A monthly look at the antics of the 12th Precinct and the world of Captain Barney Miller. Co-Hosted by Chris Stachiw (The Kulturecast) and Mike White (The Projection Booth).
Life & Times of Cpt. Barney Miller: The Recluse / Noninvolvement / Power Failure
On this episode of The Life & Times of Captain Barney Miller podcast we discuss three middling episodes from the middle of the third season. In The Recluse a NYC hermit, Mr. Unger (Ivor Francis), is basically killed by the men of the 12th Precinct without consequence. In Noninvolvement, Wojo arrests a man who wouldn't come to his aid when chasing down a mugger. And, in Power Failure, it's lights off at the 12th Precinct.
Life & Times of Cpt. Barney Miller: Bus Stop / The Election / Werewolf
We discuss Bus Stop, The Election, and Werewolf -- three pretty solid episodes of Barney Miller.
Life & Times of Cpt. Barney Miller: Evacuation / Quarantine
On this episode, Chris and Mike kick off Season 3 of Barney Miller with a look at the episodes Evacuation and our first two-part episode, Quarantine. The first deals with paranoia at the 12th Precinct while the other has the entire building shut down with a potential outbreak of smallpox. The fellas have to lock down and quarantine for an entire night. Just one night. Must be nice, right?
Life & Times of Cpt. Barney Miller: Massage Parlor / The Psychiatrist / The Kid / The Mole
We're wrapping up Season 2 of Barney Miller with a look at four episodes: Massage Parlor, The Psychiatrist. The Kid. and The Mole. We see the end of Sgt. Wentworth (Linda Lavin), the departure of Chano (Gregory Sierra), the addition of Ron Carey -- playing a cat burglar known as The Mole -- and Barney's broken foot.
Life & Times of Cpt. Barney Miller: Sniper / Fear of Flying / Block Party
On this episode we discuss Sniper, Fear of Flying, and Block Party. We see the introduction of Lt. Scanlon and one of the final appearances by Detective Wentworth (Linda Lavin).
Life & Times of Cpt. Barney Miller: Hot Dogs / Protection / Happy New Year
We're wrapping up 1975 with an episode about two lady cops working outside of their bailiwick, Ray Sharkey being afraid of "the organization", and a baby being delivered in the 12th Precinct on an all new THE LIFE & TIMES OF CAPTAIN BARNEY MILLER. Also, this is the last time we'll see Barbara Barrie for a long time.
A great overview of a great show
I loved Mike and Chris' predecessor podcast, The Kolchak Tapes, and had to join in for this new venture.
Really enjoying the format on this, and hoping they'll take a side trip to cover the Fish spin off.
BTW, Mike--the Beach Bums were the band after the Juicy Fruits!
Mike and Chris unearth Barney Miller, a 70s situational comedy set at a New York police station. I was a fan of their earlier podcast on Kolchak The Night Stalker, their humor and insight on 70s TV is always welcome.
Begs the question- will Mike and Chris cover the show Fish?