Combatting toy makers create a disturbance. A claustrophobic prisoner has a problem with the jail cell. Barney faces his first holiday as a separated man.

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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 (credit only)
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Elizabeth Miller
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Stefan Mederling (as Walter Janowitz)
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Combatting toy makers create a disturbance. A claustrophobic prisoner has a problem with the jail cell. Barney faces his first holiday as a separated man.

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14 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Walter Janovitz plays an owner of a toy company. In "The Monkees" "Monkee vs. Machine", he plays Pop Harper, a longtime employee of a toy company. See more »

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Barbara Barrie's final appearance as Barney's wife Liz
26 May 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Toys" marked the final appearance of Barbara Barrie as Barney's wife Liz, credited in 37 episodes, present on screen in just 11 (last seen in "Quo Vadis?"). Sydney Lassick (first of two) plays claustrophobic holdup man Arnold Cummings, who "really can't stand being cooped up" (Barney: "I'm afraid you may have come to the wrong place!"). Stefan Mederling (Walter Janowitz, second of five) believes that the thief (Gregory V. Karliss, second of two) who has been ransacking his 'Perfecto' toy company was hired by a competitor, Nathan Berman (Zachary Berger, first of two). One of the harmless products taken is called 'ooze,' looking like the same kind of silicone used to portray "The Blob" in 1958 (Mederling: "have you any idea how many people would just love to get their hands on it?" Harris: "I wouldn't even hazard a guess!"). Liz Miller makes a rare appearance in the squad room to go over her husband's bills during their separation, tentatively discussing what their plans are for Christmas morning. The episode concludes on a happy note, as husband and wife put their differences aside for their annual holiday getaway. Liz would continue to be mentioned in future episodes but made no further appearances, while Barney's daughter Rachel does make a single return appearance, in 1981's "Rachel" (again played by Anne Wyndham).


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