History Series / BarneyMiller

20th Jun '16 1:44:05 AM Doug86
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* Nick Yemana (Jack Soo), the HypercompetentSidekick of the squadroom. He takes a laissez-faire attitude to most things and often makes inappropriate jokes. His [[BadToTheLastDrop bad coffee]] is legendary. Yemana was among the first regular adult characters on U.S. prime-time television written specifically for an American of Japanese descent.[[note]]In StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Sulu was played by Japanese American George Takei, but the character's nationality was deliberately left unspecified.[[/note]] The character left the show in Season 5 when Jack Soo fell ill and died of cancer.

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* Nick Yemana (Jack Soo), the HypercompetentSidekick of the squadroom. He takes a laissez-faire attitude to most things and often makes inappropriate jokes. His [[BadToTheLastDrop bad coffee]] is legendary. Yemana was among the first regular adult characters on U.S. prime-time television written specifically for an American of Japanese descent.[[note]]In StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' Sulu was played by Japanese American George Takei, but the character's nationality was deliberately left unspecified.[[/note]] The character left the show in Season 5 when Jack Soo fell ill and died of cancer.
14th Jun '16 7:06:51 PM eowynjedi
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* {{Flatline}}: Dietrich volunteers to test out a stress monitor and then goes out on a call. The monitor soon starts going haywire, and then it goes completely flat, with the requisite steady tone, to the horror of everyone in the squadroom. And then Dietrich walks in wearing police sweats--a woman wielding a fire hose had shorted out the sensors.
11th Jun '16 11:09:46 AM eowynjedi
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* PulledFromYourDayOff: In Season 3 finale "Strike" the detectives walk off the job as a part of a citywide police protest, but a call comes in and Barney is suddenly overworked because it's just him, Inspector Luger and Officer Levitt holding down the fort. So Wojo goes out on the call, telling the other guys he'd just do this one. After getting back now Wojo has to process the perpetrator. Another call comes in about a grocery store holdup in progress. They all decide they all need some groceries right now, and if they "happen" across any crime they can make a citizen's arrest.

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** Due to a budget crisis, Barney has to (temporarily) lay off Harris, Chano, and Wojo; immediately after they get a call about a grocery store hold-up. The former detectives decide they all need some groceries right now, and if they "happen" across any crime they can make a citizen's arrest.
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In Season 3 finale "Strike" the detectives walk off the job as a part of a citywide police protest, but a call comes in and Barney is suddenly overworked because it's just him, Inspector Luger and Officer Levitt holding down the fort. So Wojo goes out on the call, telling the other guys he'd just do this one. After getting back now Wojo has to process the perpetrator. Another call comes in about a grocery store holdup in progress. They all decide they all need some groceries right now, and if they "happen" across any crime they can make a citizen's arrest.



* SpicyLatina: Detective Battista, one of the several attempts to add another detective to the squad. Appeared twice in Season 3.

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Detective Battista, one of the several attempts to add another detective to the squad. Appeared twice in Season 3.



** Harris is very irritated at a Jamaican doctor who claims to be under a curse from a voodoo priestess. ("Computer Crime")

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** Harris is very irritated at a Jamaican doctor who claims to be under a curse from a voodoo priestess. ("Computer Crime")Crime") The doctor retorts that he is proud of his heritage... but admits that being dictated to by an angry obeah woman bothers him a little.
29th May '16 6:48:20 PM gallium
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* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Two-part episode "Chinatown" involves a gang called The White Dragons that killed some people in a Chinese restaurant. Harris and Dietrich wind up in a hotel room with the only witness, a frightened waiter, trying to get him to tell them what he saw.
29th May '16 6:32:01 PM gallium
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* NoFourthWall: Averted, literally, in "Chinatown" Part 1. For this episode that aired in the eighth and last season, they actually ''built a fourth wall''. The camera cuts from what was the standard shot for the whole run of the series--a shot over Dietrich's shoulder as he questions a civilian--to a reverse shot from behind the suspect that shows a fourth wall behind Dietrich. This is done twice during the interview, and a shot from the perspective of the holding cell also shows a green-painted fourth wall.
24th Apr '16 11:47:40 AM mlsmithca
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* DonutMessWithACop: In the episode "Accusation", a victim calls Barney out on his coffee and donut breakfast.

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In the episode "Accusation", a victim calls Barney out on his coffee and donut breakfast.



** In an earlier episode Dietrich relates statistics about cholesterol and fat as Yemana and Fish defiantly bite into donuts and crullers.

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** In an earlier episode one episode, Dietrich relates statistics about cholesterol and fat as Yemana and Fish defiantly bite into donuts and crullers.
15th Apr '16 2:42:18 PM gallium
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* CrimeAndPunishmentSeries

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* CrimeAndPunishmentSeriesCrimeAndPunishmentSeries: Focusing on one particular part of the crime and punishment process.



** In another episode a burglar had been caught and tried in a makeshift community court (which had been designed for small civil disputes) and had been serving his "sentence" locked up in the basement. He escapes and is picked up by the real cops; he's grateful to be in a real jail.

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** In another episode "People's Court" a burglar had been caught and tried in a makeshift community court (which had been designed for small civil disputes) and had been serving his "sentence" locked up in the basement. He escapes and is picked up by the real cops; he's grateful to be in a real jail.



* SeriesContinuityError: In Season 2 episode "Rain" (Nov. 27, 1975), the leaky roof of the 12th Precinct is blamed on the building being "forty years old", and a maintenance man says the building was built in 1932. In series finale "Landmark" the 12th Precinct is sold to developers when it is discovered to be a historical landmark--UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt had an office there during his time as New York City Police Commissioner (1895-97).

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In Season 2 episode "Rain" (Nov. 27, 1975), the leaky roof of the 12th Precinct is blamed on the building being "forty years old", and a maintenance man says the building was built in 1932. In series finale "Landmark" the 12th Precinct is sold to developers when it is discovered to be a historical landmark--UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt had an office there during his time as New York City Police Commissioner (1895-97).(1895-97).
** In some earlier episodes Barney celebrates Christmas, but in later episodes he's identified as Jewish. See AmbiguouslyJewish above.



* SpringtimeForHitler: In "The Inventor", Harris needs places to put all the profits from ''Blood on the Badge'', and he offers to bankroll an inventor's forever life battery. The inventor sees through this, correctly noting that Harris is looking for the battery to fail so he can claim a write off. The inventor says, "I'll take your money, Sergeant, and my battery will be such a success, I'll push you into the 7% tax bracket!"

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* SpringtimeForHitler: In "The Inventor", Harris needs places to put all the profits from ''Blood on the Badge'', and he offers to bankroll an inventor's forever life battery. The inventor sees through this, correctly noting that Harris is looking for the battery to fail so he can claim a write off. The inventor says, "I'll take your money, Sergeant, and my battery will be such a success, I'll push you into the 7% 70% tax bracket!"
8th Apr '16 7:20:49 AM gallium
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* WritersBlock: A storyline at the beginning of Season 8 has Harris mad at Barney because Barney forced him to miss a meeting with his literary agent. In "The Car" Harris admits that his real problem is a severe case of Writer's Block; he has been unable to write anything since "Blood on the Badge".
4th Apr '16 12:46:50 PM gallium
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* LotteryTicket: Two cases involved winning lottery tickets...in one a man who had the winning numbers attacks a store owner who forgot to register it before the drawing [[note]] this was before computers automatically did so [[/note]] ; and a man who started throwing his winnings out a window to the people below on the street after being driven crazy with guilt from people asking for financial help.

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* LotteryTicket: Two cases involved winning lottery tickets...in one "Advancement" a man who had the winning numbers attacks a store owner who forgot to register it before the drawing [[note]] this was before computers automatically did so [[/note]] ; and a man who started throwing his winnings out a window to the people below on the street after being driven crazy with guilt from people asking for financial help.


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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: In 8th-season premiere "Paternity", Wojo is hit with a paternity suit. He finds out that he's sterile, which gets him off the hook for the paternity suit but actually makes him feel worse.
30th Mar '16 4:56:31 PM gallium
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* {{Uncoffee}}: Wojo tries to come up with a coffee substitute during a drought and uses Dietrich's idea of hot Dr. Pepper.

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* {{Uncoffee}}: Wojo tries to come up with a coffee substitute during a drought and uses Dietrich's idea of hot Dr. Pepper. ("The Rainmaker")



* WriteWhoYouKnow: {{in-universe}} Gets Det. Harris in trouble when his thinly veiled portrait of sleazy attorney Arnold Ripner in his novel isn't veiled enough.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: {{in-universe}} Gets Det. Harris in trouble when his thinly veiled portrait of sleazy attorney Arnold Ripner in his novel isn't veiled enough. This is a multi-episode storyline that ends in "Liquidation" when Harris suffers a devastating court loss and has to cough up $320,000.
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