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CTHE Press Release: "Barney Miller - The Complete First Season"


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 17 2003 - 09:49 PM

Classic Award-Winning '70s TV Cop Comedy
Starring Emmy Award Nominees Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda

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BARNEY MILLER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
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Featuring 13 Hilarious Episodes in a Collectible Two-Disc Set
Available for the First Time on DVD January 20
* * * *
* * * * Culver City, CA (November 17, 2003) - Solving crimes has never been funnier than
with the award-winning classic TV sitcom, Barney Miller, starring legendary TV veterans and
multiple Emmy Award nominees Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda. *Available January 20 from
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, BARNEY MILLER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
contains all 13 original episodes that aired in the first season (1975). *One of the groundbreaking
and wittiest sitcoms, BARNEY MILLER:THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON will be available for
the first time on a special two-disc DVD set priced to own at $29.95 SLP.

Critics and fans alike consider Barney Miller to be one of the best and funniest police
series ever made. *With intelligent writing and a racially diverse cast that preceded the trend,
Barney Miller produced one of TV's most irresistible squads. *With most scenes set in one dingy
room at the station house of New York City's 12th Precinct, the show's success was largely based
on sharp dialogue, a revolving door of colorful guest stars in the form of Greenwich Village's
eccentric inhabitants and the interplay between the well-developed regular characters. *

Barney Miller (Hal Linden) the precinct's mild-mannered captain and compassionate
family man, tactfully commands his crew of inner-city detectives and somehow manages to
maintain order over this diverse group. *The series co-starred Abe Vigoda, Barbara Barrie, John
Soo, Max Gail, Ron Glass, plus featured guest appearances during the first season from several
classic '70s TV stars including Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Marla Gibbs and Todd Bridges,
among others.

During its seven year run on ABC, Barney Miller was awarded three Emmy Awards
including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing, plus two Golden Globe Awards
and a Director's Guild of America Award. *Also of note, Hal Linden was honored with an Emmy
Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for all seven seasons the
show was on air.

BARNEY MILLER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD release contains the
following episodes:

Ramon
Capt. Barney Miller's wife, Elizabeth, tries to talk him into quitting his job and moving to a
quieter, more rural area to start a chicken ranch. *Meanwhile at the police station, a teenage drug
addict, Ramon, gets Fish's gun and is holding the squad at bay.

Experience
Barney has to talk Fish out of early retirement while investigating a bomber who is blowing up
public buildings.

Snow Job
An exhibitionist in a snowstorm, an armored-car drivers' strike and no heat create chaos for
Barney at the police station.

Graft
Barney's men are accused of being on the take after a former detective from his squad becomes a
member of the Internal Affairs unit.

The Courtesans
Wojo goes to Barney for advice when he becomes attracted to one of the girls he arrested at
Rose's Village-A-Go-Go.

The Stakeout
Barney and his squad stake out a drug drop at an apartment house, but he fears their cover will be
blown by visiting tenants.

The Bureaucrat
A Washington bureaucrat gets drunk in Barney's precinct and ends up in the squad room cell.

Ms. Cop
The new female cop assigned to Barney's precinct does all the typing while the other detectives
are out catching bank robbers.

The Vigilante
Chano has to arrest an irate citizen who's been defending the neighborhood from muggers.

The Guest
Barney's squad has the job of protecting a government witness from a crime syndicate.

The Escape Artist
Barney's squad apprehends an escaped convict and then must hold him until he's returned to jail.

Hair
In fatigues, gold earrings and beard, Guardeno, a transfer from the narcotics unit, joins Barney's
division. *Barney has to help him fit in with the squad.

The Hero
Chano becomes depressed after shooting two bank robbers. *Barney's wife, Elizabeth, makes a
citizen's arrest of an eight-year-old boy.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
* * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
* * * * Full Screen Presentations
* * * * Audio: *English
* * * * Episode Selections

Not Rated
Color
Closed Captioned
Running Time: 314 Minutes
Catalog # 01613 / UPC Code: 0-43396-01613-2
Order Date: 12/18/03
SLP: $29.95

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted November 18 2003 - 01:42 AM

i'm all over this.

i have every tape from when columbia house had these available.

the steve landsbrg character was one of the funniest people on tv.
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Jim Dalton

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Posted November 18 2003 - 02:10 AM

This is very good news indeed for my DVD collection!

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted November 18 2003 - 02:50 PM

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Sounds good to me.