A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children.
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Complete series cast summary:
Abe Vigoda ...  Det. Phil Fish 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Florence Stanley ...  Bernice Fish 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Barry Gordon ...  Charlie Harrison 35 episodes, 1977-1978
John Cassisi ...  Victor Kreutzer 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Denise Miller ...  Jilly Papalardo 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Len Bari Len Bari ...  Mike / ... 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Todd Bridges ...  Loomis 35 episodes, 1977-1978
Sarah Natoli Sarah Natoli ...  Diane Pulaski / ... 35 episodes, 1977-1978
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Phil Fish is a detective with the New York Police Department who moves into a house with his gravelly-voiced wife Bernice, and adopts five foster children: street-smart Victor, black hipster Loomis, shy Jilly, charmer Mike and youthful Diane. Charlie was the social worker shrink who dropped in from time to time to make sure everything was OK. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Bernice talks Fish into taking in five homeless "wards of the court." Now it's hilarity and heartburn as he tries to lay down the law to them. Abe Vigoda, Florence Stanley star. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mimus See more »
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Runtime:

(35 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2011, Shout Factory released "Barney Miller: The Complete Series" on DVD. Included in the DVD package is the first season of "Fish" (13 episodes). See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) See more »

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Pretty Good Spin Off
15 October 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was a pretty decent spin off from "Barney Miller". This show pretty much gave Abe Vigoda a chance to expand his character of Fish from more of a "sad sack" to being more of a grouch with a heart of gold. Also, his interaction with Todd Bridges character of Loomis really made this show very enjoyable.

Also, Abe Vigoda had to be one of the hardest working men in show business. This was due to the fact that for the first few months that this show was on he was still working on "Barney Miller". Kudos to Vigoda for his hard work on both shows and not missing a beat.


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