Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #18

Barney Miller (1974 – 1982)

18 Barney Miller

What happens when you put a Polish cop, a black cop, a Japanese cop, a Jewish cop, and a Puerto Rican cop all together under one harried captain in the same precinct? You get the funniest police show ever made. The diverse backgrounds of the characters, and the extraordinary array of bizarre and wacky personalities that traipse in and out of the precinct, reflect their city splendidly in spite of the action virtually never leaving the four walls of the squad room.

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