The death of Jack Soo in 1979 marked the passing of both a fine comedy actor and one of TV's most memorable characters: Nick Yemana, the deadpan detective known for his dry wit and wretched coffee. ...
Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing. Nearly all of the action takes place in the squad room where the citizens and criminals are brought in to complicate the mix.Written by
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Two of the props used on the police station set, were the chalkboard, used to show whether the policemen were on-duty or off-duty, and the scarred cell door. When the show ended, the chalkboard and cell door were donated to the Smithsonian Television Museum. In addition to the names of the characters on the show, the board listed other names which were those of technicians who worked on the show's crew. The Smithsonian also has the police badges used by the actors (signed by Producer Danny Arnold) and Jack Soo's coffee mug. See more »
My old man took me to ball game once when I was a kid. I think we saw the Mets and the Cubs.
Oh yeah, that's always a good game.
He got me a little pennant, a hot dog and a beer. We had really great seats.
Sounds like your dad was a nice guy.
He was a mugger. Some guy he rolled had season tickets. Halfway through the game, a cop showed up. Dragged us both out of there.
Wanna hear about the puppy I got for Christmas?
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At different times in the production of the series Max Gail was credited as both Max Gail and Maxwell Gail. See more »
This is one of the absolute greatest shows on television - never fails to entertain. Too bad the "suits" didn't catch on and try to copy what so obviously worked. It ranks right there with M*A*S*H, Frasier, Cheers, and Married...With Children as examples of how good comedy can be...
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