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Barney Miller
Posted by: wurm
Date: April 17, 2009 11:36PM
What a great show. I just spent a couple of hours watching a bunch of old episodes on Hulu. Great cast. Great writing. I remember a period of time when I'd get home from work every evening and sit down to dinner with MASH, Bob Newhart and Barney Miller. Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half to unwind.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 17, 2009 11:54PM
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 17, 2009 11:55PM
Ah, the good old days, years before the comedy stream dried up.
Many attribute the depletion of the comedy supply to the wasteful early 70s. I mean, did we really need 6 spinoffs of every successful sitcom?




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Lee3
Date: April 17, 2009 11:56PM
I sometimes think about the episode where someone washed the years of gunk out of the coffee pot and Nick Yamana was all put out. The marijuana brownies was the best one. I didn't know the show had an 8 year run and Fish is still alive.

I like Taxi too.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 17, 2009 11:57PM
OK, let's play "Name that Sitcom". No googling.


1) Kiss my Grits!




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 18, 2009 12:02AM
Mel's diner



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 18, 2009 12:02AM
Alice.
Too easy.





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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 18, 2009 12:10AM
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Alice.
Too easy.


2) Bring out your can, here come da' garbage man




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: davester
Date: April 18, 2009 12:57AM
I think that there is only one good show on TV at a time. Recently; it was Battlestar Galactica. Earlier it was Barney Miller. Unfortunately, there have been many years where the TV has been utterly useless. This is why I only watch a couple of hours of TV a week and why those two hours are of only prerecorded (ReplayTV) content. I am completely blown away by the concept that people can actually stand to watch live TV... it seems like torture to me.



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Wailer
Date: April 18, 2009 01:10AM
More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 18, 2009 01:15AM
Andy Griffith=>Mayberry RFD=>Gomer Pyle?




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: April 18, 2009 01:42AM
Those were the days.



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him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: bik
Date: April 18, 2009 02:52AM
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Alice.
Too easy.


2) Bring out your can, here come da' garbage man
Chico and the Man
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 18, 2009 05:51AM
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More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?

All in The Family brought forth:

The Jeffersons (which brought Florence)
Maude (which brought Good Times)
Archie Bunkers Place


So there is one show bringing five more (And I think I missed one)


Next up:
Happy Days gave us Laverne and Shirley (it also lead to Joanie Loves Chachi)

Laverne and Shirley then lead to Mork and Mindy


Finally;
MASH spawned AfterMash and Trapper John MD


all these shows came in the 70's or early 80's



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: April 18, 2009 06:17AM
Pretty sure Mork appeared on Happy Days first.



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 18, 2009 07:00AM
I'm not sure at what point you can say a show spawned another, since they often created the tie-ins artificially to boost interest in the spinoff.




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 18, 2009 07:02AM
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Alice.
Too easy.


2) Bring out your can, here come da' garbage man
Chico and the Man


3) Sit on it.

(I know this had its own thread here, I just can't think of any more that aren't too obvious).




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: April 18, 2009 08:13AM
Happy Days.



I love the Barney Miller theme:

Bum....bada bum..bada bum...bada bingy bingy bingy biddy bum ba


or something like that.



Name the show:

"Ahhhh, Bach."



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 18, 2009 08:31AM
Cheers begat Frasier that begat Frasier?
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Raydog
Date: April 18, 2009 08:39AM
"Ahhh, bach."

MASH

I've been slaked.smile smiley
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 18, 2009 08:55AM
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More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?

Gotta love those wacky 60's sitcoms.

Beverly Hillbillies -> Green Acres -> Petticoat Junction



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 18, 2009 09:00AM
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Wailer
More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?

Gotta love those wacky 60's sitcoms.

Beverly Hillbillies -> Green Acres -> Petticoat Junction

Jeebus I never saw a single episode of any of them. What did I miss?
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 18, 2009 09:09AM
My Mother the Car.





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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: April 18, 2009 09:10AM
Sanford and Son {1972 - 1977} > Sanford Arms > Grady > Sanford
{the spin-offs were lame}

I really enjoyed Night Court {1984 - 1992} !






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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Raydog
Date: April 18, 2009 09:25AM
Green Acres is undoubtably one of the weirdest TV shows of all time.

Arnold the pig, Mr. Kimble.

What were they smoking?
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: davester
Date: April 18, 2009 09:41AM
Most americans don't realize that many US comedies (including several above) were spun off of english BBC shows. All In The Family was a direct copy of Til Death Us Do Part (1965-1975) [en.wikipedia.org] . Similarly, Sanford and Son was a copy of Steptoe and Son (1962-1970). Most people do know that The Office is a copy of The Office.

Of these, I think that All In The Family was the most successful spin off, perhaps because it was the first real US show to break the namby-pambiness of american comedy of the time by introducing real life situations, controversial issues (especially racism) and biting satire that was common on the BBC at the time and totally nonexistent in the US. The others don't quite come up to the level of the BBC programs.



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 18, 2009 09:45AM
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Jeebus I never saw a single episode of any of them. What did I miss?

WTF?!? If you're serious, it's no wonder you turned out the way you did. smiling bouncing smiley



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 18, 2009 09:52AM
Night Court..

In some ways, the Barney Miller of the '80's.



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 18, 2009 10:06AM
Barney Miller has often been called the truest of the police shows.. many a detective said their jobs were far more like Barney miller than any of the action shows (Hawaii Five-O, Streets of San francisco, Columbo, Hill Street Blues, etc..)

now where did this quote come from -- "I know nothing!"



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: April 18, 2009 10:12AM
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Ombligo
now where did this quote come from -- "I know nothing!"

Hogan's Heroes. Talk about a bizarre premise for a sitcom.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: billb
Date: April 18, 2009 11:03AM
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Wailer
More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?

Gotta love those wacky 60's sitcoms.

Beverly Hillbillies -> Green Acres -> Petticoat Junction

Jeebus I never saw a single episode of any of them. What did I miss?

All your formative years, apparently.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 18, 2009 11:24AM
While those years may have influenced billb's social development, I was a fully formed adult helping "good government" Republicans oust entrenched Democrats from local office in Massachusetts.

I didn't watch a lot of TV. The TV I did watch was usually HBO or PBS. I was aspiring to become a snob.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 18, 2009 12:03PM
RgrF, then you better get to "Hulu'ing" it up now.

I absolutely loved "Adam 12" and "Dragnet."

"Love, American Style," "The Odd Couple," "Here Come the Brides," "The Partridge Family," "The Brady Bunch," "Sanford and Son," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons," "All in the Family," "Welcome Back Kotter."

Still can believe how hard I laughed at Kotter. My brain was soaked and steeped on television.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 18, 2009 12:37PM
Now I'm really scraping bottom . . .


Dyn-o-MITE!!


Stifle!!


Sock it to me!


Keep on Trucking!




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 18, 2009 01:25PM
Buffy and Jody.
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: raz
Date: April 18, 2009 01:56PM
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Wailer
More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?
Next up:
Happy Days gave us Laverne and Shirley (it also lead to Joanie Loves Chachi)

Laverne and Shirley then lead to Mork and Mindy
And Happy Days (and Wait Til You Father Gets Home) were both spun off of skits from Love American Style.



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Wailer
Date: April 18, 2009 03:19PM
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Ombligo
Happy Days gave us Laverne and Shirley (it also lead to Joanie Loves Chachi)

Laverne and Shirley then lead to Mork and Mindy

I think Joanie Loves Chachi and Mork and Mindy were both spun off of Happy Days. But Lenny and Squigy spun off of Laverne and Shirley.

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Ombligo
MASH spawned AfterMash and Trapper John MD
Was Trapper John MD a spinoff of Aftermash or a spinoff of MASH?

Also, I think it went: Good Times -> All in the Family -> Flo



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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 18, 2009 03:43PM
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Also, I think it went: Good Times -> All in the Family -> Flo

Not even close.





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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Black
Date: April 18, 2009 05:18PM
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Also, I think it went: Good Times -> All in the Family -> Flo

Not even close.

Agreed-- I think it was All in the Family=>Jeffersons=>Flo?

Some truly horrible shows being dug up by this thread . . .




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 18, 2009 06:39PM
I'm also a big Barney Miller fan.

Can't believe no one has mentioned

The Mary Tyler Moore Show > Rhoda / Phyllis / Lou Grant

I have MTM in my NF queue. It is pretty hilarious. Season 3 slows down a bit on the laughs thus far, though. MTM is also on Hulu (limited eps).
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 18, 2009 09:55PM
The marijuana brownies was the best one.

Agreed. I'd love to see that one again. Mooshy, mooshy, mooshy…
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 19, 2009 11:30AM
It was All in the Family > The Jeffersons > Checking In, and Alice > Flo.

Flo was a waitress, Florence was a maid who left the the Jeffersons for for a very short while.




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: vicrock
Date: April 19, 2009 06:01PM
Other oldies but goodies


WKRP in Cincinnati
Hot L Baltimore
Welcome Back Kotter
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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: DavidS
Date: April 19, 2009 09:02PM
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Ombligo
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More Trivia:

What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?


Finally;
MASH spawned AfterMash and Trapper John MD


all these shows came in the 70's or early 80's

Trapper John MD was actually a spinoff of the movie M*A*S*H, not the tv show or AfterMASH. The character of Trapper left M*A*S*H partway through the series.


M*A*S*H also almost spun off W*A*L*T*E*R about Radar, but it was not picked up by CBS. The pilot was only aired once.
[en.wikipedia.org]




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Re: Barney Miller
Posted by: Cary
Date: April 20, 2009 12:50PM
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What show (or shows) have had a spin-off that was so successful that it spun another show off from it?
Next up:
Happy Days gave us Laverne and Shirley (it also lead to Joanie Loves Chachi)

Laverne and Shirley then lead to Mork and Mindy
And Happy Days (and Wait Til You Father Gets Home) were both spun off of skits from Love American Style.

I don't think Happy Days was a Love, American Style spinoff, it was a sitcom version of American Graffiti, the movie...

Cary
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