Barney Miller

Block Party

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 2/12/76
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  • Episode Description
  • Wentworth is furious when Lt. Scanlon denies her any credit for the bust of an assassin at a block party.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hal Linden

    Capt. Barney Miller

  • Abe Vigoda

    Det. Sgt. Phil Fish

  • Ron Glass

    Det. Ron Harris

  • Jack Soo

    Det. Nick Yemana

  • Gregory Sierra

    Det Chano Amangual

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Mr. Burgess: (complaining about having to wait to apply for a gun permit) What am I supposed to do? I mean, what if I get held up in the meantime? Chano: Okay, Mr. Burgess, okay, I'm gonna tell you what to do. As a matter of fact, I'm gonna give you a demonstration. Now you take your finger, point it at me, and say "Stick 'em up." (Burgess hesitates) Come on. Mr. Burgess: Stick 'em up. Chano: See, here's what you do if you're smart. Here, take this. There's my wallet, there's my keys, huh? There's my comb. See? You understand? That's how you fool them, Mr. Burgess, huh? Because nothing you give them is worth much anyway, right? So, he gets nothing, and you live to buy more junk until the next idiot comes along and says, "Stick 'em up." But the fewer guns there are out there, Mr. Burgess, the less guys there will be to come around and say, "Stick 'em up." And someday (praying in Spanish) your junk will be safe! (takes his belongings back) In the meantime, get out of here. Mr. Burgess: I'm going to move someplace where the police have everything under control. Chano: Yeah? All right, go to Miami and turn left to Havana!

    • Hurley: Let me ask you one thing. What's wrong with the human body? Fish: You're asking the wrong person.

    • (Fish has brought Hurley, who was caught naked in a laundromat) Hurley: I s'pose you guys never take your clothes off. Barney: Not in a laundromat. Fish: Or with the lights on.

    Notes (1)

    • This is the first appearance of George Murdock in the role of Lt. Scanlon. Although in this episode he is posted to the 33rd Precinct, in later episode he appears as an agent of Internal Affairs constantly trying to bust members for Barney's squad for wrongdoing.

    Trivia (1)

    • Wentworth claims she ripped the knee of her stockings while taking down the shooter but Linda Lavin appears barelegged through out the episode.

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