Barney Miller (1975–1982)
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Barney is discouraged at being passed over yet again for promotion to the rank of deputy inspector.


Noam Pitlik


Frank Dungan (teleplay by), Jeff Stein (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt
Sydney Lassick ... Victor Carse (as Sidney Lassick)
J.J. Barry ... Fred Bauer
Robert Levine ... Howard Kimbro
Bill Dillard Bill Dillard ... Edward Jennings / Fast Eddie (as William Dillard)


Barney is discouraged at being passed over yet again for promotion to the rank of deputy inspector.

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

8 May 1980 (USA) See more »

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Four D Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Interesting Facts about Microwaves:
  • Transmitters ( "dishes" ) on the roof relay phone calls on microwave frequencies.
  • For over fifteen years,the Russians beamed microwaves into the American Embassy in Moscow, two Ambassadors died of cancer, another had headaches. (According to a published National Institute of Health study, beams of microwaves from Soviet sources aimed at the US embassy building in Moscow were detected since 1953; Whether it caused actual harm is another matter entirely)
  • Microwave equipment is designed for maximum safety.
  • TV stations, Hospitals, Police, also utilize microwave frequencies.
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Wojo, while looking out the window at the fog says: "looking at the fog dropping down the air shaft". Only the fog he looking at is moving in an upward direction. Probably because the smoke machine creating that "fog" is below the window. And since it's smoke, not fog. It tends to move in an upward direction. See more »


Capt. Barney Miller: Look, believe me, the promotion really doesn't matter. If I never make Deputy Inspector, I can live with it. It really doesn't matter. That's the problem, don't you see, its becoming harder and harder to keep a sense of purpose around here. I mean, we bring people in, we ship them out, nothing changes.
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The sixth season concludes with a pity party
5 July 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Fog" closed out the sixth season on a quiet note, as Barney laments not being promoted to deputy inspector, his squad room staff trying to soften the blow by sharing blame- Harris' book made few friends, Wojo's always getting into trouble, and then there was Dietrich's arrest ("I buried him!"). A street musician (William Dillard) is arrested for assaulting a string quartet from Juilliard because they were playing his corner. Sydney Lassick (second of two) plays Victor Carse, who uses a sledgehammer to knock out a satellite dish from the phone company, believing those microwaves can destroy the senses and boil our blood. J. J. Barry plays Fred Bauer, brought in for breaking an alarm at a Christian Science reading room. Turns out, he got lost in the dense fog and entered the wrong building!

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