I wrote an appreciation of the main "Barney Miller" characters for MSNBC and TODAY.com. I think Wojo was always my favorite, but I still kind of have a crush on Hal Linden. So calm, so debonair, so unshakable.
"Barney Miller" really should be in our book. It was such a Seventies classic. So New York, so kind of grubby. None of the detectives looked like the glamour pusses who fill out police dramas today. And Abe Vigoda! Tessio! He played Fish like a 100-year-old guy back then, and yet he's still alive today at 90.
Were you a "Barney Miller" fan? Which character was your favorite?