Barney Miller

Season 2 Episode 12

Fish

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 04, 1975 on ABC
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A glimpse at Detective Fish's home life ensues when the detective is forced to go on restricted duty.

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    Hal Linden

    Hal Linden

    Capt. Barney Miller

    Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda

    Det. Sgt. Phil Fish

    Ron Glass

    Ron Glass

    Det. Ron Harris

    Jack Soo

    Jack Soo

    Det. Nick Yemana

    Gregory Sierra

    Gregory Sierra

    Det Chano Amangual

    Max Gail

    Max Gail

    Det. Stan Wojciehowicz

    Doris Belack

    Doris Belack

    Bernice Fish

    Guest Star

    Steve Landesberg

    Steve Landesberg

    Sgt. Arthur Dietrich

    Guest Star

    Emily Levine

    Emily Levine

    Beverly Fish

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • This is the only episode in the series in which both Chano and Dietrich appear.

      • This episode was a back door pilot for a proposed spin-off show to star Fish and his life at home. Fish received his own series in 1977, although it was slightly different from the original concept saddling the character with a bunch of delinquent kids when Fish's home became a group home.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Yemana: How many guys they lay off at the 3-3?
        Dietrich: Oh, there was about 26 uniforms and 9 detectives.
        Fish: What about the older cops? The better cops?
        Dietrich: Well, I'm afraid we've lost some of the older cops. But then we lost some of the better ones, too.

      • Fish: Look, you can't stop the years from passing by. There comes a time when changes have to be made. Someone younger and stronger comes along to fill your shoes and a person has to gracefully step aside. Well, I'm not willing to do that. The way I figure, I'm worth more on restricted duty than all of you put together on full time. Good night, gentlemen.

      • Biff: I wanna talk to Miss Fish about why I'm giving up my sex education classes.
        Dietrich: What's the matter, too much homework?
        Biff: No, I'm just losing interest in everything else.

      • Dietrich: I thought about being an actor though. In college I was Nick the bartender in The Time of Your Life. You know the play?
        Biff: Yeah. William Saroyan.
        Dietrich: That's right. Well, anyway it was opening night, it was a rainy night and hardly anybody showed up. So around like the second act everybody got bored and a couple years later I became a cop.

      • (talking about Fish)
        Bernice
        : He went to the park. He always goes there when he quits. He feeds the pigeons.
        Dietrich: I can't imagine him feeding pigeons.
        Bernice: Well, actually he buys day old bread and throws it at them.

      • Chano: I'll tell you, I can't understand it. The greatest city in the world and we're going broke.
        Yemana: It's the off-track betting. The losers are all in New York and the winners are all in New Jersey.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Bernice: He sounds just like Gregory Peck!


        One of the most admired actors in Hollywood, Gregory Peck (1916-2003) had a career that stretched from the 1940's to the '70's. Among his screen successes were Roman Holiday (1953), The Guns of Navarone (1961), On the Beach (1959), The Boys from Brazil (1978)and the classic To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

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