History Series / BarneyMiller

25th Mar '17 1:51:25 PM TrustBen
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fish's departure was dealt with in the two-part episode that opened Season 4, and the departure/death of Nick Yemana was dealt with somewhat obliquely (see CharacterOutlivesActor above). Chano's departure was mentioned in a throwaway gag two seasons after the fact. Other detectives were victims of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome. Linda Lavin's Detective Wentworth wasn't mentioned again after Lavin left for ''Series/{{Alice|1976}}''. Detective Maria Battista, played by June Gable, appeared in two Season 3 episodes and was never seen again. Rosslyn Licori, a plainclothes officer with a jealous husband, disappeared after three episodes, although actress Mari Gorman reappeared as Mr. Bender's wife. Early in season 7, the writers introduced Det. Eric Dorsey (Paul Lieber), a new detective with a blond afro and an [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive attitude]]. After four episodes, he disappears.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fish's departure was dealt with in the two-part episode that opened Season 4, and the departure/death of Nick Yemana was dealt with somewhat obliquely (see CharacterOutlivesActor above). Chano's departure was mentioned in a throwaway gag two seasons after the fact. Other detectives were victims of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome. Linda Lavin's Detective Wentworth wasn't mentioned again after Lavin left for ''Series/{{Alice|1976}}''. Detective Maria Battista, played by June Gable, appeared in two Season 3 episodes and was never seen again. Rosslyn Licori, a plainclothes officer with a jealous husband, disappeared after three episodes, episodes in season 4, although actress Mari Gorman reappeared as Mr. Bender's wife. Early in season 7, the writers introduced Det. Eric Dorsey (Paul Lieber), a new detective with a blond afro and an [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive attitude]]. After four episodes, he disappears.
25th Mar '17 1:47:35 PM TrustBen
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fish's departure was dealt with in the two-part episode that opened Season 4, and the departure/death of Nick Yemana was dealt with somewhat obliquely (see CharacterOutlivesActor above). Chano's departure was mentioned in a throwaway gag two seasons after the fact. Other detectives were victims of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome. Linda Lavin's Detective Wentworth wasn't mentioned again after Lavin left for ''Series/{{Alice|1976}}''. Detective Maria Battista, played by June Gable, appeared in two Season 3 episodes and was never seen again. Early in season 7, the writers introduced Det. Eric Dorsey (Paul Lieber), a new detective with a blond afro and an [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive attitude]]. After four episodes, he disappears.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Fish's departure was dealt with in the two-part episode that opened Season 4, and the departure/death of Nick Yemana was dealt with somewhat obliquely (see CharacterOutlivesActor above). Chano's departure was mentioned in a throwaway gag two seasons after the fact. Other detectives were victims of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome. Linda Lavin's Detective Wentworth wasn't mentioned again after Lavin left for ''Series/{{Alice|1976}}''. Detective Maria Battista, played by June Gable, appeared in two Season 3 episodes and was never seen again. Rosslyn Licori, a plainclothes officer with a jealous husband, disappeared after three episodes, although actress Mari Gorman reappeared as Mr. Bender's wife. Early in season 7, the writers introduced Det. Eric Dorsey (Paul Lieber), a new detective with a blond afro and an [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive attitude]]. After four episodes, he disappears.
15th Mar '17 10:52:25 PM CaptEquinox
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*** Jews often incorporate Santa into Chanukah celebrations. Part of the reason Chanukah has been played up over the decades -- it's really a minor holiday, Purim in early spring is the big banquet-and-gift-giving one -- is that it occurs around Christmastime so kids can feel there's a "Jewish Christmas".
15th Mar '17 10:48:01 PM CaptEquinox
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** In "Hunger Strike", a Macedonian lady has been institutionalized for twenty years as a schizophrenic speaking meaningless gibberish because no one understands her language. This is based on the story of [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-david-tom-mental-illness-illinois-edit-0830-jm-20140829-story.html David Tom]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYSy-QT_RE0 A film of his story is in the works.]]

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** In "Hunger Strike", a Macedonian lady has been institutionalized for twenty years as a schizophrenic speaking meaningless gibberish because no one understands her language. This is based on the story of [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-david-tom-mental-illness-illinois-edit-0830-jm-20140829-story.html David Tom]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYSy-QT_RE0 A film of his story is in the works.]]
20th Feb '17 7:55:37 AM snichols1973
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*** Ironically, Abe Vigoda's life would become one of these with frequently erroneous reports of his death, until he actually died for real in January 2016.
27th Jan '17 7:01:12 PM eowynjedi
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->'''Yemana:''' No, I don't watch (cop) shows like that. I can't enjoy them because, being a cop myself, I spot the mistakes and inaccuracies and the fantastic things that in real life never happen.
->'''Victim:''' On the show they caught (the criminal)!

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->'''Yemana:''' No, I don't watch (cop) shows like that. I can't enjoy them because, being a cop myself, I spot the mistakes and inaccuracies and the fantastic things that in real life never happen.
->'''Victim:''' On the show they caught (the criminal)!him!
22nd Jan '17 3:33:47 PM foxley
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* HangingJudge: Subverted in "The Judge". Wojo arrests Judge Philip Paul Gibson, who desperately wants to be one of these but is frustrated that the law won't let him.
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]].
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