A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1978   1977  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson
The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily
The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro
Alice (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The misadventures and trials of an aspiring singer and her co-workers at a greasy spoon diner.

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback
Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page
All in the Family (1971–1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A working class man constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner
Taxi (1978–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito
Night Court (1984–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin
Return to Mayberry (TV Movie 1986)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there, he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for Sheriff.

Director: Bob Sweeney
Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts
Roseanne (1988–2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Abe Vigoda ...  Det. Phil Fish 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Florence Stanley ...  Bernice Fish 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Barry Gordon ...  Charlie Harrison 35 episodes, 1977-1978
John Cassisi ...  Victor Kreutzer 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Denise Miller Denise Miller ...  Jilly Papalardo 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Len Bari Len Bari ...  Mike / ... 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Todd Bridges ...  Loomis 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Sarah Natoli Sarah Natoli ...  Diane Pulaski / ... 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Edit

Storyline

Phil Fish is a detective with the New York Police Department who moves into a house with his gravelly-voiced wife Bernice, and adopts five foster children: street-smart Victor, black hipster Loomis, shy Jilly, charmer Mike and youthful Diane. Charlie was the social worker shrink who dropped in from time to time to make sure everything was OK. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bernice talks Fish into taking in five homeless "wards of the court." Now it's hilarity and heartburn as he tries to lay down the law to them. Abe Vigoda, Florence Stanley star. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mimus See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2011, Shout Factory released "Barney Miller: The Complete Series" on DVD. Included in the DVD package is the first season of "Fish" (13 episodes). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Grumpy Old Genie (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the Worst Sitcoms Ever!
20 March 2001 | by Don_MacSee all my reviews

Ok, I liked "Barney Miller" back in the '70s (its pretty dated now though). And the character Fish was an amusing grumpy old man, played by Abe Vigoda. But this spinoff may be the WORST SITCOM EVER! Imagine a '70s era sitcom with all bad clothing, lame jokes and canned laughter and just add in five extremely annoying smart-aleck kids: you get this show. If you ever do see it on TV (although I don't know if any station would broadcast reruns of this show), you are bound to be amazed that such an awful train-wreck of a sitcom not only made it on the air, but lasted for over a year! Avoid unless morbid curiosity draws you to it - in that case just be amazed.


8 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed