History Series / BarneyMiller

9th Feb '18 9:52:20 AM CaptEquinox
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** "Homeless", in Season 8, in which the precinct is overrun by vagrants with nowhere else to go.

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** "Homeless", in Season 8, in which the precinct is overrun by vagrants with nowhere else to go. They were low-income residents of an old hotel, now being demolished to make way for Luxury Condos. These kinds of issues were portrayed often and with great sympathy in the series.
9th Feb '18 8:53:54 AM CaptEquinox
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* Barney's immediate superior Inspector Franklin D. Luger (James Gregory), who does nothing but chew Barney's ear all day and long for the halcyon days of acceptable police brutality.

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* Barney's immediate superior Inspector Franklin D. Luger (James Gregory), who does nothing but chew Barney's ear all day day, get Barney to do his paperwork for him, and long for the halcyon days of acceptable police brutality.
8th Feb '18 4:59:52 PM nombretomado
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Police detectives often cite this as the best cop show ever seen on television. Dennis Farina, who really worked as a policeman before [[NYPDBlue becoming an actor]], says it's the most realistic. In 2014, it was called [[http://www.ibtimes.com/barney-miller-forty-years-later-most-intelligent-literate-us-sitcom-ever-1556406 the most intelligent and literate U.S. sitcom ever made.]] The detectives were made honorary members of the NYPD. The chalkboard roster and Jack Soo's coffee cup now reside in the Smithsonian.

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Police detectives often cite this as the best cop show ever seen on television. Dennis Farina, who really worked as a policeman before [[NYPDBlue [[Series/NYPDBlue becoming an actor]], says it's the most realistic. In 2014, it was called [[http://www.ibtimes.com/barney-miller-forty-years-later-most-intelligent-literate-us-sitcom-ever-1556406 the most intelligent and literate U.S. sitcom ever made.]] The detectives were made honorary members of the NYPD. The chalkboard roster and Jack Soo's coffee cup now reside in the Smithsonian.
3rd Feb '18 9:06:34 PM nombretomado
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A police-themed sitcom airing on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197582, ''Barney Miller'' was considered quite realistic by actual cops, especially in comparison to police dramas at the time. The episodes tended to take place entirely within the bleak, ancient squad room of the (fictional) 12th Precinct in [[NewYorkCityCops New York City]]'s Greenwich Village, as the detectives booked and processed various suspects. Action sequences usually took place off-camera and were described by the detectives as they returned from the scene. What made the show worth watching was [[http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2011/10/barney-miller-inside-look.html the razor-sharp writing]] and the eccentric personalities of the detectives, including:

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A police-themed sitcom airing on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197582, ''Barney Miller'' was considered quite realistic by actual cops, especially in comparison to police dramas at the time. The episodes tended to take place entirely within the bleak, ancient squad room of the (fictional) 12th Precinct in [[NewYorkCityCops [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops New York City]]'s Greenwich Village, as the detectives booked and processed various suspects. Action sequences usually took place off-camera and were described by the detectives as they returned from the scene. What made the show worth watching was [[http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2011/10/barney-miller-inside-look.html the razor-sharp writing]] and the eccentric personalities of the detectives, including:
29th Nov '17 7:18:26 PM eowynjedi
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* {{Corpsing}}: It's not uncommon to see one of the other actors--especially Jack Soo--giggling in the background after a particularly funny interchange. One notable instance is in "Smog" after Wojo's "they lost Fish"[[note]]not dead, just ''lost'' after Fish left the ambulance[[/note]] gaffe. Barney collapses into a chair and hides his face as though recovering from the moment of horror, but a closer look shows that Hal Linden is hiding his laughter.


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* NoLongerWithUs: In "Smog," Fish collapses on a call and is put into an ambulance. They later call Wojo, who reports to Barney that "they lost Fish." Meaning, they ''lost'' him because Fish left on his own.
-->'''Barney:''' For God's sake, Wojo, ''would you choose your words more carefully?!''
15th Nov '17 9:13:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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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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* WriteWhoYouKnow: {{in-universe}} InUniverse 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.
29th Oct '17 3:12:30 AM Brainbin
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* DiagonalBilling: During the show's second season (1975-76), in one of the earliest examples of this on television: Ron Glass and Jack Soo are billed together in the opening titles (having been PromotedToOpeningTitles after season 1), but are billed this way, presumably to indicate their equality. (In subsequent seasons, Glass was billed ahead of Soo.)
** Inverted in season 4, when Steve Landesberg and Ron Carey were ''also'' billed diagonally on the same card, but the "wrong way round" - Landesberg's name was above and to the left of Carey's.
19th Sep '17 9:06:29 AM Mdumas43073
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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 ''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.

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* Detective 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 ''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.
19th Sep '17 9:05:48 AM Mdumas43073
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* Detective Stanley Taddeus "Wojo" Wojciehowicz ("You say it like it's spelled!" or "Spelled just like it sounds!") (Max Gail), who tended to act entirely on his impulses, causing Barney endless headaches. His original uncouth and dense character gradually became more enlightened as the series went on.

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* Detective Stanley Taddeus "Wojo" Wojciehowicz ("You Wojciehowicz[[note]]"You say it like it's spelled!" or "Spelled just like it sounds!") sounds!"[[/note]] (Max Gail), who tended to act entirely on his impulses, causing Barney endless headaches. His original uncouth and dense character gradually became more enlightened as the series went on.
22nd Aug '17 1:58:30 PM jjnonken
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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.)

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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.merit. Barney immediately and apologetically assures her that he has nothing of the sort in mind. (She then says that she ''did'' have opportunities.)
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