This is about 4 years overdue. I look forward to picking it up, and I hope the next installment doesn’t have to wait another 4 years.
The cast is just beginning to settle into their roles, though they are still adding detectives here an there, trying things out.
Season 3 is the golden season. The really hit a groove that year. I am looking forward to seeing some of these episodes though.
Detrich makes his first appearence this season in the episode Fish, about halfway through this season. But it’s only one episode. Steve Landsberg also makes an appearence in the first episode of season 2 as Father Paul. His first full season is season 3 when he gets trained by Fish, and is constantly having to move from desk to desk.
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BARNEY MILLER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON is a great addition to anyone’s DVD collection.
The show ran from 1975 to 1982, but, other than clothing and references to current events of the day, I found myself forgetting that this second season was originally broadcast more than thirty years ago. The jokes are fast and furious and Hal Linden (Barney Miller) and the rest of the cast are wonderful. The episodes run the gambit of scenarios. Everything from retirement to on-the-job romance to gay bashing are dealt with intelligently and humorously. I’m almost certain you’ll find yourself watching these episodes again and again. These are hard times and it’s important to make time for laughter. Life is too short.
Here is the official press release with all of the details:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Complete Second Season
Classic Award-Winning ’70s TV Cop Comedy Arrives on DVD January 22
All 22 Episodes Available in a Three-Disc Boxed Set
Culver City, CA (November 12, 2007) – Expand your television DVD collection of great classic comedies when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts Barney Miller: The Complete Second Season on DVD January 22. The ABC series, which was nominated for six Emmys® including Outstanding Comedy Series, stars Hal Linden (TV’s Search for Tomorrow, The Other Woman) daytime Emmy® nominee Abe Vigoda (The Godfather), and Jack Soo (Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Green Berets).
The three-disc DVD set includes all 22 episodes from the second season, with guest stars Linda Lavin (TV’s Alice), David Doyle (TV’s General Hospital), and Adam Arkin (Hitch). Only available on DVD currently, watch these classic episodes on your own schedule! Barney Miller: The Complete Second Season will be available for $29.95 SRP.
Barney Miller is the kind of cop we’d all like to meet. He somehow manages to maintain order at New York City’s 12th Precinct in Greenwich Village and remains level-headed while dealing with a group of off-the-wall inner-city detectives. Among them is a gambler, another who attends renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and a third who spends most of his time daydreaming about being an author. This season, the precinct deals with potential layoffs, a man who threatens to blow up the station unless he can speak with President Nixon, marijuana evidence that suspiciously disappears, and a job offer from Florida for Barney.
Barney Miller: The Complete Second Season episodes include:
You Dirty Rat
Happy New Year
Fear of Flying
DVD Special Features Include:
Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
Bonus Minisode: Charlie’s Angels “Angels in Chains”
Bonus Minisode: Facts of Life “The Growing Pains”
Full Screen Presentations
Audio: English (Stereo)
BROADCAST YEAR: 1975-1976
Barney Miller: The Complete Second Season has a run time of approximately 553 minutes and is not rated.