This is the sixth of Florence Halop's six, unrelated appearances on Barney Miller. She can also be seen in season two's "Massage Parlor," season three's "Bus Stop," season four's "Inauguration," season seven's "Field Associate," and season eight's "Stress Analyzer."
Wojo: I finished processing the Cherry Sisters...
The Cherry Sisters were an extermely popular though notoriously awful singing act who became one of Vaudeville's most famousheadliners at the turn of the century.
Dietrich: I found this stuff in Dizzy Dean's office.
Jerome "Dizzy" Dean (1910-1074) was anMajor League pitcher who played with St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Browns in the 30's and 40's. A much admired hurler, he was also celebrated for his scewball personality and comic antics.
Dietrich: So what are we going to do with Lucy and Ethel?
Dietrich refers to Wilma and Estelle as Lucy and Ethel, namely Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz played by Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance on the TV classic I Love Lucy (1951-1957). The two women were close friends best known for the wacky hi-jinks they would unmeaningly get themselves into.