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
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
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
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow
Nine to Five (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director: Colin Higgins
Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton
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
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:

Fish now has his own show...with Bernice and five little Fishes! 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 Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock/The Wallflowers (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great show
16 July 2007 | by tonyspencerSee all my reviews

I thought this was a great show, and one of the few comedies that has successfully crossed the Atlantic to the UK. Good casting.

Sure it's a lot of kids doing mildly bad things, but the difference is having a cop for a foster parent. He could have got rid of them at any time, but the kids opened his eyes, and he put morals across in a mild way. Abe's performance was superb.

His reactions every time there was a new problem were truly great, his expressions, and mannerisms. Perhaps a little moralistic, but it gave a good account of accommodating differences, and seeing things from a different point of view.


5 of 6 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 Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed