Barney Miller (TV Series 1975–1982) Poster



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Fish (1977) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Rhoda: Kiss Your Epaulets Goodbye (1975) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name by one of the police detectives.
Battle of the Network Stars (1976) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Hollywood Bingo
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Muhammed Ali/Peter Falk/Steve Landesberg/Carl Sagan (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Steve Landesberg
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Tony Curtis/Steve Landesberg/Bess Armstrong/Merie Earle (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Steve Landesberg
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Steve Landesberg/Gore Vidal (1980) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Steve Landesberg
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Raquel Welch/Carl Reiner (1980) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny Carson as he and Carl Reiner discuss classic comedy series
The Muppet Show: Hal Linden (1980) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kermit in introducing guest star Hal Linden
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Suzanne Pleshette/Dick Cavett (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as Dick Cavett refers to a TV character with the initials B.M.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Harvey Korman/Jane Pauley/Ronn Lucas (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Carnac segment
Saturday Night Live: The Smothers Brothers/Laura Branigan (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during "Broken TV" sketch.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Suzanne Pleshette/Michael Davis/Ed Begley Jr. (1984) (TV Episode)
Johnny notes that most of the cast were relative unknowns
Jeopardy!: Episode #1.4 (1984) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $300 clue in the category "By the Numbers"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Hal Linden/Tim Conway (1986) (TV Episode)
Hal Linden comments on his former series
Deep Space (1988)
In the beginning of the film a woman calls the police station looking for Det. McLemore (Napier). The sergeant at the desk answers the phone identifying himself as "Sgt. Yemana". Det. Sgt. Yemana was famously played by Jack Soo in Barney Miller (1975-1982) also starring Ron Glass, who is McLemore's partner.
The Wacky World of X-Rated Bloopers (1989) (Video)
'How come we don't get to watch Barney Miller?'
Never Leave Nevada (1990)
A character mentions the show is playing on mute on a TV in the whorehouse.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: First Spaceship on Venus (1990) (TV Episode)
mentioned when Abe Vigoda is found
Married... with Children: If I Could See Me Now (1991) (TV Episode)
When Al accidently calls a fish store because he can't read the real number on TV he says: "'Fish' was a spin-off on 'Barney Miller'".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "That Barney Miller!"
WWE Raw: The Case of the Two Undertakers (1994) (TV Episode)
Barney Miller is one of the detectives that Randy Savage says should investigate "The Case of the Two Undertakers".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Crow: When Abe Vigoda left Barney Miller to star on Fish, I never got over that.
Weird Science: Grumpy Old Genie (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary refers to Abe Vigoda as "TV's beloved Fish."
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Theme from Barney Miller is one of the songs featured on Tito Jackson's "I Gotta Eat, Too".
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
The television series is mentioned in one of the questions.
The Waiter (1997)
Fantasy Island: Superfriends (1998) (TV Episode)
Gina's friend notices a man who reminds him of Magnum but Gina says he reminds her of Barney Miller.
SiN (1998) (Video Game)
One of the bank robbers' lines is 'Who are you suppose to be, Barney Miller?'
SiN: Wages of Sin (1999) (Video Game)
One of Blade's one liners is 'I'm a regular Barney Miller.'
The Nanny: California, Here We Come (1999) (TV Episode)
C.C. describes a sitcom plot much like the show, stated to a character played by actor Hal Linden.
Hit and Runway (1999)
Joey keeps a picture of Barney Miller in his acting portfolio, and explains to Elliott that he has it because he has a thing for Jewish men.
Jeopardy!: Episode #16.127 (2000) (TV Episode)
Correct response in $1000 clue in "Classic TV Episodes" category
The Daily Show: Jesse L. Martin (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during interview with Jesse L. Martin.
Saturday Night Live: Kate Hudson/Radiohead (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned on the Actor's Studio
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Jeopardy!: Episode #20.61 (2003) (TV Episode)
Correct response in $1000 clue in "Classic Sitcom Episodes" category
Stargate SG-1: Chimera (2004) (TV Episode)
Pete initially lies to Sam by telling her that he became a cop because he loved shows like Adam-12 (1968), Starsky and Hutch (1975) and Barney Miller (1975) as a kid.
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Dennis Farina says this was the best tv show about policemen in his opinion.
Scrubs: My Choosiest Choice of All (2004) (TV Episode)
J.D. says that the happiest day of his life was when "Barney Miller" came out on DVD.
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
Detectives Miller & Fish in Brickstown.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 (2004) (Video)
Referenced in Inside the Actor's studio
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the shows Mork & Mindy was up against
Saturday Night Live: Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during 'old friends' sketch.
Lake Placid 2 (2007) (TV Movie)
Cloris Leachman's character mentions the show.
TV Land Confidential: Locations (2007) (TV Episode)
publicity still
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.61 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $300 question
Castle: Always Buy Retail (2009) (TV Episode)
The police station belongs to the 12th precinct, the same as Barney Miller.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.194 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "'70s Sitcoms"
Supernatural: Death's Door (2011) (TV Episode)
The Reaper tells Bobby "Most men like you die of liver disease, watching Barney Miller reruns."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mickey asks if a cop is "that guy from Barney Miller" and Linkara wonders which one she is referring to.
Rizzoli & Isles: Welcome to the Dollhouse (2012) (TV Episode)
Korsak names the dog Barney Miller.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Hotwives of Las Vegas: You Make Me Wanna Drought (2015) (TV Episode)
Callie says that she writes "Barney Miller" fan fiction.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson/Edward Burns/Sam Hunt (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Edward Burns mention that they both love the series, and Burns says that his upcoming series Public Morals (2015) used the production design of the squad room as a model
You Me Her: Niece Jackie (2016) (TV Episode)
Shaun calls Andy "Barney Miller".
The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) (TV Episode)
"Was this Sherman's audition for a remake of Barney Miller?"
Luke Cage: Code of the Streets (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Detective Scarfe.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017) (Video Game)
Line "How about a nice slice of fish... or Wojo?"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Christoph Waltz/Beanie Feldstein/Cardi B/Erykah Badu (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Hashtags segment
The Chronic Rift: Some Things to Think About (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in television review
Ghosted: The Wire (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the shows Leroy has finished watching
Svengoolie: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Svengoolie; images shown.
Corner Gas Animated: Hedge Your Debts (2019) (TV Episode)
When Karen and Davis set up shop in The Ruby, Lacey says "The energy in this booth is like Dragnet, Hill Street Blues, and Barney Miller rolled into one."
Toon in with Me: Fun with Phobias (2021) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mr. Quizzer while explaining his debilitating fear of Abe Vigoda.
Harmontown: Harmontown at Lago (2013) (TV Episode)

Featured in 

The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1976) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1977) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1981) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Laugh? I Thought I'd Die! (1999) (Video)
clip shown
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1978 (2006) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1978 episode, even though it originally aired in 1975.
You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story (2009)
Jack Soo as Detective Yemana
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
A clip is featured.
TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time (2013) (TV Special)
"Barney Miller" is #46.
Disclosure (2020)
Clips shown
History of the Sitcom: Working for Laughs (2021) (TV Episode)
Clips shown, series discussed.

Spoofed in 

Joys! (1976) (TV Special)
Hey! There's Naked Bodies on My TV! (1979)
The "Bernie Milner" segment is a parody of this show.

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