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Fire '77 

Thanks to a suicidal couple, the precinct may go up in flames.


Bruce Bilson


Tony Sheehan, Danny Arnold (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Abe Vigoda ... Det. Phil Fish
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana
Howard Platt ... Lawrence Weiskoff
K Callan ... Gwen Baxter
Sal Viscuso ... Thomas Vitella
Russell Shannon Russell Shannon ... Fireman
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich


Thanks to a suicidal couple, the precinct may go up in flames.

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Comedy | Drama


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Shabu-Shabu is apparently a Japanese delicacy which is composed of fish-heads , cabbage leaves, cucumber rinds, and celery tops. See more »


Thomas Vitella: I almost got my neck broke, too ?
Capt. Barney Miller: How'd that happen ?
Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz: Wasn't me Barn, it was the priest that grabbed him and caught him till we got there.
Capt. Barney Miller: Good for him ?
Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz: Yeah, the guy is 68 years old. This is his statement.
Thomas Vitella: The old ones, they really can be brutal. I mean, they got a lot of pent-up strength on account of being celibate so long.
Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich: Hey Fish.
Det. Phil Fish: Yeah
Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich: I am having trouble taking this off. Can you give me a hand ?
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Up in smoke
7 April 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Fire '77" finds Yemana earnestly stirring a Japanese delicacy called shabu shabu, which stinks up the precinct the longer it simmers. When Wojo indicates that it smells like garbage, Nick lists the ingredients- fish heads, cabbage leaves, cucumber rinds, and celery tops (Yemana: "come to think of it, that is garbage!"). Howard Platt (second of five) and K Callan play two suicide cases that failed to carry out their double act, she by jumping, he by revolver (Dietrich: "reports of her death have been greatly exaggerated!"). Sal Viscuso (second of four) plays Thomas Vitella, arrested for trying to steal from a church plate. An escapee from Rikers Island, he has no intention of going back, igniting a fire in the mens room that Barney initially mistakes for Yemana's lunch. The aftermath finds no one injured except perhaps Fish's pride, having to conduct himself in the restroom without a door. Dietrich casually deadpans, in his usual distinctive style: "hi Fish, been quite a day hasn't it?" Barney is the first to taste Nick's lunch, amazed that it tastes 'pretty good.' Yemana is less enamored ("my God, I wonder what went wrong?").

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27 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Four D Productions See more »
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