Barney Miller (1975–1982)
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Advancement 

Harris signs a contract for a new book. A lottery winner seeks revenge when the ticket seller loses his winning ticket. Luger manipulates Barney into writing a letter to his mail-order bride.

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Danny Arnold
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Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt
Martin Garner Martin Garner ... Ira Buckman
Howard Honig Howard Honig ... Mr. Yager
Anna Berger ... Miriam Buckman
Mario Roccuzzo Mario Roccuzzo ... Ed Brotsky
Phillip Simms Phillip Simms ... Anthony Shapper (as Philip Simms)
James Gregory ... Inspector Frank Luger
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Harris signs a contract for a new book. A lottery winner seeks revenge when the ticket seller loses his winning ticket. Luger manipulates Barney into writing a letter to his mail-order bride.

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Martin Garner and Anna Berger, who play the Buckmans in this episode, played a different married couple earlier in the series {The Rand Report (#3.14)} See more »

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Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Martin Garner and Anna Berger
7 August 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Advancement" has Inspector Luger asking Barney to look through his copy of LOTUS BLOSSOM QUARTERLY to find a suitable bride for him, since he's due to retire in a few months (Barney: "who's the lucky lady?" Luger: "how the hell should I know?"). Mario Roccuzzo (fourth of six) plays Ed Brotsky, whose newly opened House of Mugs is robbed the very first day, by a thief who calls him a moron. Wojo is reading about a maniac who carves up his victims, "and then mailing them in sections to rotary clubs all around the country" (Barney: "must have cost him a fortune in postage!"). Apparently, Harris is nearly set to write a nice paperback on the gruesome subject, if Barney lets him take an extra half hour for lunch, which he doesn't. Martin Garner (last of five) plays Ira Buckman, owner of a delicatessen where Mr. Yager (Howard Honig, last of five) bought a lottery ticket that came up a winner, except that Buckman forgot to send it in (Dietrich: "oh!"). Buckman's wife Miriam (Anna Berger, second of two) confirms that Yager threatened her husband's life, calling him 'dead meat' (Dietrich: "well I should say so!"). It's an interesting bit of trivia casting Garner and Berger as a different married couple, as they'd already played Steven and Georgia Himmil in an earlier episode, "The Rand Report."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Four D Productions See more »
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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