Barney Miller

Protection

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 12/18/75
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  • Episode Description
  • The citizenry is in a panic amidst the rumors that the 12th Precinct is being shut down; a repentant hood can't prove that he committed a crime.

  • 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 (6)

    • Wojo: You guys can just laugh and joke all you want, but there are people out there and they still depend on us. And they need us. And I don't care if they close this place down or not. I'm not ready to turn this city over to a bunch of hoddlums and rip-off artists! (dramatic exit)
      Yemana: So that's the Scarlet Pimpernel.

    • Barney: It can't get any worse. Let's try and make it a little better while we still have the time.
      Yemana : That's what they said to the maids on the Titanic.

    • Salas: I took 62 bucks from you, and I've hit your place twice before. Mr. Cotterman: (to Barney) See? A cardinal rule of business-Give them what they want, they keep coming back.

    • Barney: You look as though you have something on your mind. Would you like to come into the office and discuss it privately? Luger: Oh no, no. That won't be necessary, Barney. I always felt that I could talk openly and honestly in front of the men. Unless, of course, something happened that might cause unnecessary anguish or concern. Barney: Good. Luger: Could we talk in your office, Barney?

    • (Chano and Harris have been taking the mood in the neighborhood) Harris: Oh, man, I tell you it's really a trip. You can feel it out there. You can feel it in the air. Chano: He means besides the smoke and the soot and the grease. Harris: Now, come on, man. I'm talking about tension: fear, foreboding, uncertainty. Yemana: Didn't you go out of the building?

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    Notes (2)

    • This is the first of Ralph Manza's three, unrelated roles on Barney Miller. He can also be seen in a recurring role starting in season three's "Community Relations" and season five's "Kidnapping."

    • This is the second of Ray Sharkey's two, unrelated appearances on Barney Miller. He can also be seen in season one's "Experience."

    Allusions (2)

    • Don Corleone

      Raking his memory for past crime lords, the aged Anthony Barelli comes up with the name Don Corleone. The title character in Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather (1972) and played by Oscar winner Marlon Brando, the fictional Don Vito Corleone was the head of one the most powerful criminal organizations in the 1940's.

    • Yemana: So that's the Scarlet Pimpernel.

      The dashing and heroic Scarlet Pimpernel was the creation of Baroness Emmuska Orczy. The secret identity of the foppish Sir Percy Blakeny, the Pimpernel was a swashbuckling defender of justice who made it his life's work to save innocents from France's Reign of Terror.

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