Barney Miller: Season 4, Episode 22

The Sighting (11 May 1978)

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A man liquidates all of his assets into gold, much to his wife's dismay. Wojo claims he saw a UFO over Staten Island.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (credit only)
Inspector Frank Luger (credit only)
Harriet Brauer
Peter Hobbs ...
Jack Bannon ...
Captain William Donnelly


A man liquidates all of his assets into gold, much to his wife's dismay. Wojo claims he saw a UFO over Staten Island.

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Comedy | Drama




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11 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Capt. Barney Miller: [holding a shotgun] Do you have a permit for this weapon, Mr. Brower?
Phillip Brower: I don't need a permit! I got gold!
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Doris Roberts and Peter Hobbs
10 May 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Sighting" begins with Wojo's latest excuse for being tardy, spotting a cigar-shaped flying saucer over Staten Island. Capt. Donnelly (Jack Bannon) of the Air Force believes Wojo is just another crackpot, until corroborating evidence comes in from several Jersey residents, proclaiming the sighting to be nothing more than a weather balloon. Doris Roberts (second of four) plays Harriet Brauer, who wants her husband Phillip (Peter Hobbs, third of six) arrested for exchanging all their assets into gold. After careful deliberation, Harriet settles for getting her furniture back, while Harris buys one doubloon for $250 (Dietrich: "that's easy to count!"). Hobbs and Roberts would return as the Brauers in both "Wojo's Girl" and "Agent Orange."

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