Barney Miller

Season 2 Episode 15

Happy New Year

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1976 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Liz: It's your last chance for a little scandal in 1975!
      Barney: (in Bela Lugosi accent) Are you trying to ruin my reputation?
      Liz: (in same accent) No, I am trying to give you one!

    • Liz: He's perfect! From the top of his head to the tip of his nose!
      Wojo: The kid ain't too bad, either.

    • Jackson: A shame you had to get me so early. New Year's Eve is my biggest night of the year.
      Barney: Ours, too.
      Jackson: It's getting tougher to make a buck in this city. We don't get the World Series anymore, all the good fights are comin' from Africa.
      Chano: You should do better with the Bicentennial. And don't forget, the Democratic convention is coming up!
      Jackson: Well, that's all on the come. What do I do in the meantime?

    • Crowley: (taking the arrest complaint to the man who picked his pocket) Read this for me, will ya? I can't see without my glasses.
      Jackson: It's your standard felony complaint 155-34. It ought to get me about 1 to 5. With good behavior I should back on the streets in '77. A little more resentful towards society. With a little less faith in the capacity of human beings to forgive.
      Crowley: Hey, wait a minute. I didn't steal your wallet. You stole mine.
      Jackson: Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord..
      Crowley: The Lord gots nothing to do with this. The Lord didn't walk into that bar and steal my wallet.
      Jackson: You got a chance here to teach a person a great moral lesson. You know what? Get lost.

    • Barney: (trying to calm the Spanish speaking Miss Rodriguez who is about to give birth, to Chano) Tell her that this is my wife and she's already had two children herself.
      Miss Rodriguez: A qui?! (Here?!)

    • Barney: (on the phone) I beg your pardon?... No, it's not against the law between consenting adults. If it's- Hello? Hello?

    • Jackson: Careful with my hands. My fingers are my life.
      Harris: Pianist?
      Chano: Pickpocket.

  • Notes

    • This is the first of John Dullaghan's five unrelated roles in the series. In Season 6 he will take on the recurring role of Ray the vagrant.

    • The uncredited pair of actors appearing as a team of paramedics in this episode previously appeared as a duo of orderlies from Bellevue in the episode "Discovery".

  • Allusions