Season 1 Episode 10 "The Guest"

The Precinct reluctantly guards a Mafia witness. Chano uses his fellow officers' cash reserve to set up a narcotics buy.
Sinverguenza is Spanish for scoundrel.
RAP, as in RAP sheet, is short for Record of Arrest and Prosecution.

Season 1 Episode 9 "Vigilante"

Inspector Luger visits Barney to complain that the public doesn't dislike his men enough. Wojo arrests a cross-dressing teamster. A neighborhood vigilante is "over the hill."
James Gregory makes his first appearance as Inspector Frank Luger.
After Inspector Luger asks Barney for some Ovaltine, he starts humming the theme to the old radio serial, "Little Orphan Annie", which was sponsored by Ovaltine.
Just outside the squad room's door is a staircase railing. During the show's entire run, this is one of only two episodes where someone - in this case Inspector Lugar - walks around the railing as if to use the stairs.

Season 1 Episode 8 "Ms. Cop"

An overeager female officer disrupts the all-male squad. Chano arrests an obscene phone caller.
This is the only episode that Max Gail (Sgt. Stan Wojohowitz) did not appear in. Hal Linden (Cpt. Barney Miller) appeared in every episode of the eight seasons it was on, a total of 171.
The 10-30 radio call is an armed robbery in progress.
Wentworth said Wojciehowicz and Harris have been assigned to Narcotics and will not be back till the end of the week.
Linda Lavin would appear a total of 5 times as Det. Wentworth . She would then go on to star in her own very successful sitcom, 'Alice'.
When Fish gives Wentworth her lipstick, Fish says he knew it was hers because "none of us is left-handed." Actually, Barney is left-handed.

Season 1 Episode 7 "Bureaucrat"

Among others, the 12th hosts a drunken bureaucrat and the 12-year-old who robbed Chano's apartment. Wojo forces the precinct's favorite deli closed for minor health code infractions.

Season 1 Episode 6 "Stakeout"

Nosy neighbors interfere with a stakeout operation.
The first appearance of Florence Stanley as Bernice.
Vic Tayback plays the landlord. During the first and second season, Linda Lavin makes appearances as Det. Janice Wentworth, but left to star in Alice (1976) on CBS, which had Tayback as her co-star.
Contains the scene used for Max Gail in the first season's opening credits.
Mrs. Stavochek brings the policemen an avocado green coffee pot for their use. Avocado green and harvest gold were the fad colors for appliances at the time.

Season 1 Episode 5 "The Courtesans"

Wojo reveals his hatred for prostitutes but ends up falling for one. Rachel wants her own apartment.
At the time of airing, the ABC network had drawn unimpressive ratings in Barney Miller's Thursdays at 8:00 P.M. time slot since at least the 1970-1971 season. According to producer Danny Arnold (in multiple interviews), the share of homes with televisions turned in to the show rose by 4 points. This was sufficient to bring renewal for the 1975-1976 season.
The episode title "The Courtesans" refers to the women working as prostitutes. The term courtesan has become a euphemism to designate a comforter, escort, mistress or a prostitute, especially one of dignified etiquette who attracts wealthy, powerful, or influential clients.

Season 1 Episode 4 "Graft"

Barney's friend is assigned to investigate allegations of corruption in the 12th precinct. Chano pursues an obscene phone caller.
"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." was a question posed by Niccolò Machiavelli a Renaissance thinker and writer
One of only a few episodes that showed scenes outside of the squad room.
Machen das Leben is German for "make life" or "making a living"
The quote "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" is attributable to Lord Acton
José Feliciano is a Puerto Rican musician (who's hit "Feliz Navidad" is a perennial Christmas favorite)
Exigent Circumstances is a reasonable exception to enter a suspect's home without a warrant.
Exacta is defined as a bet in which the first two places in a race must be predicted in the correct order.
Jai Alai, is a game which originates from the Basque region of Spain, played in a walled court with a ball and basket-like rackets fastened to the hand.
Aqueduct is a racing track found within the confines of New York City.
American President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said "There is nothing to fear but fear itself".
At one point Fish mocks a type of shoe with the toe higher than the heel, yet in the final scene he is walking funny because he is wearing them. This refers to one of the weirdest fads of the '70s. Kalso Earth Shoes had thick soles at the front and thinner heels at the back. These shoes were ugly, uncomfortable, ergonomically unsound, damaging to your feet and ankles and so insanely popular that demand far exceeded supply. It took about six years for the fad to die.

Season 1 Episode 3 "Snow Job"

The squad guards a department store payroll. A flasher attempts suicide in the bathroom.
"Varsity Drag" is the name of a hit song and a dance routine from the 1920's and was based on the Collegiate dances of that era.
Nanook of the North (1922), is a documentary follows the lives of an Inuit, Nanook, and his family as they travel, search for food, and trade in northern Quebec, Canada. In Inuit religion, Nanook (Inuktitut, literally means "polar bear") was the master of bears, meaning he decided if hunters deserved success in finding and hunting bears and punished violations of taboos.
Pollyanna is someone who has an extremely optimistic view of the world, to the extent that reality is ignored.

Season 1 Episode 2 "Experience"

A bomber targets the 12th Precinct. Fish contemplates retirement.
Noam Pitlik appearing as the bomber in the opening scene would go on to direct more than 100 episodes of "Barney Miller" & win an Emmy in the process.
First appearance of recurring characters Marty Morrison and Arnold Ripner.
Although everybody talks about how old Fish is and Wojo even refers to him as "The Old Geezer", in actuality, Jack Soo who plays Yemana is over 3 years older than Abe Vigoda, who plays Fish.
It had been established in the previous episode that Det. Harris volunteered to work in vice which leads to the reappearance of Det. Wilson in this episode.

Season 1 Episode 1 "Ramon"
Episode aired Jan 23, 1975

When a drug addict holds the precinct hostage, Captain Barney Miller has to talk him out of it.
The opening credit sequence is a shot of Midtown, more specifically, from the West Side Highway. The Empire State Building is in the background, while the ventilation shafts of the Lincoln Tunnel are in the foreground.
First episode taped at ABC Television Center in Hollywood.
Studebaker was a defunct automobile manufacturer by the time the show went on the air.

Director: Mick Jackson
Writers: Thomas Rickman (teleplay), Mitch Albom (based on the book by)
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz

A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.
Last credited film role of Jack Lemmon.
The film is based on a true story.
In Hebrew, Morrie means "my teacher". Morrie plays the role of a teacher both as a professor and as the mentor of the film.

Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: David Mamet, Oscar Fraley (suggested by the book), Eliot Ness (suggested by the book)
Stars: Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone and, because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.
Albert H. Wolff, the last survivor of the real-life Untouchables, was a consultant on this movie, and helped Kevin Costner with his portrayal of Eliot Ness.
An envelope is dropped on the desk of Eliot Ness in one scene. It is assumed to be a bribe, but the amount inside is never revealed. In real life, Al Capone promised Eliot Ness that two $1,000 bills would be on his desk every Monday morning if he turned a blind eye to his bootlegging activities (an enormous amount of money then; more than $30,000 today). Ness refused the bribe, and in later years struggled with money. He died almost broke at the age of fifty-four.
In real life, Al Capone, knowing that killing a Prohibition agent would only lead to more trouble than he or his outfit could handle, actually had a non-violence order to his men concerning the Untouchables. While Capone did repeatedly attempt to buy them off, he never once attempted to kill Eliot Ness or any of his men.
Robert De Niro tracked down Al Capone's original tailors and had them make him some identical clothing for the movie.
Though the patron saints of police are Michael the Archangel and Saint Sebastian, Irish police officers often carried Saint Jude medals, the patron saint of hopeless causes.
Eliot Ness and his role in bringing down Al Capone had been completely forgotten at the time of his death in 1957. No Chicago newspaper carried news of his passing. His heroic reputation only began with the posthumous publication of the Untouchables book he had co-written with Oscar Fraley, and The Untouchables (1959) television series adapted from it.

Season 1 Episode 13 "Follow the Yellow Gold Road" *Season and Series Finale

Street Hawk must deal with over-zealous vigilantes protecting their neighborhood, a team of gold thieves, and power getting cut off of his access to Command Center's computers and Norman's ability to help.

Season 1 Episode 12 "Female of the Species"

Altobelli and an FBI security specialist clash over methods for the safety and protection of the son of one of America's richest families. Meanwhile, a magazine writer tries to use Jesse to get close to the protected celebrity son.

Season 1 Episode 11 "The Arabian"

Extortionists attempt to collect millions of dollars in insurance on a thoroughbred horse. At the same time a beautiful, but cocky private detective complicates Jesse's police work. with the kidnapped horse.

Season 1 Episode 10 "Murder is a Novel Idea"

A 20-year old cold case is re-opened by an author that knows Jesse, but her investigations bring her face to face with a group of murderers intent on keeping the truth behind the murder case a secret.

Season 1 Episode 9 "Hot Target"

Norman reluctantly makes contact with an old flame when he and Jesse discover that her research lab is involved in the development and Black Market sale of powerful attack laser weaponry.

Season 1 Episode 8 "The Unsinkable 453"

The wife of a deposed foreign leader has a soldier of fortune broken out of jail, so that he can help her remove 20 million dollars from a ship. Meanwhile, Rachel formulates a psychological profile on Street Hawk in the hopes of identifying him.

Season 1 Episode 7 "Chinatown Memories"

An old girlfriend of Jesse's asks for his help when her present boyfriend steals a sacred statue called The Ivory Emperor from a Chinese gang called The Tong, which places his secret identity as Street Hawk in jeopardy.

Season 1 Episode 6 "Fire on the Wing"

The warehouse district is targeted by an arsonist who is never seen or leaves clues. At the same time Rachel is offered a job by one of the rich warehouse owners, putting her life in danger.

Season 1 Episode 5 "Dog Eat Dog"

Jesse is sent to ask a singer if she will do a PSA for the department...

Season 1 Episode 4 "Vegas Run"

Jesse and Norman protect a beautiful Las Vegas showgirl who must get to a court house to testify against her mobster boyfriend, but she'll need every weapon at Street Hawk's disposal to make it there alive and in time.
The ending of this episode was filmed on the Universal Studios Courthouse Square set, made famous by the Back to the Future movies and featured in countless other TV shows and films.
At 18:18 Linda refers to Vegas showgirls "passing the pencil test without the help of silicon ". The test is to place a pencil under a woman's breast to determine if the pencil will stay in place or fall.

Season 1 Episode 3 "The Adjuster"

A tough New York City cop is assigned to extradite a small-time embezzler that was captured by Street Hawk, but his brutal behavior is too much for Jesse to tolerate, which makes him suspect that the New York cop isn't what he seems to be.

Season 1 Episode 2 "A Second Self"

An old friend of Jesse's (George Clooney) comes to town and they have fun. But what Jesse doesn't know is that his friend is working for some people who want Street Hawk.
George Clooney screen tested for the role of Jesse Mach. Clooney was creator Robert Wolterstorff's first choice but ABC did not want him.
There is only one actor of color in the cast. Other characters call him Nicky, but he is credited as Keith Damon.

Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot"
Episode aired Jan 4, 1985

Injured motorcycle cop, Jesse Mach, is chosen to test ride a top secret government, ultra-fast attack motorcycle called 'Street Hawk', and is partnered with its creator, Norman Tuttle, to combat urban crime in Los Angeles.


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