Barney Miller

Season 1 Episode 13

The Hero

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 01, 1975 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Despite Barney's story about the Sperm Whale being the largest mammal alive, the Blue Whale is actually biggest animal that has ever existed.

  • Quotes

    • Mayflower: Say, man, since when is it a crime to come to the defense of a lady and try and protect her honor? Since when?
      Harris: When you push her trick out of a second-story window.

    • Fish: (on the phone to Mona) Now, I'm going to give you some advice. Next time call Madison 8-5642. (hangs up)
      Barney: That's the Fire Department!
      Fish: She's in heat, isn't she?

    • Barney: Nick, where do we keep the office supply vouchers?
      Yemana: Look in the file under O. Or S. Or V. If not, then M, for miscellaneous. And if you don't find it in M, they're lost.
      Barney: Then I look under L?
      Yemana: Good a place as any.

    • Barney: Did you ever wonder why the sperm whale, which is the largest mammal on the face of the earth, has a throat about that size? (forms a circle with his thumb and fingers)
      Chano: Yeah. You know, I always did wonder. Why is that?
      Barney: Because that's the way it is. And there ain't anything you can do about it.

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