Sgt. Fish

Abe Vigoda was perfect as Sgt. Phil Fish, usually just known as Fish. As the roof of the squad-room accumulates rainwater, Fish, on his way to the bathroom says, “You’d be surprised how much water an old structure can hold.” Typical dry humor of Sgt. Fish. Of Barney Miller’s eight seasons, Fish was a regular … More Sgt. Fish

Barney Miller

There are a handful of situation comedies that stand as creative and intelligent landmarks of television. The eight seasons of Barney Miller stand as one of those programs. What set it apart? A great cast, but it was the writing. Television is no different than any medium, it starts with writing. The series was created … More Barney Miller