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

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Fish now has his own show...with Bernice and five little Fishes! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mimus See more »
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Runtime:

(35 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Spun-off from Barney Miller (1975) See more »

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One of the Best Sitcoms Ever!
12 April 2001 | by sandiego-4See all my reviews

Ok, I hated "Barney Miller" back in the 70's (though it does have nostalgic value today). And the character Fish was a nasty grumpy old man, played by Abe Vigoda. But this spin-off may be the BEST SITCOM EVER! Imagine a 70's era sitcom with great 70's clothing, funny jokes, and just add in five extremely talented charming kids: you'll love this show. If you ever do see it on TV (Nick at Nite or TV Land is bound to give this show a run) you are sure to be amazed that this show didn't run forever.


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