Barney Miller (1975–1982)

Inquisition (13 Sep. 1979)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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Lieutenant Scanlon investigates an anonymous letter that identifies a member of the precinct as a homosexual. An angry shopper destroys to an elevator's MUZAK machine.


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8 June 2014 | kevinolzak
| Sixth season opener
"Inquisition" marked the sixth season opener, featuring George Murdock in his fifth of 12 appearances as Lt. Ben Scanlon from Internal Affairs, this time investigating an anonymous unsigned confession from someone at the 12th Precinct, revealing himself to be homosexual. Scanlon interviews the entire squad room, hoping to discover if the incident is "widespread, or just some isolated pervert!" Barney is made aware of just who the culprit is, but insists that he remain anonymous (Scanlon: "I want to hear that from him!"). David Darlow (second of two) plays a burglar who struck at an adult bookstore, railing against 'filthy' merchandise he can't hock. Peter Jurasik (second of two) plays George Alsop, campaigning against department store elevator music, which he insists are planting subliminal messages intended for mind control. Norman Bartold (second of five) plays Jack Corwin, from Automated Moods Inc., casually humming "The Sound of Music" as he goes about his business, deciding not to press charges against Alsop because his company wants to keep a lid on their 'subliminal' practices. Dino Natali makes his third of five appearances as Officer Zatelli.

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