Barney Miller (1975–1982)
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The Courtesans 

A prostitute threatens harassment charges against Wojo. Rachel wants her own apartment.


Noam Pitlik


Jerry Davis (teleplay by) (as Jerome L. Davis), Chris Hayward (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Barbara Barrie ... Elizabeth Miller
Abe Vigoda ... Det. Phil Fish
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Gregory Sierra ... Det. Sgt. Chano Amenguale
Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Naomi Stevens ... Donna's Mother
Audrey Christie ... Rose
Nancy Dussault ... Linda Fuller
Lavelle Roby ... Miss Duquette (as Lavell Roby)
Shannon Christie Shannon Christie ... Donna
Rosanna DeSoto ... Miss del Fuego (as Rosana Soto)


A prostitute threatens harassment charges against Wojo. Rachel wants her own apartment.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

20 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four D Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the time of airing, the ABC network had drawn unimpressive ratings in Barney Miller's Thursdays at 8:00 P.M. time slot since at least the 1970-1971 season. According to producer Danny Arnold (in multiple interviews), the share of homes with televisions turned in to the show rose by 4 points. This was sufficient to bring renewal for the 1975-1976 season. See more »


Harris and Miss Duquette head for the door for fingerprinting as the camera switches to Chanos, but Harris and Miss Duquette never cross camera. The next camera angel goes to Fish and then to Wojo without an obvious break, with Harris and Miss Duquette back in the room. Between the time they headed for the door and reappeared, the time lapse is 1:16, and they are already seated. See more »


Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz: What year were you born?
Linda Fuller: Early '50s.
Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz: Can't you be more specific?
Linda Fuller: 1947.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Still experimenting to find the magic formula
16 January 2012 | by cwhaskellSee all my reviews

This was a good episode. There was sharp humor, and a real heart around addressing the exotic dancers that got picked up. Captain Barney Miller is starting to really get some depth as a character, as we get to see him balance between empathy and kindness and decision maker depending on the immediate need.

The show tried something different here by bringing his wife into the squad room. This was the first time in the show where her and Barney were together outside of the apartment, so it added a nice touch to be able to see them in different scenarios.

This was also the biggest role his daughter has played up to this point, as she is trying to convince her parents that she's ready to live alone.

I get the feeling the writers have been trying hard to work within the framework of a sitcom while bringing up real-life issues for members of a police precinct. So far so good, and I'm enjoying the show a little more after each episode.

Rating: 24/40

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