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The Dentist 

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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Noam Pitlik
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt (credit only)
Jenny O'Hara ... Sgt. Holly Scofield
Arthur Malet ... Henry Creighton
Estelle Omens Estelle Omens ... Evelyn Swafford
Oliver Clark ... Dr. Richard P. Gesslin, DDS

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The manualist (hand fart musician) John Twoomey became famous in 1974, appearing on several TV talk shows. Twoomey performed the hand music for this episode. See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Arthur Malet
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Jenny O'Hara and Oliver Clark
22 June 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1979 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four D Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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