Barney Miller (1975–1982)

The Dentist (27 Dec. 1979)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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A detective goes undercover to trap a dentist with instruments that seem to go missing. One man's hands are a nuisance to others and a musical instrument to himself.


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22 June 2014 | kevinolzak
| Jenny O'Hara and Oliver Clark
"The Dentist" casts Estelle Omens (second of two) as a dental patient claiming to have been fondled by a doctor who came highly recommended by a friend for doing "wonderful work...I just assumed she was talking about dentistry!" (Dietrich: "oral hijinks!"). Jenny O'Hara (second of two) plays police officer Holly Scofield, who goes undercover as a patient to try to catch the suspect 'in the act,' her vanity disappointed that he never touched her inappropriately (down in the mouth, as it were). Dr. Richard P. Gesslin (Oliver Clark, fourth of six) gets caught red handed with his next patient, soothing Holly's ruffled feathers by confessing that he never touches a woman on the first appointment! (Holly: "you had your chance pervert!"). Arthur Malet (first of two) plays musician Henry Creighton, whose abilities are not greatly appreciated, as he plays popular tunes by pressing his hands together. Wojo begins to admire Creighton's unusual gift, even going so far as to practice in front of Barney! As for Harris, he's upset with the garish, gory cover for his yet to be published "Blood on the Badge" ("the title is hemorrhaging all over my name!").

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