Barney Miller (1974–1982)
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Thanksgiving Story 

The detectives clean up the mess after three mental patients have Thanksgiving dinner at an automat An automat was a type of cafeteria, popular in the 1950's. Where food and drink was obtained from vending machines.

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Capt. Barney Miller
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Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
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Det. Ron Harris
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Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana
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Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
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Officer Carl Levitt
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Inspector Frank Luger
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Rudolf Biederman
George Skaff ...
Dr. Engels
Anita Dangler ...
Ana Rada
Tom Lacy ...
Ed Gerrity
Susan Davis ...
Nurse Krewson
Ted Schwartz ...
Dukane
Charles Lucia ...
Kenny Brewer (as Chip Lucia)
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Paul Powell
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The detectives clean up the mess after three mental patients have Thanksgiving dinner at an automat An automat was a type of cafeteria, popular in the 1950's. Where food and drink was obtained from vending machines.

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Ian Wolfe and Susan Davis
26 April 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Thanksgiving Story" finds a lonely Luger prying another holiday invite out of Barney, while Ed Gerrity (Tom Lacy) is brought in for stabbing his brother-in-law, Paul Powell (Kip King, first of two), with a fork over a turkey leg. He doesn't regret doing it either, as 'the bum' has been living there for nine months as a sculptor. Dietrich informs him that most great artists generally don't achieve success until after they're dead ("you almost forked him into prominence!"). Wojo and Harris bring in three mental patients running amok in an automat. The 'head shrink' (George Skaff) blames the nurse (Susan Davis, first of two), but she assures Harris that she is a 'very' giving person. The crazies are played by Ian Wolfe (first of two), Anita Dangler (first of two), and Chip Lucia.


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