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StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 3 days # 1 Posted on 21.12.10 1843.51 | Instant Rating: 1.63 http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/2010-12-20-steve-landesberg-dies_N.htm Sgt Dietrich from Barney Miller fame has passed away. I loved Barney Miller as a kid, and am surprised he was only 65, because he looked worn out on the show all the time. Promote this thread!
edoug Summer sausage Since: 13.2.04 From: Maine Since last post: 766 days Last activity: 47 days # 2 Posted on 21.12.10 1913.00 | Instant Rating: 3.27 A really underrated show with a brilliant cast. After Yemana, Dietrich was my favorite character. Here's Dietrich's first episode http://www.hulu.com/watch/47959/barney-miller-fish#x-0,vepisode,1,0 but here's Steve Landesberg's first appearance http://www.hulu.com/watch/9757/barney-miller-doomsday#x-0,vepisode,1,0
redsoxnation Scrapple Since: 24.7.02 Since last post: 1483 days Last activity: 1483 days # 3 Posted on 21.12.10 1917.26 | Instant Rating: 5.92 The young whippersnapper who came on the force to replace Fish doesn't survive Abe Vigoda. Abe will outlive us all. Farewell Dietrich.
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 66 days Last activity: 8 days # 4 Posted on 22.12.10 0146.16 | Instant Rating: 4.18 Originally posted by StaggerLee I loved Barney Miller as a kid, and am surprised he was only 65 That is because he was 74. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/arts/television/21landesberg.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries (edited by Zeruel on 22.12.10 0246) -- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year -- -- July 2009 Ordained Reverend --
Leroy Boudin blanc Since: 7.2.02 Since last post: 632 days Last activity: 632 days # 5 Posted on 22.12.10 0155.49 | Instant Rating: 6.22 In defense of StaggerLee, the NYT obit originally stated that his age was 65. I nearly posted this before their correction... Barney Miller was one of those shows that I watched when I was way too young to be watching what I was watching. See also: All In The Family and Good Times. (edited by Leroy on 21.12.10 2357)
djp Morcilla Since: 16.2.07 From: 3rd Floor, NW window Since last post: 193 days Last activity: 96 days # 6 Posted on 22.12.10 0813.00 | Instant Rating: 4.67
I didn't realize who this was. What a great show that was. I catch it on TV Land from time to time and realize now how great it was. RIP
I saw it in the theater as well. The color was just fine on mine though, like they say, your mileage may vary. Anyway, it was a totally acceptable movie until, as you pointed out, the "SURPRISE!" ending.
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