History Series / BarneyMiller

21st Jan '17 12:11:17 PM eowynjedi
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* CopsNeedTheVigilante: RealityEnsues.
** In "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Vigilante]]", the emergence of a vigilante is a considerable problem for the squad, although they have to acknowledge they're too overworked to reach every call. It turns out to be an amiable old immigrant who intervenes whenever he sees a mugging in his unsafe neighborhood. Although he promises not to do it again before he moves, another beat-up mugger comes in. Barney and his detectives fudge the description just enough that the [=APB=] they have to put out won't catch him.
** Store owner Bruno Binder puts up posters advertising bounties for criminals killed in the act, and Barney is outraged. Separately, Mr. Cotterman and a jewelry store owner shoot at a robber and are aghast to realize that one of them must have taken a life.


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* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: Rosalyn Licori assumes this when Barney innocently asks her to sit down on the couch and insists that she got her job on meric. Barney immediately and apologetically assures her that he has nothing of the sort in mind. (She then says that she ''did'' have opportunities.)
1st Jan '17 6:44:34 PM eowynjedi
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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: In episode "Heat Wave", Detective Wentworth is highly offended when a would-be rapist elbows her aside in order to get at Wojo, who is wearing drag for an anti-mugger sting.

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In episode "Heat Wave", Detective Wentworth is highly offended when a would-be rapist elbows her aside in order to get at Wojo, who is wearing drag for an anti-mugger sting.


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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A purported psychic goes into a frenzy as the sight takes hold, predicting wars, food riots, and the cancellation of ''Series/LouGrant''.


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* DoWrongRight:
** A producer yells at a playwright and an actor for fighting onstage, which isn't the behavior of theatre professionals--they wait until they get to the restaurant to attack each other!
** A store owner who was almost robbed by a guy on work parole (he ran away because he had to get back to prison) complains that people are always in such a rush.
20th Dec '16 12:00:07 PM Gosicrystal
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* ByNoIMeanYes: In "The Harris Incident," Barney tries to explain to Wojo that Harris' race gives him a particular set of problems to deal with, after being shot at by fellow cops has (understandably) made Harris angry at the world in general--although here it's not a matter of InsistentTerminology, but Barney grappling with words.[[note]]What he was trying to say is that it's wrong to judge someone by race, but they should be aware of the fact that Harris still has to face racism.[[/note]]
--> '''Wojo:''' I thought those differences weren't important anymore!\\
'''Barney:''' They're not! ''[{{beat}}]'' But they are.\\
'''Wojo:''' [[SarcasmMode Thanks for clearing that up]].



* NoExceptYes: In "The Harris Incident," Barney tries to explain to Wojo that Harris' race gives him a particular set of problems to deal with, after being shot at by fellow cops has (understandably) made Harris angry at the world in general--although here it's not a matter of InsistentTerminology, but Barney grappling with words.[[note]]What he was trying to say is that it's wrong to judge someone by race, but they should be aware of the fact that Harris still has to face racism.[[/note]]
--> '''Wojo:''' I thought those differences weren't important anymore!\\
'''Barney:''' They're not! ''[{{beat}}]'' But they are.\\
'''Wojo:''' [[SarcasmMode Thanks for clearing that up]].
11th Dec '16 10:34:14 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:339:From left to right: [[TheBigGuy Wojciehowicz]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Miller]], [[TheDandy Harris]], [[GrumpyOldMan Fish]], and [[TheStoic Yemana]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:339:From [[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[TheBigGuy Wojciehowicz]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Miller]], [[TheDandy Harris]], [[GrumpyOldMan Fish]], and [[TheStoic Yemana]].]]
11th Dec '16 10:31:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* In the first season or two, which had episodes alternating between the squadroom and Barney's home life, Barbara Barrie was a regular as Barney's wife Elizabeth; as the former setting proved more compelling, Liz was subsequently shifted OutOfFocus and eventually moved offscreen, save for a couple of guest appearances.

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* In the first season or two, season, which had episodes alternating between the squadroom and Barney's home life, Barbara Barrie was a regular as Barney's wife Elizabeth; as the former setting proved more compelling, Liz was subsequently shifted OutOfFocus and eventually moved offscreen, save for a couple of guest appearances.
11th Dec '16 10:24:22 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Pilot}}: "The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller". After ABC rejected the pilot, it was burned off as an installment of an ABC summer anthology series called ''Just for Laughs'' (this was a common network practice for failed pilots back in TheSeventies). However, favorable reaction to the pilot and interest by an ABC director named John Rich led the network to revive the show.

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* {{Pilot}}: "The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller". After ABC rejected the pilot, it was burned off as an installment of an ABC a summer anthology series called ''Just for Laughs'' (this was a common network practice for failed pilots back in TheSeventies). However, favorable reaction to the pilot and interest by an ABC director named John Rich led the network to revive the show.
27th Nov '16 10:29:20 AM Mdumas43073
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* In the first season or two, which had episodes alternating between the squadroom and Barney's home life, Barbara Barrie was a regular as Barney's wife Elizabeth; the character soon went OutOfFocus and was eventually moved offscreen, save for a couple of guest appearances.

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* In the first season or two, which had episodes alternating between the squadroom and Barney's home life, Barbara Barrie was a regular as Barney's wife Elizabeth; as the character soon went former setting proved more compelling, Liz was subsequently shifted OutOfFocus and was eventually moved offscreen, save for a couple of guest appearances.
27th Nov '16 10:27:45 AM Mdumas43073
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* In the first season or two, which had episodes alternating between the squadroom and Barney's home life, Barbara Barrie was a regular as Barney's wife Elizabeth; the character was eventually moved offscreen, save for a couple of guest appearances.

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* In the first season or two, which had episodes alternating between the squadroom and Barney's home life, Barbara Barrie was a regular as Barney's wife Elizabeth; the character soon went OutOfFocus and was eventually moved offscreen, save for a couple of guest appearances.
27th Nov '16 10:24:48 AM Mdumas43073
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* BottleEpisode: Bottle Series, actually. Only thirteen episodes over the whole course of the series showed scenes outside the station: "Ramon", "Graft", "The Stakeout", "Hair", "The Hero", "Film/GrandHotel", "Fish", "Wojo's Girl" part 2 (itself a Bottle Episode as the whole episode takes place in Wojo's apartment), "Contempt" parts 1 & 2, "Chinatown" parts 1 & 2, and "Eviction" part 2. And most of those were early in the show's run. The first five episodes in that list were all in Season 1. Two of those thirteen episodes were [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot Poorly Disguised Pilots]] (see below).

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* BottleEpisode: Bottle Series, actually. Only thirteen episodes over the whole course of the series showed scenes outside the station: "Ramon", "Graft", "The Stakeout", "Hair", "The Hero", "Film/GrandHotel", "Grand Hotel", "Fish", "Wojo's Girl" part 2 (itself a Bottle Episode as the whole episode takes place in Wojo's apartment), "Contempt" parts 1 & 2, "Chinatown" parts 1 & 2, and "Eviction" part 2. And most of those were early in the show's run. The first five episodes in that list were all in Season 1. Two of those thirteen episodes were [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot Poorly Disguised Pilots]] (see below).
19th Sep '16 6:46:05 AM bombadil211
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* LaughTrack: The sow eventually stopped using a studio audience and switched to a very soft laugh track for a number of reasons:

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* LaughTrack: The sow show eventually stopped using a studio audience and switched to a very soft laugh track for a number of reasons:
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