish and Chano
putting it all in perspective- Fish: "you're just the first person to
put it into screams!" Chano: "depression is a lot like a cold, one guy
gets it, he starts passing it around!" We conclude with one of Yemana's
classic exchanges: "what you gotta do is develop an Oriental
philosophy- like my grandfather used to say, many things look bleak at
the moment of occurrence...but at least we ain't got locusts!" Barney's
wife Liz absent for the ninth straight episode.
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