The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller

The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller

A monthly look at the antics of the 12th Precinct and the world of Captain Barney Miller. Co-Hosted by Chris Stachiw (The Kulturecast) and Mike White (The Projection Booth).

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November 14, 2021 45 min
We wrapping up Season 3 of Barney Miller with a look at the episodes Asylum, Group Home, and Strike (Parts 1 & 2). We're getting ready to say goodbye to Fish while discussing the Cold War and the state of police budgets in the 1970s.
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On this episode of The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller podcast we discuss cults, sex surrogates, and second jobs as we discuss three episodes from the third season: Abduction, Sex Surrogate, and Moonlighting.
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Writer Richard Hatem joins Mike & Chris to discuss three classic episodes of Barney Miller: Community Relations, The Rand Report, and Fire '77.
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Otto Bruno -- author of an upcoming BearManor Media book about Barney Miller -- joins Mike and Chris to correct their past mistakes and discuss one of the most hilarious episodes of Barney Miller that ever aired -- Hash (the other episodes, Christmas Story and Smog Alert aren't too shabby either).
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On this episode of The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller podcast we discuss three middling episodes from the middle of the third season. In The Recluse a NYC hermit, Mr. Unger (Ivor Francis), is basically killed by the men of the 12th Precinct without consequence. In Noninvolvement, Wojo arrests a man who wouldn't come to his aid when chasing down a mugger. And, in Power Failure, it's lights off at the 12th Preci...
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We discuss Bus Stop, The Election, and Werewolf -- three pretty solid episodes of Barney Miller.
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On this episode, Chris and Mike kick off Season 3 of Barney Miller with a look at the episodes Evacuation and our first two-part episode, Quarantine. The first deals with paranoia at the 12th Precinct while the other has the entire building shut down with a potential outbreak of smallpox. The fellas have to lock down and quarantine for an entire night. Just one night. Must be nice, right?
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We're wrapping up Season 2 of Barney Miller with a look at four episodes: Massage Parlor, The Psychiatrist. The Kid. and The Mole. We see the end of Sgt. Wentworth (Linda Lavin), the departure of Chano (Gregory Sierra), the addition of Ron Carey -- playing a cat burglar known as The Mole -- and Barney's broken foot.
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On this episode we discuss Sniper, Fear of Flying, and Block Party. We see the introduction of Lt. Scanlon and one of the final appearances by Detective Wentworth (Linda Lavin).
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We're wrapping up 1975 with an episode about two lady cops working outside of their bailiwick, Ray Sharkey being afraid of "the organization", and a baby being delivered in the 12th Precinct on an all new THE LIFE & TIMES OF CAPTAIN BARNEY MILLER. Also, this is the last time we'll see Barbara Barrie for a long time.
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On this episode we look at two Bicentennial-themed episodes -- Horse Thief and Rain -- and a peek at Fish's home life in the episode Fish where we're introduced to Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich. We also prematurely discuss the disappearance of Liz Miller.
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On this batch of Barney Miller episodes we get Sgt. Wentworth (Linda Lavin) almost getting romantic with Wojciehowicz, Wojciehowicz having troubles with homosexuality (again), and a pest problem at the 12th Precinct.
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The second season of Barney Miller falls off a bit with three rather mediocre episodes including the tone deaf Heat Wave which uses domestic violence as a punchline.
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We discuss the first three episodes of the second season of Barney Miller -- Doomsday, The Social Worker, and The Layoff. We are introduced to Detective Mike Lovatelli (Art Metrano) the Mr. Poopy Butthole of Barney Miller. We also get a special appearance by Steve Landesberg before he will return as Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich.
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We wrap up the first season of Barney Miller with a look at the last three episodes: The Escape Artist, Hair, The Hero. In The Escape Artist we find Roscoe Lee Browne as a man who cannot be held behind bars. In Hair we see a character modeled after Serpico. And, in The Hero we get an incredible performance from Gregory Sierra. It's a great way to end the first season.
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On the latest episode of The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller we look at three episodes which deal with sexism, transphobia, and homophobia as we discuss Ms. Cop, Vigilante, and The Guest. It's a pretty solid trio of episodes.
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On the third episode of The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller we look at the episodes The Courtesans, Stakeout, and Bureaucrat. It's a mixed bag with Stakeout being the most star-studded as well as the most entertaining.
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On the second episode of The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller we look at three episodes: Experience, Snow Job, and Graft.
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On this premiere episode of The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller, Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss the pilot episode of the show as well as the second pilot (simply called Ramon) which would launch 8 seasons of the beloved TV cop dramedy. We look at some of the re-castings from initial pilot to the proper show as well as make predictions for what might becomes of Barney's wife and kids.
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